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Seeking Sponsers And Participants For The Second Annual Charity Poker Tournament And Casino Night

Coronado Lacrosse Club (CLC) and Islander Sports Foundation (ISF) are co-hosting the Second Annual Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Night on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, and are seeking sponsors and participants for this event. Proceeds benefit girls youth lacrosse, and Coronado’s middle and high school sports teams.

The Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Night is held at the world-famous Nautilus Room within the Coronado Recreation Center, with an open bar and light finger foods. Players of all abilities come together to play Texas hold ‘em style poker, with prizes awarded to top poker players. Additionally this year, black jack, roulette and craps tables will be offered, with raffle drawings for table game

Posted in Coronado island news on Monday, September 17, 2018 1:32 pm. Updated: 1:48 pm.

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Coronado’s “Avenue Of The Heroes” - Captain Edmond Battelle (Ted) Taylor, Jr

Ted was born in Baltimore, Maryland on Sept. 12, 1931, to Vice Admiral E. B. (Whitey) Taylor and Elizabeth Fay Taylor (neé Valiant). Taylor followed his father into the United States Navy where he served with valor and ultimately gave his life in the service of his country.

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Coronado’s Crista Izuzquiza Emerging As One Of San Diego County’s Best Prep Golfers

When the Islander Girls Golf season began in the third week of August, Islander Head Golf Coach Stuart Gordon wondered aloud if junior Crista Izuzquiza had been playing golf in Spain, where she spends her summers. Gordon was pretty sure she had and now we can confirm that was the case.

Izuzquiza began her freshman year at CHS playing both tennis and golf, lettering in both. Her sophomore year she decided to concentrate on golf. In the three matches Coronado played last week, was the medalist in all three, starting the week with a one-under par round of 35 at Coronado Municipal in a 228-230 Western League win over the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. Her second outing was in a 209-246 loss to Torrey Pines at the Fairbanks Lakes Golf Course, where she shot a 38 and was the

Posted in Coronado sports on Monday, September 17, 2018 1:27 pm. Updated: 1:50 pm.

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CHA Preservation Workshop

Have you been wondering about the history of your home? Do you know who built your home? What year it was built and who lived in it before you?

Posted in Coronado home and business on Monday, September 17, 2018 1:41 pm. Updated: 1:49 pm.

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There’s A Mexican Village In Coronado Once More

Mex-Pac is back. Well, kind of. Yes, there’s a new restaurant called Coronado Mexican Village Cocina e Cantina in the space formerly occupied by the original and iconic Mexican Village Restaurant, but the comparison ends there. The name is a nostalgic and respectful nod to the past, but the ambiance and food are current, bringing vibrance and luster to the revived space.

The three equal partners—Nick Tomasello, Dave Hurwitz, and Steve Biafora, have a vision that goes well beyond the familiar SoCal taco shop. I met with Tomasello in the capacious and bustling kitchen on a recent evening, and asked him about the “Join the Revolution” theme that is featured throughout the restaurant. He enthusiastically explained that Mexican Village is not a taco shop. Oh, yes, they have tacos—short rib, portobello, carnitas, and shrimp to name just a few, but the real vision is to serve refined Acapulco-inspired fare at a reasonable price, without pretention.


Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, September 14, 2018 1:34 pm.

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Council Addresses Utility Undergrounding; Active Transportation Plan

By sheer size and cost alone, the concept of undergrounding utility lines in the City of Coronado is daunting. With a windfall of money coming back to Coronado over the next decade via the State of California, to reimburse the city for redevelopment funds that were previously denied, the city staff and city council are looking for a meaningful project that will positively impact Coronado. Details relating to the utility undergrounding concept were presented during the City Council meeting of Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.

The theory is there are many benefits from undergrounding utilities including these delineated in the staff report for the Sept. 4 meeting. “It is widely accepted that property values increase when utilities are undergrounded. Typically, the higher the value of the property, the greater the financial affect from

Posted in Coronado city news on Monday, September 17, 2018 1:37 pm. Updated: 1:51 pm.

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Coronado Family Launches New Residential Real Estate Firm, “McGarey Home”

Denver and Chris McGarey are no strangers to real estate. The Coronado couple, who have worked on more than $2 billion in real estate projects international and domestic, announced today the launch of their newest venture, McGarey Home, a residential real estate company that focuses on homebuyers’ two most valuable assets - home and family.

“We understand that Coronado real estate is about more than just well-staged furniture and an enthusiastic sales agent. This is an investment that will affect each family’s financial future,” says F. Denver McGarey, President of McGarey Home.

Posted in Coronado home and business on Monday, September 17, 2018 1:41 pm. Updated: 1:53 pm.

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Simply Music Launches New Gateway Piano Program

Simply Music, the playing based piano method known for teaching students to “play piano immediately,” announces the launching in Coronado of one of its newest programs Simply Music Gateway, a program designed specifically for students with special needs and learning differences.

Kathleen Petryshyn, certified Simply Music teacher and one of just over 100 teachers worldwide who have been licensed to teach this program said, “I have been teaching Simply Music for over 10 years in Coronado and have had a number of special needs students in the past for whom I was able to adapt the Simply

Polo America’s Beach Polo Features A Well-Played Championship Game

There were a lot of moving parts associated with the Polo America Presents Beach Polo at the Hotel Del Coronado over the weekend. There were the beautifully-attired women, many wearing fashionable hats to celebrate the occasion. Then there were the numerous promotions, the sandcastle sculptures constructed adjacent to the polo area, each constructed based on a polo pony theme. And there was my favorite part, which was the competition, both human and equine, on display in the Beach Polo Finals played at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

To set the stage, Beach Polo is essentially an exhibition and the results don’t go on anyone’s permanent record. But the three-person teams feature a dazzling array of international polo talent, with the subplot of the family of Marc Ganzi, Melissa Ganzi and their son Grant Ganzi competing against each other on separate teams. The only missing Ganzi was daughter Riley, who is in the first month of her college career at Georgetown University.

Sunday’s championship game featured Melissa Ganzi, Alejandro Novillo Astrada and Juan Bollini competing as a team under the sponsorship banner of Porsche San Diego. Their opposition consisted of Marc Ganzi, Pablo Dorignac and Alfredo Bigatti competing on behalf of the Viejas Casino Resort. The Ganzis are the patrons of this event, as together they combine to supply the 50 polo ponies and the players, who are among the best in the world. That total collection of talent has just completed the summer polo season in Aspen, Colorado, traveled to Coronado for the weekend, and most of the players flew Sunday evening to their respective homes in Argentina.

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Islander Football Falls To Mar Vista, Record Stands At 3-1 On 2018 Season

Friday evening the Islander Football traveled due south about nine miles to face the Mar Vista Mariners, with Coronado coming out on the short end of the 34-7 final score. Four weeks into the season, both teams now own identical 3-1 records.

Mar Vista is exceptional in one offensive element, which is running the ball. After receiving the game-opening kickoff from Coronado, the Mariners set up shop on their own 40-yard line. They ran the ball, specifically senior co-captain Jacob Galeana ran the football, on each of the next seven plays. Aside from a five-yard penalty against Coronado for encroachment,

Posted in Coronado sports on Friday, September 14, 2018 1:25 pm. Updated: 1:56 pm.

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Miles For Missionvale

Just for fun, you are invited to join Dan Gensler and Fr. Michael Murphy on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Winn Room at

Posted in Coronado island news on Monday, September 17, 2018 1:34 pm. Updated: 1:55 pm.

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Coronado Junior Women’s Club To Host “A Taste Of Coronado” In October

The Coronado Junior Woman’s Club is hosting their 9th annual “A Taste of Coronado” fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 from 5 to 9 p.m. This is your chance to visit over 30 participating restaurants and businesses around town, each offering a unique and delicious ‘taste’ for their guests. Many of your favorite stops will return from last year, in addition to a few new participants.

Tastes from 2017 featured items such as cold brew coffee, surf and turf crostini, coconut shrimp, fried chicken and waffles, sliders, mango ahi poke, and risotto alla milanese. Some provided beverages along the route, including wine and champagne tastes for the 21+ crowd. Others offered desserts like bon bons,

Posted in Coronado home and business, Coronado island news on Friday, September 7, 2018 5:08 pm. Updated: 5:23 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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