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Girl Scouts Collecting Gently Used Halloween Costumes

Girl Scout Troop 5548 is collecting old and gently used Halloween costumes. Take this opportunity to clean out your closets and make a child’s Halloween special! The costumes will be donated to the Monarch School for underprivileged children in San Diego.

New this year, Troop 5548 would like to specifically make a request for donations of larger-sized costumes. In the past, the older kids at Monarch have not had as many options; some high schoolers are adult size. If you don’t have large costumes to donate, consider making your own from parents’ old clothes and craft supplies. Be creative and have fun for a great cause!

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, October 11, 2018 3:53 pm. Updated: 4:05 pm.

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A Gritty Jack Nicholson And “Five Easy Pieces” Come To Village Theatre October 24

Part of the Coronado Island Film Festival’s monthly Classic Movie Series, the 1970 American drama Five Easy Pieces, starring Jack Nicholson, will screen at the Village Theatre on Wednesday, October 24 at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the theatre box office. Last month’s “Out of Africa” was a sellout, so organizers advise lining up early for optimal seat selection.

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Islander Crista Izuzquiza Wins City Conference Golf Title

Fifty-Seven Golfers representing the 13 member schools of the San Diego City Conference entered the Annual Girls Golf championships last week and when the dust settled, Islander junior Crista Izuzquiza was the lone player standing. The City Conference event has a unique format, with the golfers playing one round of stroke play to determine who will participate in the match play event, which starts the following day.

Interestingly the worst round Izuzquiza shot all week was in the stroke play, where she shot a one-over round of 73 at the Par 72 Balboa Park Golf Course. That score earned Crista the No. 4 seed in match play, which lasts four rounds.

Posted in Coronado sports on Friday, October 19, 2018 1:29 pm. Updated: 2:00 pm.

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Halloween Happening Oct. 26

On Friday, Oct. 26, the Coronado Recreation Department will host its annual Halloween Happening from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Coronado

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado home and business on Friday, October 19, 2018 1:45 pm. Updated: 2:00 pm.

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Kleege Enterprises’s Proposed Changes For Downtown Block Come Before Design Review Commission

The Design Review Commission met last week and considered Kleege Enterprises’s first proposals for changes for the “Shops at Coronado,” as Bruce Kleege has been referring to the conglomerate of properties that he purchased, nearly, but not all of, the full square block on Orange Avenue, bounded by Tenth and C streets. Over the last year, that block has undergone significant changes with the departure of a number of businesses including Island Surf, El Cordova Garage, Costa Azul, and others. Additionally, Bay Books has been significantly diminished in size and many fear it, too, may need to exit Coronado as a result of drastically higher rent and the potential of a less desirable location off-Orange.

Kleege Enterprises’s representative at the meeting, Audrey Ruland, from the Ruland Design Group, presented proposals for exterior modifications of the El Cordova Garage and a rendering of the expected layout of the site, which included an exterior addition of a deck to the Eagle House. Overall, she said that the site could be used in a lot of ways and that the main focus was on beauty. The artistic renderings of the site showed a modern structure with, as Sue Gillingham, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce remarked in public comments, it has a lot of right angles, steel and a canopy that might not be consistent with the Orange Avenue Corridor Specific Plan and which looks, as she said, “like Palm Springs, not Coronado.”


Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, October 19, 2018 1:39 pm.

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What Are We, As A Community, Willing To Tolerate?

Recently, both my wife and I received unsigned emails from “Coronado Election” circulating the following political smear message (I have deleted the councilperson’s name):

“Xxxxx Yyyyyy Misses A Lot Of Meetings! Council person Xxxxx Yyyyyy is up for reelection this year, so I wanted to see his voting record. It turns out, there isn’t much of a voting record because he’s missed A LOT of votes… It also seems like he misses the tough votes. Earlier this year, Yyyyyy skipped out on the heated dog park vote at the last minute even though the public record shows he participated in all other dog park related discussions. He has missed more votes than all other council members combined. If you want to keep your job, you have to show up to work right? Share this with your Coronado friends.”

Our request to the sender to identify him/herself went unanswered.

The intent of my letter is neither political nor partisan. It is simply to ask the Coronado citizenry if it is

Posted in Opinion on Friday, October 19, 2018 1:23 pm. Updated: 2:02 pm.

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Coronado Island Film Festival Announces “In The Spotlight” Cocktail Winner

Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) is pleased to announce that Nick Bogdanovs, Babcock & Story Bar – Hotel del Coronado is the winner of its first “In the Spotlight” cocktail competition with the cocktail “Sugar Blues.”

Bogdanov’s inspiration was the song, “Sugar Blues” from the movie “Some Like It Hot.” Sponsored by Ketel One Family Vodka, the contest was open to professional mixologists who are currently employed at a Coronado restaurant or bar. As Grand Prize winner, Bodganovs will receive $300, a CIFF trophy for himself and a second trophy for the Hotel Del. The judging panel was comprised of representatives from San Diego’s restaurant community, Ketel One and Coronado residents.

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado home and business on Friday, October 19, 2018 1:44 pm. Updated: 2:03 pm.

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Art Walk At The Ferry Landing

More than 70 accomplished artists will gather at Coronado Ferry Landing on the weekend of Oct. 20 – 21 for the Coronado Ferry Landing Art Walk.

Art Walk will feature artists presenting their own original work in all mediums of fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils, watercolor, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase.

In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival patrons will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

The event will be held at Ferry Landing, 1201

Asante Sefa-Boakye Pursues Several Different Paths To Improving The World

What began as a relatively straight-forward feature on Asante Sefa-Boakye (CHS ‘10) and a recent trip he took to Ghana, branched out into several different paths. An example is midway through our interview when he spoke of his music career. As it turns out, the personable former high school, collegiate and professional water polo player is also a working hip-hop musician whose stage name is Santé Prince.

Before we got to that, first some background information. Prince Asante Sefa-Boakye is the middle of three sons born to Dr. Kofi D. Sefa-Boakye and Elizabeth Sefa-Boakye. Born in Ghana, Kofi came to the United States after high school, and attended USC as an undergraduate and UCLA for medical school. Asante said of his father, “He studied so much, he said he didn’t know where the football field was.” Kofi went on to become a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology, with offices in Coronado and a clinic in Chula Vista. He also has a goal of creating and opening a clinic in his native Ghana.

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Documentarian Matt Tyrnauer To Be Honored With Coronado Film Festival Director Award

One of the hottest directors in the film industry, Matt Tyrnauer, will be honored by the Coronado Island Film Festival during its upcoming run Nov. 9-12, 2018. His latest film production “Studio 54,” is generating industry-wide Oscar buzz. That film will be presented during the Festival Saturday evening, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Village Theatre.

Tyrnauer, is a Los Angeles native and graduate of Santa Monica Crossroads High School. He also holds a degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he majored in film. Tyrnauer had a highly successful career as a writer and columnist. When asked about his first paying job in journalism, Tyrnauer replied, “It was at Spy Magazine, where I earned $50 a week as an intern.” From the monthly humor publication, Tyrnauer worked his way up to Vanity Fair Magazine, where he held several editorial positions, in addition to being a feature writer and special correspondent. He noted of his print career, “I was with Vanity Fair on the masthead for 25 years.”

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Friday, October 19, 2018 1:37 pm. Updated: 2:05 pm.

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Sharp Flu Shot Clinic

Receive a free flue shot, while supplies last, at your local Sharp Coronado Hospital auditorium, 250 Prospect Place.

An annual flu shot has been shown to help prevent or reduce the severity of the influenza

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado home and business on Friday, October 19, 2018 1:45 pm. Updated: 2:07 pm.

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2018 “Letters To The Troops”

The 2018 school year kicked off the annual “Letters to the Troops” project. Over the past 16 years thousands of American service men and women, away from their families while serving in remote locations in foreign countries or deployed in ships at sea, have received letters from individual students around the country just ahead of the Holiday Season.

These letters, expressing support to our Troops for their service, are morale boosters and very much appreciated. Students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate by writing a one-page letter, between 100 and 150 words in length, and is addressed “Dear Service Member, I just wanted to say thanks for ……”, and express why they are appreciative of the personal sacrifices

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, October 11, 2018 3:56 pm. Updated: 4:13 pm.

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Coronado Newspaper Project Complete, Local Newspapers Searchable Online

The multi-year Coronado Newspaper Project of the Coronado Public Library and the California Digital Newspaper Collection at the University of California Riverside is complete. Coronado’s newspapers from 1887 through 2013 are now available on the web.

The newspapers are fully searchable by subject, keyword, linked words and dates, and search results bring up articles or full pages of the newspapers. Images of specific articles can also be retrieved.

Win Village Theater Tickets With The Eagle Weekender

The Coronado Eagle & Journal’s e-blast, the Eagle Weekender, randomly selects a weekly winner on their subscribers list to receive 2 free tickets to the Coronado Village Theater. This has been a huge success due to the support and donation of tickets from the Coronado Village Theater.

Posted in Coronado home and business, Coronado island news on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:53 pm.

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