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Sign up for a Summer History Camp session by noon on Monday (Memorial Day), and receive a 20% discount!  Just use the code SAVE20, when you go online to register.... Ready to be an Island Explorer?…


Added by Coronado Historical Association on May 22, 2015 at 10:30am — 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.…


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.



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…


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

Community Voices: Coronado Traffic is Out of Control

The recent death of a pedestrian at Fourth and A should be a wakeup call for the City of Coronado, but will it?  And the serious injury of a teenage pedestrian at Fourth and B about a year ago should have raised a red flag too, but it didn’t.  It’s astonishing, but an EFFECTIVE and TIMELY plan of action from our City has yet to materialize, and all we get are more studies and surveys.  Yes, CALTRANS is derelict too, so is the Navy, and San Diego judges don’t help much…


Added by Jim Newhall on May 20, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

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…


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

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…


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

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…


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

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…


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

“My Bike” Sculpture in Tidelands Heading for the Shop

The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission received notification that the San Diego Unified Port District is currently working on the restoration of the “My Bike” by Amos Robinson, a kinetic sculpture located in Tidelands Park along the bike path. In order to complete the artwork restoration, the Port has temporarily removed “My Bike” from the site so that the work can be performed at the artist’s studio. In terms of repair work, the artist will strip down the remaining paint, repaint…


Added by Kari Kovach on May 16, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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…


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

Judy Eby Gives Her All to the City She Loves

Judy Eby hasn’t been in Coronado for long, arriving in the Emerald Cit just over a year ago. In that time, though, she has impressed many local residents with her energy, charm and talent. “She’s a real dynamo,” said Heidi Wilson.

In February, Eby started Coronado’s Acoustic Jam at the Community Center, a monthly meetup where locals sing and strum their way through familiar tunes.  Now she’s starting a community choir with the help of John Nettles (pictured at…


Added by Gloria Tierney on May 15, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Coronado's Community Grant Program More Generous Than That of Other Jurisdictions

This article is a follow-up to the article, “City Council Poised to Approve Over $1 Million in Community Grants,” which was published on May 9. It is intended to provide Coronado residents with a comparison of Coronado’s community grants to those of other local jurisdictions as well as provide a digest of the…


Added by John Tato on May 15, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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…


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

PAWS Cat of the Week: Pounce for an Ounce of Sunshine

You can be the sunshine of my life and I can be yours.

Pounce and Pickles are PAWS alumni having been adopted together as kittens back in 2012. They were returned to the Coronado Animal Care Facility when their family moved into housing that did not allow pets.

Pickles came to us first and was quite overwhelmed at losing his home, human and feline sibling. But his shy nature quickly turns to charm as you pet him. Loving pets result in elevator butt,…


Added by PAWS of Coronado on May 15, 2015 at 2:30pm — 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…


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

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…


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

Visitor Center Looking for Summer Intern (Paid position!)

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…

Added by Coronado Historical Association on May 14, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

PAWS Dog of the Week: Jaylo

Two little sisters looking for a new adventure!  Jaylo and her sister Prim 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.  

Jaylo is a female Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix who is 3 years old weighing 21 pounds. Jaylo and…


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

Coronado Middle School's Annual Sixth Grade Olympics is a Huge Success

The event started with a parade of athletes, complete with an Olympic torch.

Thursday, May 7, 2015, was the 22nd Annual Sixth Grade Olympics for Coronado Middle School (CMS). This yearly event is an opportunity for the students in each homeroom to work together on the athletic field and in the pool while displaying the ideals of the Olympic tradition, including participation for…


Added by Kellee Hearther on May 13, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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