October 2009 Blog Posts (85)

The importance of Social Media, a silent but violent revolution we are all taking part in, without knowing.

It is important to be aware of as well as be involved with social media in different levels; as users, as consumers, as business owners, and content generators.

Though Social Media we can voice our opinions, share ideas and communicate effectively on a public platform that we can all be part of, we are given the choice to listen or be listened. Social media allows freedom to interact with other users from all over the world, to connect with… Continue

Added by Alan Cruz on October 24, 2009 at 11:20am — No Comments

FREE Coronado Solar Community Seminar Saturday 10/24

FREE Solar Community Seminar tomorrow, October 24th. The presentation will go over how solar works, rebates and incentives that are available, financing, your individual energy needs and more.

Phase I of the Coronado Goes Solar campaign was a huge success and Sullivan Solar Power will continue rewarding residents in Coronado who take part in creating a case study out of our city. The new systems from Phase I of the community discount program will have increased the amount of solar in… Continue

Added by Erica Johnson on October 23, 2009 at 5:06pm — 2 Comments

Navy officer forced to retire after overseeing prolonged hazing

A non-commissioned officer who oversaw the prolonged hazing and sexual taunting of sailors in Bahrain has been removed from his supervisory duties in Coronado and is being forced to retire, it was reported Thursday.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Toussaint was handed a career-ending letter of censure Wednesday, reassigning him to an administrative post at a base in Norfolk, Va., until his forced retirement in January, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Toussaint… Continue

Added by eCoronado on October 22, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Coronado Police Blotter October 11-20, 2009

Thanks to the City of Coronado Police Department for providing eCoronado.com with the below information (partial list):

* 1 traffic collisions

* 1 locked bike stolen

* 2 cars stolen


* 10/12: Female 16 years old attempted petty theft & violation of probation (400 block G Ave.)

* 10/13: Male 38 years old DUI alcohol/drugs (NASNI)

* 10/14:… Continue

Added by eCoronado on October 22, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Coronado plans to fine-tune contentious traffic circle

Coronado plans to tweak the design of a disputed roundabout set up temporarily at a busy, three-way intersection and seek residents' comments on the result.

An evaluation of the roundabout, on Pomona and Adella avenues and Seventh Street, presented to the City Council earlier this month revealed that the roundabout was effective at meeting most of the city's objectives.

“It slows traffic through the intersection and does so without increasing… Continue

Added by eCoronado on October 22, 2009 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Decision Time for the Peace President (102109) by J. F. Kelly, Jr.

A commentary by J. F. Kelly, Jr.

Contrary to all the criticism from the righteous right, President Barack Obama was a perfectly logical choice to receive the Nobel Peace Price. He talks incessantly about peace which appears to be the prime qualification. He pursues an apparently endless policy of engagement as have many previous recipients who have been honored more for what they have talked about than for what they have actually accomplished.

Everyone wants peace… Continue

Added by eCoronado on October 21, 2009 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Returns Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Returns Home

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Frank E. Neely

USS Ronald Reagan Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO – Four ships and more than 5,000 Sailors of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 7 returned to their homeport of San Diego Oct. 21 after a five-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR).

The strike group… Continue

Added by eCoronado on October 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

92118 Residents Save 20% at Candelas (Coronado Ferry Landing)

We have mentioned this before, but now there is an official card from Candelas for 92118 residents to save 20%.

Get the details here and enjoy the discount.

See the official Candelas Coronado website here.

Candelas Coronado || 1201 First street #115, Coronado CA 92118 (at… Continue

Added by eCoronado on October 21, 2009 at 11:11am — No Comments

USS Ronald Reagan Returns To San Diego Today

SAN DIEGO -- The USS Ronald Reagan and three warships in its strike group return to San Diego Wednesday following a five-month deployment that included air strikes in support of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and operations against pirates off Somalia.

Scheduled to undergo a $12.1 million, seven-month-long makeover, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is sailing back to its homeport with the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville and the… Continue

Added by eCoronado on October 21, 2009 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

Best Southern California Craft Brewery?

TheFullPint.com is proud to round out our Best Craft Brewery Polls with the Best Southern California Craft Brewery Poll. This poll is to promote some of the greatest brewers in the region and most of all, to have fun. Vote with spirit, but don’t take this too seriously. This will be hard, as many of these breweries make some of the best beer not only in the area, but in the entire world. Please read tips below the list of breweries.

If you… Continue

Added by eCoronado on October 21, 2009 at 9:19am — No Comments

Had a great time at the Yogurt Escape event tonight!

I know Steve will be posting a proper write-up later with pics and all, but I just wanted to post a quick THANKS to eCoronado.com and Yogurt Escape for putting on this fun event!

I'm actually posting this from the new Rotary Park on my laptop! The City has provided free wireless in Rotary Park . . . and there's even power available at the base of the pole furthest from Orange Ave! ;-)

I'm sitting here in my shorts and new "92118" T-Shirt enjoying the perfect evening in… Continue

Added by Jamie Edmonds on October 20, 2009 at 8:26pm — 3 Comments

WineStyles and Il Fornaio present a Five Course Wine Pairing dinner with award winning Winemaker, Robert Pepi.

Please join us for a Wine Maker Dinner Wednesday at Il Fornaio!

WineStyles and IL Fornaio invite you to a Wine Pairing Dinner with Award Winning Wine Maker, Robert Pepi
Date: Wednesday 10/21/09
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Il Fornaio 1333 1st St, Coronado
Seating is limited. RSVP: (619) 437-4911 (Il Fornaio)
Cost: $75.95 (Plus tax and gratuity)
For additional information and menu please visit our website:

Added by Wine A Bit on October 20, 2009 at 11:03am — No Comments

A Tribute to a Local Hero: My Father

Harold L. Whitmire, 76, passed away on September 14, 2009. And integral part of the San Diego South Bay, Hal was an Advanced Research and Design Aerospace Engineer at Rohr Industries for 37 years, pioneering nacelle technology still used today...as a result, his legacy remains. Hal and his wife, Trudi were also fixtures at Metro League basketball games for 35 years. If you played high school basketball anytime from the mid 1970s until a few years ago, he would have most likely seen you play. If… Continue

Added by Rebecca Ann Whitmire on October 20, 2009 at 12:48am — 1 Comment

A Leisurely Drive to Julian and Recipe for Quick Apple Strudel

Julian is a quaint town in the Cuyamaca mountains, about an hour east of San Diego. John and I needed a temporary diversion from our Gingerbread Land of Oz, and decided to take a leisurely drive. As a little side note, our first date was Bond's Discovery Run to Julian, with the San Diego BMW Z Car Club. Yep,… Continue

Added by Denise E. Jones on October 19, 2009 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Coronado Chamber Raffle Tickets $20 for a chance to win $2,000

You could win $2,000 and help support your local Coronado businesses!

Tickets for The Coronado Chamber of Commerce's fall raffle are on sale now through Monday, October 26.

The drawing will be on October 28 during the Fall Fiesta Sundowner at Miguel's. You don't need to be present to win. Here's a break down of the awesome prizes:

Grand Prize: $2,000 cash!

Yes, that's two large in your pocket. Think of all the… Continue

Added by The Blue Bridge Co. on October 19, 2009 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Recruiting Junior Associates/Interns.

I am recruiting Interns/Junior Associates who would like to acquire real hands on experience in business development and interact with successful business owners. This is a great opportunity to:

-Sharpen you business skills.

-Build your resume.

-Get college credit (if you are in school)

-Letters of recommendation.

-Expand your network.

-Learn about Social Media advertising, branding and how to put together online ad campaigns.

-Launch your own project,… Continue

Added by Alan Cruz on October 19, 2009 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Free Burgers, Yogurt & Ice-Cream Oh My!

What a way to start the week:

Monday Oct 19, 6-9pm: Find out how to get a free burger from Burger Lounge if you email them proof of Yelp account.

Tuesday Oct 20, 7-9pm: Get free yogurt from Yogurt Escape if you leave a comment on this post (filling up fast!). 92118 t-shirts available… Continue

Added by eCoronado on October 19, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

92118 T-Shirts Have Arrived - Order Them Today!

About a month ago, we created some 92118 t-shirts to see what the response would be. Well, it was huge and we decided to print up some higher quality shirts for both men and women.


The front of the t-shirts have 92118 on them.

The back of… Continue

Added by eCoronado on October 17, 2009 at 5:00pm — 25 Comments

City weighs law to limit used-car sales

The move to keep city streets from becoming used-car lots is moving to Coronado.


What: Public hearing to discuss a ban on street sales of vehicles

When: 3 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Coronado City Hall, 1825 Strand Way

Coronado Police Chief Lou Scanlon said residents are complaining that people are using heavily traveled streets to sell their vehicles, causing congestion and disrupting the peace in their… Continue

Added by eCoronado on October 17, 2009 at 4:41pm — 2 Comments

Support WHITE CANE DAYS this weekend!

The Lions Club is holding their annual WHITE CANE DAYS this weekend at Coronado grocery stores and post office. Please make a donation and thank them for their continued service to the visually impaired community. Then wear the white cane on your lapel all day to show your support! There are many of us who are visually impaired in Coronado and we appreciate all that the Lion's Club does for us.

Also, this is even another reminder to drive 25 and be pedestrian friendly! With so few traffic… Continue

Added by Denise Boucher on October 17, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

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