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Prioritizing public health, and in alignment with COVID-19 State and County public health orders, Grand Caribe Shoreline Park will be closed starting Thursday, August 6, 2020 until further notice. In partnership with the City of Coronado, the Port reopened the park in May. However, due to heavier than normal use, enforcement of the State and County’s health orders, which requires measures to ensure park visitors are social distancing from others, has become a challenge. Therefore, the park will be closed until gatherings are allowed without restrictions.

Closed signs will be posted at the park, and the Coronado Police Department will be assisting the Port with enforcement of the park closure. more >>

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To help residents know the community is thinking of them, the Coronado Public Library is collecting illustrations for the residents of Coronado Retirement Village.

Samantha Gomez, a staff member at Coronado Retirement Village, said receiving colorful pictures from children, teens and adults in the community would help to cheer up residents who have been sheltering in place as a result of the pandemic.

Please drop off artwork to the library at the summer reading prize table between the hours of 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or place it in an envelope and deposit in one of our book drops. You can also mail pictures to the library at 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118. Illustrations will be collected through Aug. 7. more >>

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Do you have a question for us? We’ll get you the answer! Librarians are available to help with your inquiries, questions and research. While the library building is closed, you can send an email to askalibrarian@coronado.ca.us including as much information as possible and a phone number where you can be more >>

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Citizens’ Climate is a nonpartisan, non-profit, grassroots organization that tackles climate change through focusing on national policies. Founded in Coronado by Marshall Saunders, this organization is now a recent recipient of the Keeling Curve Prize. This award provides $25,000 annually to ten projects or organizations who have made significant steps towards fighting climate change.

Mark Reynolds has been a member of Citizens’ Climate for the past 11 years. He explained how Citizens’ Climate has built volunteer chapters in almost every congressional district in the United States. more >>

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At the conclusion of their single-topic, 93-minute meeting, held July 28, 2020, the City of Coronado’s Planning Commission voted 4-1 to deny three permits requested by partners Crown Manor Owner Christopher Bower, and Co-applicant the Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton. If passed, the permits would have allowed overnight accommodations and events at the 1015 Ocean Boulevard location, which was built in 1902.

Specifically the agenda item called for consideration of a Major Special Use Permit, approval of a Parking Plan, and a Coastal Permit for the location, which is in a R-1A single family residential zone. Crown Manor was designated as a historic resource in October 2001, and a Mills Act property in October 2002.

There is a portion of the Coronado Municipal Code which according to the City Staff report on the agenda more >>

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Welcome to August! We are looking forward to reconnecting with and engaging our learners across Coronado Unified School District (CUSD). Instruction will begin as planned for all students on Thursday, Aug. 27 via an online, virtual environment, as aligned with Governor Newsom’s mandate. Fall distance learning schedules and structures will be available for community review early next week. Site-specific information regarding textbooks, instructional materials and class scheduling will be shared through our principals’ newsletters as we approach the start of our semester. An application to request use of district-issued technology can be found at: more >>

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Over the months of the pandemic, it has become increasingly difficult for citizens to participate in public meetings. Yet, there are times and issues that evoke strong interest among the citizens - the Crown Manor item on the Planning Commission’s agenda for last week is one such example. more >>

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Islander rising senior Wayne McKinney has committed to play for the USD Toreros, he announced last week. An All-CIF First Team selection last season for Coronado, McKinney averaged 28.4 points per game and led his team to the CIF Division III Finals where the Islanders lost to San Ysidro 71-59, although the game was closer than the final score reflects.

“USD was the best academic school that offered me,” McKinney said by phone last week. “It’s the place my family and I decided on because it’s close to home. I’ve been in communication with the USD staff for about a year now. I’ve been pretty comfortable with them and I went to watch the team play. Their guards are aggressive and the coaches let them play. The guards really run the show. I’m looking forward to meeting the team after COVID and their gym is open. The USD campus is beautiful and the gym is awesome. All of that was an add-on for me.” more >>

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Five or six times a week, Coronado residents and Emerald Keepers Anne and Rick Wilcoxon can be found along Ocean Boulevard or on either end of the beach collecting trash. They have owned a home in Coronado since 2001, but didn’t make Coronado their permanent home until four years ago when they moved from Napa County in Northern California, and Las Vegas, more >>

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Because construction is delaying the reopening at the Hotel Del until late Fall, Brady’s Menswear opened a Summer Popup Shop next to Tartine on First Street.

To entice your visit, Brady’s is selling everything at half price, shoes not included. That means that everything that more >>

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The City of Coronado has launched “Mask Up! Coronado,” a campaign to educate visitors, residents and businesses about the importance of wearing a mask in public.

The City held several mask giveaways earlier this month and more free masks giveaways are planned. Over the next few weeks, City Council members and City staff will be walking the business district delivering Mask Up! Coronado window clings as well as Coronado logo masks.

Council and staff are asking merchants to hang the plastic fliers in their windows in support of the City’s message to spread kindness not COVID-19.

The demand for the City’s logo mask was so high, the more >>

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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 >>