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Coronado businesses help community organizer Col Michael Wastila USMCR (Ret.) kick-off this year’s Toys for Tots campaign. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to any collection site from now until Wednesday, December 14. Your thoughtfulness will help make a difference in the lives of San Diego County’s most needy children this holiday season. Happy Holidays and Semper Fi!

Official Coronado Toy Collection Sites: Now through December 14. more >>2022 Toys For Tots Campaign Kicks Off

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Megan Mushovic-Irvin, CHS Class of 2006, was inducted into The Cornell University Athletic Hall of Fame on September 24, 2022. The award was presented by Jeremy Schaap, host of the ESPN show “Outside the Lines” during Homecoming celebrations on campus in Ithaca, New York.

Representing the Class of 2010 and acknowledged for academic and athletic achievements, Megan started and played more >>CHS Grad Inducted Into The Cornell University Athletic Hall Of Fame

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Beginning Wednesday, December 7 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. the John D. Spreckels Center is offering Beginners Bridge Lessons. Students will be guided through Audrey Grants “Bridge Basics 1: An Introduction” during this eight-week course. Each class begins with instruction and will move to guided card play using pre-dealt hands. Registration cost is $60 for more >>Bridge Classes Offered

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2021 saw the birth of the Coronado Philharmonia with its July 4th premier concert. The all-volunteer but mostly professional musicians formed with 18 members. Under the direction and energetic passion of former CoSA music director Osvaldo Mendoza, the group performed two concerts that year. His five years with CoSa had allowed him to meet a cadre of excellent musicians who spread the word about forming the orchestra. Professionals from other San Diego areas signed on. “Everybody was volunteering, and they trusted us, and we didn’t know what to expect.”

A year after the inaugural concert, the orchestra has grown to 58 with the variety of instruments the audience would expect from a symphony. In collaboration with Coronado School of the Arts, the Philharmonia will be performing Holiday in Coronado at the Coronado High School theater on December 3 at 7:30 p.m. more >>Coronado Philharmonia: Holiday Concert In Coronado

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The Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) board members reconvened on November 17, where four trustees, Lee Pontes, Bruce Shepherd, Helen Anderson-Cruz, and Esther Valdez-Clayton, presided over their last board meeting.

These board members total a combined 30 years of service as CUSD trustees. Superintendent Karl Mueller listed a few of their many accomplishments: Finding ongoing funding to sustain programs for staff and students, funding upgrades in technology, expanding pathway programs in STEM and VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts), improving salary increases for staff, expanding world language opportunities, and advocating to open early during the pandemic.

“The four of you leave us here with a solid foundation, a healthy budget, a plan to move forward, and a grateful heart,” said Mueller. more >>Four CUSD Trustees Preside Over Last Meeting Of Their Term

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This winter, the Conservatory of Classical and Contemporary Dance at the Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) honors Alzheimer’s Awareness in The Art of Reminiscing, an evening of original choreography that journeys through a lifetime. Join the conservatory for an evocative and sentimental evening of dance and music on December 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. in the Coronado Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at https://29168.encoreticketing.com/r/events/.

“Dance provides a deep and meaningful way to explore and process life,” said Gina Bolles Sorensen, Dance Conservatory Director. “When movement and music are paired together, as they are in our work, the more >>CoSA Dance Performance Explores The Power Of Memories “The Art Of Reminiscing”

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Each fall, Rotary Club of Coronado holds a wine-tasting event open to its club members and friends to benefit Rotary International’s campaign, END POLIO NOW. It began over 20 years ago and raised maybe $1,500 that first year.

This year’s event raised $215,000 through a combination of ticket sales, silent and live auction prizes and particular sponsors who gave generously with a goal to wipe polio off the face of the planet. The monies raised by Rotary were then matched two-to-one by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. That means this year the Rotary Club of Coronado raised $645,000 toward Rotary International’s goal of raising $50 million worldwide. more >>Rotary Club Of Coronado, Rotarian Carol Sommer And Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Unite To Raise $645,000

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At just 18 years of age, local Coronado soccer star CJ Fodrey has accomplished a lot. He’s played at the professional level for the USL League San Diego Loyal, for some of the best development teams in the country, and helped lead Coronado High School to a CIF Open Division final appearance. And now, after one season with the San Diego States men’s soccer team, you can add the Pac-12 Freshman of The Year and First Team All Pac-12 to the honors the young striker has earned.

“Winning the Pac-12 Freshman and being the first team all Pac-12 were two goals that I set for myself at the start of the season,” said Fodrey. “I had made a list for myself and posted it on my wall preseason in my dorm of goals I wanted to have. They were goals more >>Coronado High School Alum CJ Fodrey Named Pac-12 Freshman Of The Year

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Coronado and IB residents looking to treat themselves to a little self-care and pampering need to look no further than Sharp Coronado Hospital’s Sewall Healthy Living Center (HLC). The Sewall HLC’s microneedling services have been so popular, they’ve added a therapist and can now offer more appointments to residents seeking skin revitalization. more >>Sharp Expands Services

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What can you say? Sometimes it’s just not your day. And for the Coronado Islanders High School football team, Friday night’s game vs. Palo Verde High School would not be their day as they fell to the visiting Yellow Jackets in the CIF DIV Semi-finals by a score of 35-15.

With home-field advantage, the higher seed, and Palo Verde having to make a three and a half hour drive to Coronado for the game, many would have thought the Islanders would have held every advantage, but things didn’t shake out that way.

However, if anyone had taken a gander at the Yellow Jackets regular season, you would have seen a record of 9-1 and a point differential of over +100. They were not your traditional No.7 seed. more >>Islanders Fall To Yellow Jackets In CIF Semi Final Game

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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 >>Coronado Newspaper Project Complete, Local Newspapers Searchable Online