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Car procession for Annual Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival to take place today in Coronado

The kick-off and celebration of all things automobiles for the 17th Annual Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival will officially begin today with a car procession from the makeshift speedway on Naval Air Station North Island to Rotary Park in Coronado. More than 40 automobiles of all kinds are expected to join the procession.  The procession will begin at Naval Air Station North Island, will travel down Fourth Avenue to Orange, and will end at Rotary Park in Coronado, CA…


Added by Community Manager on September 18, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Updated: U.S. Fighter Jets Collide Over Pacific, 1 Pilot Missing

Update: The Navy has identified Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26 year old native of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., as the pilot who was declared presumed deceased, Sept. 15.  A 2009 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Poloski reported to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94, based in Lemoore, Calif., in April, 2014.

Two U.S. fighter jets…


Added by eCoronado on September 12, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Former Naval Officer to Hold Book Signing at Coronado's Bay Books for Newly-Released Military Historical Thriller

Former Naval officer and USC graduate John Gobbell will appear at Bay Books in Coronado on September 18 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. for a book signing upon the release of his newest military historical thriller Edge of Valor.

John Gobbell is the author of seven World War II thrillers about the U.S. Navy in the Pacific, including A Call to Colors, The Neptune Strategy and When Duty Whispers Low. Edge of Valor is the fifth of five…


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

Promotional Partnerships Available for the Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival

SAN DIEGO, CA – Promotional partnerships are available for this year’s Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival, to be held September 20-21, 2014. In its 17th year, this year’s event promises fast-paced, thrilling auto racing and exhibitions for car enthusiasts of all ages at one of the most distinctive racetrack locations – Naval Air Station North Island.

Nowhere else in America can spectators witness a variety of cars racing on a live runway used by the U.S. Navy. It’s…


Added by Community Manager on August 14, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Fleet Week San Diego Announces Star-Spangled Schedule of Events to Honor San Diego’s Military

August 12, 2014 (SAN DIEGO, CA) – The men and women that defend the land of the free and the home of the brave are honored each year by San Diego’s Fleet Week military tribute.  This year’s roster of events includes festivities exclusively for the military, as well as some spectacular events open to the public that members of the community will not want to miss.

This year, the San Diego Fleet Week Foundation is pleased to announce a NEW event, the Fleet Week Big Bay…


Added by Community Manager on August 12, 2014 at 9:01pm — No Comments

With Nobel Effort, Pilot Sets His Sights on the Prize

Capt. Len Kaine (US Airways/PSA, Ret.) is anxiously waiting for October 10, the day he learns if he will receive the coveted Nobel Peace Prize. The 78-year-old, who was previously nominated in 2003, has dedicated the majority of his life to philanthropic pursuits through the Golden Rule Society, which he founded in 1972.

“Mr. Kaine has selflessly dedicated his time and his efforts as a nonpaid volunteer for more than 42 years in the pursuit of two life goals: world…


Added by eCoronado on August 5, 2014 at 12:25pm — No Comments

The U.S. Military Realizes the Benefits of Secure, Renewable Energy

As tensions continue to increase in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, U.S. energy supplies are being disrupted, raising oil prices at home and increasing the threat to our soldiers and national security.  Energy is what the U.S. needs to run everyday life, continue development at home and ensure national security.  So why not switch over to an energy source that is more reliable and readily available here at home? 

That is exactly what the U.S. military has been…


Added by Brittney Larsen on July 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Cars No Longer King of the Road?

With the big Third and Fourth Study Interactive Workshop around the corner, you can't help hearing the new transportation Buzz-words; "Complete Streets" and Placemaking? These are punch-packing phrases in transportation planning these days worth knowing.

"Complete Streets” dethrone the 'car as king model' in transportation design and requires inclusion of all travelers, from bikes to busses, and strollers to wheelchairs. The California Complete Streets Act…


Added by Toni Mc Gowan on July 29, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Same-day ‘Coastal Living’ Showhouse Tix Available at Coronado Visitor Center

Visitors from all over the country are making their way to Coronado to see the Coastal Living 2014 Showhouse. This is the first time the magazine has selected a home on the West Coast as its Showhouse--and it is right here on the Crown Isle!  The 4,500 square-ft. ocean-view home, featuring the very latest in coastal home design and décor, is open for tours 10 am-4 pm…


Added by Coronado Historical Association on July 28, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Coronado bar central to high-profile lawsuit

A bar in Coronado, Calif., is at the center of a high-profile civil trial now underway in St. Paul, Minn., involving the state's former governor, Jesse Ventura, and claims made in a book that he was punched by a Navy SEAL.

Ventura is suing the estate of SEAL Chris Kyle for what he claims are lies in Kyle's 2012 book, "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History."

The lies, Ventura's defamation suit claims, have…


Added by Community Manager on July 17, 2014 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Actor Gary Sinise in Coronado for special screening of documentary about injured veteran's recovery

CORONADO, Calif. - Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise was in Coronado on Tuesday evening for a special screening of the documentary film "Travis: A Soldier's Story."

The film follows the journey of retired Army Sgt. Travis Mills. He lost his arms and legs when he stepped on a bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan two years ago.

In spite of his injuries, he is grateful for what he does have.

"I still have my life," said Mills. "There are friends of mine that…


Added by eCoronado on July 9, 2014 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

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Community Voices: Light Pollution from Navy SEALs Complex?

Our El Camino condo overlooks the Navy SEALs complex. Some months ago a new light was installed on the back of the guard house on Coronado Beach. The light has no shade on the top so the glare is visible to everyone on that side of El Camino and the light is on all night. 

Might it be possible to put a shade over the top of the light so the glare only points downward to the beach and not upward to the sky also? I used to love sitting on our balcony at night, but not…


Added by Lorraine Hermann on July 8, 2014 at 2:00pm — 15 Comments

Gary Sinise to Host Screening at Village Theatre July 8th: Travis: A Soldier's Story (EVENT SOLDOUT)


Award-winning actor Gary Sinise comes to Coronado's Village Theatre July 8th to host a showing of Travis:  A Soldier's Story.  The event takes place from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM and includes Q&A with Gary Sinise, Travis Mills and the Naval Medical Center San Diego Team.  …


Added by eCoronado on July 1, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Sailor Dies in California Navy Skydiving Exercise (Updated)

CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- Chief Special Warfare Operator Bradley S. Cavner, 31, of Coronado, California, died from injuries sustained during an accident while conducting parachute jump training operations in El Centro, California, June 23.

"The training SEALs go through is inherently high-risk," said Cmdr. Christian A. Dunbar, Naval Special Warfare Group One's chief staff officer. "Bradley was a warrior who selflessly answered his nation's call to defend…


Added by eCoronado on June 23, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Coronado Police Update Regarding Arrests Near NAS North Island

Two adult males, an adult female and a male juvenile were taken into custody today by Coronado Police for auto theft and conspiracy to commit auto theft.

At about 1:20 this afternoon, the main gate to NAS North Island was shut down for about 2 hours, when the driver of a stolen pickup truck abandoned the truck at the main gate and fled east toward Orange Ave. Coronado officers located the suspects in area of 3rd St. and Orange Ave. and…


Added by eCoronado on June 19, 2014 at 8:19pm — 1 Comment

Driver ditches truck at Naval Base Coronado entrance, causing a bit of a ruckus

CORONADO, Calif. - The main entrance to Naval Base Coronado was shut down Thursday afternoon when the driver of a pickup truck abandoned the vehicle and then ran into an adjacent neighborhood.

The motorist was a few vehicles back from the main gate of the station when he bolted about 1:30 p.m., authorities said.

Read the entire 10News story …


Added by eCoronado on June 19, 2014 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Adopt a Sailor on the Deployed USS Wayne E Meyer

Become a pen pal this summer!

Looking to keep your kids writing this summer? Want to brighten someone's day? Ready for a family project?

Miss Teen Coronado, Katie Hearther, has just the project for you!

Sailors on the guided missile destroyer Wayne E Meyer have been deployed for a…


Added by Kellee Hearther on June 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Coronado-based USS Ronald Reagan departs for World's Largest Maritime Exercise

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and Carrier Air Wing Two departed from the Southern California operating area June 18 to participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands.

RIMPAC is the world's largest international maritime exercise and serves as a unique training opportunity for participating countries to foster and sustain the cooperative relationships and…


Added by Kellee Hearther on June 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Blue Star Families Hosts event for Service Members, Veterans and Spouses June 20

Please join Blue Star Families and Theatre Communications Group (TCG) for BASETRACK on Friday, June 20th, from 5:00-6:30pm.

Blue Star Theatres, TCG's program to build stronger connections between the theatre community and military families, is proud to host BASETRACK.

BASETRACK is a multimedia performance based on the real words of modern-day Marines and their families, co-produced by Anne Hamburger/En Garde Productions and Edward Bilous.

Using photos…


Added by Kellee Hearther on June 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

To 6 Months and Back: Lessons Learned from My Husband's Deployment

After 195 long days, it had all come down to one last short drive to North Island to wait on a plane carrying the most precious of cargo. My husband, who had been deployed for the past six months, was finally coming home. Our family would be together again after spending the holidays, birthdays, Mother’s Day, the majority of Kindergarten and an entire t-ball season apart. Our cherished video chats over Facetime would soon be real hugs and kisses. Our emails detailing the…


Added by Mary Douglas on June 18, 2014 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

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