Newsflash: Tomorrow is the last day of 2009. That means we’re moving into the first new decade of the 2000s. And we have a decision to make.
Say “2009″ outloud. Chances are you’re saying “two thousand and nine.” But if you think about it, that’s weird. Say “1909″ outloud. Chances are you’re saying “nineteen-oh-nine.” It makes some sense, since we weren’t going to pronounce “2000″ as “twenty hundred,” but for whatever reason, going… Continue
Added by eCoronado on December 30, 2009 at 11:30pm —
NAVAL BASE CORONADO, Calif., -- More than 120 Naval Base Coronado (NBC) Sailors received toys during a toy drive Dec. 21 at the Defense Mapping Agency Auditorium aboard Naval Air Station North Island.
Mr. Jim Massey, a Retired Marine, coordinated the toy drive. Massey, 78, said he dedicates his entire year to preparing for the toy drive. Massey said he will go to great lengths to ensure that he has enough toys to give away at the toy drive and has done so for approximately the… Continue
Experts at the CDC tell us flu is likely to continue for months caused by either 2009 H1N1 viruses or regular seasonal flu viruses. The vast majority of flu this year so far have been caused by H1N1 (swine) flu virus. Although the incidence has been declining, H1N1 infection was associated with another 9 pediatric deaths in the week ending 12/19. (http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/update.htm)
Vaccine supplies are now considered adequate… Continue
Millions of people have a fear of flying. Although it is, statistically, the safest method of travel mile for mile, the spectacular and catastrophic nature of major plane crashes causes many air travelers to tremble at every bump, vibration and unusual noise. Add to this general sense of disquiet, the tribulations of modern air travel including crowded flights, long lines, Spartan service, truly awful in-flight food, sparse legroom, cramped… Continue
CORONADO, Calif. -- A public vigil will be held in Coronado Wednesday in memory of a woman who was strangled, allegedly by her boyfriend, soon after he was bailed out of jail in connection with a previous incident of domestic violence against her.
Christina Jones, 31, was killed in her Golden Hill apartment Dec. 17 in front of her 4- and 17-month-old children. The children's father, Melvin Carter, 29, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.
The Coronado cop who subdued a traffic violator with a taser may be sued for damages by the boxer-clad, angry young man, a state appellate court has ruled.
The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals published Monday involved officer Brian McPherson who had pulled over motorist Carl Bryan for a seat belt infraction in the summer of 2005.
Bryan, 21, is suing in federal court, alleging the use of… Continue
The locally owned and operated Coronado Fitness Club at 875 Orange Avenue will be hosting the New Year/New You Celebration and Open House on Saturday, January 2 from 8am to 11am. Join us to start your New Year's resolutions off on the right foot.
The Open House and Celebration will include a FREE day at the gym with FREE fitness classes and gym use, FREE refreshments, FREE chair massages, t-shirts, water bottles, FREE Optimum Nutrition and Function… Continue
Roasted Nut Crusted Fried Brie is one of the easiest and tastiest hors d'œuvres - I guarantee it will be devoured at your next cocktail, dinner, New Year's Eve or Super Bowl (Go Chargers!) party. I first tasted Chef Deborah Scott's creation at Kemo Sabe. It's also featured…
Between December 13th and January 15th Coronado will play host to nearly 200 collegiate swimmers and coaches taking advantage of our weather and the superb aquatics facility on the Coronado High School campus.
The Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex (BBMAC) will be the winter home for seven college teams and world class swimmers, including perennial Mountain West Conference Champion University of Nevada Las Vegas. College teams from… Continue
Added by eCoronado on December 28, 2009 at 10:46am —
Coronado residents Barbara Burton and Elena Haley, both stay-at-home moms with young children in the same pre-school, were initially inspired by each other’s enthusiasm to get out of their mommy sweat suits. Regularly admiring one another’s outfit, they soon were trading secrets about where they had found their latest designer… Continue
Added by eCoronado on December 26, 2009 at 4:08pm —
Coronado (EDCO): Curbside, with regular trash pickup Monday through Jan. 15. Drop-off at Glorietta Bay Boat Launching Ramp parking lot off Strand Way (follow signs to bins) or at the Coronado Cays lot next to the fire station, Monday through Jan. 15. Please place trees inside collection containers.
Don’t throw that crispy Christmas tree in the trash now that the holiday is over. Most cities across the county will pick it up and recycle it straight from the curb on regular… Continue
Added by eCoronado on December 26, 2009 at 3:38pm —
Our nation’s political leaders in Washington are putting in long hours in the waning days of 2009, mostly either trying to get a healthcare bill passed or trying to stop it. Members of Congress don’t even have time to read the entire 2078-page bill, let alone understand all that it will do or undo. They probably haven’t had time to think about New Year’s resolutions, either, so once again this year I thought I’d do it for them.
The locally owned and operated Coronado Fitness Club at 875 Orange Avenue will be hosting the New Year/New You Celebration and Open House on Saturday, January 2 from 8am to 11am.
The Open House and Celebration will include a FREE day at the gym with free fitness classes and gym use, free refreshments, Free Optimum Nutrition and Function product samples, free chair massages, t-shirts, water bottles, and free body fat testing. Join us Jan 2nd 8am to 11am for fun,… Continue
If CityBeat could add to its 2009 Best of San Diego issue, bus route 901 would be named the most beautiful Sunday ride in the county. That isn’t just because of the gorgeous views of both the bay and the Pacific, but because the Sunday bus may not be there in 2010.
From its northern end, the 901 winds through Downtown San Diego and past Petco Park, loops across the Coronado Bridge, swings past the North Island Naval Complex, then makes a stop at Coronado City Hall.
There is no such thing as a dull decade. The arc of history is long—to maul a line by Dr. Martin Luther King—and it bends toward stuff happening. Even the 1970s, generally regarded as the ugly stepdecade of the 20th century, played host to a White House scandal that sprawled on for months, metastasizing into the only presidential resignation in American history. Beat that, 1980s. (OK, no sweat: the fall of the Berlin Wall, the implosion of the Soviet Union …) Still,… Continue
Added by eCoronado on December 23, 2009 at 9:52am —
What a conversation I had about Christmas; Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas, teaching your kids about the real world or holding on to that excitement of belief.
What do you do when your child comes to you and says "I know Santa isn't real, he's not a real person"? Slowly watch the excitement fade from their eyes? Realize that you child is no longer so innocent? Heck no.
It's now time to teach them about being Santa and what Christmas is about. Christmas is meant to… Continue
Added by Tom R on December 22, 2009 at 3:33pm —