Photo: View of Oak Creek/Boulder Creek area taken by Cynthia Burnham from her home, where she reports seeing an SDG&E helicopter hovering "very low" for at least 10 minutes.
An open letter sent to the California Public Utilities Commission, U.S. Forest Service/Cleveland National Forest, Congressman Duncan Hunter and Supervisor Dianne Jacob:
By Cindy Buxton
Dear CPUC, Foresters, Congressmen, and Supervisors:
August 31, 2014 (Boulder Creek)--Several residences and visitors to the Cleveland National Forest lately between Descanso and Julian in the Boulder Creek area have complained about low flying helicopters. These were seen hovering over people's back yards by only a few hundred feet. Subsequently we are to learn in the East County Magazine that several other residences identified the helicopters belonging to SDG&E, also experienced this to the point that horses were so frightened that they were injured. One of the helicopters seen by several residences along Boulder Creek Road had a visible camera on the front and apparently was not necessarily in line with the ROW (right of way) for the TL626 line.