CORONADO — Don Hubbard is sitting on the front porch of his Victorian-era beach house, chatting under the shade of a purple-pink bougainvillea, when a Navy helicopter rumbles over his roof.
Then another. “It’s quiet Coronado,” says Hubbard, softening his sarcasm with a smile. “It’s always like this.”
If the San Diego area remains a Navy town, then Coronado is its proud, patriotic town square. American flags dot the seaside burg like so many king palms on Orange Avenue. Old Glory bunting flutters atop long fences. The U.S. commander of Navy air forces works down the street, at North Island Naval Air Station.
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