Month: August 2011

Patch Picks: Coronado Brewing Company

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Their name boasts beer, but Coronado Brewing Company also has some hidden food gems inside their kitchen. Cajun Seared Ahi is on their appetizer list, making it $1 off during Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 2-6 p.m. (Regular $11.50). It's full of flavor (don't let the "Cajun" scare you away) and plenty enough to eat as a meal, rather than a starter. The tuna is cooked perfectly rare with a drizzle of teriyaki sauce and melts in your mouth. Sweet coleslaw (with crispy wontons, cilantro and sesame seeds) is hiding out underneath the tuna. Is your mouth watering yet? (more…)

Presidential Candidate Huntsman in Coronado

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Coronado has played host to a number of presidents and presidential candidates. This time it's Jon Huntsman.Huntsman, who's running for the Republican Party's nomination, accompanied CNN host Piers Morgan to the Glorietta Bay Inn Friday. Cameramen shot the former Utah governor playing piano in the hotel's famed Music Room, said the inn's general manager Claudia Ludlow.It was a short visit, Ludlow's staff told her, no more than 10 or 15 minutes. Morgan tweeted about it, promoting his Monday interview with Huntsman: “Watching @JonHuntsman playing superb jazz piano after he spoke to me in fluent Mandarin earlier. Not so boring after all? Airs Mon, CNN 9pm.”Morgan also was shown on Wolf Blitzer's Friday show standing in front of the Hotel del Coronado. Morgan recounted the controversial appe

Council Bows to State on Redevelopment

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The City Council has agreed unanimously to create a new redevelopment agency as a precautionary step. The ordinance can be recinded. City Manager Blair King said Tuesday the decision was “the best advice we have as of today,” which could change by Sept. 6, the next council meeting. Not that he was happy about it, calling the situation “crazy,” and adding, “we’re asking you to apply a law we believe is unconstitutional.” The state Supreme Court stayed implementation of the decision to abolish local development agencies until justices can consider a lawsuit filed by the Redevelopment Agency Association and the League of California Cities.  The court could start talking legal briefs as early as Sept. 15, King said in a memorandum. The state's legislation regard

Holiday Bowl Tickets Available Friday

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The Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl announced today that tickets for this year's game will be available to the public Friday. The 34th annual game, part of the college football post-season, will be played Dec. 28, featuring teams from the Pacific-12 and Big 12 conferences. Prices range from $60 to $75. Six of the last eight games have sold out. Bowl officials also announced the “North Island Credit Union FANtastic Football Challenge.” Facebook fans who choose both winning teams in two games each week involving Pac-12 and Big 12 will be entered into a drawing for tickets to the game, other bowl week events and merchandise. Washington defeated Nebraska 19-7 in last year's game. City News Service contributed to this report. (more…)

UPDATE: Man Who Drowned Was SDSU Grad

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UPDATE 12:30 PM AUG. 15: Piedmont Patch has more information on Alexander Glenn, who had just graduated from SDSU: In high school, Alex volunteered with the Piedmont Police Department's Explorer program and graduated from Piedmont High School in the class of 2005. Alex went on to earn his BA in International Business with a concentration in Japanese from San Diego State University in the spring of 2011. He was a beloved son, brother, cousin, grandson and friend to many. Alex participated in many exciting and different hobbies such as snowboarding, skateboarding, soccer, and basketball and cultivated a passion for information technology and marketing. He lived every day to its fullest. A memorial service is being planned for 10 a.m. on Friday, at the Chapel of the C...

Week in Review: Remembrance and Sorrow

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Some headlines and milestones in the last week you might have missed:   How to Help Families of SEALs Who Died Honoring Hiroshima and Nagasaki Victims Witnessing Naval Aviation From the Beginning Coronado Mansion Owner Speaks Out About Deaths Bridge Back to Normal Why American Leaders Are Out of Touch Brian Wright Named Firefighter of the Year Redistricting May Link Coastal Communities Man Who Drowned Was Recent SDSU Grad (more…)

Reserve Sees Huge Jump in Fish

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The fish population near the southern tip of Baja California jumped 463 percent over the decade since it became a marine wildlife reserve, researchers said today. Cabo Pulmo National Park, once depleted by fishing, saw the increase through 2009, according to a study of the area by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The results of the work are featured in the journal, Public Library of Science One. The park has become the world's most robust marine reserve, the surprised researchers said, showing that depleted fisheries can recover to levels normally seen in areas that rarely have been fished. Such an increase in a large reserve “represents tons of new fish produced every year,” said Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, a Scripps postdoctoral researcher an

Open Houses

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Both, 2-4 p.m. Sunday:219-223 G. Ave., $1.4 million, 3 beds, 2 baths; back house,4 beds, 2 baths, agent, Ruth Ann Fisher, Del Realty. 1070 Coronado Ave., $4.2 million, 6 beds, 6 baths, agent, Ruth Ann Fisher. (more…)