Month: January 2011

Council to Tackle Traffic at Next Meeting

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The theme of Tuesday’s City Council meeting is traffic. The council will address three different traffic-related items, including a look at parking and traffic issues on Glorietta Boulevard between Orange Avenue and Ynez Place, a call for an outside firm to audit the Tunnel Project, and the introduction of an ordinance establishing the Coronado Transportation Commission.   First up is a public hearing on a proposed condominium project at 1600 Glorietta Blvd. The building would provide an underground parking garage for residents and a reconfiguration of street parking for visitors. These amenities would require roadway alterations that have recently revived long-standing grievances over traffic issues in that area. For years residents have complained about buses, Navy personnel

UPDATE: Neighbors Shocked by Terrorism Charges Facing Imperial Beach Man

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Roger Stockham, 63, lived in Imperial Beach until about a month ago, neighbors said, and was a different man after being stabbed in his home last fall.  Stockham was arrested Jan. 24 by police in Dearborn, MI, in the parking lot of the Islamic Center of America where hundreds of people were attending a funeral. The combined house of worship and school is one of the largest mosques in the United States. High-end class C fireworks, including M-80s, were reportedly found in his car, though police are not reporting how much. Stockham was arraigned on Wednesday, Jan. 26, on counts of a threat of terrorism as well as possession of explosives with unlawful intent. Stockham lived in Imperial Beach on the 600 block of Seventh Street. Check out the attached video to hear from

Coronado’s Delawie House Still on Life Support

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The State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) voted 6-1 on Friday morning to recommend that the house at 1010 Glorietta Blvd. be designated as eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places at its meeting in Santa Rosa. It now goes on to the Keeper of the National Trust for final approval. Built by master architect Homer Delawie in 1963, it is officially known as the Capt. and Mrs. A.J. Peterson Residence, named after the couple who commissioned it. The house is now owned by Mark and Margarita Gosselin, who bought the property for its view and land value—not its aesthetics. “We would have never bought it if we couldn’t tear it down,” Margarita Gosselin told the Coronado City Council at its Nov. 18 meeting.  At that meeting, the City Council voted 4-1 n

Fitness Fair Keeps You Accountable

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1. Here comes accountability: Pay a visit to Coronado Fitness Club today for an all-day fitness fair known as “Your Resolution Solution.” Go for a group run, learn about nutrition and finding the right workout shoes, do some yoga, zumba and suspension training. The day starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Be sure to stay for the Lululemon trunk show at 10 a.m. The best part? It’s all free! Now you really have no excuses to not go and get in shape. 2. Women’s classes: Just a reminder for our Jewish community here in Coronado. There is a women’s group that meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. to discuss the Torah. The meeting is at Chabad of Coronado and discussions revolve around  relating the Torah to our everyday lives. Got questions about Judaism? Ask them here! 3. Celebrate dancing

Baby Shower for Military Moms on the 14th Green

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Just a hundred feet from the 14th hole on Torrey Pines Golf Course was a baby shower for 36 expecting and recent military moms on Jan. 25 during the Farmers Insurance Open. The shower, thrown by the March of Dimes and Operation Shower, recognizes the sacrifices of area military moms and military wives. The new mommies and moms-to-be each received a gift box filled with baby supplies, a baby seat, clothing, books and toys courtesy of Ashford University, Farmers Insurance and Kmart. In addition, numerous mommies went home with cribs and other great gifts. (more…)

Shark Attack at the Tijuana Sloughs

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The swells keep coming. Lots of IB and Nado locals scoring waves everywhere. The groms and I surfed with Kyle Knox on Saturday at an “ultra-secret” spot that had about 50 guys on it. The highlight of the week for the groms was surfing great waves at Seaside on our second session on Saturday with Matt Beacham the host of Fuel TV’s “New Pollution” and Taylor Knox. Taylor, who was ranked 17th on the ASP World Tour in 2010, was of course ripping. For those of you who think that it is difficult to surf in our modern wetsuits, with leashes and lightweight boards, just remember that Dempsey and his hardcore crew of IB, Nado and La Jolla locals were surfing the Sloughs back in the 1940s and '50s on redwood surfboards and no wetsuits. Dempsey Holder: We had an El Niño kind of condition

What’s All the Buzz About?

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Bees can play a pretty significant part at farmers markets. They usually are responsible for the sweet varieties of honey lined up on a table, with exotic choices like avocado honey, lavender honey and cotton blossom. Not at our local bazaar. Rather, the black and yellow buzzing insects are helping out an unexpected crop at the Coronado farmers market. It’s pruning season, it’s mulching season, and it’s pollinating season. Hopkins Ag, known at the market for its sweet, savory and specialty almonds, breaks out the hives every winter in order to cross-pollinate their almond and cherry trees. “We get two to two and a half hives per acre,” said farm owner Mike Hopkins. “We farm about 2,000 acres so we bring in somewhere around 4,000 hives.” The hives come from a pollinating se

USS Halsey Sailor Identified

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The San Diego-based sailor who was discovered dead on Wednesday has been identified as Petty Officer Dominique Cruz. Cruz, who went missing on Jan. 18, served as an operations specialist aboard the USS Halsey, which is homeported in San Diego, officials from the Pentagon said. According to the U.S. Fifth Fleet, the sailor did not report to watch aboard the destroyer as scheduled, prompting a search by helicopters and airplane. Cruz, 26, of Panama City, FL, was found during search and rescue operations on Jan. 19 in the Gulf of Oman, according to the Department of Defense. The Halsey is currently deployed in the Middle East, conducting maritime security operations. An investigation into what caused Cruz's death remains open. City News Service con...

444 D Ave, Coronado, CA 92118.mp4

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Built at the end of 2008, this beautiful newer home offers a bright and open floor plan. You will find high end finishes and design like vaulted ceilings, bay windows, Cherry hardwood flooring, wainscoting, transom windows above doors, GE stainless appliances, Hansgrohe fixtures and a Pottery Barn type paint scheme. There is a large finished basement with a full bath leading to the entry level with LR, dining room, Kitchen & half bath. 2 beds and 2 full baths on 2nd level leading up to the finished attic.Duration : 0:0:34 (more…)