Month: May 2011

Veterans Bring a Touch of Arlington to San Diego

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Amid the crowded Memorial Day bustle on the sidewalk that rolls by the USS Midway docked in San Diego Bay were rows and rows of crosses, somber reminders of the ultimate sacrifice made by military men and women. Planted in the ground by Veterans for Peace, the 1,000 crosses made up the group’s Arlington West Memorial. “We’re here to honor the fallen on a national level and a San Diego County level,” said Gil Field of Veterans for Peace, “as well as just being here as veterans to remind people that there is a cost to these wars that are ongoing in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Libya, and ask the question: ‘Can we afford these wars?’ ” The crosses filled a grassy area near the stern of the Midway, a retired aircraft carrier that now serves as a museum. As the constant stream of

Try It Out: Pomelos

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The Coronado Farmers Market is the perfect place to grab unusual food items you wouldn’t otherwise see. Rare and unheard of fruit and vegetables are constantly waiting patiently for curious buyers to purchase. Sometimes, though, new food can be intimidating. Each month, I’ll pick a somewhat unpopular or rare food and write about it, with the hope that I’ll convince you to try it out. Last month we explored the sweet and unusual loquat. This month, we kiss the bitterness of grapefruit goodbye and welcome a sweet and mild rare citrus. Grapefruit can be an acquired taste. It has a strong acidic flavor that often leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. Grapefruit lovers often douse their pink- or white-fleshed fruit in sugar to avoid those puckered lips. But one farmer at our market is sel

34 Half Moon Bend, Coronado, CA 92118.mp4

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Jamaica Village residence in beautiful Coronado Cays. Spectacular Pacific Ocean views. 2,234 esf. floor plan features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sun room, balconies, patio and double garage. Seated on 3,800 sq.ft. lot. Two-sided fireplace adds warmth to living and dining rooms. Proximity to Silver Strand Beach, city parks, tennis courts and playgrounds. Clubhouse, pool and private beach amenities convey.Duration : 0:0:34 (more…)

Coronado Beaches Make the Grade

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Beachgoers can wade in the water with confidence this summer thanks to all five of Coronado’s beaches earning A pluses during dry weather last year, according to the 21st annual Beach Report Card,which was released this week by environmental group Heal the Bay. Heal the Bay analysts assign letter grades (A-F) to 47 beaches along the San Diego coast. Things like levels of weekly bacterial pollution are monitored year-round during dry weather and then graded on a scale. Coronado’s beaches, which include North Beach, NASNI beach, Silver Strand and stretches of beach along Avenue del Sol and Loma Avenue, all received an A+ for the dry-weather season. The beach along Avenue del Sol and Silver Strand both received B grades during the wet-weather season. The remaining beaches were not

Patrols, Checkpoints Target Drunken Drivers This Holiday Weekend

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The San Diego Sheriff’s Department is aggressively looking for impaired drivers during the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial beginning of the summer season when deaths and injuries caused by drunken drivers typically rise. The enforcement campaign began Friday night with DUI saturation patrols in Poway, Oceanside, Escondido and San Diego, and checkpoints in San Marcos and Imperial Beach. Four drivers at each checkpoint were arrested for suspicion of DUI, according to the sheriff’s department. Saturation patrols continue Saturday and Sunday nights in Santee, Lemon Grove, San Diego and Oceanside, and a checkpoint will be conducted in Lemon Grove on Sunday, according to the department. The California Highway Patrol is deploying all available officers through the weekend on the

1000 Adella Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2908.mp4

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The Kneedler-Morton House.Spectacular architectural heritage.Designed in 1902 by San Diego's consummate architect William Sterling Hebbard. Grand 9,583sqft corner lot in the heart of the village.Two-story, 3,372sqft floorplan, 6 bdrm,4 ba,pantry,sun room.River rock fireplace,wainscoting, rich redwood paneling,Douglas Fir flooring and beamed ceilings.Bay windows and terraces invite natural light.Patio,manicured gardens,grand attic, spacious garage.Proximity to Glorietta Bay, Hotel Del and Pacific Ocean.Duration : 0:1:58 (more…)

Get Out: Concert in the Park Kick-Off, Memorial Day Salutes, and More

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Three-day weekend! Woo-hoo! Of course, that's not all it is, as numerous ceremonies throughout San Diego demonstrate. The long weekend isn't just for beach trips and picnics, but also to honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifices for their country. We can guide you to opportunities to salute the fallen in Coronado and beyond on Memorial Day. What else is happening? Art and theater openings and a bevy of high school playoffs on Saturday. MEMORIAL DAY LEGACY WEEK Where/when: Midway Museum, 910 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, 9 a.m. Saturday. Why go: The museum hosts several events in conjunction with Memorial Day, including the laying of a remembrance wreath Saturday, followed by an evening concert with '80s pop star Kenny Loggins, whose hit “Dan

‘I Heart Boobies’ Garb for Breast Cancer: Tasteful or Tacky for Teens?

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The issue of whether the “I heart boobies” T-shirts and wristbands are appropriate for students to wear at school has been debated across the country. The slogan, which is meant to raise awareness for breast cancer, has also raised questions about free speech and the rights set forth by the First Amendment.  Would you be OK with your kids wearing something with this slogan on it? Is it fair to punish those that do wear them? And is the serious message about breast cancer lost in the controversy? Our Coronado Moms Council weighs in. Tonia Accetta: I have firsthand experience with my teenager wearing a breast cancer T-shirt at school and getting in trouble. I had not seen the T-shirt before, but quite often an older friend passes down his clothing as he out grows them (very