What will 2012 be remembered for? A big election? A massive storm back east? The epic schoolhouse tragedy in Connecticut?
Sadly news-wise, memories are often about controversy or sadness. Coronado had its share of big stories this year, from a murder that took place when the New Year was just hours old to a visit from a major sports star and a contentious mayoral race.
Click on the links for a look back.
Four Die in Murder-Suicide: occured Jan. 1, investigation wrapped up in April. Detectives found that one of the pilots killed the others, then turned a gun on himself.
Dina Shacknai Questions Police in Her Son's Death: More than a year after the Spreckels mansion investigation began, the mother of the child fatally injured there unsuccessfully calls for a new look at the case.
Former Navy SEALs Die in Libya: Two former SEALs, from Encinitas and Imperial Beach, were killed while trying to aid workers at the U.S. consulate. Two others died, including the U.S. ambassador.
Lance Armstrong Wins the SuperFrog Triathlon: The cycling star, facing a lifetime ban from the sport that made him famous, brings some hoopla to Coronado in September.
Mayor Casey Tanaka Retains Seat: After a difficult race against Councilwoman Barbara Denny, Tanaka easily secures second term in November's general election.
Flag Flap Continues Over Centennial Park Proposal: A retired vice admiral wants a flag in the park to greet returning Navy ships, but neighbors say not so fast.
Nicky Rottens Continues Battle With the City: The embattled restaurant sues the city. A judge has ruled for the city, but the owners want to fight on.
Walgreens Opens: The drugstore chain takes over the long vacant Petco site on Orange Avenue.
Central Drug May Close: The venerable Coronado business will vacate its long-time space on Orange, giving way to an apparel chain, after the property owner increased the rent.