Month: May 2011

Local Voices: A Note From Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group

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When Kenny Lerer and I started The Huffington Post on May 9, 2005, we would have been hard-pressed to imagine this moment. With The Huffington Post, the idea was to take the sort of conversations found around dinner tables and at book parties—about politics and books and art and music and food and sex—and put them online, open them up, and invite interesting people to participate, creating a one-stop site for news and opinion with an attitude, in real-time. Our merger with AOL, Patch's parent company, in February, allowed us to broadcast those conversations to a much wider audience. By combining The Huffington Post's attitude, journalistic acumen, and sheer energy with AOL's resources and technical expertise, we were able, as we say, to step off a fast-moving t

Coronado Water Rates Among Lowest in San Diego County

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Coronado ranks third lowest in a survey of water rates throughout San Diego County, according to The Watchdog Institute. The survey, conducted early this year, found that Coronado and Imperial Beach residents pay $53.99 for 10,500 gallons of water, the average residential monthly use, while Ramona residents pay the highest in San Diego County, $85.54. The following are typical rates in each jurisdiction, and include rate increases approved for the coming months:     •    Ramona $85.54    •    Rainbow $82.45    •    Padre Dam $77.87    •    Vista $76.09    •    Sweetwater $74.24    •    Del Mar $73.84    •    San Diego $72.03    •    Fallbrook $69.56    •    Vallecitos $69.09    •    Valley Center $68.85    •    Poway $67.62    •    Santa Fe $66.33    •    Oceansid

Week in Review

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Here are the top Coronado stories for the week of April 24, 2011. In swimming: April Pools Day Teaches Kids and Parents About Water Safety In surfing: Baja Tales In pets: Meet Skip Coronado Animal Care Facility Turns 1, Improvements Needed In parenting: Padded bras, ‘Juicy’ Pants, and Bare Midriffs? Oh My! In lifestyle: Sun + Fun = A Great Escape Coronado's Village Theater Is Coming to Life Last Chance Deals Try It Out: Loquats Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Coronado Community Center In crime: Stolen Cash Registers, Overturned Golf Cart, 4 DUIs, and More In government: Coronado to Enforce Overnight Closures at Tidelands Park In Navy news: Former Coronado-based Sailor Takes Plea

Bin Laden Is Dead! What Does This Mean for America and the World?

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On the eighth anniversary of President Bush’s “Mission accomplished” remarks on an aircraft carrier off San Diego, President Barack Obama announced Sunday night that a team of U.S. Navy SEALs have killed Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. What are your reactions?  What does this mean for U.S. war efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere? Who should get credit? Other major sources on this news: The Huffington Post New York Times blog The Lede CNN website BBC World News Aljazeera English-language website The Washington Post Text of the presidential address from the White House: Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden,