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Coronado Residents Call for New Street Lights After Fatal Accident (Video)

Coronado residents are furious about another accident at the intersection of 4th Street and A Avenue that killed an elderly man trying to cross the street.

The fatal accident comes on the heels of a catastrophic brain injury suffered by a teenager last year. The teen was riding his bike across the street when he was hit at the same place.…


Added by eCoronado on May 27, 2015 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Ceremony Honoring Avenue of Heroes Banner Recipients Held at Coronado Historical Association

Framed Image of the Hometown Heroes Banner for Lieutenant Commander Richard Engel Presented at the Recognition Ceremony Conducted on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Coronado Historical Association

As part of the observance of Memorial Day, 18 past and present Coronado residents were honored by being the first recipients of banners along the city’s Avenue of Heroes (Third and Fourth Streets between…


Added by John Tato on May 26, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Obituary: Gene Paul Cech, 1939 - 2015

Gene Paul Cech passed away on May 19, 2015, in San Diego, California. 

He was the son of Joseph A. Cech and Anna Ostrihon Cech.  He was born in Oak Park, IL on June 3, 1939.  He was raised in and resided in Berwyn, IL. He graduated from Morton High School in 1957. He attended Morton Jr. College between 1957 and 1959.  While attending Morton Jr. College he played the bassoon in the Oak Park-River Forest community orchestra where he met his first wife Carolyn Chapman. …


Added by Community Manager on May 24, 2015 at 7:19pm — 3 Comments

Coronado's Billy Rowe in Championship CIF Tennis Match Today at 2pm (Update)

Billy Rowe, the number one seed, will take on Keegan Smith from Point Loma High School today at 2pm at Barnes Tennis Center.  All are welcome to come and cheer our Coronado favorite to win the CIF singles title for the first time since Randy Nixon and Andy Gordon won in the 1970s.

Barnes Tennis Center is located at 4490 W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107.

UPDATE:  Billy Rowe lost in the third set 4-6.  Congrats to a great…


Added by eCoronado on May 22, 2015 at 10:00am — 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 — 4 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

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…


Added by eCoronado on May 17, 2015 at 11:59am — 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

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

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

Highlights from Coronado School of the Arts' Big Fish (video)

You may have heard it already; CoSA's Big Fish performance was one of the best - if not, the best show to date.

Huge kudos to director, Barbara Wolf, tech director, Michael McCullock and their absolutely amazing cast and crew. Bravo!

Coronado TV broadcast/film students recorded the show over two nights with three HD cameras.  Enjoy the highlights and we'll see you at the Coronado Performing Arts Center for the next show,…


Added by Surf's Up Studios Coronado on May 13, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

CHS Senior Standout: Allie Hecht

Senior Allie Hecht went to elementary school in Spokane, Washington. A very cold winter motivated her family to decide to move to sunny Coronado, California.

Allie has had a very positive experience at Coronado High School. She has had the opportunity to partake in many different activities. “School was the place I grew up the most; I learned so much in my four years and have made amazing friends along the way.” She is so thankful to have attended a school as…


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

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…


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

Boy Scout Troop #806 Goes Under the Razor to Support Childhood Cancer Research (VIDEO)

This past week, Boy Scout Troop #806 hosted a fundraiser at the local barber shop, Bow Ties and Haircuts, where members shaved their heads in support of childhood cancer research and to raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation. At the event, community members gathered to watch as a total of seven people went under the razor to participate in the fundraiser.

To add to this incredible event, Coronado High School Sophomore Nicholas Olmo spoke as the…


Added by Rob Henderson on May 12, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

CHS students, community partners recieve Technical Education and Occupational Program Awards

The 2014-2015 Coronado High School Career Technical Education/Regional Occupational Program Awards were held at the Coronado High School Performing Arts Theatre. The event was held on May 5th, 2015, with the CoSA Jazz Ensemble providing entertainment. Former Coronado High School ROP student Alina Fuentes served as keynote speaker.

Coronado High School Career Technical Education (CTE) programs prepare students to identify and respond to…


Added by Coronado Adult Education on May 11, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Mayor's 4th Annual Bike Ride Was Held on Saturday May 9th.

Saturday turned into a beautiful sunny day for the Mayor's Annual Bike Ride.  The ride was part of National Bike Month in Coronado.  May 11 to 15 is Bike to Work Week which will be topped off with a Bike to Work Day Pit Stop on the Coronado Commuter Ferry on Friday May 15.  Freebies, snacks and T-shirts will be given out from 6 to 9 a.m.  The "pit stop" will be hosted by Holland's Bicycles and Coronado's Bicycle Advisory…


Added by Harold Myers on May 9, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Life Has Given Coronado Author Tom McNeal All He Ever Wanted -- and More

Novelist Tom McNeal, photographed with Link in his Coronado home

Novelist Tom McNeal wasn’t predisposed to becoming a writer. Growing up in Santa Ana, sports were his top priority. He played basketball and was the sports editor for his high school newspaper.

He did, however, like to read. He recalls an early favorite series of books he enjoyed as a child, one centered around fictional baseball team called the Blue Sox.…


Added by Gloria Tierney on May 8, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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