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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 11, 2013

Two helicopter squads come home today. Heavy Sea Combat Squadron 6 the “Screaming Indians” and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 75 “WoldPack” will arrive at Naval Air Station North Island this morning at 8:15.

In court two cases of note

First at 1:30 this afternoon in San Diego’s downtown courthouse Kevin Bollaert is being arraigned for posting sensitive photos of women on a revenge porn website. Revenge porn is when a person (usually a man) posts a reveling and personal photo of another person (usually a woman) in an attempt to “slut shame” them and usually it’s because of a romance gone wrong. However in this case Bollaert is accused of not just posting the images, but trying to extort money from the victims to remove them. Allegedly he was asking for $300 per image for their removal.

Also at 1:30 but in Vista’s courthouse Rober Bejaran will hear his fate for murdering two teens at an Oceanside park.

San Diego City Council’s Rules and Economic Development Committee is meeting at 9 AM. They’re talking about a three-year economic development plan and a lobbying program.

This morning at 5:30 the Armed Services YMCA is honoring military parents. It’s the 27th Annual SuperParent Holiday Toy event, where military parents get to shop for donated toys and gift cards. The whole thing is superhero-themed.

Then at 5:00 tonight San Diego’s North Chamber of Commerce is collecting bedding for Escondido’s Interfaith Community Services.

In Alpine at 6:00 tonight organizers from the 38th Annual East County Toy Drive will announce if they’ve reached their 10,000 toy goal or not. Last year they collated 7,500 toys.

And finally tonight at 8:00 the North Coast Repertory Theatre is giving a preview of is holiday show “The Humbug Holiday Spectacular”

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 23, 2013

Three San Diego based crewmen are OK after their helicopter crashed in the Red Sea. Why the MH-60S Nighthawk helicopter crashed is still under investigation, but the Navy says they do not suspect “hostile action” to be the cause. And the search is continuing for two other crew members that are still missing.

Alex Charfauros … Convicted of second-degree murder in connection to the 2010 shooting of San Diego Police Officer Christopher Wilson … Will hear his fate in San Diego’s downtown courthouse at 8:30 this morning. He’s facing life in prison

Two arraignments in San Diego’s downtown courthouse at 1:30 this afternoon.

First: Hans Peterson will be arraigned for shooting two people in two separate La Jolla homes, hours apart.

Second: Noah Ehlinger is being arraigned for reportedly trying to shoot a romantic rival.

In El Cajon’s courthouse at 1:30 PM Tassie Behrens will be arraigned on child abuse and drug violations following the drowning of her two toddlers in a friends pool.

San Diego’s city council is busy today.

First at 10:00 AM Council members Sherri Lightner, Marti Emerald, and Mark Kersey are talking to the press about the city’s disaster preparedness.

Then this afternoon at 2:00 the whole council meets and top of the agenda is the Independent Budget Analyst’s report on infrastructure. That’s sure to make it into the mayoral campaigns of all the candidates.

And finally this morning at 8:00 am golfers will attempt to win $1,000,000 in the finals for the LM Capital Group $1 Million Hole-in-One Shootout at the Carlton Oaks Golf Course in Santee. The Holiday Bowl origination puts on the event and in its 24-years no one has ever won.

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Helicopter used in rescue at Sunset Cliffs

Helicopter used in rescue at Sunset Cliffs

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[trib_ndn vid=24655949]SAN DIEGO — Rescuers used a helicopter to lift an injured man from a rock ledge after he fell at Sunset Cliffs Tuesday afternoon.

Sunset Cliffs Helicopter RescueWhen lifeguards and firefighters arrived at Sunset Cliffs Park near Sunset Cliff Boulevard and Adair Street, they found the injured man on the rocks below. It was not clear how the man fell.

Because of the nature of his injuries, they decided to bring in a San Diego Fire-Rescue helicopter rather than try to hoist him up the cliffs. Paramedics secured the man to a stretcher. The helicopter hoisted the victim and flew him to Scripps La Jolla Hospital for treatment.

The man’s condition was not known.

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Navy helicopter makes emergency landing in park

Navy helicopter makes emergency landing in park

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Many thanks to Hank Hubbard for the picture!

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[trib_ndn vid=24601470]CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A Navy helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in a South Bay park Thursday, but no one was injured.

Alex Noriega was at his Chula Vista home when he heard a military aircraft fly by his house, twice.Helicopter-in-Park

“All of a sudden we started feeling the house moving,” said Noriega.

The chopper landed two blocks away in Terra Nova Park, off of Hidden Vista Drive.

The park is located directly behind Clear View Elementary School, where Noriega’s son attends kindergarten.

“It’s sort of nerve-wracking to know that it was so close to the elementary school and the school was still in session,” said Noriega.

No one in the helicopter or on the ground was injured and the helicopter was not damaged.

The helicopter was attached to HSM Squadron 41 stationed at Naval Air Station North Island, a Navy spokesman said. A Navy crew…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 13, 2012

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A Navy helicopter suffers a hard landing sending four crew members to the hospital. At about eleven P-M last night the MH-60R helicopter slammed into the deck while conducting training exercises. The two injured crewmen are at UCSD Medical Center and two as Scripps Mercy hospital, no word on their condition.

In a statement the Navy says “An aircraft mishap investigation is ongoing.”

Disgraced former congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham is out of prison. On Wednesday Cunningham left the Federal prison in Arizona to finish out the last few months of his sentence at a half-way-house. In 2005 Cunningham pleaded guilty for taking two point four million in bribes, conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion.

Reportedly once Cunningham is free he plans to live in a back-woods cabin in Arkansas

And today a cold winter storm makes its way into San Diego County. The storm is brining rain to the coast and snow in the mountains. Snowfall amounts will top six inches.

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Marines identified in helicopter mishap

The 7 marines killed in a helicopter collision have been identified.

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Bellow is the press release the Marine Corps sent out.

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. (February 24, 2012) – Two helicopters belonging to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing collided along the California/Arizona border killing seven Marines Wednesday, February 22 around 8:00 p.m.

The following six Marines were assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and based at Camp Pendleton.

Maj. Thomas A. Budrejko, 37, of Montville, Conn., commissioned in the Marine Corps May 24, 1996 and served as an AH-1W Cobra pilot and Executive Officer of HMLA-469.

Budrejko served three deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and one deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010.

His personal awards include Air Medal Individual Action with Combat “V” (gold numeral 2), Air Medal Strike/Flight (numeral 9), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat „V‟ (fourth award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Capt. Michael M. Quin, 28, of Purcellville, Va., commissioned in the Marine Corps May 26, 2006 and served as a UH-1Y Huey pilot.
Quin‟s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (second award), National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Capt. Benjamin N. Cerniglia, 31, of Montgomery, Ala., commissioned in the Marine Corps December 14, 2007 and served as an AH-1W Cobra pilot.
Cerniglia‟s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (second award), National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Sgt. Justin A. Everett, 33, of Clovis, Calif., enlisted in the Marine Corps February 19, 2002 and served as a helicopter crew chief aboard UH-1Y Hueys.

Everett deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005.

His personal awards include the Air Medal Strike/Flight, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (second award), Good Conduct Medal (second award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Korean Defense Service Medal.

Lance Cpl. Corey A. Little, 25, of Marietta, Ga., enlisted in the Marine Corps March 30, 2009 and served as a helicopter crew chief aboard UH-1Y Hueys.

His personal awards include the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Lance Cpl. Nickoulas H. Elliott, 21, of Spokane, Wash., enlisted in the Marine Corps May 4, 2009 and served as a helicopter crew chief aboard UH-1Y Hueys.

His personal awards include the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

The following Marine was assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.

Capt. Nathan W. Anderson, 32, of Amarillo, Texas, commissioned in the Marine Corps December 20, 2002 and served as a UH-1Y Huey pilot.
Anderson served three deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

His personal awards include the Air Medal Individual Action, Air Medal Strike/Flight (numeral 2), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

“Every single one of these Marines impacted our squadron in their own special way and the entire Marine Corps aviation community is feeling their tragic loss. During this difficult time, I ask that you pray for the families and friends of the warriors we have lost.” said Lt. Col. Stephen Lightfoot, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 commanding officer.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and loved ones of the Marines involved in this tragic accident,” said Col. Bradford Gering, commanding officer, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One. “We will do everything in our power to support all those affected and honor their memories.”

The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.
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