CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1996 |
President Clinton has ordered a temporary halt to the transfer of helicopters from Orange County Marine bases to the Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego. Clinton asked the Defense Department to study alternative sites for the 112 helicopters, which are scheduled to be moved to Miramar by 1998, said Rep. Bob Filner (D-Chula Vista), who accompanied the president Monday to San Diego and announced the order.
May 30, 1996 |
In a roar of supersonic power and panache, a cherished part of San Diego's identity flew away Wednesday, never to return. Four F-14 Tomcats and 12 F/A-18 Hornets punched into the overcast morning sky from the runways at Miramar Naval Air Station, as the Navy's famed Top Gun school completed its move from Miramar to Fallon, Nev.
April 25, 1996 |
Let's see if we can unravel the Southern California custody battle over a bunch of big, powerful, noisy Marine Corps helicopters called Super Stallion and Sea Knight. Orange County had them but was ordered to give them up. San Diego County is getting them but isn't sure it wants them. Riverside County would love them but can't have them, even if their presence would also help San Bernardino County.
March 31, 1996 |
Even as firefighters were dousing hot spots and soot-covered inmates were gasping for air, the political sniping had begun over the torching and melee at the privately run jail for illegal immigrants at Miramar Naval Air Station. U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-San Diego) was on radio talk shows blasting Atty. Gen. Janet Reno and U.S. Atty.
March 30, 1996 |
Illegal immigrants housed at a privately run jail at Miramar Naval Air Station set mattresses and sheets ablaze Friday, spreading fire and panic that left 24 inmates injured. Eight to 10 prisoners who were angry over the recent loss of canteen privileges for all inmates at the newly opened jail started the fires by cutting electrical wires inside light sockets to provide sparks, U.S. Atty. Alan Bersin said.
February 5, 1996 |
Rep. Randy (Duke) Cunningham, a Vietnam war hero who shot down five enemy planes, has survived one skirmish after another during three terms in Congress. He had to backpedal after using the term "homos in the military." His attempts to portray President Bill Clinton as a draft-dodging leftist backfired. He once scuffled with a congressional colleague.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1994 |
In a ceremony that appears to signal the beginning of the end for the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, 24 Marine jets touched down Wednesday at their new home at the Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego, welcomed in a traditional Navy piping-aboard rite. The FA-18 Hornets passed in a ceremonial fly-by at 2:55 p.m., in view of a small crowd of dignitaries invited to witness the Marines' arrival.
April 17, 1994 |
Even before the 1978 midair collision of a Pacific Southwest Airlines jet and a small private plane killed 144 people, San Diego's cramped downtown airport, Lindbergh Field, had been denounced by the Air Line Pilots Assn. as an accident waiting to happen. Just last week, the 42,000-member pilots group intensified the decades-old debate over what to do about the airport by calling it unsafe, overcrowded and fraught with "inadequacies (that) are insurmountable."
April 12, 1994 |
The Air Line Pilots Assn. called Monday for the closure of Lindbergh Field, saying San Diego's downtown airport is unsafe, overcrowded and fraught with "inadequacies (that) are insurmountable." The statement comes at a time when the future of the airport has again become a hot local issue, dividing local residents and the business community. Some groups advocate that the airport be moved to the site of Miramar Naval Air Station. Others, including two U.S.
June 27, 1993 |
With almost no hesitation, an independent federal commission voted Saturday to close the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station and move its 8,350 military and civilian jobs to Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego.