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Coronado Bridge Closed in Both Directions



The Coronado Police Department reports that the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge is currently shut down in both directions due to police activity on the bridge. Multiple law enforcement agencies are on scene.  eCoronado.com will post updates as they are available. UPDATE (10:30 p.m.) | CPD reports that the bridge is re-opening in both directions, beginning with the Eastbound…

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Added by Community Manager on April 23, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments


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Police Blotter, March 15 - 21: $800 Stolen from sleeping woman

Crimes Reported

Obtain Money, etc by False Pretenses

Suspect posing as a bill collector for SDG&E called the victim regarding an outstanding bill. Suspect instructed victim to pay fictitious outstanding fees to prevent electricity for his business from being shut off. Suspect paid via Greendot reload-able debit cards in the amount of $450.

500 block of Orange Avenue

2-14

Grand Theft/Unspecified

Between 3-27 and 4-14,…

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Added by Community Manager on April 23, 2014 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Attention Coronado Students: OZ CON Poster Contest Coronado



The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission and MainStreet Ltd. invite Coronado students in grades 9-12 in public, private, and home schools to be part of this summer’s OZ CON by creating an original poster design for the OZ CON Poster Contest.  Winning posters (first, second and third place) as well as the other entries will be available to Coronado businesses to display in windows on Orange Avenue and throughout the downtown area. It will be an…

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Added by Kari Kovach on April 23, 2014 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Community Voices: Join Me in Voting Yes on Prop E



It is my understanding that when we pay our property tax bill, there is no relationship between the assessed value of our home and how much money goes to our local school district. Currently all of the money goes to Sacramento, and is divided among districts across California as those in Sacramento see fit.  The recent state funding formula is devastating to Coronado schools! The result of this is a situation where Coronado Unified will be required to cut vital programs and…

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Added by Lorrie Blore on April 23, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Silver Strand Elementary Hosts 19th Annual Luau Dinner and Auction May 2

Silver Strand Elementary School is gearing up to host the 19th Annual Luau Dinner and Auction on May 2 from 5-8 p.m. The yearly fundraising event is an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the end of the school year with food, games and fun. It is the largest…

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Added by Mary Douglas on April 23, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

"Yappy Hour" at The Del Begins May 4



CORONADO, Calif. – Pet owners can unwind while sipping a refreshing Dog-Tail, while dogs can schmooze and romp to their heart’s content at Hotel del Coronado’s new “Yappy Hour,” which kicks off Sunday, May 4.  Perfect for both guests and locals with four-legged friends, this lively “petworking” event will be held on the resort’s Sun Deck, from 4 to 5 p.m., every Sunday.

During the weekly event, dogs can lap up complimentary Evian and “yappatizers”…

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Added by eCoronado on April 23, 2014 at 8:36am — No Comments

Summer Twilight Open Bowling Begins May 17th - Free Lesson



The Coronado Lawn Bowling Club will again host Twilight Open Bowling every Thursday evening beginning May 15 through August 28. Coronado residents and their friends and visitors who have never before rolled a bowl can arrive at any time between 6 PM and sunset, learn to play the game, and will be playing immediately with other beginning bowlers.



It is a fun and casual way to test your interest in the sport. No reservations needed and no fees, just show up in flat…

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Added by Berie Grobe on April 23, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Community Voices: Property Taxes and School Funding Regarding Prop E

I am writing to clear up some confusion that has been evident in some of the recent letters to eCoronado.com regarding our property taxes and the funding of our local schools.  When we in Coronado pay our annual property tax bills, there is virtually no relationship between the assessed values of our homes and how much money actually ends up funding our local school district.  Under current law, only 8 cents of every Prop 13 tax dollar that we pay stays in Coronado.  The remaining…

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Added by Emily Bosworth on April 22, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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Fourth Street closed between I and J Avenues

The Coronado Police Department is reporting that ALL lanes of Fourth Street are closed between I Avenue and J Avenue due to an accident.  The closure is expected to last an hour.

Multiple witness reports indicate that the accident involved an SUV and a motorcycle, but eCoronado.com has not been able to independently verify the reports.



UPDATE at 7:35pm:  All lanes…

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Added by Community Manager on April 22, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Community Voices: The TOP 20 Reasons I will be Voting YES on E



Reason 1: Local Schools. I want to keep seeing the children who bike by my house each morning all heading to the same location...to an excellent and LOCAL education.

Reason 2: Property Value. A $1 million valued home will pay $400 a year, I am certain the property value LOST if the schools decline will be hundreds of thousands of dollars. I consider Prop E an investment that will actually cost me less than losing a few hundred thousand…

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Added by Ramona Loiselle on April 22, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Community Voices: Prop E - A Wise Investment



As an involved parent of three young children and a Coronado homeowner, I am hearing some concerned views about the cost of the school bond measure on the June ballot. Proposition E is about one thing: protecting the outstanding quality of education in Coronado schools from severe cuts and long-term harm.

Let’s consider these facts about Prop E. The bond would cost property owners $40.00 per $100,000 of assessed property value. As we know, assessed home values are what…

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Added by Kevin Shaeffer on April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Coronado to Test Sirens Today at 10:30am



The Coronado Fire Department will conduct a test of the City's Emergency Siren Warning System on Tuesday, April 22. This is part of a routine test of the City of Coronado's emergency sirens that occurs every year in April.

It is a good time for all residents and businesses to be aware of the sirens and other emergency procedures in Coronado. The test is conducted to ensure the City's three sirens are in working order. All three – one each at the Village Fire Station;…

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Added by eCoronado on April 22, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Community Voices: CUSD Land Holdings Could be Answer to Financial Woes



Probably not many voters know that CUSD owns the valuable real estate bounded by Prospect, Third, Second, and Glorietta.  This entire block is currently leased to the Coronado Retirement Village and Coronado Villas.  Although CUSD has been quiet about its ownership, value, and revenue, it seems obvious that it is probably not returning market value (mismanagement), and might better benefit the school district if it were sold. …

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Added by John O'leary on April 21, 2014 at 6:30pm — 12 Comments


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Injury accident involving teenage bicyclist backs up Coronado traffic

The Coronado Police Department is reporting that a fifteen year-old cyclist was struck by a vehicle near 4th Street and B Avenue this afternoon around 2:45 p.m. The cyclist was transported to a San Diego-area hospital; the extent of the cyclist's injuries are unknown at this time. 



Two lanes…

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Added by Community Manager on April 21, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Coronado Mom & Foodnetwork Star Melissa d'Arabian Talks Faith & Family May 10th



What: 
Spring Fling 2014 at First United Methodist Church in San Diego


When: Saturday, May 10, from 11 AM – 1:30 PM 



Where: First United Methodist Church in Mission Valley, San Diego (2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA, 92108 - Phone: (619) 297-4366



Why: 
Don’t miss this…
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Added by eCoronado on April 21, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Celebrate Arbor Day by Planting a Tree in Coronado on May 3rd



The Coronado community is invited to participate in planting trees all over the city on May 3rd at 9am.  The Coronado Tree Street Committee is sponsoring the event and individuals and/or families are invited to meet in Spreckels Park at 6th and Orange Ave.  Trees, shovels and other materials will be provided.  Call 619-522-7380 for more information.



Photos from past years:…





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Added by eCoronado on April 21, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Time is Running Out in Coronado's Canine Mayor Election

Have you voted yet? Time is running out with the polls closing at 5:00 pm on Sunday, April 27th.

The Tally Boards were updated as of 04/19/14 and currently Caninedate Bently James has a commanding lead. But the race isn't over until all of the votes have been cast and counted.

Vote today to…

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Added by PAWS of Coronado on April 20, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Coronado's Surf's Up Studios New Music Release

Coronado-based Surf's Up Studios released it's third Sydney Rae music single today - a cover of the folk song, New Soul.  Sydney Rae is a 16-year-old Point Loma resident and a member of The Surf Girls with former-CoSA student, Molly Moreau.

Listen to other Surf's Up-Coronado music videos and singles on iTunes - many of which were recorded on…

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Added by Surf's Up Studios Coronado on April 20, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Community Voices: "CUSD" Living Beyond His Means...



Bet you know someone like “Shorty”. Decent guy, owns a newer home, drives a Mercedes, has a smart phone, iPad, desktop, home theater, and enough credit cards to be comfortable. Shorty had a decent income, got a home equity loan to pay down credit cards and install that pool he wanted. When he had to take furlough days due to the economy, his income didn’t cover all expenses, and home and car repairs had to wait. But Shorty got tired of waiting for the economy to…

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Added by Jim Newhall on April 20, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

City Council Receives 'Non-Decision' from Parks & Recreation Commission Re: Off-Leash / Fenced Dog Park



Firstly I want to acknowledge appreciation for everyone who was able to make it to the Parks and Recreation meeting last Monday, April 16, both those in favor and opposed to amending the off-leash hours at Vetter Park. For those of you who were unable to attend or who had to leave early, I wanted to summarize what took place as unbiased as possible. The room was full with people who wanted voice their concerns and opinions. The meeting brought the community together for a…

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Added by Akshay Sateesh on April 19, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

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