Camp Pendleton Marines are standing their ground in the face of San Clemente's request to limit the number of flights at a proposed Marine Corps helicopter training facility.
The City Council voted last week to draft a letter asking the Marines to limit the number of operations at its two proposed helicopter landing fields, to be located 3 1/2 miles from the city limits. Marines spokesman Larry Rannals said the Corps will likely respond to the Jan. 3 deadline set by the city. Regardless, construction of the facility continues as planned, he said. "We're still dealing with it attorney-to-attorney," Rannals said.