Fires will be set on the airfield at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar tomorrow as part of a training exercise, officials announced today.
The training is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and is part of the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Unit’s routine training regimen, according to MCAS Miramar’s public affairs office.
Residents will have an opportunity to comment on public transportation when San Diego Association of Governments holds an outreach meeting at the Ramona Senior Center on Monday, Oct. 14, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
The meeting is one of a series of public meetings that the agency is conducting to discuss updates to the region’s coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan.
Update: A 27-year-old Michigan woman died after losing her balance on the motorcycle she was riding and being ejected onto the roadway into the path of an oncoming vehicle on Route 79 Sunday morning, reported California Highway Patrol.
The woman was northbound on SR-79 north of Harrison Park Road at an unknown speed at 9: 30 a.m. when she was unable to maintain her balance on the Suzuki motorcycle on a right-hand curve, according to the CHP report. The driver of a southbound SUV, a 43-year-old San Diego man, attempted to avoid the downed motorcyclist by swerving to the left, but the right front tire drove over the woman, CHP reported.
The man and woman killed when a light plane headed from Palm Springs to El Cajon crashed northeast of Julian have been identified as the plane’s registered owner and his girlfriend, authorities said.
Roberta Ann Rose, 52, and Andrew William Thulin, 55, both of San Diego, were en route to Gillespie Filed in the single-engine Mooney M20E when aircraft control reported that the plane had gone missing about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday over the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve, according to sheriff’s officials and the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Back Country Quilters invite everyone to the 14th Annual Quilt Show on Oct. 18 and 19, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
The show will be held at Mountain View Community Church, 1191 Meadowlark off Highway 78 and Ash Street. The hall will be decorated in an autumn theme, and there will be about 100 quilts displayed, all made locally.
‘Ping’ from cell phone helps rescuers locate wreckage in Volcan preserve
Thursday, Oct. 10—The bodies of a man and woman were found early today in the wreckage of a small airplane that crashed in rugged terrain near Julian on a flight from Palm Springs to Gillespie Field, authorities said.
Update: Air and ground crews are fighting the fire, which is about two acres with medium spread, reports Cal Fire/Ramona Capt. Bert Ramirez.
The fire is past Golden Eagle Ranch off Highway 78. The nearest cross street is Deer Canyon Road, said Ramirez.
A 100-foot-by-100-foot vegetation fire in the Witch Creek area near Sutherland Dam Road has been extinguished, Cal Fire/Ramona Battalion Chief Saul Villagomez said.
Calls for air and ground crew response have been canceled.
With one large solar energy installation in the initial stages of construction, another is expected to be presented to the Ramona Community Planning Group in the next couple of months.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) plans to install a 5-megawatt photovoltaic solar project by its substation on Creelman Lane, said a spokesperson for the utility. The project would take up a third of the 30-acre parcel that SDG&E owns on Creelman, said Jennifer Ramp, and has been approved by the California Public Utilities Commission.
County supervisors Dianne Jacob and Greg Cox want to enlist excess military aircraft in the fight against wildfires.
They will ask their colleagues on Tuesday to support a request to the federal Department of Defense to transfer seven C-27 military airplanes to the U.S. Forest Service to bolster aerial firefighting in high-risk areas like San Diego County.