Coronado’s wide and sandy shoreline once again has made Dr. Beach’s list of top 10 U.S. beaches, moving up one spot this year to No. 3.
Coronado has been improving its ranking each year on the list created since 1991 by Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach. The director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research uses 50 criteria to evaluate beaches, including water and sand quality, water temperature and… Continue
Added by eCoronado on May 28, 2010 at 9:30am —
eCoronado.com member (and iReporter) Doug Kay captured this video of a watermain break at the corner of 10th and C Avenue last Wednesday night around 7pm. It was repaired early Thursday morning. No word on how much water was lost.… Continue
Added by eCoronado on May 28, 2010 at 9:00am —
CORONADO — Coronado’s Proposition H on the June primary ballot is expected to send a crucial message to city leaders — either voters are tired of traffic in their town, or voters are tired with talk of a tunnel to help reduce traffic congestion.
Proponents of the measure asking voters whether they want Coronado to continue studying solutions to congestion — solutions that could include a tunnel — say something must be done for those who have become rush-hour prisoners in their… Continue
More than 60 dogs showed up for the fifth annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog competition in Imperial Beach, CA this week to compete for an adorable, if odd, honor. The pups got 10 minutes to prove their physical prowess to the judges who are looking for confidence and length of ride.
Read the entire Huffington Post article and see more photos… Continue
Added by eCoronado on May 27, 2010 at 1:06pm —
CORONADO — Stephen Wampler can’t walk, but if all goes according to plan the 41-year-old Coronado resident will become the first person with cerebral palsy to scale the 3,000-foot El Capitan granite monolith at Yosemite National Park.
His climb is set for the last week of summer.
“My first thought was, ‘That’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard,’ ” said Wampler’s wife, Elizabeth. “But I know him. He wouldn’t say it if he didn’t mean it.”
After five months of negotiations with the Association of Coronado Teachers, the Coronado Unified School District has reached a tentative contract agreement for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Teachers ratified the agreement Monday. The Agreement will be brought to the Governing Board for approval at their regular meeting on May 27th at 3:30 p.m.
“While the circumstances have been difficult because of the complete lack of financial support from the state, the teachers have been… Continue
Added by eCoronado on May 26, 2010 at 7:26am —
CORONADO — Coronado High girls lacrosse coach Jessica Battle had a straightforward message for her team before Tuesday night’s San Diego Section semifinal game against Scripps Ranch: Just relax and play the game — with playoff intensity.
Did they ever. Keyed by a balanced offense and a scoring burst in each half, the Islanders defeated the Falcons 12-6 to advance to the title game against Torrey Pines at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rancho Bernardo. It was Coronado’s third straight win over… Continue
Added by eCoronado on May 26, 2010 at 7:14am —
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake occurred beneath the seafloor off Rosarito Beach Tuesday night, producing shaking that was briefly and lightly felt in the more populated areas of San Diego County, the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake began 44 miles southwest of San Diego at 8:57 p.m. and came five minutes after a 3.6 quake snapped beneath the sea floor roughly four miles off Coronado. That quake also was felt on land. It's unclear whether the first event… Continue
Added by eCoronado on May 26, 2010 at 7:00am —
President Barack Obama has nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to fill the U. S. Supreme Court seat held for 34 years by liberal Justice John Paul Stevens who is retiring. This selection has delighted neither liberals nor conservatives. The former would, of course, prefer a nominee more liberal even than Stevens, if that’s possible. Conservatives, naturally, will oppose almost anyone nominated by Mr. Obama.
The Farmers Airship, Airship Ventures’ Zeppelin Eureka Attempting World Distance Record Record-setting Flight Tuesday Kicks Off World’s Largest Airship’s Memorial Day Weekend in San Diego
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., May 24, 2010 – Today, Airship Ventures, owners and operators of The Farmers Airship, the Zeppelin Eureka, announced that tomorrow the world’s largest airship will attempt to break the world distance record for a modern airship. Flying between Airship Ventures home base, the… Continue
Added by eCoronado on May 24, 2010 at 7:33pm —
The man that robbed Coronado's Bank of America twice was identified by authorities, according to the Union Tribune:
Ronald Lawrence Willette, 54, is believed to be the man who robbed the Bank of America on Orange Avenue on March 31 and then again on April 28, officials with the FBI said. Willette is described as white,…Continue
Added by eCoronado on May 24, 2010 at 7:00pm —
CORONADO, Calif., May 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Alan Gold, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego-based BioMed Realty Trust has joined the Board of Directors of Coronado First Bank (the "Bank") /quotes/comstock/11k!cdfb (CDFB 3.00, 0.00, 0.00%) . Bank Chairman, Bill Huck, announced that Mr. Gold replaces another local real estate entrepreneur, Todd Anson, one of the Bank's founding directors, who decided not to run for re-election at next month's Annual Meeting of the… Continue
Added by eCoronado on May 21, 2010 at 11:38pm —
CORONADO, Calif. – Naval Base Coronado is getting some new additions to the base family: Three child development centers (CDC) aimed at providing more convenient childcare locations for personnel stationed on Coronado.
One of the CDCs being built at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), located on Coronado, will be the only facility on the West Coast open 24 hours, offering around-the-clock service for single and dual military shift working parents, and those supporting overseas… Continue
Added by eCoronado on May 21, 2010 at 8:20am —
CORONADO — During spring break, Coronado senior Rex Butler played water polo in Hungary. Next fall, he will join the team at USC.
In between, Butler is looking to defend his San Diego Section Division II titles in the boys 50-yard freestyle and 100 free. He advanced in the prelims in both events Thursday at Coronado High after returning to full-swim mode the past two weeks.
“First I stopped playing water polo and then I stopped lifting,” Butler said. “So I’m curious to see… Continue
Added by eCoronado on May 21, 2010 at 12:29am —
CORONADO — A California Highway Patrol officer used a Taser to subdue a belligerent man at a deli Tuesday, authorities said.
The 21-year-old man, who appeared to be intoxicated, tried to buy a 40-ounce beer at Central Liquor on Orange Avenue at Second Street about 7:50 p.m., but the clerk refused to sell it to him, said CHP Officer Art Athans.
“The man then became extremely agitated, walking around the store arguing with the clerk and other people,” Athans said. The man… Continue
Added by eCoronado on May 19, 2010 at 3:55pm —
Publisher's Note: eCoronado.com has a lot of members from Arizona and we affectionately call them 'Zonies. We hope to see our 'neighbors' enjoying summer vacation and lower temperatures this summer on Coronado. We have been following a few stories in the news about a potential boycott going on right now and wanted to share it with our readers to get their take on it:…