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Avenue of Heroes Biography: Major General Joseph H. Pendleton

By Oceanside Veteran Writing Group, Gail Chatfield

San Diego prominence as a military hub can be traced to one determined Marine: Major General Joseph H. Pendleton. Without his foresight, persuasive skills, and focused tenacity, San Diego would not be the military center it is today. Neither would Coronado.

According to those who knew him, Pendleton frequently pointed out that he and fellow Marine Charles H. Lyman could be considered discoverers of San…


Added by Toni Mc Gowan on August 31, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Sharp Coronado's Meals-On-Wheels To Partner with Meals-On-Wheels San Diego

Big changes are coming to the Meals-on-Wheels program next month. Long operated as an independent venture founded by one of Coronado's most beloved residents, Sharp Coronado’s “Meals on Wheels” recently decided that it could not provide, by itself, the quality of service seniors here deserved. Over the summer Sharp Coronado reached out to with Meals-on-Wheels of Greater San Diego, a larger organization whose only mission is provide nutritious meals to people who can no…


Added by Gloria Tierney on August 29, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

How Does Coronado Compare with Other SoCal Beach Communities in Providing "Beach Path" Access?

View of Coronado’s beach shared by motorists, cyclists and pedestrians from the intersection of Marina Avenue and Ocean Boulevard.

In June the City Council unanimously approved funding up to $100,000 for a study of the feasibility of constructing a multi-use path on the beach has become the source of substantial discussion.  Vocal opposition to…


Added by John Tato on August 28, 2015 at 12:30pm — 24 Comments

My Coronado Memory -- 'Summer Days at the Beach'

Summer Days at the Beach

By Bruce HB Johnson

I chose my parents wisely, so I could be born and raised in Coronado. My dad was a Navy Fighter Pilot. Growing up on the island was like being in Mayberry, except we had a beach. Summers were magical. School got out in early June for summer vacation and did not resume until after Labor Day…


Added by Coronado Historical Association on August 26, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Avenue of Heroes Bio: Major General Francis Patrick Mulcahy

MGen Francis Patrick Mulcahy

By Oceanside - Veteran’s Writer’s Group, Gail Chatfield

Some might have called it a suicide mission that October day in 1918 on the frontlines in France, but not 24-year-old Capt. Francis Mulcahy, Flight Commander, Squadron A, First Marine Aviation Force. He was not a risk taker—that was evident from the risk assessment test he took to become an aviator--- and more importantly he had a fiancée waiting for him back home.…


Added by Toni Mc Gowan on August 24, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

After Remodel, Spiro's Greek Cafe is Back and Open for Business

Spiro’s Greek Cafe is a Coronado restaurant favorite, maybe because it is the only Greek food on island, maybe because it is snug in the prime location of the Ferry Landing, but most likely because of the quality of food Spiro’s Gyros consistently delivers. 

Spiro’s Greek Cafe opened up shop in Coronado 17 years ago by Nancy and Spiro Chaconas. Spiro is a Greek native,…


Added by Alyssa Ballard on August 24, 2015 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Coronado Woman Asks Community For Help


By Voting, You Can Help Her Achieve Her Goal of Helping Foster Children Around the World…


Added by Joseph Ditler on August 23, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Coronado Junior Woman's Club Reaches Out and Gives Back

Get ready -- October 14, 2016, will be one of the most delicious nights of the year in Coronado. That Wednesday from 5pm to 9pm, you'll see Coronado residents and visitors making their way up and down Orange Ave, dipping into restaurants along the way. Over 25 eateries, boutiques, and shops will be participating in this annual event: A Taste of Coronado.

A Taste of Coronado is just one of the wonderful…


Added by Becca Garber on August 19, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

My Coronado Memory - 'We Walk Among Heroes...'

Walking on Coronado Beach early one morning with Capt. Al Waldman, USNR, by now in his 80’s, who always proudly wore his USNA Class of 1943 sweatshirt, we could see, heading our way, a large group of Navy SEALs running in formation. Al and I stopped while they ran past.  Al beaming and…


Added by Coronado Historical Association on August 19, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Avenue of Heroes Banner Biography: Commander John “Jack” R. Lewis

Co-written by Suzi Lewis Pignataro and Coronado Scribe, Mary Beth Dodson, May 2015

Commander John “Jack” R. Lewis, active in both WW II and the Korean War, still lives in the Coronado home he built for his family in 1955.

As a boy, Jack could have belonged to Spanky and his gang. He was a rough and tumble kid, always looking for a neighborhood football skirmish or a boat to sail on the rivers and creeks of New Jersey. He loved water, and remembered with…


Added by Toni Mc Gowan on August 17, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Team Milberg - Orthodontic Care at Your Service

Diane Milberg and her Orthodontic Team continue to provide the highest quality professional orthodontic services for readers.  Come see us at our Coronado office, 1001 B Avenue, Suite 101.

We love our patients!

Meet the Dr. Milberg team:  …


Added by Diane Milberg on August 15, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Story of the Artwork in the Coronado Library: The Ramos Martinez Murals and The Wizard of Oz Glass Panels

Stepping into the Coronado Library at 640 Orange Avenue is a breathtaking experience. As glass doors swing open, visitors enter an open, cool space flooded with bright light and soothing colors. The arresting mural behind the main desk draws the eye upward and recalls scenes from a simpler time. Meanwhile, to the left, the cheerful Wizard of Oz murals bring smiles at the entrance to the Children's Library.

What is the story behind these large pieces of artwork in the…


Added by Becca Garber on August 14, 2015 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

Kelly Schnorr Lands Her Dream Job at Coronado High School

Kelly Schnorr fashioning at the Coronado High School Ceramics Studio  

The first day at a new school is never easy. For Kelly Schnorr the new ceramics teacher at Coronado High School it is going to be especially tough. She’s not only new to the school and community, but she is also replacing Eric Rempe, one of the districts most beloved teachers. He left this past year after establishing and running the program for 15 years.

“I’m overwhelmed,” the 33…


Added by Gloria Tierney on August 14, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Coronado and Noah Homes - A Very Special Relationship

Betsy, resident of Noah Homes, who competed in the 2015 World Special Olympics.

A dream became a reality when a Catholic nun teamed up with a Coronado philanthropist  and built a living community eight-acre property in Jamul, CA dedicated to the care of the developmentally disabled. Walter Fitch III was the philanthropist and Sister Kathryn Jennings was the nun.  The two lives intersected at Sacred Heart Church, here in Coronado.  

As a girl, this…


Added by Ann Marie Bryan on August 14, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

My Coronado Memory - Epiphany in a Tree

Dan'l Steward memory top vote-getter...SO FAR

Last October, Dan’l Steward, a resident of E Avenue in Coronado, staged a protest by perching in a large eucalyptus tree on his street.  This small act of civil disobedience was mounted to save the tree targeted for removal by the City, along with others along his street. At the very least he wanted the City to…


Added by Coronado Historical Association on August 11, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Coronado Schools Foundation gets a surprise donation from a lemonade stand

CSF was so honored to get a visit from Junior Lifeguards Abby Hundley, Lauren Hundley, Ellie Johnson, Luke Johnson, and Eddie Reynolds - still sandy from the beach - with a pleasant surprise. The group of adorable Coronadans has been holding lemonade stands all summer long and donating to causes near and dear to their hearts. Having an understanding and appreciation for what CSF does for…


Added by Coronado Schools Foundation on August 11, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Avenue of Heroes Banner Biography, Ensign Paul Lowthian

ENS Paul Lowthian

(December, 18, 1921 to December 28, 1943)

She remembers the last time she saw him, although her memories are dimmed by the intervening 70 + years, waving over his shoulder, a smile strong on his tanned face. And the flint of gold wings on his chest. He mouthed the words, “I love you,” and I’ll be home soon. He had his B4 bag and his flight gear and headed out on what was supposed to be an uneventful flight to return a damaged PB4Y-1 Liberator from…


Added by Toni Mc Gowan on August 11, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

August 14: Friday's Wine & Lecture to feature Frank Wadleigh

'Phoenix Mistress': Introduction to historical thriller based on memoirs of a CIA analyst during the Vietnam War

Coronadan Frank Wadleigh joins us next Friday, August 14, for an intriguing Wine & Lecture event.  Frank will provide the audience with an introduction to his new historical thriller, “Phoenix Mistress,” based on his service in the CIA during the Vietnam War.  The…


Added by Coronado Historical Association on August 8, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Coronado Lock and Key...and the Occasional Set of Handcuffs

Robert and John Moinat, Coronado Lock and Key

"Do you have keys for handcuffs?" This was an opening question in a story from Robert Moinat of Coronado Lock and Key. When Robert was about 19 and working for his dad, Wouter Moinat, a black limousine rolled up, the driver got out, and asked Robert if they had handcuff keys.  As a matter of fact, they did.  After retrieving the key from the back room, Robert stepped outside as the back window of the sleek…


Added by Ann Marie Bryan on August 7, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Loews Coronado Bay Resort Names Sean Clancy Managing Director

Loews Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Sean Clancy as managing director of Loews Coronado Bay Resort.  Clancy brings more than 22 years of hospitality-industry experience to his new role, having most recently served as managing director of Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

Clancy began his career with Loews Hotels & Resorts in 2012 as hotel manager for the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Florida. Prior to Loews, he…


Added by eCoronado on August 5, 2015 at 3:05pm — No Comments

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