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Coronado Recreation and Golf Services is offering a variety of after school enrichment camps this winter and spring. Your child can learn how to examine real-world STEM applications as they develop engineering skills in our LEGO Engineering Camps on Mondays at 3:20 p.m. and 4:50 p.m. These hands-on camps will have participants designing and building with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Five to ten year old participants will build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives and towering giraffes in a more >>

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Fifth-grade students at Christ Church Day School (CCDS) identified their favorite quotes from Dr. King and turned them into beautiful posters.

We invite Coronado residents to view and reflect on these quotes as they walk in front of our campus at 926 C Avenue. If you come up to participate in the walk, please do so masked and keep six feet of distance between yourself and others outside your family group. It is a gift to be able to offer this to both our CCDS community and the greater Coronado community, but we must do so, ensuring that we meet all COVID-19 protocols. more >>

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Letters to the Troops is a program that the MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) Silver Strand Chapter asks students to write letters to deployed service members. Certain letters receive first and second places and honorable mentions. Below are samples of the letters sent, copied as closely as possible.

The first place and other honorable mention from Christ Church Day School were sent off to the troops before a copy was made to pass along to the Eagle & Journal. more >>

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Coronado Unified School District was selected as one of only two districts in the state to participate in a pilot program for rapid COVID19 antigen testing. The program provides CUSD staff access to free weekly on-site testing using Abbott Labs BinaxNOW Covid-19 rapid antigen test. The test is about the size of a credit card, requires no equipment, and provides results in 15 minutes.

“We were able to test nearly 200 staff members on the first day,” said Deputy Superintendent Donnie Salamanca, who is coordinating the program for the district. 

The pilot program was created in partnership with the California and San Diego County Departments of Public Health and involves the coordination of various agencies and departments. The BinaxNOW tests were purchased from Abbott Labs by the federal government and given to the states for distribution. The technology platform was provided pro bono by software company Primary.Health. more >>

Sweet and unassuming Fog rolled into PAWS recently and has proven to be a great companion fo… more >>

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In a 3-2 vote at the Jan. 5, 2021 meeting, Councilmembers Tanaka, Donovan and Mayor Bailey negated previous council action and re-opened discussion on the Ocean Boulevard Improvement Project. 

On Dec. 1, 2020 the city council approved a measure to widen the sidewalk along the entire length of Ocean Boulevard at a cost of $1.9 million. The action was approved in a 3-2 vote with Heinze, Sandke, Benzian in favor and Donovan, Bailey opposed. 

A procedural policy [Council Policy 9] allows for a newly seated member to request reconsideration of a decision that he/she was not party to. Tanaka, who was not on the council when action was taken to approve the project, asked for the decision to be reconsidered. 

Tanaka explained his request. “I have great concerns about more >>

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The efficiency with which the Coronado Community Center has become the latest COVID-19 vaccination site so impressed the Chamber’s ED Sue Gillingham that she wanted to find a way to support the program.

“What can we do to help?” Gillingham asked Nora Allen, Sharp Coronado Foundation Chief Development Officer.

“Food!” came the swift response. “We have 30 hungry volunteers each day!”

Acting fast, Gillingham contacted Dharmesh Patel of WhichWich Superior Sandwiches and more >>

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The next workshop in Coronado Public Library’s popular “Coding Adventures with Python” series will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 4 p.m. Registration is available through the library’s virtual events calendar at cplevents.org.

Hands-on Technology founder Dr. Korey Sewell is excited for more >>

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Many here in Coronado have waited to hear for months when practices and games will regularly resume for Coronado High School sports. And on Jan. 15, that question was answered, at least for some sports. Islander Sports Foundation (ISF) and Athletic Director Robin Nixon announced that at the start of February, Co-ed Cross Country, Girls Golf, Boys Golf, Co-ed Swim, Co-ed Tennis, and Co-ed Track & Field would be allowed to resume normal practices.

This local announcement came following the announcement of the California Interscholastic Foundation (CIF) COVID-19 tier list came out showing which teams would be allowed to practice in each tier. While these sports are being allowed, there will still be no competitions/games allowed until San Diego county is taken off the stay at home order. more >>

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There has been an understandable focus out of 2020 and with it, the hope of leaving behind the stresses 2020 brought in this new year. Unfortunately, not everything follows such neat patterns of time and as January has progressed, so too has the continued spread of COVID-19. As of Friday, Jan. 15, Sharp Coronado Hospital has been experiencing full capacity of its ICU (intensive care unit), a trend across hospitals in San Diego County.

I spoke with Sharp Coronado CEO and Senior Vice President Sharp HealthCare Hospital Laboratory Services, Susan Stone, said, “Our ICU has been full for weeks. We’ve actually moved the ICU location to the fourth floor to accommodate more patients.”

According to Stone, the typical number of ICU patients Sharp Hospital would have in a given day is about three, and currently they have 17 more >>

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Veteran Coronado Detective Amy Beebe has hosted a presentation “How to Spot and Avoid Scams” for Coronado TV. This public service message is to inform viewers on the ways that scammers reach the public and what information they are trying to get. Whether they are acting as a fake charity or trying to sell you a fake product, scammers prey on caring and conscious citizens to access their bank account, passwords or personal information. more >>

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With COVID-19 still raging throughout California, most traditional sports and social activities have been on hold since last March.

While the cancelation or extreme modification of most recreational activities has helped prevent transmission of COVID, some unfortunate side effects of the isolation are stress, anxiety, and limited physical activity, which can be especially difficult for youth and young adults.

This past fall, under the guidance of new Coronado Middle School Athletic Director Kristen Guymon, a large variety of seasonal camps were offered to Coronado’s sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, which includes other local school and children who are currently being home schooled. 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 >>