Broken retaining wall threatens high school track season

A massive retaining wall inside the Point Loma High School stadium has broken away from the hillside it is holding back. The wall, approximately 20 feet high and over 100 feet in length, was built in 1960, according to Kelly Lowry, PLHS vice-principal, whose responsibilities include the physical structures on campus.

School district personnel have erected a temporary chain link fence away from the wall to keep students and others out of harm’s way but causing another problem. They also dug holes in their brand-new track to put in support beams to hold the wall in place.

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