Month: January 2011

Get Ready to Kick Off the Centennial of Naval Aviation Celebration

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Hearing the roaring sounds of aircraft in the sky is nothing new here in Coronado. Seeing U.S. Navy helicopters fly to and from base is part of the scenery. Lately though, I’ve been seeing historic aircraft grace our skies. While seeing them makes me feel transported to another time and era, I remind myself I’m still living in 2011—these planes are preparing for the Feb. 12 flyover, which is being billed as the Parade of Flight. This aerial display will feature past and present aircraft as part of the main event for San Diego’s Centennial of Naval Aviation Kick-off Celebration. Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), known as the “Birthplace of Naval Aviation,” will begin the year-long, multicity and countrywide celebration of the Navy’s 100-year involvement in aviation. E

Whooping Cough Booster Required for Middle, High School Students

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“No shot. No school,” says Lynne Dawson, district nurse for Coronado schools. Beginning in July, students entering seventh through 12th grades in public and private schools must show proof of a Tdap booster shot for pertussis—also known as whooping cough—before being allowed to attend school. “But why wait,” Dawson said. This weekend, free vaccines will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Chula Vista at 1058 Third Ave. Military families can get free vaccines at the base clinics. “If you can’t go this weekend, there will be opportunities in the coming months,” she added. Family physicians can also administer the vaccines. The new requirement is meant to protect students from the whooping cough epidemic spreading throughout California. In 2010 there were 8,383 cases of pe

Amid Millions of Gallons of Sewage, IB Beaches Closed Again

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Imperial Beach lifeguards were ordered to close the IB shoreline around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning by the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health (DEH). Closures have been on and off for the better part of the last month. Starting Dec. 18, closures continued until Jan. 6, opened for a day, then closed again until a few days ago. With a few exceptions, such as the area used by harbor seals in the Children's Pool in La Jolla, closures and general advisories were lifted for all other San Diego County beaches almost two weeks ago. According to the Mexican environmental group Frontier Project of Environmental Education, which claims to have spoken with Mexican officials, 31 million gallons of sewage have spilled into the ocean near Playas de Tijuana just south of t...

Watermen: Tales of the Tijuana Sloughs

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Beginning in the 1940s, when north swells closed out the coast, surfers from all over Southern California made the journey to a remote and desolate beach within spitting distance of the Mexican border. Before the Malibu, San Onofre and Windansea gangs began to surf Makaha and the North Shore, they experienced the thrill and fear of big waves at the Tijuana Sloughs, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border in Imperial Beach. Surfers interested in riding big waves would get a phone call late at night: “Surf’s up.” The next day, they would show up at the county lifeguard station at the end of Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach. Dempsey Holder, a tall and wiry lifeguard raised in the plains of West Texas, and the acknowledged “Dean of the Sloughs,” would greet them with a big smile. For Dempsey,

848 D Ave, Coronado, CA 92118.mp4

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Charming one bedroom in the landmark Spanish-Style MONTEREY complex in a great location in the Village. New hardwood floors and paint and shows beautifully. Very close to Von's market and the heart of Coronado Village. The perfect week-ender or second home. Entire complex was fully refurbished in 2006. Buyer to confirm all information and square footage prior to close of escrow. Some furniture is available for sale.Duration : 0:0:34 (more…)

Westboro Church Skips Coronado, but Students Still Rally Against Hate Speech

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When word got out that the Westboro Baptist Church was planning to protest Saturday's production of The Laramie Project at the Coronado School of the Arts, students and others in the community immediately made plans to support the play and its message by staging a counterprotest. The church announced on Thursday that its Coronado protest was canceled, perhaps due to legal action that the school district initiated seeking an injunction against it. The group from Westboro was indeed a no-show Saturday night, but a sizeable group of the play's supporters still gathered in front of the school, and what many feared would be a tense standoff with the church known for its hateful rhetoric and protests became more of a party. The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church seeks attention for...

Football, Art and Prohibition?

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1. More playoff games: Today is the second round of playoff games for the weekend. Watch the Seahawks go head to head with the Bears on FOX at 10 a.m. The afternoon game, which begins at 1:30 p.m., is between the Jets and the Patriots and can be found on CBS. Anyone here wish the Chargers were still remaining? 2. More deals: Costa Azul is offering happy hour again during both playoff games. Head over at halftime during the Seahawks-Bears game for some grub and guzzling and stay while you watch the Jets and Patriots. Happy hour will be in effect with fresh fish and Korean tacos available for only $2. 3. Not into football? That’s OK! There’s a leisurely activity just for you today, and every first and third Sunday of each month. Check out Art in the Park at Spreckels Park from 9

Tragedy in Tucson

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The mood in our house, as it has been in many, has been somber since learning about the Tucson shooting. Six died in the rampage, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 13 others were injured. When I first received the news last Saturday via push alert on my phone, it seemed unreal. We were rushing to get out of the house, and I only had time to read the short headline. But, as my husband and I watched news report after news report and read one article after another in the coming days, the tragedy sunk in and we joined our country in mourning. Giffords is not just a congresswoman. She is also a military spouse who is the only U.S. representative with an active duty spouse. Her husband, Capt. Mark Kelly, is a Navy Pilot and NASA a...

Water Main Break Causes Delays on Orange Ave.

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A small water main break caused gridlock on Orange Avenue Friday afternoon. The leak was reported Friday morning. By 2 p.m. a joint effort between Caltrans and the city was under way, as workers armed with sledgehammers and tar dug into the pavement to repair the pipe. The mess was cleared up by 3:45 p.m. The break occurred at the intersection of Orange Avenue and RH Dana Place on a pipe about 4 feet below the street. Authorities said no major spillage or water bursts resulted from the damage. Workers were able to repair the line safely and effectively, without any major headaches—except, of course, for those unlucky folks stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on Orange Avenue.       (more…)