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Navy Training Jet Runs Off Runway at Naval Air Station North Island, Pilot Rescued

CORONADO, Calif.– A U.S. Navy T-45C aircraft assigned to Training Squadron NINE (VT-9), stationed out of Meridian, Mississippi, ran off the end of runway 29 at Naval Air Station North Island at approximately 2 p.m. Pacific time.

The pilot was able to safely eject from the aircraft and is currently being evaluated at a local…

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Added by Community Manager on May 22, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Obituary: Olga Creighton, Coronado's Garage Sale Queen; 1925-2015

Olga Farrah Creighton: A Major Presence on Coronado



CORONADO – Olga Creighton came into this life with nothing. She was the youngest of eight children born to poor Lebanese parents. She lived through the Great Depression, World War II; the Korean and Vietnam Wars. In the end, Olga had everything she could ever hope for.…

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Added by Joseph Ditler on May 21, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Memorial Day Services - Agenda For Monday's Event

A small American flag is backdropped by the Recruit Depot Honor Guard at a past Memorial Day tribute in Coronado’s Star Park. Photo by Joe Ditler.

MEMORIAL DAY 2015…

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Added by Joseph Ditler on May 20, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Avenue of Heroes Banner Program Rolls Out



How does a neighborhood, considered to have the busiest highway for its length in the country, turn the tide and become a pride of Coronado again? The TAF (Third and Fourth Streets) group asserted that one challenge, the Navy commuter traffic, could actually become their own "Crown."

When the concept of an “Avenue of Heroes," (to honor the significant military route of Third and Fourth Streets) was brought before the Coronado Transportation Commission (CTC) in January…

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Added by Toni Mc Gowan on May 20, 2015 at 8:00am — 2 Comments


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Behind the Scenes of the Coronado Historical Association's 2015 Historic Home Tour

Bike parking outside one of the homes on the 2015 Historical Home Tour

Every year on Mother's Day, the Coronado Historical Association (CHA) hosts the Historical Home Tour, which gives the community a unique chance to see inside some of Coronado's diverse and beautiful houses.

This year, Susan Keith and Emily Talbert co-directed the event for the fourth time…

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Added by Becca Garber on May 19, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Complimentary Braid Bar & Make Up Touchup Monday from 10a-2pm


Coronado Bliss wants to keep you looking great this Memorial Day.  

Contact them with any questions.

Added by eCoronado on May 21, 2015 at 3:54pm — No Comments


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Police Blotter May 12th - 18th: Employee embezzlement reported at local pizzeria

Crimes

Report of Domestic Violence

Victim and and her partner got into a verbal argument where the victim’s partner made claims of physical contact.

No Location Given

5/12/2015

 

Malicious Mischief/Vandalism

Unknown Suspect(s) used a black marker to write graffiti on the men’s restroom wall.

Tidelands Park

5/12/2015

 

Malicious Mischief/Vandalism

Unknown Suspect(s) used a…

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Added by Grace Sylvester on May 19, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Bay Books keeps the classic bookstore experience in Coronado

In an age where bookstores are fading out as Kindles and Nooks are flooding in, one local bookstore continues to stand its ground. Bay Books is the kind of place every reader dreams of making their home for an hour or two. Soft music plays in the background and seats and tables are positioned throughout the store for customers to not grab a book and go, but make book shopping an experience. The staff are friendly and share the same love…

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Added by Alyssa Ballard on May 18, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments


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Former SEAL Building a Life - Island Style



Mark Blore (left) and John O'Brien (right) presenting Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli, Chairman of the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Mark Blore has found a life in Coronado the suits him well, and keeps him out of business suits. A former Navy SEAL and a resident of Coronado, Mark has lived and worked in Coronado on and off for the past 20 years - he is now COO of Flagg, Inc.  I met with Mark at Panera Bread early in the morning and he has…

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Added by Katy Hendrickson on May 16, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment


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Albertson's to Transform into Haggen Southwest in 40-Hour Grocery Store Makeover

Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen is bringing more than 80 years of family values to Coronado. Founded by Ben and Dorothy Haggen and Doug Clark during the Great Depression, Haggen has been a pioneer in the grocery industry. Since their opening, the company has supported thousands of Northwest farms, ranches, fisheries and other businesses, creating a lasting and sustainable local food economy. The…

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Added by Mary Douglas on May 17, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

New Complimentary Car Service in Conjunction with Stake Chophouse



Elevating the bar for Coronado’s dining scene, Stake Chophouse & Bar is rolling out a new feature to the Coronado area. Stake is now offering a complimentary luxury car service to provide guests with a special night from start to finish. Car service will begin at 
5:00 pm daily and will run until close.



Reservations are available on a first come, first serve basis and can be booked in conjunction…

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Added by eCoronado on May 18, 2015 at 4:32pm — 2 Comments

Coronado Junior Satellite Tournament Hosts 148 Players



The Glorietta tennis courts may be a little crowded the next few weekends and that is good news for junior tennis. City of Coronado Tennis Director, Sue Hites, was pleased that 148 players from all over Southern California, as well as a few from Mexico, are participating in this event.



Hites shared that not only is it important for junior players to compete in tournaments, but it's even more important that they practice fair play during their matches.  She passed out…

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Added by eCoronado on May 17, 2015 at 11:59am — No Comments


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A Proposed Bicycle Helmet Law Stirs Debate Over How Best to Keep Riders Safe

A seemly innocent piece of legislation meant to keep bicycle riders safe has reignited a decades old debate. The bill, California SB 192, was introduced by State Senator Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge) and originally was designed to require adults in California to wear protective helmets when riding their bikes or face a $25 fine.

The bill was drafted…

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Added by Gloria Tierney on May 15, 2015 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments


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CHS Senior Standout: Courtney Cunnigham

Due to her little brother’s severe respiratory ailments and declining health, senior Courtney Cunningham’s family moved from dusty Arizona to Coronado.

Courtney’s experience at Coronado High School was the complete opposite of the all-girls school she previously attended. Courtney says he has met some of the most intelligent, humble, and genuinely real people and she believes this is strongly due to the sea air and positive environment. Courtney has had the chance to expand…

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Added by Mackenzie Wiley on May 12, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments


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CHS Class of 1965 Will Hold Its 50th Reunion in June

Coronado High School’s class of 1965 will celebrate its 50th reunion from June 7 through 10.  The class of 1965 was the fiftieth class to graduate from Coronado High School (CHS) and will celebrate its fiftieth reunion concurrently with the graduation of the 100th class from CHS.

Planned events include an informal gathering in Spreckels…

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Added by John Tato on May 15, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments


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Naval Base Coronado Opens Largest Fitness and Liberty Center in the Navy (Photo Tour)

Naval Base Coronado Commanding Officer Captain Chris Sund welcomed a decent and excited crowd at the May 11, 2015, ribbon cutting ceremony for the new multi-million dollar Naval Base Coronado Fitness and Liberty Complex (NASNI Building 1507). 

Six years in the making, the new facility first became a possibility when former MCPON (Master Chief Petty Officer of…

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Added by Kellee Hearther on May 14, 2015 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

State Drops Appeal of Sacramento Judge’s Decision



CORONADO, CA
 - The State officially abandoned its appeal today of a Superior Court ruling issued last year that found loans the City of Coronado made to its now-dissolved redevelopment agency are enforceable obligations.

The Department of Finance decision to drop its appeal means the July 2014 ruling is final and binding, and that the City’s loans to the former Coronado Community Development Agency may be paid back.

“We are…

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Added by eCoronado on May 15, 2015 at 11:11am — No Comments

Paws of Coronado: Prim Will Steal Your Heart

Two little sisters looking for a new adventure!  Prim and her sister Jaylo found their way to the Coronado Animal Care Facility because their former family could no longer continue to care for them. Still a bit confused, they are getting used to their new surroundings and their shyness is giving way to wanting to be in your lap and giving you lots of kisses.  

Prim is a female Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix who is 3 years old weighing 19 pounds. Prim and…

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Added by PAWS of Coronado on May 14, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Yellow Bow Tribute to Lorton Mitchell



During the week of May 18 - 25, 2015, proud owners of Lorton Mitchell Custom Homes will display a yellow bow in a prominent place on their homes.  By this small and thoughtful gesture, our City will be reminded of the significant and artful impact Lorton made to our community.

Since 1983, Lorton Mitchell was a well-respected and talented builder whose custom and remodeled homes contributed to making Coronado a more beautiful place.  His impressive work can be seen…

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Added by Mary Pack on May 15, 2015 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Visitor Center Looking for Summer Intern (Paid position!)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OFFERED! 
The Coronado Visitor Center is offering a PAID INTERNSHIP from June 1 - September 4. Chosen candidate will help oversee the operation of the Visitor Center and our Social Media efforts. Must be able to work Saturday and Sundays!
For more information contact Janet Francis, General…
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Added by Coronado Historical Association on May 14, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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