Month: January 2012

I.B. Posse Wins Inaugural New Zealand Sandcastle Competition

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I.B. Posse took first place in the Inaugural New Zealand Sandcastle Competition held Saturday in Christchurch. Their trophy came with a $2,500 cash prize. The team also won the U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition in Imperial Beach in 2010 and 2011 for sculptures saluting the troops and depicting the BP oil spill. The sand sculpture that won the team top honors Saturday was a member of the All Blacks, New Zealand's famed rugby team, coming out of an iPhone “to reflect an All Blacks mobile app,” I.B. Posse said on their Facebook page. “It all came about because of Imperial Beach,” said Gail Sheriff with Pegasus Bay Charitable Trust, who organized the event. “It was the most amazing day and for the community, the best day they have had in a long long time.” Organizers e

34 Half Moon Bnd, Coronado, CA 92118.mp4

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Terrific Value in the Cays!!! Enjoy Pacific Ocean AND mountains views from this Jamaica Village residence in the Coronado Cays. Large, open floorplan features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Living and dining room have a 2-sided fireplace. Floor to ceiling windows throughout much of the home. Private backyard with separate entrance to attached 2 car garage. Short Sale.Duration : 0:0:34 (more…)

Live Blog: Gov. Jerry Brown in San Diego

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Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to make the case for his proposed package of spending cuts and tax increases when he speaks at a luncheon in San Diego Thursday. Brown acknowledged his proposals were unpopular as he delivered his State of the State address Wednesday but said they were necessary to close a $9.2 billion budget gap. "In a world still reeling from the near collapse of the financial system, it makes no sense to spend more than we have," Brown said, adding that prudence and paying down the state's debt are the best policies. His proposed initiative to increase taxes "will protect our schools and guarantee—in the constitution—funding for the public safety programs we transferred to local government," Brown said. Thursday's event at the San Diego Hal

Dalai Lama Coming to San Diego

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  The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, will be in San Diego in April for talks on ethics and compassion, school officials announced Thursday. San Diego State University, UC San Diego and the University of San Diego will host a symposium called “Compassion Without Borders” in conjunction with the visit. “This will be a historic event for San Diego,” said the event chairman, Lama Tenzin Dhonden. “This event will bring together people of different faiths, secularists and non-secularists, scientists, scholars and artists to celebrate our shared values.” The Dalai Lama will be given the University of San Diego Medal of Peace during his visit. The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is considered the symbol of hope for a free Tibet, currently occupied by Chi

Try It Out: Romanesco

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  The Try It Out series is back and this month, I’m encouraging you you pick up an oddly shaped vegetable at the market. Romanesco is hybrid of broccoli and cauliflower. It boasts a bright green color and crazily shaped florets. The Romanesco heads are fairly small and much softer than cauliflower or broccoli, making it easier to eat raw. “It’s so good,” said Susan Mulvey, who’s worked for Maciel Family Farms for more than 10 years. “You can steam it, sauté it, eat it raw. It’s beautiful.” Romanesco might be a fun way to introduce cauliflower or broccoli to picky kids, as the fun fractal shape is appealing. You can substitute Romanesco for cauliflower or broccoli in your favorite soup recipes, which will give your dish a slightly different and creamier flavor.

Man Seen Jumping from Coronado Bridge

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A man jumped from the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge Monday afternoon, according to California Highway Patrol dispatchers. A CHP unit was called to the bridge at 3:50 p.m. A white man wearing a blue windbreaker and black jeans was reported walking along the bridge. Traffic slowed down as drivers spotted the pedestrian. Dispatchers reported on the CHP website at 3:51 p.m. that the man stopped, looked over and catapulted himself headfirst over the rail. According to the CHP website, San Diego police were investigating where the man jumped based on information provided by his daughter. Police requested a sheriff’s helicopter to search the area, with assistance from the Coast Guard. No other information was immediately available.    (more…)