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San Diego County and California public health officials have issued orders to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease, or COVID-19. The County order is in effect until further notice.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES

ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER AND EMERGENCY REGULATIONS

(Effective July 7, 2020)

Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code sections 101040, 120175, and 120175.5 (b) the Health Officer of the County of San Diego (Health more >>

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Each year the Optimist Club of Coronado awards academic scholarships to selected Coronado High School seniors. The Optimist Club has over 100 members and has served the Coronado community since 1970. This year the Optimist Club awarded scholarships in three categories. Each scholarship is worth $2000.

The NJROTC Scholarship went to Pita Lopez. Pita held many leadership positions during her four years as a more >>

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My children and friends have given me books titled “Grandmother’s Memories,” and “Mom Remembers,” but only recently have I decided the time has come to fill them out or forget it. For my oldest grandchild’s March birthday, I determined to complete the thin one that had several interesting prompts. more >>

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While many local people are starting to venture out again after some of the lock-down restrictions eased, for some, going out to a restaurant is still not possible.

For those who need or want to remain socially distanced but still wish to enjoy finer dining without having to turn on their own ovens, local chef and CHS ’80 grad Kathy Nicolls can help with her home meal delivery service.

Nicolls, who has enjoyed cooking for her family since she was young, originally started her small business in 2010 by making jalapeno jam, which she first experienced on a trip to New Orleans. The jam was such a hit with her family and friends that the next step was a house party, and the jams sold out quickly. more >>

Sweet and engaging Violet came to PAWS as a stray when she was found at the Coronado Cays Ya… more >>

One of the more significant capital projects initiated by the City of Coronado in the past decade took a major step closer to reality last week during the City Council meeting of June 16, 2020. The City Council approved by a 5-0 vote, acceptance of the $22 million financial package from Caltrans to take over the operation of State Routes 75 and 282 in the city. Along with an internal transfer of $9.3 million from the Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget, the resulting $31.3 million fund, with interest, is projected to cover the annual maintenance for the two state routes that run through Coronado.

The opening bid from Caltrans to bring the two state routes into good repair was $16.95 million, so the City Staff collectively more than earned their salaries over the past several months. Specifically, the descriptions of the state routes that will be taken over by the City of more >>

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Nicole Tallent is someone who views cleaning the small beaches along the Ferry Landing as an obligation. I have seen Nicole cleaning the beaches in the past, but never knew her name until I stopped her in April to thank her when others were too fearful to pick up a single piece of trash. 

Since the pandemic began, more >>

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Coronado is looking to achieve a fitness triple crown getting people active during the pandemic while practicing social distancing; building community; and celebrating the City’s 130th anniversary.

The “Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge: Actively Celebrating 130 Years of Community” is an initiative by the City of Coronado to inspire residents to come together, challenge themselves and their neighbors, and commit to completing 130 miles of any physical activity, all while meeting COVID-19 public health guidelines. The challenge celebrates 130 years since Coronado’s incorporation as a city on Dec. 11, 1890. more >>

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Each week the John D. Spreckels Center is hosting a free virtual Lecture through a continued partnership with UC San Diego’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This week the topic of learning is “Using Minimum Wages to Fight Inequality and Policy” presented by David Neumark. more >>

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After more than 26 years in existence, Art for Wildlife Galleries at the Coronado Ferry Landing will be closing and re-organizing. To further that effort, there will be a store closing/downsizing sale on July 10 through July 12, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Nothing will be held back, and all items in the Gallery will be seriously discounted. Even the iconic Glass Jellyfish of Richard Satava, and these have never been on any type of sale. There will be special prices on everything in the Gallery. And there will be no better time to take advantage. more >>

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The Port of San Diego invites professional artists to submit their qualifications for two public art projects as part of the Port’s Percent for Art Program. This is a unique opportunity for more >>

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. Researchers and people with any interest level can look up stories, businesses, homes they lived in, obituaries, sports, and even ads. Some of the newspapers include: more >>