Effie Conn, who lives in one of the homes, said that she heard a “whooshing” sound and then a “thump.” She said that she ignored the noise. “You hear so many different noises from the planes around here,” she added.
A few minutes later, however, Anselmo Necochea and his brother, Lionel, who had been plowing a nearby field, came to her home and reported that they had seen a smoking object fall into the field. The sheriff’s office was notified, and they in turn notified the Naval Air Facility.
>> 30 years ago — West Valley College ran into the hot-shooting Imperial Valley College Arabs Friday night in the second round of the Grossmont-Cops Basketball Tournament.
IVC lost to Grossmont Thursday and West Valley was upended by Oxnard. The IVC Arabs came out on top in Friday’s game by a narrow 81-79 margin.
The season is a rollercoaster ride for Coach Gary Hulst. His Arabs do everything wrong one night and turn around with a superior showing the next.
The Arabs got into foul trouble against Grossmont and couldn’t rebound. The Desert Conference club also had problems connecting on field goal attempts.
>> 20 years ago — After five years of planning, elections and legal disputes, residents of northern San Diego County are still trying to stop a proposed San Marcos trash incinerator similar to a project being discussed for Ocotillo.
Both projects, which would use San Diego area trash as fuel to generate electricity, are being planned by a company called North County Resource Recovery Associates, located in San Marcos.
The cities of Encinitas and Carlsbad, and a 2,300-member group called North County Concerned Citizens are all fighting construction of the project because of what they see as health, environmental and financial risks associated with the project.