With a few exceptions; the premature death of Michael Jackson saddens all Americans, and most people on this planet. He created lovely music, for all humanity, he helped folks, etc. He did not spread any hate or poisoned ideas, he did not start any wars, and he did not polarize and divide America.
All in all, a positive life, more given to society than taken.
May God rest his soul.
America is proud of you Jacko!.
Added by Jim Desai on June 30, 2009 at 11:36pm —
July 4th is upon us. As I look back on these last 20-30 years, I am amazed at the great changes wrought in America. The old GM, RCA, AT&T; all are no more. Our homes, our hearths, our schools, our malls... everything is evolving. This change frightens some, invigorates some, and empowers others. Some embrace change and flower, some resist and get steam rolled. Life goes on.
Let's look at the American car. T'was a time when every red blooded American spent his weekend under his GM… Continue
Added by Jim Desai on June 30, 2009 at 7:47pm —
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego County Assessor’s office says for the first time the county’s total property value has fallen. The value has decreased by more than 2 percent over last year. But some cities are seeing much larger declines.
Chula Vista saw the biggest decline in property values between this year and last. The city’s assessed value has dropped by nearly 10.5%. Lemon Grove is next on the list with a nearly 9.5 percent decline. But City Manager… Continue
Added by eCoronado on June 30, 2009 at 6:32pm —
The Coronado Ferry Landing is a beautiful place filled with fun shops and great restaurants, with direct transit to Downtown San Diego. It's fun galleries, and mesmerizing scenery makes the landing a wonderful place for the whole family to spend their day.
eCoronado.com's Video Production Intern, Micah Minor completed his first assignment to showcase the Ferry Landing. More Video's like this one soon to come!
San Diego County's best golf deal might go up in price some time after September.
City officials are looking into raising the rates at Coronado Municipal Golf Course.
Coronado hasn't raised its greens fee since 2004, when it went from $20 to $25. Dave Jones, who has retired as Coronado's golf services director, said recently that the course's operational expenses per round are $24.
Coronado City Manager Mark Ochenduszko said yesterday that the city will take a… Continue
Added by eCoronado on June 30, 2009 at 8:30am —
Am I the only one on the planet who wasn’t totally shocked and utterly devastated by the tragic death of pop star Michael Jackson? I mean no disrespect to the talented singer-dancer or to his countless fans, but he did, after all, lead a somewhat self-destructive lifestyle which apparently included an addiction to dangerous prescription pain-killers. And according to his ex-wife, Lisa Marie Presley, he feared dying prematurely under tragic circumstances like her father, Elvis.
Naval Base Coronado Change of Command Ceremony
2 July 2009
Outgoing Commanding Officer has been selected for promotion to Rear Admiral
NAVAL BASE CORONADO, CA – Captain Anthony “Tony” Gaiani, commanding officer, Naval Base Coronado (NBC), will pass the trident of command to Captain Yancy Lindsey during a Change of Command ceremony on Thursday, 02 July, at 10:00 a.m., at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), Carrier Pier, Pier Kilo.
Last year I was asked to do an engineering consulting project on the Joint Strike Fighter Program. (JSF). I requested an engineering assistant (EA) to help me with the paperwork, and I was assigned a sharp young engineering graduate from Purdue University. Well... Purdue has turned out some rather decent engineers, and after keeping a sharp eye on his work for a couple of weeks, I found him to be painstaking and reliable. I gave the management the green light, and he was assigned to me for the… Continue
Added by Jim Desai on June 28, 2009 at 7:00pm —
The sovereignty of Nations has to be respected. There is no way around this, if peace is to be preserved in our time.
India and Pakistan already have nukes, others are not far behind. There is nothing we can do to prevent them. The best approach is to integrate these nations into the family of nations as far as possible. Inflammatory rhetoric, and heavy handed name calling is not going to help. Radical is in the eye of the beholder. Having stockpiled thousands of nukes, and having… Continue
Added by Jim Desai on June 27, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Coronado has passed a balanced, two-year general fund budget that city officials say maintains essential services and programs despite an uncertain economy and declining revenues.
City officials say if the state succeeds in borrowing or taking funds from cities as proposed to help close a nearly $25 billion deficit, they have plans in place to handle the impacts, but they will be felt.
The City Council unanimously approved the 2009-10, 2010-11 budgets last week. The… Continue
Added by eCoronado on June 26, 2009 at 9:40pm —
I admit I was pretty miffed about these abandoned construction sites. I got the run around for many months. Emails were being rejected, calls unanswered etc............
Then Councilwoman Barbara Denny stepped in. Within a week she had the matter cleared up to all parties' satisfaction. She dealt with us honestly, and efficiently. and wrought a compromise. I want to thank her publicly for her efforts and congratulate her on her
DiplOBAMAcy (new word).
I wrote an article for Phoenix Magazine this month about Hotel del Coronado, a legendary resort off San Diego’s coast.
My grandparents started a family tradition of vacationing in San Diego. And while they always chose more affordable accommodations, we would cross the bridge to Coronado, ride bikes and walk around the 121-year-old hotel grounds.
I was fortunate enough to stay at The Del while researching this article last year.… Continue
Added by eCoronado on June 26, 2009 at 5:00pm —
CORONADO, California (June 22, 2009) - Thirty-three Naval Academy Midshipmen kicked off their summer training program last Monday by riding the waves with the Coronado-based Assault Craft Unit One "Surf Riders."
Assault Craft Unit One (ACU 1), comprised of approximately 300 sailors and 23 landing craft, specializes in moving Marine amphibious units from ship to shore and back again. Their primary platform, the 135-foot Landing Craft Unit (LCU), is designed for heavy lift and can… Continue
Added by eCoronado on June 26, 2009 at 4:46pm —
There is no question that President Barack Obama was dealt a difficult hand to play but play it he must. He is not the first president to inherit grave problems and he, after all, asked for the job. There are many crises, foreign and domestic, competing for presidential attention. The pressures must be enormous, not only on the president, on whose desk the buck stops, but also on his still understaffed administration.
When problems and crises overwhelm, prioritization becomes… Continue
Since the 1970’s, the question has been raised as to whether or not CHS should be a closed campus has been raised often. Last year, this issue was finally determined when the School Board unanimously approved a new rule closing the campus for freshman only. The policy was created and endorsed by Principal Karl Mueller, Vice Principal Jenny Moore, and the PATT, which established a committee to study what steps should be taken regarding the closed campus issue. The question that must now be… Continue
Thanks for your interest in the vacant/abandoned construction sites in Coronado. Everyone should become familiar with Coronado's Municipal Codes. They are clearly written and well-crafted. You may review them on the City website www.coronado.ca.us and see for yourself what Coronado was INTENDED to look like. Coronado has a policy of NOT ENFORCING Municipal Codes without first receiving a written complaint from a resident. But since the Code Enforcement Officer reveals who wrote the complaint,… Continue
Wow ! The City has spent $12 Million on the Tunnel idea to-date ????
For that kind of money we could have had Barbara Denny's
"""Park n' Ride""""" program years ago. Heck! for $12 Million bucks we could have had a
""""Park n' Ride n' Have a Hot Dog on Us""""" program.
Added by Jim Desai on June 26, 2009 at 9:25am —
CORONADO ROTARY CLUB PRESENTS: 11th ANNUAL CORONADO LOW TIDE RIDE AND STRIDE: JUNE 28th
The 8.2 mile course goes north along the ocean beachfront of the Silver Strand. This event is held at low tide on hard packed sand, passing through Naval Amphibious Base beaches and in front of the beautiful Hotel del Coronado about 1 mile before the finish. This year’s run will benefit Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Comprehensive Combat and… Continue