Month: December 2010

Reserve a Spot; Make a Resolution

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1. Last chance: Today is the last day to see the holiday play at Lamb's Players Theatre. It's Christmas and It's Live! will be ending today, so be sure to catch the last performance at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28-$58. 2. More Kwanzaa: It's the fourth day of Kwanzaa and Balboa Park has set up another celebration. Enjoy Ujamaa, or copperative economics. Learn to "build and maintain our stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together." The celebration starts at 6 p.m. and will include a lecture by filmmaker M.K. Asante Jr. 3. Reserve a spot: Another reminder to save a spot for you and your sweetie for the New Year's Eve celebration at the Del. If you already have plans for NYE, you can make reservations for a champagne brunch at the Del on Saturday, Jan. 1. Save you...

Bomb Disposal Group Deploys to Iraq for Final Mission

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The Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal Group 1 (EODGRU) departed Naval Air Station North Island Tuesday and headed for Baghdad. There, they will assume command of Joint Task Force Troy and manage all counter-improvised explosive device (IED) activities in Iraq. The group of about 25 sailors will be gone for one year, returning home next December, the deadline for all U.S. troops to leave Iraq. "We're going in to assume command of JTF Troy," said Capt. Edward Eidson, commander of EODGRU-1. "We will be responsible for exercising command and control of counter IED forces throughout Iraq." This group will also be the first Navy brigade to command JTF Troy. They will oversee Army and Air Force EOD activities, as well as support and train Iraqi forces who will take over all counter

SUV Plows Through Wall, Ends Up on Silver Strand

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Police are investigating two traffic accidents that occurred on the streets of Coronado over the Christmas weekend. A blue 2001 Isuzu Rodeo lost control on Coronado Cays Boulevard Saturday around 7 p.m., went across a soccer field and through the top portion of a wall, landing on the center divider in the 6000 block of Silver Strand Boulevard. The sole occupant was taken to UCSD Medical Center for evaluation of internal injuries, according to Sgt. Matthew Mitchell of the Coronado Police Department. No information was available about how the driver of the Isuzu lost control or if drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash. Several hours later on the other side of the island, an apparent hit-and-run involving parked cars was reported to police at 2:05 a.m. Sunday morning on t...

A Monday of Do-Good

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1. Food drive: Bring over canned and nonperishable food items today to Coronado Island Fitness. Make someone less fortunate have a holiday with plenty of food. Bring a minimum of four food items (listed on the gym's site) and you'll get an entry voucher to be eligible for a special prize drawing. All food benefits the San Diego Food Bank. This food drive continues through Jan. 4. 2. Volunteer for the bids: The San Diego Audubon Society is inviting people of all ages to come out to Emory Cove to help restore sensitive coastal habitat. On Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011,  help plant 500 plants at the cove to create enhanced feeding and resting grounds for birds that flock to that area. Wear old work clothes, long pants, hat, boots or sturdy shoes, and use sunscreen. The Audubon Society will pr

Coronado Sends Holiday Greetings to Deployed Sailors

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There are many reasons why I love living on Coronado, but a top one is the city's generosity toward the military community. This was evidenced last week when the Coronado Junior Woman's Club donated baby baskets to military moms in need and when the Monday Nite Car Club held a successful toy drive on base. This week, the whole city showed its support, specifically to deployed sailors!  Sailors proudly and dutifully deploy all around the world all year long, but for those who are away from families and friends during the holidays, it can be a difficult time. In the last two months, sailors of MSRON-5 and the USS Carl Vinson left on deployment. Of course, there are other service members who are also missing loved ones, holiday traditions and those fresh-baked Christmas cookies.&

Merry Christmas, Coronado!

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1. Del does dinner (again): Some of you may have been lucky enough to dine at the Del last night for a Victorian buffet. Today the Del offers another buffet dinner with all the trimmings in the Oceanfront Ballroom as well as the Crown Room. The cost is $87 for adults, $37.50 for children ages 6-10, and free for kids 5 and under. Enjoy a holiday meal without all the stress. Happy Holidays! 2. Reserve a spot: We know Christmas is hardly over, but it's never too early to start thinking about New Year's Eve. Ring in the New Year with class and champagne at the Del's "Champagne by the Sea" event, Friday, Dec. 31. Make your reservations for this night of food, dancing and bubbly as soon as possible and enjoy a memorable night of saying goodbye to 2010. 3. Start a tradition: Assuming ...

1015 Alameda Blvd, Coronado, CA 92118.mp4

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Coronado's Moon Mansion. Blt 1915. 5bdrms,5.5 ba. over 5000sqft, 8389 sqft lot. Richly designed by Richard Requa. Elegant workmanship. Timeless beauty. Superbly handcrafted doors, carved wood ceilings,imported marbles,polished hardwood floors. Grand formal rooms include entry foyer, living room, dining room and private master suite. Sense of light, space and lush garden patio invite all to the dignity, grace and pride of Coronado ownership. Proximity to the Hotel Del, Pacific Ocean, Coronado Village.Duration : 0:0:34 (more…)

1725 San Luis Rey Ave, Coronado, CA 92118.mp4

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Artistically appointed MASTERPIECE bringing the historical detailing of Craftsman Architecture together with the grace of modern luxury & sustainable Green design. Oriented on 14,800 sq ft lot in the coveted Coronado Village, this estate captures magnificent views of downtown, golf course, bay & bridge from the 2nd floor outdoor terrace & roof top deck! 5 BR suites, library/office, gourmet kitchen, 300 bottle wine room & private outdoor living space make this a truly unique property.Duration : 0:0:34 (more…)

Winter Storm Continues in Coronado

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Rain continues to fall in Coronado and elsewhere around San Diego County, creating potential hazards and street closures. As of 9:30 a.m., parts of Orange Avenue were closed, and traffic was condensed to a single lane near Sixth and Seventh streets by Spreckels Park. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch across the county, as the wet weather is expected to continue throughout the day and into tomorrow afternoon. Rainfall rates near or greater than one inch per hour are possible at times, especially in the mountains, according to the National Weather Service. The rain is causing predictable commuter headaches on local highways and freeways. According to the California Highway Patrol, there were 220 accidents reported between midnight and 10 p.m. Monday...

Council to Hold Its Last Meeting of the Year

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Amid the holiday hustle and bustle, the Coronado City Council will hold its last meeting of the year on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Like a good Christmas tree, the agenda offers a little something for everyone—a few annual reports, some repair and remodel projects, and a code change here and there. Highlights include a proposed ordinance change that will increase parking fines by $3, encroachment requests from three restaurants, and a PowerPoint presentation on the new Smart Meters by SDG&E. If the ordinance change is adopted, fines for cars and bicycles will increase to $24.50 from $21.50 for each violation. Penalties for oversized and nonmotorized vehicles, such as trailers, will increase to $81.50 from $78.50. The money is needed to cover an increase in administrative costs i