Month: February 2011

What’s in Your Bag, Corrie?

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This past week, I staked out the farmers market for my latest victim of “What’s In Your Bag?” I noticed a young woman with two arms full of empty bags ready for filling, so I waited patiently (and perhaps a bit stalker-esque) for her to finish her conversation with farm seller Laura Maciel before I attacked. As soon as the word “Patch” escaped my mouth, she nodded and said “'What’s in Your Bag?' ” I was caught. But she agreed to let me be her shadow as she enthusiastically picked out her family’s groceries for the week and even shared some great anecdotes with me, like the one green vegetable her kids eat is broccoli. How awesome is that? You can still barely get me near it! This local exuded such passion for our farmers market, as well as nutrition, it was impossible not to ge

Faces Under the Flyover: County Flocks to North Island Naval Air Station

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Part air show, fairground midway and military reunion, Saturday's centennial of naval aviation brought tens of thousands from around the county—and many states of America—to North Island.  Traffic across the San Diego-Coronado Bridge crawled for hours and many saw the start of the Parade of Flight from the crest of the span. Those who got there earlier faced long walks on concrete to the display of dozens of aircraft over many decades. They also stood in long lines for lemonade and beer, toys and George H.W. Bush-signed flight jackets. Even Hooters had a booth—with a mascot owl and the busty waiters posing for photos. But the weather was perfect and the flight displays awe-inspiring. (more…)

Coronado Celebrates 100 Years of Naval Aviation

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Tens of thousands of people gathered around San Diego Bay to watch the Navy's historic Parade of Flight. The lineup boasted more than 200 different types of military aircraft, including the Blue Angels, and featured three ski-diving appearances by the Navy SEAL's Leap Frogs.  The event was put on by the U.S. Navy, which hosted an Open House at Naval Air Station North Island on Coronado in conjunction with the parade. NASNI is considered the birthplace of naval aviation, which is celebrating 100th anniversary this year. (more…)

Coronado Charmer

coronado home ----- For more information, contact: Janice Dunnigan JDunnigan Group, 6027579634, Realty Executives - Center Pointe ----- This meticulously maintained home is in an excellent downtown location. Freshly paited inside and out. Both the kitchen and bath have been recently updated. Plantation shutters, polished concrete flooring and all the charm you expect to find in a historic Coronado home! Large back yard and extra storage attached to the garage can be used as a workshop. Must see!Duration : 0:1:53 (more…)

Great White Shark Seen off La Jolla Cove

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A small great white shark was spotted off La Jolla Cove Thursday. Two divers saw the 5-foot-long shark approximately 500 yards off the coast, roughly 30 feet below the surface at 1:30 p.m., according to San Diego Lifeguard Lt. John Everhart. Lifeguards cautioned swimmers, surfers and divers entering the ocean in the area all afternoon. The animal’s presence is not considered an imminent public threat, according to Everhart. According to National Geographic the average size great white shark is 15-feet-long and weighs up to 5,000 pounds. City News Service contributed to this report. (more…)

A Call for Whiz Kid Nominations

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Know a great kid who made Eagle Scout? Or did your local soccer team take the championship? They may be our next Patch Whiz Kid honoree. Each week, Coronado Patch will seek suggestions from readers about individual kids, youth groups, teens, even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Be sure to include all the following information: Your Name Your E-mail Whiz Kid's Name Whiz Kid's Age Whiz Kid's School Whiz Kid's Accomplishment Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness (what made him/her successful?) If your nominee ...

Coronado Moms—Patch Needs You!

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There may be no better place to raise children than Coronado—but that doesn’t exactly make parenting in our Patch a cakewalk. From co-sleeping to college, every mom could use a little help now and then. Beginning this week, every Wednesday will be “Momsday” here at Patch. We plan to fill the day with family-centric stories geared specifically toward busy moms and dads.  And to help us accomplish our goal, we’re establishing a Mom’s Council, a small group of local moms (and dads!) available to answer all your burning parenting questions. Need help with a screaming baby?  Don’t know which college to pick?  Having trouble with a bully? Wondering how young is too young for a cell phone?  Concerned about too much homework?  You’re not alone. Coronado Patch is here to h

San Diego: Entering Old Town

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Another day of discoveries was in store. I started my explorations across the street from the Transit Centre at the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. This area contains some original buildings and many replicas of San Diegos Mexican-era architecture and is the most visited state park in California. Five original adobe buildings are part of this historical complex, and other historic buildings illustrate life in early San Diego. The Plaza del Pasado and Old Town Plaza lead into a complex of adobe buildings that form a large interior courtyard. The buildings design, the decorations and the tropical vegetation indeed imbue this space with a very Mexican-inspired atmosphere. This complex features retail stores, galleries and restaurants, and many colourful Mexican-style items such a...