In his yoga studio in Coronado, Jean Pierre Marques leads a private session in Kenbu, a form of martial arts that employs smooth and fluid, yet powerful movements with a samurai sword. The mood was quiet and peaceful, yet I sensed great strength all around me. In the lobby of his studio, brilliant, colorful art, created by him, was on display.
“Do not be afraid,” he tells me. “We are peaceful warriors.”
He’s been called one of Coronado’s hidden treasures. Jean Pierre…Continue
Though many friends and family who live in other places across the country have had a difficult time relating to the heat wave we have been having in San Diego, we know that it has been very HOT and way more HUMID than usual. Many of us do not have air conditioning or ceiling fans and with the dead calm that arrives each afternoon, lasting well into the late evening, it has been very uncomfortable. School children have been released early (the schools also lack A/C) and…Continue
CHRONICLER OF CORONADO HISTORY RETURNS TO ISLAND:
Author of “Coronado Past” Starts Cat-Sitting Business…
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The 23rd annual Garden Party, hosted by Coronado Mainstreet Ltd., was held at a "Coronado Castle by the Sea", 1127 F Avenue. There were hundreds of people in attendance to enjoy the food, drink and terrific silent auction. The Garden Party proceeds benefit Coronado's Signature Median Gardens.
The City of Coronado started Coronado Mainstreet in 1988 as a response…Continue
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Coronado Schools Foundation in partnership with ParkLife Real Estate, sponsored the final Concert in the Park on September 7th, 2014. While Local favorite Ron's Garage Band was the featured performance, kindergartners from the Early Childhood Development Center from Mrs.…
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The First Annual Nick Shultz Memorial Junior Open begins this Saturday, September 20. It is the Coronado Tennis Center's first United States Tennis Association (USTA)-sanctioned junior tournament. The competition will take place over two weekends, with the finals being held Sunday, September 28.
The tournament is named for Nick Shultz, one of Coronado’s most beloved tennis players, whose passion and love of the game inspired nearly everyone who crossed his path.…Continue
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My old Westmont Communication Studies Professor, Dr. Greg Spencer, coined a phrase years ago: If you live by the computer, then you have to die by the computer. Back then, of course, most of the students were using word processors to complete papers and other assignments, but the point hit home - if you depend on technology to get stuff done, you better have a good plan for when it fails. He was notorious for rejecting "computer issue" excuses from students that…
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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…Continue
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Maggie Holland and Meredith Hinz displaying the boxes of PB&J sandwich they made for Ronald McDonald House.
On Friday, September 5, Which Wich of Coronado brought some old fashioned comfort food to children and parents staying at Ronald McDonald House, serving up more than a hundred peanut butter and grape jelly sandwiches for lunch.
It was all part of the…Continue
Join Blue Bridge Hospitality and millions of Americans across the Nation in observance of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. A diagnosis turns the lives of the entire family upside down. The objective of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to put a spotlight…Continue
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CORONADO (CBS 8) - As another unfettered morning unfurls on the crown city, Coronado is free and easy. An early Orange Avenue stroll is the locals' way to uncover the day. There you will find Island Surf, the beach community's unofficial city hall and Coronado's oldest surf shop. Manny Granillo was 15 years old, when he got his first job there.
"It was Dureyea's from 1972 to 1992, and that's when I bought it and changed the name to Island Surf," Manny said.…Continue
The gazebo will be rocking this Sunday when Ron’s Garage takes the stage for the final concert in Speckels’ park for 2014. The band is a local favorite, which seems a fitting end to a wonderful concert series, sponsored by Park Life Real Estate and the Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF).
“We are always happy to have the opportunity to invest back into our…Continue
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The City of Coronado has released candidate statements for the upcoming election for City Council. Candidates include: Angela Alvarez, Carrie Downey and Bill Sandke. There are two available spots for the November election.
Candidate contact information:…
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If you haven't heard of URT Clothing company, you really need to power down your device and get on out to the ocean...yes, the ocean that is just a few blocks away from anywhere in Coronado. Ian Urtnowski is a former Coronado lifeguard and started the clothing company back in 2008. He explains that he heard a sea lion barking his name "URT" and he had to answer the call. Six years later, it's hard not to spot URT stickers, clothing and locals looking forward to the next…
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Earlier this week, eCoronado.com reported that Rhinoceros Cafe would be closing at the end of August. We have since learned that a new restaurant will be taking it's place later this Fall at 1166 Orange Avenue.
The new restaurant is called Islander and will serve fresh seafood. The owner is Scott Quan opened his first…
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Long time local favorite, Rhinoceros Cafe & Grille, will be closing at the end of August. eCoronado.com spoke to co-owner Mayson Hwa and learned that an increase in rent, code that prevented serving alcohol outside and "just ready to be done" factors led to this decision.
So, if you want their famous "Penne a la Vodka", be sure to visit them by this Monday. A…
Added by eCoronado on August 26, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Coronado Unified School District Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Felix was joined by Dr. Jay Marquand (CMS Principal), Claudia Gallant (CUSD Senior Director of Learning and Instruction), Jenny Moore (CHS Principal), Dawn Ovrom (President of the School Board), Steve Abbott (CHS Assistant Principal), Maria Simon (School Board Member), Whitney DeSantis (Village Elementary Principal), Tom Bevilacqua (Village and Strand…Continue
Are you ready for one last laugh?
The world-famous Laugh Factory concludes its summer the Hotel del Coronado this weekend with performances by Jon Lovitz and more!…
Added by eCoronado on August 25, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The eCoronado.com staff recently joined the fight against ALS and took on the #icebucketchallenge (video below).
ALS (Amyrotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It commonly affects people ages 40-70, according to the ALS Association. Approximately 5,600 people are diagnosed in the United States each year, and as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time.…