Month: November 2011

Islanders Claim First Boys Water Polo Title Since ’07

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Tommy Grall scored 51 seconds into sudden-death overtime Saturday night to give the Coronado High boys water polo team a 9-8 win over Bishop's in the San Diego Section Division III final at La Jolla High's Coggan Pool. It was Grall's fifth goal of the game and produced the 17th title in the sport for Coronado, all but the first (in 1968) under current coach Randy Burgess. The last championship had come in 2007. It was also a rematch of last year's title game, won by Bishop's 10-5. Both teams finished this season with 20-9 records. Grall opened overtime by converting a penalty shot to give Coronado its first lead of the game. Eitan Peled had three goals for the Islanders and Joe Rodgers made eight saves in goal. Bishop’s goalie Caleb Schultz had 16 saves. (more…)

Being Prepared Can Ease the Pain of Holiday Travel

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The long Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest for airports across the country, and San Diego International Airport is preparing for the crowds by having more employees on duty to help passengers through the lines and security process. Airport officials are expecting 50,000 travellers to pass through Lindbergh Field during the holiday travel period, and they recommend arriving at least 1.5 hours before their departure time for domestic flights and 2.5 hours for international flights. The Transportation Security Administration has posted tips on their website to make the screening process as painless as possible, including removing all objects that can trip the metal detector, taking off shoes and removing laptops and other electronic devices from carry-on bags. Taking th...

Officials Struggle with Historic Designations

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  The balance between protecting property owners’ rights and preserving the city’s heritage continues to challenge city officials. At its meeting this week, the City Council voted unanimously to keep 75-year threshold for historic designation and demolition review. Efforts to lower the threshold to 50 years were rejected.  Instead the council voted to encourage outreach to owners of historic and significant homes to convince them to voluntarily protect them.  The council also formed a subcommittee, made up of members Carrie Downey and Mike Woiwode, to look for ways to identify them. Doug St. Denis, Historic Resources Commission vice-chair, pointed out that there are only “a handful of significant mid-century homes.” She provided the council with a list

First Round of Prep Football Playoffs Set to Kick Off

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It's the first round of the CIF San Diego Section football playoffs, and that usually means some unusual match-ups, and Friday night's lineup of games is no exception. With the top four seeds in each of the five divisions drawing byes into next week's quarterfinals, the 40 teams who will see action range from several 9-1 teams to a Division III game pitting 1-8-1 Lincoln against 1-9 Ramona. There are 13 teams in the playoffs with losing records, and they qualify in part because of the need to have 12 schools playing in each division. Here are the games by division that kick off the playoff action on Friday night. All start at 7 p.m. Check back Saturday morning for results and quarterfinal pairings. DIVISION I Grossmont (5-4-1) at Mira Mesa (5-4-1) San Diego ...

approximately how much a month would i have to pay for a 15,000,000 dollar home?

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here is the link http://www.sandiegorealestatehq.com/coronado-island-homes-for-sale.php this is my dream home !!!! Over $3,000,000 a conventional mortgage is not possible. For a $15m home, figure on a private deal or cash. If you have collateral such as stocks, art or securities to put down, you might borrow against those assets with a rate of perhaps 7% in this market. Figure about $7m down and the rest against other assets at 7% or $560,000/year for interest. At the end of the loan term, you'll have to come up with the other $8m. Probably not a good investment.

Denny Hosts Look at City’s Debt

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  City debt was the theme of Councilwoman Barbara Denny’s “Speak Out Coronado” Monday, an event she hosted to make people aware that the city has $546 million in obligations. The money is owed by the city’s redevelopment agency for a variety of projects, such as remodeling the Village Theater and building new school facilities and a tennis center. The money covered “things that make Coronado a more desirable place to live,” City Manager Blair King told the 25 people who attended the meeting in the library’s Winn Room. King attended at Denny’s invitation as did Rachel Hurst, director of the Community Redevelopment Agency, and Leslie Suelter, director of administrative services. Denny said that she didn't want to “suggest that the city is in financial trouble.

Update: Pathologist Tells Dr. Phil He Doubts That Zahau Killed Herself

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  Update 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, adds Sheriff's department comments.   ------ The doctor who performed the second autopsy on the woman who died in the Spreckels mansion said he has “grave and serious doubts” about the conclusion that Rebecca Zahau killed herself.  Dr. Cyril Wecht, a Pittsburgh forensic pathologist criticized law enforcement officials, alleging that they decided within a matter of days that Zahau killed herself. He has worked on high-profile cases, including the deaths of President John F. Kennedy and murdered beauty pageant contestant JonBenet Ramsey. Detectives spent seven weeks examining the case before announcing on Sept. 2 that she had hanged herself. Wecht discussed his findings Tuesday on the closing installment of the two-part Dr. Ph

Photo Gallery: Silver Strand 5K and Half Marathon

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Approximately 5,000 athletes took part in the Silver Strand 5K and Half Marathon Sunday morning. Athletes competing in the half marathon (13.1 miles) went from Sunset Park in Coronado to Portwood Pier Plaza in Imperial Beach. The 5K took place in Imperial Beach. Kosuke Amano, 27, from La Jolla had the best half marathon time of the day with a 1:14:29 finish time. Laura Landry, 27, from San Francisco had the best 5K time of the day with a 18:06 finish time. Some people ran wearing a tutu or carrying their baby for the 5K. One man, disc jockey Allen Walker, jogged the 13 mile half marathon playing music like the P-Funk All Star's "Flashlight." Andrew Mower from Clairemont stopped at Don Panchos in Imperial Beach for some Mexican food after finishing the

See Students’ Homage to Vets

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The Carrier Classic isn't the only way to salute veterans. Just ask the students at Coronado Middle School. They honored those who have served in the armed forces Thursday, one day in advance of Veterans Day. The program included a breakfast for those being honored, visits to classrooms by veterans and the capper, a parachute jump onto Coronado High School's football field. Students from Amy Steward's classes at the middle school documented the events of the day and were generous enough to share them with Coronado Patch. Please view the media box for photos produced by the talented students. (more…)