Month: February 2011

Super Bowl Sunday!

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1. It has arrived: Super Bowl XLV is here! The moment we’ve all been waiting for since last September begins today at 3:30 p.m. on FOX. Tune in to watch the favored Green Bay Packers duke it out with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Don’t forget to make the chili, set out the veggie tray, and get those beers nice and cold. 2. Don’t want to host a party? That’s OK, Coronado Firehouse Bar and Grill will do it for you! Visit the big, open restaurant, located on Orange Avenue, today from 3–8 p.m. for fantastic food, football and crazy fans. Wear your preferred team’s jersey and enjoy various shot and food specials, including $3 Bud Lights and $5 Jager bombs and vodka and Red Bulls. Cheer as loud as you want, eat as much as you can. 3. Celebrate the Navy: Take some time this morning (or thi

Pate Brothers Chart Own Courses as Sports Entrepreneurs

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Brothers Bryan and Doug Pate grew up in Coronado, attending local schools and playing competitive sports all along the way. Bryan, the older sibling, attended Stanford University before joining the military and eventually attending law school. Doug went to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. After graduating, Doug worked in business before he decided to chart his own course as an entrepreneur. A few years later, Bryan got the bug, too, and started his own firm with partner Brent Teal. Both their businesses are focused on athletics. But if you knew these two growing up, you wouldn't be surprised. All four of the Pate brothers (Bill, Bryan, Dave and Doug, respectively) were known for their love of sports and great skills on the field. What makes their respective stories

Boys Hoops: Islanders Clich Central League Crown

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The Coronado High boys basketball team wrapped up its second straight Central League title Friday night at Point Loma High, but don’t expect the Islanders to let off the gas pedal in their final three games of the regular season. Justin Hebner and Daniel Hebert combined for six 3-pointers and 29 points as Coronado clinched a spot in the CIF San Diego Section Division III playoffs and the Central League crown with a 52-44 victory over the Pointers. “We still want to win the rest of our games,” said Hebner, who finished with 14 points–nine coming in the second quarter. “We are not going to rest. We want to continue doing what we have been doing and keep winning.” Hebner and Hebert have been doing what they did Friday night all year long. The two leading scorers

Saturday Brings a Centennial Celebration and Cove Cleanup

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1. Free movie: Coronado kicks off the official celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation tonight at Naval Air Station North Island. If you’ve obtained access permission to the base, come enjoy a 20-minute montage with a curator from the USS Midway, and a movie filmed in and around Coronado, Dive Bombers. The event goes from 2–4 p.m. and is free. 2. Clean it up: Help out our beaches and wild animals by cleaning up our cove. Visit Emory Cove today at 9 a.m. and, along with other volunteers, clean up our beach. Parking is available in two lots on the opposite side of Coronado Cays and waivers will be available to sign if the volunteer is under the age of 18. Bring sturdy boots and wear plenty of sunscreen. 3. Craving donuts? You’ve got to earn those sweet round treats. Bike

Daily PatchCast for Feb. 2

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Here's a look at some of today's top stories around the region: From Ramona Patch: Jury hears testimony in molestation trial  From Poway Patch: Teens talk candidly about prescription drug use From Coronado Patch: The USS Ronald Reagan Deploys From Carlsbad Patch: Kids enjoy dinosaurs at the library (more…)

Bittersweet Day as USS Ronald Reagan Deploys from Coronado

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As the sun was rising on a sleepy Coronado Wednesday morning, families at Naval Air Station North Island were saying goodbye to their sailors. At about 8 a.m., the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan set sail for a six- to eight-month deployment. There are 6,000 sailors in the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG), which includes the carrier, the cruiser USS Chancellorsville and the destroyer USS Preble. Both smaller ships are based in San Diego. Carrier Air Wing 14, complete with Hornets, Super Hornets, Prowlers, Hawkeyes and Seahawks, will also be aboard the USS Ronald Reagan. The CSG will participate in a Joint Task Force Exercise off the coast of California first and then leave for their deployment in the Western Pacific and Arabian Sea. “We are ready to go to sea an

Renting in San Diego/ Coronado?

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My husband and I are looking for a nice apartment in either Coronado or San Diego area close by, he is stationed at Naval base North Island and we are so tired of looking on line at rent.com. We want something nice, comfortable and actually livable. We are willing to spent up to $2000 a month including utilities, something we would like include; AC, W/D hookup, wooden floors, patio/backyard/ convenient parking, and pets allowed would be nice. We're not asking for all of these but we would like some of them. We want real answers from real people because we are tired of websites that really don't tell us anything and pictures that are 3 mega pixels. Thank you so much and I really look forward to hearing some suggestions! We are a quiet, young married couple who just want a nice relaxed place...