We spotted Senior Police Volunteer Jim Menges in front of Vons this afternoon selling banana bread as a fundraiser to help offset costs for the local Explorer Academy. Jim shared that folks can buy the $10 loafs directly from him when he's in front of Vons, or they can send a pre-order email to email@example.com and pickup will be arranged.
This is a great way to support Explorer Post #150 and the…
Added by eCoronado on April 24, 2014 at 8:49pm — No Comments
I will be voting Yes on Prop E this June because it is a powerful way for this community to help our public schools in their time of need. Traditionally, our public schools are funded entirely by the State of California on a per pupil basis. Last year, the State of California changed its funding formula, to the detriment of Coronado schools, and will now be funding school districts around the state at a higher rate than our own kids here in Coronado. In the San Diego Unified…
Added by Mayor Casey Tanaka on April 24, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I am a teacher at Coronado High School and also a proud alumnus, Class of 1997. Like many other locals, my parents also grew up here and attended the Coronado schools. I discovered a lifelong passion for music and the arts through our school system. My senior year of high school was the pilot year of the award-winning Coronado School of the Arts conservatory. There were only a handful of us in the music program, but we each received a top-notch educational experience, with…
Have you seen the white tents in Spreckels Park? Don't miss the Coronado Flower Show this weekend. The Coronado Flower Show is the largest tented flower show in the nation. Exhibits are placed inside tents surrounding a central gazebo, which becomes the stage for continuous entertainment, announcements and trophy presentations.
Open to the public. Admission is $5. Free entry for children under 12 and for Coronado Floral Association…Continue
Added by eCoronado on April 24, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Community Manager on April 23, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Really, it’s OK. And it’s alright if you don’t want your name associated with the opposition, or you don’t want a “NO on E” sign in your yard. It’s understandable, and you’re probably surrounded by neighbors who feel the same way – many are adamantly against Prop E, but don’t want to broadcast their feelings.
We’ve been contacted by many residents who tell us they oppose the parcel tax, but can’t say so publicly because they have kids in school and are afraid of…Continue
Added by Jim Newhall on April 23, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments
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
Between 3-27 and 4-14,…
Added by Community Manager on April 23, 2014 at 4:41pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Kari Kovach on April 23, 2014 at 2:15pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Lorrie Blore on April 23, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Mary Douglas on April 23, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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”…Continue
Added by eCoronado on April 23, 2014 at 8:36am — No Comments
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…
Added by Berie Grobe on April 23, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Emily Bosworth on April 22, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Community Manager on April 22, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ramona Loiselle on April 22, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kevin Shaeffer on April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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;…Continue
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. …
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.
Added by eCoronado on April 21, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments