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New Coronado Rugby Team looking for players age 15-18


CORONADO - With leadership from Santos Trujillo, Coronado is now forming a Rugby Team and we are looking for young men between the ages of 15-18 to come out and learn the game. With clubs starting up all over California now is the time to give it a try and no experience is necessary. We invite you to join us at Tidelands on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from…


Added by Renee Nutter on November 22, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Meet Etta Osborn: Coronado Local and Owner of Etta's Interiors

Coronado's Etta Osborn did an entire remodel of this property in Hawai'i

Etta Osborn is a California girl.  She grew up living in San Diego, Alameda, Long Beach and then back to San Diego as she and her mom traveled the state with her Coast Guard stepfather.  She attended Kearny High School, graduating in 1992, and then earned her Associates Degree in Interior Design while…


Added by Kellee Hearther on November 21, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Sweet Tea and Kimchi: A Coronado Adoption Story

On a Wednesday morning in November, a little boy watches his favorite cartoon. Every so often, he brings a toy to his mom, sits beside her for a moment, and then returns to his toddler play. He shares a snack with a new friend and together they giggle and watch Pororo, the Little Penguin, communicating with each other in the way only 2 year olds can. The little boy’s name is Silas. He was recently adopted from South Korea by Jeff and Kenya Wilbanks, a local…


Added by Mary Douglas on November 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

A Labor of Love: Restoring a Cliff May Home

Restoring a historic home is a labor of love.  Like eloping after only a few dates, it's mostly a leap of faith.  On paper, it rarely makes financial sense and the hardships and sacrifices are plenty. But you're ‘in love’ and despite what your friends have to say, there's no turning back.  I know this feeling; as an architect, I've felt it a few times myself.  So when I sat down in the courtyard of Molly and Tom…


Added by Katy Hendrickson on November 17, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

High Tide Bottle Shop and Kitchen set to join Orange Avenue Businesses

There is a new business opening in Coronado, a joint venture of six friends who all live on the island. Tom and Donna Latona, Darrin Engle, Carolyn Fries, Nancy Lenhart and Lynne Johnson have joined forces to bring High Tide Bottle Shop and Kitchen to the east side of the 900 block of Orange Avenue. The six have been friends for a long time and when the business that used to fill the space vacated, the partners saw an…


Added by Kellee Hearther on November 14, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Radical Rabbits Steal the Show at Kick-Off for the Hometown Heroes Banner Program

Coronado observed Veterans Day by kicking off its Hometown Heroes Banner Program in a ceremony at the Stockdale Gate to Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI).  Banners honoring Vice Admiral James Stockdale and Lieutenant Theodore “Spuds” Ellyson were unveiled. Admiral Stockdale received the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1976.  He was shot down over Vietnam in 1965 and spent over seven years as prisoner of war.  LT Ellyson was designated Naval Aviator Number 1 in 1911. …


Added by John Tato on November 13, 2014 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Obituary: Andrew “Andy” Paul Szymanski 1940-2014

On 11-13-14 Andrew “Andy” Paul Szymanski lost his battle with Parkinson.  Andy was born June 2, 1940 at Mercy Hospital to Andrew G Szymanski and Marguerite Helena Michaels. The eldest of 4, Andy was a Coronado native who graduated from Sacred Heart Elementary School, Saint Augustine High School, San Diego City College and attend San Diego State. After a short time with the Navy Reserves, Andy spent his entire career (spanning 40 years) at NAS North Island…


Added by eCoronado on November 13, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Wine & Lecture THIS Friday: 'San Diego Legends'

'San Diego Legends' with Author Jack Innis

San Diego Legends is a collection of unusual and provocative historical events, personalities and legends gleaned from San Diego and Coronado history, reaching from Father Serra to the present.

Jack Innis will be…


Added by Coronado Historical Association on November 12, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Frank and Connie Spitzer Join ParkLife Real Estate

It’s official!  After 25 plus years of real-estate sales first with Re/Max, and most recently with Independence Realty, local residents Frank and Connie Spitzer joined the ParkLife team, formally highlighting their experience in and passion for the Coronado area.

The duo have always aggressively followed trends and have evolved with the real estate market, while helping hundreds of buyers and sellers transition successfully.  Their goal has not been to work with as many…


Added by ParkLife Real Estate on November 12, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Take a Veteran to School Day: Living History connects generations in CUSD classrooms

United States Naval Academy Class of 1953 graduate and veteran, Jim Rodgers, poses with three CMS students.

For the sixth consecutive year, schools in the Coronado Unified School District have participated in the History Channel's program "Take A Veteran to School Day."  Close to 100 Veterans spent the morning of November 7, 2014, in Coronado's public schools passing on their patriotism, experiences and creating a…


Added by Kellee Hearther on November 8, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Proteus Fitness & Training Rope Cutting Ceremony (Nov 14th)

Over the past 9 months Coronado residents have watched with curiosity as the former Pacheco’s Auto Body next to Wells Fargo transformed into a maze of steel bars, climbing ropes, and caving ladders. The new facility, Proteus Fitness & Training, will officially open its doors on Friday, November 14th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with a rope cutting ceremony by Mayor Tanaka and a BBQ with live…


Added by eCoronado on November 6, 2014 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Coronado High hires new baseball coach

Chip Kislack speaks with the same excitement in his voice of a man who has just won the lottery.

And, in Kislack's mind, he has done just that.

He has been hired as the new baseball coach at Coronado High. Kislack replaces longtime coach Sam Ceci, who won 293 games and three section titles over 16 seasons with the Islanders.

Read the entire UT article …


Added by eCoronado on November 6, 2014 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Hundreds Gather in Spreckels Park to Make a Difference

Over 400 people gathered in Spreckels Park to package 31,179 meals for hungry children in the Dominican Republic.

Spreckels Park was host to a massive meal packing event Sunday, November 2, 2014. Over  four hundred volunteers gathered in the center of town to learn about hunger and help those in need.  "Lentils, spice, chicken, rice!" could be heard over…


Added by Kellee Hearther on November 6, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Eat at Which Wich TODAY & Help Village School Buy New Books

Village Elementary PTO and Which Wich Present:

 “Bites for Books” 

Wednesday, November 5th



Enjoy a delicious meal for…


Added by Kellee Hearther on November 5, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Bluewater Boathouse Honors Our Military

Before Twitter and Western Union Telegrams, naval signal flags were used get brief but important messages across. Brightly colored signal flags now adorn the Bluewater Boathouse, spelling out messages in support of our troops. Photo by Joe Ditler.…


Added by Joseph Ditler on November 4, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Local VFW Post 2422 Sponsors Skydiver Salute

A member of Buzz Fink’s Sky Dive San Diego makes a perfect landing on the Coronado High School Football Field at a past “Take A Veteran To School Day.” The skydivers will again land in Coronado on Friday, Nov. 7, at 9:45 a.m. Photo by Sky Dive San Diego.



Added by Joseph Ditler on November 4, 2014 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Coronado City Council Election Results (Updated)

Stay tuned to to find out which Coronado City Council candidates received the most votes.  There are three candidates running for two open seats.

Update as of 6am on 11/5/14:

Precincts: 12

Counted: 12

Percentage: 100%

Bill Sandke          3492…


Added by eCoronado on November 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Coronado Family Needs Your Help - Please Read

A concerned Coronado resident sent this post to  This local family is in need and their friends are asking for your financial support to help them in any capacity that you can.  Some of you probably know Sean and Heather Johnson, or their kids that attend our CUSD schools.  This is a legitimate Coronado family in need and not some scam - we can vouch 100% for the member that…


Added by eCoronado on November 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Downtown Goes Ghostly - A Very Coronado MainStreet Halloween (video)

October 2014: Every year gets better and better...Check out this Coronado TV highlights reel of the Coronado MainStreet special event: Downtown Goes Ghostly.  LOVE the way Coronado celebrates Halloween! ;…


Added by Surf's Up Studios Coronado on November 1, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Fourth Annual Veterans' Day Bake Sale for Wounded Warriors is set for November 11, 2014

Jessie, Jamie and Katie Hearther started their bake sale in 2011 as a way to help wounded service members.  

The Fourth Annual Veterans’ day bake sale for Wounded Warriors will be Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

After humble beginnings three years…


Added by Kellee Hearther on October 31, 2014 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

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