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Community Voices: Do you know your next door neighbors?

Do you know your next door neighbors? Probably not -- or only enough to say hello when you drive by or see them in the hall. Facebook is heavily used to link family and friends that are often thousands of miles apart, but we don't know our own neighbors!…

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Added by Lorraine Hermann on October 19, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments


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Highlights from the City Manager's Weekly Update: City Budget Update

Each week, the City of Coronado City Manager's Office provides an update that includes information on programs, services and issues within the City, as well as news, project updates and follow-up information when applicable.  Featured below are highlights from that update. The entire City Manager’s Weekly Update can be found on the City's…

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Added by Community Manager on October 19, 2014 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Lawsuit accuses millionaire's ex-wife, brother of murder in Coronado death



The San Diego Medical Examiner said Rebecca Zahau stripped naked, tied her hands and feet behind her back and hanged herself from the balcony of a Coronado Island mansion in 2011.

Zahau's family contends she was murdered by the ex-wife and brother of Paradise Valley millionaire Jonah Shacknai, and that her death was staged to look like a suicide.



Read the entire AZ Central story …

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Added by eCoronado on October 19, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Are Increased Speed Limits Coming to Third and Fourth Streets?

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is presently updating its Engineering and Traffic Surveys for Third and Fourth Streets, which are part of California State Highways 75 and 282.  The results of the updated surveys will determine the future speed limits on these streets.  Caltrans has completed its data collection and the surveys should be completed by the end of the year. The surveys are required to be performed every 10 years.

If the speed of…

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Added by John Tato on October 19, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment


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Skyrocketing Commercial Rents Take Their Toll on Local Shops and Restaurants

For 20 years this was home of Alexander's Pizza. It's now under wraps until its new owner moves in 

There is a sense among some in the community that the cost of doing business in Coronado may be getting too rich for many local businesses. In the past year there have been some substantial rent increases across the business district.

Last December, Charlie Wagner sold Central Drug because of a hefty rent increase, he said.…

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Added by Gloria Tierney on October 17, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment


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Newton's Laws come to Life for CUSD Students via FMA Live!

Science has never been so, well, musical. Think Schoolhouse Rock!, but with live singing, dancing and demonstrations. FMA Live! Forces in Motion is an award-winning science education concert that uses Newton’s Laws of motion to excite and engage students while encouraging them to pursue a future in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The program is sponsored through a partnership between Honeywell and NASA in an effort to…

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Added by Kellee Hearther on October 18, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments


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Coronado's Upcoming Meal Marathon Will Soon Feed 50,000 Children in the Dominican Republic

Lentils, spice, chicken, rice. This is the mantra – four words that mean the difference between going hungry and enjoying a hot meal. For kids living in the Dominican Republic, wondering where their next meal is coming from is commonplace. But a group of Coronado residents are changing that, with a little help from an organization called Children of the Nations.

Children of the Nations (COTN), founded in 1995 in Silverdale, Washington, is a Christian charitable organization…

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Added by Mary Douglas on October 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments


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Police Blotter October 7 - 13: Home on Second Street Burglarized, $9000+ in Valuables Taken

Crimes Reported

Vandalism (Less than $400)

Between 3:30 p.m. on 10/3 and 8:37 a.m. on 10/4, unknown person(s) used their hand(s) to hit the driver’s side vehicle mirrors forward of at least 15 vehicles in the 700 block of F Avenue, the 600 and 700 blocks of Eighth Avenue, and the 700 block of H Avenue, causing damage to one known vehicle.

100 block of H Avenue

10/3 - 10/4



Malicious Mischief/Vandalism - Misdemeanor

Unknown suspect(s)…

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Added by Community Manager on October 17, 2014 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Navy Calls Off Search For Missing Coronado Man (Video)



The Navy has called off the search for one of its civilian employees who went missing off San Clemente Island last week.

Lee Racicot, 59, of Coronado worked during the week for Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island, according San Diego TV station NBC7.

Read the entire KPBS…

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Added by eCoronado on October 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sweet 16 Birthday Offers Patrons 16 Cent Scoops on October 21st



Congrats to Mootime on celebrating their 16th birthday of making ice-cream dreams come true here in Coronado.  They have definitely made the "island" a sweeter place to live.



On October 21st, from 4-9pm, they will be serving up 16 cent scoops.  So, mark your calendar and enjoy an early Halloween treat from the Moo-Man!  Happy sweet 16!



Mootime is located at 1025 Orange Avenue.  Visit their …

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Added by eCoronado on October 16, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Paranormal Activity at the Hotel del Coronado - Have You Seen Kate Morgan?



The venerable Hotel del Coronado, San Diego’s landmark Pacific resort, has been experiencing paranormal activity for as long as anyone can remember — and with good reason. With more than 125 years of history behind her, it’s no surprise that this Victorian masterpiece has had its share of ghostly guests.

Kate Morgan, The Del’s Resident Ghost

Though supernatural stories abound, most have to do with Kate Morgan, a beautiful young woman…

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Added by eCoronado on October 16, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments

In Coronado For a Wedding? Budget Accommodations



With Coronado Beach recently adding “Most Romantic California Beach” to its long list of accolades, it’s no wonder countless couples decide to say “I do” in Coronado. While the island is charming in almost every aspect, many lodging prices around the island add little to the appeal.…

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Added by Coronado Inn on October 14, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Lorton Mitchell Custom Homes Finds Prehistoric Coronado Seashore

Posing in front of the recently restored Esrock Residence are, from left, owners Bernie and Jill Esrock, with builder Lorton Mitchell of Lorton Mitchell Custom Homes. Photo by Joe Ditler.

EXTRAORDINARY HOME RESTORATION…

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Added by Joseph Ditler on October 14, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment


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City Council Approves Seven Properties for Mills Act Agreements

The residence at 1807 Monterey:  The estimated annual tax revenue reduction to the city is $8,700 with an estimated property tax savings to the owner of $15,000.

The City Council approved seven properties for Mills Act agreements at its October 7, 1014 meeting.  The Mills Act agreements will provide the property owners with significant property tax relief.   The savings in property taxes are…

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Added by John Tato on October 13, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Boehner, Speaker of the House, Visits McP's Irish Pub

John Boehner, the controversial Speaker of the House of Representatives, let off some steam at McP’s Irish Pub on Sunday, while listening to Ron’s Garage on the outdoor patio. Seen here, from left to right, are Crystal Cox, Ron Wheeler (of Ron’s Garage), Gary Taylor (drummer), John Boehner, Lisa Tresner, Phil Lean (bass player), Claudio Martin (lead guitar), Traci…

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Added by Joseph Ditler on October 13, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Weekly Market Update -- October 13, 2014

Weekly Market Update, October 13, 2014

Presented by Manning Wealth Management

 

General market news

  • Equity markets suffered significant declines last week, led by a 4.45-percent drop in the Nasdaq and a 4.63-percent drop in the Russell 2000 Index. Poor earnings data, technical factors, and geopolitical concern all played a role in equity market weakness.
  • The International…
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Added by Manning Wealth Management on October 13, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Highlights from the City Manager's Weekly Update: Committee Vacancies, Roundworm Concerns

Each week, the City of Coronado City Manager's Office provides an update that includes information on programs, services and issues within the City, as well as news, project updates and follow-up information when applicable.  Featured below are highlights from that update. The entire City Manager’s Weekly Update can be found on the City's…

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Added by Community Manager on October 12, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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Coronado Community Center's Haunted House and Halloween Happening returns Friday

Known to scare more ghosts and goblins west of San Diego Bay, the Coronado Recreation Department’s Annual Haunted House will be up and spooking on Friday, October 24.

Located in the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way, the Haunted House will be filled with spiders, zombies, mad doctors and more. It is meant to scare all who enter. The less scary version is available from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for preschoolers and their parents and the regular haunted house from 4:30…

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Added by Mackenzie Wiley on October 9, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments


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"Navy SEALs in Coronado" Tells the True Story of America's Most Elite Warriors



Coronado has long enjoyed a rich connection with the military, in particular the Navy SEALs. Everyone has heard of the real-life exploits of Navy SEALs from books, movies, and newspaper headlines. Coronado was the birthplace for the SEALs and is still, today, a center of SEAL operations. There is no doubt that Coronado is proud to be home to the U.S. Navy’s most elite and principal special operations force.…

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Added by Mary Douglas on October 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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The Lesson Learned Isn't Always the One we Expect - Open Letter to Coronado Community

Dan'l Steward, a resident of E Avenue in Coronado, perched in a

large Eucalyptus that was targeted for removal until the City agreed

to involve the residents of the street in decisions regarding removal

and…

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Added by Kellee Hearther on October 10, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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