I stumbled across a parking lot full of exotic cars at the Hotel Del Coronado this morning: Ferraris, Aston Martins, Lambhorghinis, Bugatti Veyrons, and more. Some of these cars bear a price tag of a cool $1.5 MM. Upon closer inspection, the event wasn't just about gawking at peoples' cars but it turned out to be a charity event, the Cruise 4 Kids.…Continue
This morning at 915AM, a white Schnauzer was crossing the street on 6th and Pomona in front of cars - no collar, no microchip found (after scanning at the vet). He was delivered to PAWS on 1st Avenue. Take a look at the photos below to see if you recognize to whom he belongs - he is very friendly and sweet.…Continue
A seemingly decent young man (blond hair, perhaps late 30s) came to our door this evening at 645PM claiming he's from Borrego Solar. We live on Ynez Place and he's been going up and down our street for now.
He read from a script on the back of his white folder (he wasn't well rehearsed at all) which stated that Borrego Solar was coming into town the next few days to do energy audits of your home.
When asked for a business card, he said he didn't have one and…Continue
Hypothesis: Public egg hunts during Easter encourage greed, competition, and instances of bullying.
Evidence: On Saturday I watched 100s of parents and their kids coming together for an egg hunt to celebrate Easter weekend. The scene was festive, colorful, and kids of all ages had big smiles on their faces. There was face-painting, a concert, pin-the-tail on the donkey and other fair games...but all were just waiting for the MAIN…
Added by Akshay Sateesh on April 8, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
In an effort to reduce green house emissions, City officials have
approved a measure to replace all gasoline powered vehicles with
electric golf carts.
Starting May 1, 2012, cars and motorcycles crossing the bridge from
San Diego will be stopped at the toll booth to be parked for your time
spent on Coronado. Most people will be required to walk to their
destination, with the exception of those who are disabled, who will be
shuttled by golf carts provided by…
My friends and I played charades this past weekend and we had some interesting strategies in play. We played the first round - in which teams were a mix of men and women - and the second round regressed to our eternal battle of the sexes.
In a 3 on 3 battle of charades, I believe it's important for the 'actor' to continually feed us with some information, fueling our guesses, as there are only 2 minds on the receiving end. Regardless, one of my friends received the…Continue
Added by Akshay Sateesh on March 22, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
I have actually succeeded on a few of my New Year's resolutions...over the past 5 years. I believe that there IS a secret to achieving these often 'far-fetched' goals that we set for ourselves. In fact, so much of what organizations do to try to motivate their employees to accomplish goals, applies here. Some do it well, others do it horribly.
(1) Don't make resolutions by yourself. You will either set a goal for yourself that is extremely hard to achieve and you'll forget about it…Continue
Added by Akshay Sateesh on January 13, 2012 at 8:39pm — No Comments
Before the water and rain bring this one to the sand, make sure to stop in to check out this amazing sand art in front of the Hotel Del. Bill Paylacka is the sand castle guru and artist and has out done himself yet again with this festive sculpture, to be enjoyed in daylight OR at night. Pay your respects and talk about sand with Bill. His work and information can be found on www.thesandcastleman.com…Continue
“If you’re a good leader, you don’t have to mention you did it and you’re not looking for credit,” said Mayor Casey Tanaka.
When I first walked into City Hall, Mayor Tanaka walked out to greet me. He was dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, khakis, and flip-flops. Immediately I was put at ease and felt as though I could speak freely with him: he seemed approachable and comfortable being who he is.
Leadership is more than just a title or a position. In fact, at the…Continue
- After 8 years, Hollywood Fitness (formerly known as Family Gym) is closing in Coronado due to the 'Current Economic Situation.' As per a sheet of paper describing their move and reasons for closing, they are honoring memberships and transferring them to the new facility (meant to be 40,000 sq feet).
- Over this past summer, Family Gym transferred to new…Continue
The parade of lights is an evening of festivity on the water. Boats 'dress up' their masts, and bodies as sleds, christmas trees, and a showing of The Delorian from Back to the Future. Music ranged from Christmas jingles to Hanukkah favorites (Adam Sandler style), and lots of 80s tracks like 'Back in Time.'
The next Parade of Lights is December 18th - more details here.…
I have never been in the Navy and I am writing this article without any experience serving in the military. I also admit that not all divisions and units of the navy are the same and so this article may be relevant to some but not to all commands vice divisions.
Does having an effective leadership style overcome any sentiments of disparity and animosity that an enlisted person may feel toward his/her…Continue
Added by Akshay Sateesh on November 17, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
This morning's walk was met with a beautiful and meticulous sand castle shown here. Go check it out before the waters rise and fill its moat.
Added by Akshay Sateesh on November 4, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments
Firstly, I'd like to thank everyone for their thoughts and stories on my previous post 'TRUTH UNCOVERED: Do Coronado Residents Discriminate on Halloween?'. My goal was to engage others by making us think about our actions and I truly love that all of you were honest, mostly respectful of others, and wanted to make the holiday about the kids. I…Continue
Added by Akshay Sateesh on October 31, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
Two French Naval Aviators, in honor of the Centennial of Naval Aviation and San Diego Fleet Week, presented the USS Midway Museum with a very rare French F8 Crusader Squadron plaque, a hand made crest, and several French Navy decorative patches.
These gifts were formally presented by Monsieur Gerard Castel (shown on left) to Captain Len Kaine, USN (Retired) and are now on display in the F8 Crusader Ready Room aboard the USS Midway Museum, the most visited military museum in the…
Added by Akshay Sateesh on October 29, 2011 at 12:26pm — No Comments
Added by Akshay Sateesh on October 25, 2011 at 3:54pm — No Comments
Background: Apparently, buses of children from 'over the bridge' including Mexico, are brought to Coronado to trick or treat for Halloween. They walk the streets from home to home filling their bags with sweet joy (aka…