VIDEO: Moraga wishes sinkhole happy 1st birthday


MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — There wasn’t cake, but a giant sinkhole east of San Francisco got a balloon, streamers and a hand-lettered sign wishing it a “Happy 1st Birthday.”

The East Bay Times ( ) reports Monday that the sinkhole formed last March at a major intersection in Moraga, which is about 25 miles east of San Francisco.

The town approved a $3.3 million fix to the sinkhole last May. But repairs were delayed following some red tape in the federal aid funding approval process. Town staffers say there should be a permanent fix by the summer.

The happy birthday sign was posted on the chain link fence behind an orange safety barrier surrounding the sinkhole that formed after a series of storms. It wasn’t clear who posted the sign and hung the balloon and streamers.

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