June 2009 Blog Posts (92)

The De-Industrialzation of America... Random Thoughts.

Many moons ago, when I was a newly minted aerospace engineer, Ronald Regan told us that even though his policies were causing millions of "low tech" jobs to flee the US, his policies would create billions of hi-tech jobs. We, the tech elite, had nothing to worry about. If one was wielding a monkey wrench in an auto plant, or flooring a sewing machine in a shirt factory, one could simply get more skills and upgrade to a better higher paying job, and let the Chinese, do the rest for us. Now 30… Continue

Added by Jim Desai on June 25, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Woman leads police on chase, jumps off Coronado bridge

The apparently suicidal woman survived the jump and was taken to the hospital by Harbor police.

An apparently suicidal woman standing on the Coronado Bridge led officers on a chase Thursday that ended back on the span, where she got out of her car and leaped into the San Diego Bay, but survived the fall.

The woman was reported standing on the bridge shortly after 10 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. When police tried to contact her, she drove into… Continue

Added by eCoronado on June 25, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Coronado's BBMAC Pool (Located at CHS) Lowers Prices

The Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex, located at Coronado High School, now has new lower prices! Youths (6months - 17 years)- $1.00; Adults (18-55)- $2.00; Seniors (55+)- $1.00

Lessons have dropped by 40%! Sign up today!

Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex

818 6th Street



Added by eCoronado on June 24, 2009 at 3:22pm — 3 Comments

La Provencale French Retail Store For Sale!!!

La Provencale, the French retail store that has been doing business in Coronado since 1997 is for sale. The store is located at 1122 Orange Avenue in one of the finest buildings in town. Please inquire soon if you are interested in this long time local business.
Please visit the store or e-mail if you have serious interest.

Added by Kristin Aldridge on June 24, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments

Navy Man killed in Chula Vista car accident

CHULA VISTA — A 24-year-old Navy man was killed Tuesday night when the car he was driving went off Otay Lakes Road near Wueste Road and hit a tree, authorities said.

The sailor, who was stationed aboard the aircraft carrier Nimitz, lived in Coronado and was married, the county Medical Examiner's Office said.

Read the entire Union Tribune article here.

Added by eCoronado on June 24, 2009 at 9:24am — No Comments

Surf Dog Contest Photos by Dana Neibert

Local photographer Dana Neibert just posted some amazing photos of the Loews Coronado Bay Resort canine surf competition held last weekend in Imperial Beach:

Find more photos like this on Coronado Island (eCoronado.com)

Thanks for sharing Dana...bow WOW!

See more of Dana's photography… Continue

Added by eCoronado on June 24, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Coronado 4th of July Schedule

As soon as 2010 info is available, we'll post it! Join the eCoronado.com website to be notified with new info. Here is what the events were last year:

Coronado Independence Day Celebration 2009

Saturday, July 4

5:00AM - Wake up and put our your chairs / blankets to save your spot. You may not set out your stuff before 5:00AM.

7:00AM – 34th Annual Independence Day 15K Run-5K… Continue

Added by eCoronado on June 24, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Coronado Concerts in the Park - Challenge BEER: Featuring Bass Pale Ale & Hoisin Braised Buffalo Short Ribs

eCoronado e-mailed me and requested that I share my recent blog post from "There's a Newf in My Soup!" I recently started this blog, featuring two of my passions: Cooking and Newfoundland Dogs (if you are a local, you've probably seen us on our walks around the island with our two Newfs, Dooley & Diver).

You can check out our blog at http://www.newfinmysoup.blogspot.com/

You are also welcome to stop by our gourmet spread at the park and say hello - we're set up under… Continue

Added by Denise E. Jones on June 23, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Coronado Independence Day 15K Run 5K Run/Walk

Run starts and finishes in Tidelands Park, adjacent to the Coronado Bay Bridge, going along Glorietta Boulevard past the golf course, yacht club and the Naval Amphibious Base.


Holds over 20 Nationally ranked 15K times!!!

Get more event and registration details here

To see all the Coronado 4th of July events… Continue

Added by eCoronado on June 23, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

You're The Man Now, Dog (ESPN)

Editor's Note: Loews Coronado Bay Resort surf-dog contest continues to get great press:

Left: That's Dozer there taking a digger, luckily he's a heck of a body surfer. Right: And bringing new meaning to the word "tandem," five dogs, 20 paws, and one board.

With popularity among the canine ranks soaring, should the ASP considering adding a doggy division?

What can you say about a surf contest for dogs? I… Continue

Added by eCoronado on June 23, 2009 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Prez Obama & Iran

At long last we have a Prez with an intelligent commonsense approach towards Iran. The Prez_O approach is simply to leave them alone and let them solve their own problems. The Iranian people; turbaned or otherwise; have our sympathy and our good wishes "PERIOD" Nothing more. Frankly speaking, we are not interested in the thankless task of playing world cop any further.

Our taps are dry;

Our lawns are brown;

Our banks are $700 Billion short;

Our 401K's… Continue

Added by Jim Desai on June 23, 2009 at 3:08pm — No Comments

New Cancer Cure ..or.. New Bio WMD ??


This "Port a Potty" has been sitting on this abandoned construction site on F Ave for more than a year.

365+ days of warm sunshine.. 365+ cool nights.

Assuming the construction workers took a dump before leaving the site, I shudder to think what has been growing inside that potty for a year. Either a new bio WMD or a cure for cancer. I leave it to you to to do the wagering. Let us hope that since school is out, some inquisitive kid does not wander in… Continue

Added by Jim Desai on June 23, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

the coronado hospital auxiliary are sponsoring 2 money makes for the hospital.



Added by carolyn moorhouse on June 23, 2009 at 10:20am — No Comments

Thank you for helping Connor

To the editor and people of Coronado:

Thank you for helping Connor.

I would like to thank everyone who attended or contributed to the fundraiser held last month for Connor C. When I heard about Connor by way of Coronado Little League President, Jillian McNary, I knew that I had to join in the effort to help his family and thanks to the wonderful community we live in, the response has been wonderful.

Connor is a 4 year old boy in Coronado, who was recently… Continue

Added by eCoronado on June 23, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments

Mayor Tanaka Welcomes California American Water to Coronado

Coronado Mayor Casey Tanaka paid a visit to California American Water’s new Administrative Services office on June 15. He met with state president Robert MacLean and addressed the staff, welcoming the company’s office to the town. California American Water is no stranger to the community and Mayor Tanaka shared a story about city staff working alongside company representatives to fix a broken fire hydrant, saving water and preventing potential damage… Continue

Added by California American Water on June 22, 2009 at 11:45am — No Comments

California American Water Headquarters Relocates to Coronado

CORONADO, CA – May 11, 2009 – California American Water, which provides water service to residents of Coronado, Imperial Beach and parts of San Diego, announced today it has relocated its headquarters to Coronado.

“We are pleased to welcome the California headquarters of our water utility to our city,” said Coronado Mayor Casey Tanaka. “For 35 years California American Water has provided our residents with high-quality water service and we are pleased to have their staff join us on… Continue

Added by California American Water on June 22, 2009 at 11:32am — No Comments

Sailor dies after freefall training jump

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego-based sailor and experienced parachutist died early Thursday from head trauma sustained during a nighttime military freefall training jump in Arizona, Navy officials said Friday.

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class (EW/AW/FPJ) Andrew J. Lightner was conducting the night jump as the final part of a jumpmaster spotting exercise at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., Lt. Frank Magallon, a Naval Special Warfare Group 1… Continue

Added by eCoronado on June 22, 2009 at 9:21am — No Comments

Navy pilot receives Bronze Star

Editor's note: Lt. Cmdr. Matt Mowad and his family are Coronado residents.

A career Navy pilot who grew up in Ventura has been awarded the Bronze Star medal for meritorious service during ground combat operations in Iraq.

Lt. Cmdr. Matt Mowad, son of Yolanda Mowad of Ventura, was presented the medal during a May 29 ceremony in San Diego, where he is stationed. The Bronze Star is the nation’s 10th highest military award and fourth highest combat medal,… Continue

Added by eCoronado on June 22, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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Added by Dawn Ovrom-School Board Member on June 22, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

San Diego quick trips: Beyond the popular hot spots are attractive options on and off the beaten track

COSTA MESA, Calif. - The mantra is money is tight, so is time. Even with the siren call of summer, many vacationers this year are looking to keep things a little shorter, a little less expensive.

Even a whole hog trip to San Diego might be a bit too much this year. So we're offering up slices of San Diego - little morsels that can be collected together and perhaps turned into a one- or two-day trip.

They're appetizers and side dishes to go with the famous main courses of… Continue

Added by eCoronado on June 22, 2009 at 8:51am — No Comments

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