ECoronado's Blog – September 2010 Archive (57)

"Some Like it Hot" Movie Star Tony Curtis dead at 85

(CNN) -- Screen legend Tony Curtis died Wednesday, his family said. He was 85.

"My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages," actress Jamie Lee Curtis said in a statement Thursday. "He leaves behind children and their families who loved him and respected him and a wife and in-laws who were devoted to him. He also leaves behind fans all over the world. He will be greatly missed."

Curtis starred in more than 150 motion… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Community Invited to Naval Base Coronado's beach clean-up, Oct. 1 at 8 a.m.

NAVAL BASE CORONADO, Calif. -- Naval Base Coronado will be hosting a shoreline beach clean-up at the South Silver Strand Training Complex Friday, Oct. 1 starting at 8 a.m., and YOU are invited! Clean-up efforts will begin at 8:15 along the two mile stretch of the beach.

Join military and civilian employees plus other volunteers, as they spend the morning picking up trash and debris along the Silver Strand. Help make a difference in the community and the environment.

Latex… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 30, 2010 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Photos from Coronado Village Theatre Celebration Day (9/29/10)

You could smell the popcorn a block away....mmmm! The event is from 12pm to 6pm today.

As most of our readers know, the Village Theatre is finally getting renovated after being closed for the past 10 years. There was an 'open house' earlier today that showed off designs and offered attendees popcorn and soda. Both Lance Alspaugh (CEO of Five Star Theatres inc.) and Coronado's Mayor Tanaka spoke at the event and you could feel the 'buzz' in the air.

Construction will begin… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 29, 2010 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Aim for the Stars Auction November 13, 2010 at the Hotel Del’s Oceanfront Ballroom


For immediate release

Contact: Susan Ceci at 437-8059, ext 1

Coronado – September 15th - “Change is good”, says Kate Shallan, chair for the

Coronado Schools Foundation signature fundraising Extravaganza, Aim for the Stars

, to be held in the Hotel Del’s Oceanfront Ballroom on Saturday November 13

from 6-9 pm. “We have re-imagined this annual event into a high energy,… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 29, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Plans stall for fee-based preschool in Coronado

CORONADO — Coronado schools Superintendent Jeffrey Felix is backing away from a proposal for a fee-based preschool.

The move comes after several residents and staffers gathered to form a committee to study the matter last week.

The first meeting was held Sept. 23 at Coronado Unified School District offices, where teachers and parents expressed concern over the possible displacement of kindergartners and extra costs for the creation of the preschool at the Early Childhood… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 29, 2010 at 7:13am — No Comments

Coronado Surf Report: 3-4 Foot Waves / Good Conditions

A larger swell mix of WNW, NW and SW directions means more size across the board. Plenty of Waist to Chest + sets can be found at all areas now. Look for the top open combo breaks to see occasional Chest to Shoulder+ sets. All areas will be affect by a high to low tide swing through out the day.

Get more details at… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 28, 2010 at 12:37am — 2 Comments

Union Tribune Editorial Board Endorse Denny & Ovrom

This fall’s election is an encore performance for Barbara Denny, Coronado City Council member.

Denny was the environmental attorney elected in May 2009 to fill a council vacancy. She championed the sensible cause that it was time for Coronado to quit spending other people’s money, namely the $13.5 million already gone on studies to build a tunnel through the city with no funding source in sight.

Read the entire Union Tribune article… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 28, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Video: 5 Questions, 3 City Council Candidates, 2 Open Seats


Three candidates are running for two open spots on Coronado City Council. The election will take place on November 2nd, 2010. The candidates are: Barbara Denny, Doug Metz and Al Ovrom.

In an effort to keep the public informed, sat down with each of the candidates to ask them 5… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 28, 2010 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Village Theatre in Coronado set for renovation next week

Even before the downtown Village Theatre closed in 2000 — more than five decades after it opened with a double-feature showing of “Irish Eyes Are Smiling” and “The Well-Groomed Bride” — Coronado residents had rallied to save the quaint, Art Deco structure.

The continued drumbeat for preservation inspired city officials to issue a grant last year for a renovation project. Next Monday, after nearly 10 years of false starts and stalled negotiations, demolition and restoration will begin… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 27, 2010 at 8:02pm — 2 Comments

Mayor Tanaka presents a Coronado Proclamation to Captain Len Kaine, USN-retired, President of the Golden Rule Society

Mayor Casey Tanaka presents a Coronado Proclamation to Captain Len Kaine, USN-retired, president of the Golden Rule Society. The Proclamation designates the first week of October 2010 as Golden Rule Society week in Coronado.

Mayor Tanaka also nominated the Golden Rule Society for the “2010 San Diego Veterans Allegiance Award” recognizing the non-paid volunteers who support our Troops and Veterans.

In a separate nomination from… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 26, 2010 at 8:23am — No Comments

SEALs Bike America: Coronado to Florida

SEALs BIKE AMERICA: 3,300 miles in 42 Days from Coronado, CA to Ft. Pierce, FL for the families of the SEALs killed in action and the wounded SEAL warriors to benefit the Naval Special Warfare Foundation and Telluride Adaptive Sports Program.

September 26 to November 6th.

Visit the official website here:…


Added by eCoronado on September 26, 2010 at 8:18am — 3 Comments

Navy Pilots Grounded Over Lake Tahoe Photo Op Gone Bad (Video)

It's a 20-second, jaw-dropping clip of cell phone video that could ultimately cost two Navy helicopter pilots their flying privileges.

"Oh my gosh," a gasping voice is heard saying on the video. Another person said, "they're totally practicing aren't they?"

An official at NAS North Island confirmed the authenticity of the video that shows two $33 million MH-60 Romeo helicopters flying over Lake Tahoe on Sept. 13. One of the helicopters appears to come dangerously close to the… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 26, 2010 at 8:00am — 11 Comments

Tarp Surfing at Coronado Brewing Company (Parking Lot)

Photo courtesy of the Coronado Brewing Company Facebook Page.

Watch tarp surfing in action at or hit PLAY on the video below:…


Added by eCoronado on September 24, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Crews attempt to save sea lion impaled by fishing gaffe

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - It's a disturbing discovery along San Diego Bay -- a sea lion impaled by a fishing gaff.

It was first spotted off Coronado Wednesday and on Thursday, Sea World crews are trying to rescue the sea lion spotted near Seaport Village.

When Elliott Smith-Watson tried to walk past the sea lion, he couldn't believe what he saw.

"That was intentional, whoever did it," he said. "For a gaff, you have to...… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 24, 2010 at 8:37am — No Comments

Indian Summer This Weekend On Coronado?

Ok, so it may not be an 'official' Indian Summer by definition, but we are going to promote it as such for the weekend. Since we had such a cold summer, make sure you take time to head to the pool or beach one more time… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 23, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Coronado-based Navy SEAL among those killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Navy Lt. Brendan John Looney, a member of a SEAL team based in Coronado, was among the nine U.S. military personnel killed in the crash of a helicopter in Afghanistan on Monday, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

Looney, 29, of Owings, Md., was an All-American lacrosse player at the Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 2004. He was commissioned as a naval intelligence officer and served in Korea before joining the SEALs. He was assigned to one of the Coronado-based… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 22, 2010 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

A tale of two encroachment permits

CORONADO — Two similar requests for encroachment permits garnered different results from the Coronado City Council Wednesday night.

At one property, the homeowner will have to remove a recently constructed wall because it encroaches onto the public right of way by being too close to the sidewalk.

However, directly after the council made that decision, the owner of another home was granted an encroachment permit for a fence she recently built for her roses, even though it also… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 22, 2010 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Coastal Cleanup Day 2010 is 9/25/10

Editor's Note: The Coronado site (Silver Strand State Beach) is full, but there are more places that need help.

September 25th, 2010 is Coastal Cleanup Day

Coastal Cleanup Day is back!… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 21, 2010 at 8:29am — No Comments

City of Coronado Establishes Hotline to Report Suspected Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

Coronado, CA (September 14, 2010) – In response to the San Diego County Grand Jury’s recommendation that all public agencies establish a hotline to accept reports of fraud, waste, abuse and conflicts of interest, the City of Coronado has designated a telephone line at City Hall to accept such reports. By calling 619-522-2642, citizens can leave an anonymous message or include their contact information if they would like someone… Continue

Added by eCoronado on September 21, 2010 at 8:24am — No Comments

S.D. destroyer getting $31 million upgrade

The San Diego-based destroyer John Paul Jones - one of the first American warships to fire missiles at Afghanistan when the current war began in 2001 -- will undergo a $31 million modernization at BAE Systems and Ship Repair next to the Coronado Bridge.

Read the entire Union Tribune article here.

Added by eCoronado on September 20, 2010 at 3:13pm — No Comments

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