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The Coronado Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Coronado Schools Foundation for the first ever Coronado Art & Wine Festival taking place on 10th & C on May 21st from 11 am to 3 pm. The arts and culture event is designed to bring everyone together for a signature local event to enjoy local sips and bites, while funding essential programs at our public schools.

Featuring over 40 local artists showcasing their work, live music and performances, wine tastings in Wine Village, a VIP more >>

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Service on the Free Summer Shuttle begins on the Friday before the Memorial Day weekend with a kickoff event to introduce a colorful new bus wrap. The new wrap is based on a public art mural that was recently removed from the old Cora Mart building when Vons began its recent expansion into the space.

The kickoff event will begin at 10 a.m. at Spreckels Park. After the ceremony, the community is invited to take a ride. Light refreshments will be served. Discover Coronado graciously funds the wraps every year and worked with the City on the design. more >>

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The Coronado Community along with the San Diego Blood Bank are hosting a mobile blood drive on Wednesday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The mobile blood mobile will be parked at 1000 Orange Avenue, Coronado 92118 – Parke on Isabella Avenue. more >>

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The 6th Annual URT DIG Hole Digging Competition took place this last Friday at Sunset. As the sun started its inevitable fall, the competitive spirit of 65 diggers began to rise in hopes to reign supreme with the prize of the golden shovel and the title of the world’s best digger. The URT DIG offered four divisions from which this glory could be achieved.

First up was the PLASTIC Division for all children under 13 years old. All children were herded to the digging grid and they took their positions anxiously. Some were scolded for pre-digging as the rules were explained to them. Rule one: every digger has 10 minutes to dig as deep as possible. more >>

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The May 3 Coronado City Council meeting saw high attendance as the Council prepared to discuss tennis and pickleball court-use data on Coronado’s public courts. With the popularity of both sports among the community, players of both sports were at the meeting to support space for their respective court sports.

City Manager Tina Friend presented the agenda item with the available data on court usage that was able to be gathered by the City between June 2021 and mid-February 2022, as well as from a city-wide survey that went out in March. Friend added a notation that the City lacks data on non-reserved court time from drop-in use and reservations made outside of the City’s system, as well as data from use of private court facilities such as those at the Marriott.

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This past Wednesday night, it was the final installment of regular season Islander’s girls lacrosse. Traveling to La Jolla High School to take on their league rival Vikings, there was still plenty to play for, for the girls in green and black. As with a win as one of the top teams in the county, the Islanders had an opportunity to perhaps grab a spot in the open division playoffs.

The game started with early offensive fireworks as both the Vikings and Islanders would net a pair of goals in the opening six minutes to keep the game tied 2-2. However, for the Islanders, the early offense would take a brief hiatus over the next six minutes. During that time, La Jolla would hold possession and be able to grab two more goals to make it a 4-2 game. more >>

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The City Council last week proclaimed May as Historic Preservation Month. The Council presented a plaque to a property owner whose home was historically designated in 2021 and called attention to four others similarly honored but who could not attend. Due to the pandemic, no Council presentation was held in 2021. more >>

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In September 2018, Coronado was buzzing with Hollywood vibes—“Maverick” had orders for Naval Air Station North Island! The local filming of the second Top Gun movie afforded us with glimpses of movie stars at The Del, nightly crowds of production crew members at the “World Famous I-Bar,” and friends and neighbors spendings their days on set as blockbuster extras, hoping to avoid the cutting room floor. Who could have imagined production and pandemic delays would push the movie’s release almost four years?

Shortly after The Eagle & Journal took off and landed on our doorsteps last Wednesday, however, Top Gun: Maverick finally lit up the silver screen, premiering as promised at Naval Base Coronado’s 1500-seat historic Lowery Theater. more >>

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The Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) and Safe Harbor Coronado will host the first ever film festival screening of HBO’s “Weight of Gold” followed by a discussion with the Film Director and guest athletes on Sunday, May 15. There will be a VIP meet and greet beginning at 9:30 a.m.; doors open at 10 a.m. and the film starts at 10:30 a.m. A question and answer period will begin at 11:30 a.m.

“CIFF is proud to partner with Safe Harbor, to bring awareness of tough topics, such as depression, through film. The power of cinematic stories is the shared connection of watching someone with a similar circumstance or struggle open up, it becomes personal and cathartic,” said Merridee Book Executive Director of CIFF, “It allows for a conversation to start and hope to enter in.” more >>

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On Saturday June 4 and Sunday, June 5, The Coronado Tennis association in concert with Impact Activities will be hosting the once very popular, fun, competitive and much awaited Crown Cup doubles tournament. Discounted entry fee for all Coronado residents. Food, refreshments, a special goodie bag packed full of surprises and special offers from local merchants for all contestants. more >>

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Calling all canines to enter this paw-litical race!  It’s time to nominate and elect Coronado’s 2022 Canine Mayor. Nominations are being accepted now through May 24. Canines must reside in Coronado or have been adopted from PAWS (Pacific Animal Welfare Society). This event raises funds to help care for animals at PAWS including medical costs. 

This fundraiser started in 2010 and this year we are looking to name our seventh Paw-litician! The Canine who gets the most votes becomes the next Canine Mayor of Coronado to serve a two-year term (2022-2024). The Coronado Canine Mayor is a ceremonial position with the winner asked to preside in the Coronado 4th of July Parade and give out a few “shakes” at other appropriate events. The Canine Mayor will receive a “doggie basket” filled with treats and toys, runner ups will also get some special treats and serve as members of the Canine City Council. Voting will start on May 25 once all nominations are in. more >>

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In May, Sharp Coronado Hospital will be providing double the opportunity to learn how to become a healthier version of you. Both interactive presentations are free to the public.

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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 >>