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Coronado Residents are the Dynamic Duo behind the Success of Big City Bagel Company

Jennifer Reynolds and Kristee Gilbert are the owner-operators of BCB, Company in Hillcrest, California.

In the early 1990’s, after earning a degree in Political Science and Criminology, Kristee Gilbert was at a crossroads. She was working in politics and her best friend, Jennifer Reynolds, was working at the San Diego Zoo. They both had jobs, but they didn’t…


Added by Kellee Hearther on December 12, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Meet Stan Searfus: Coronado Local and Surfing Enthusiast (Plus Crown City Surf Classic Results)

Decades ago, between First and Second Streets on Orange Avenue stood a place called Mexican Village. A popular hangout at the time, locals who have been here for a while can tell you all about it. It was a favorite hang out for aviators from the Korean and Vietnam Era. It was here, at Mexican Village, where a young lady from Indiana met a Navy pilot and decided…


Added by Kellee Hearther on December 5, 2014 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Coronado Athletes to Attempt Guinness World Record to Raise Funds for Foster Children

Back in October, eCoronado wrote a feature article about phenomenal Coronado local, Ashley Linder, and LinderKids, Linder’s non-profit organization which aims to positively impact the lives of eligible foster children through fitness and community. It was Linder’s time spent in the foster care system that helped inspire her to create LinderKids -- to…


Added by Siobhan Bailie on December 3, 2014 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Coronado TV and eCoronado present Avenue of Heroes Banner Ceremony (video)

Special thanks to Coronado TV student intern producer/reporter, Morgan Willis - for putting together this special presentation of the Avenue of Heroes Banner Ceremony for CTV and event took place at the main gate entrance to Naval Air Station North Island and at the historic Curtiss House.

For more great local videos and TV shows, visit…


Added by Tony Perri on December 1, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Glorietta Bay Inn Employee Wins State Hospitality Industry Award

Coronado, California, November 28, 2015 – Glorietta Bay Inn’s front desk agent, Georgia Kinkead, recently received the statewide “Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year” award in the small hotels category by the California Hotel & Lodging Association. The award was presented at the Stars of the Industry ceremony at the…


Added by Kelsey McCabe on November 28, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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 — 2 Comments

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

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