Flamingo Road and the houses on it were a cracked and twisted mess after the landslide. Although the homeowners are free to return now that the hillside has been restored, the question, for many, is whether it makes any sense to try. Nobody had landslide insurance, and the disaster left people paying mortgages on vanished homes while struggling to find temporary shelter. Now they face the cost of rebuilding.
Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times