"It is spooky, very, very spooky. Who'd ever thought it would happen again, you know?" Ornellas said.
Landowner Kamehameha Schools and Lalea's developer, Castle and Cooke, paid about $3 million to clear the hillside of rocks and debris and install wire fencing after boulders came down on the makai portion of the property five years ago.
On Thanksgiving night 2002, two big boulders came down the hillside. They crashed into two parked cars during heavy rains.
Castle and Cooke and Kamehameha Schools told some residents of the Lalea subdivision to leave their homes after a geological survey of the area revealed more dangerous boulders.
Twenty-three families living in two buildings at Lalea moved out for about one year, as the landowner and developer cleared the area and installed fencing there.
The attorney for Lalea's association of apartment owners said the landowner and the developer agreed to add similar safety measures above a home on the valley side of the complex about a year ago. Surveying work of the mountainside has begun, but nothing has been installed yet.
"It is very much a delayed response that's inappropriate and the evidence that it's inappropriate is sitting in the roadway," Lalea attorney Phil Nerney said.
"I feel less safe, because that piece came from a larger piece, and it seems like an important supporting piece," Ball said.
Representatives from Kamehameha Schools and Castle and Cooke did not return calls by KITV about the story.