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Ninth Annual URT WOMP Bodysurfing Competition Held In Coronado

This past Sunday, Sept. 8, local company URT Inc. put on the Ninth Annual URT WOMP Bodysurfing Competition at North Beach. All proceeds from ticket sales went to One More Wave which is a San Diego based Non Profit that provides wounded and disabled veterans with customized surfing equipment and community.

With a solid 2-4 ft. swell and a little wind from the South West the stage was set. The weather was hot, but the competition was hotter. One hundred contestants applied sunscreen-like warpaint as they battled it out heat after heat heat until there was only one winner. 

There were three divisions: Men’s, Women’s and SqURTs (7-14 years old).

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:25 pm. Updated: 1:31 pm.

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Coronado’s “Avenue Of The Heroes” ... Captain William F. Grimm, USN

William F. Grimm was born May 18, 1927 in Centralia, Washington. He grew up

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Friday, September 6, 2019 5:32 pm. Updated: 1:30 pm.

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SANDAG Votes To Maintain Coronado’s New Housing Quota At 1,001

Politics played at the regional level isn’t for the squeamish, a concept confirmed Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at the meeting of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Specifically, the issue was the State of California’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) Cycle 6 Plan, which dictates how many new, affordable homes must be built in each of the 18 cities in San Diego County and in unincorporated San Diego County. The overall concept is handed down from the California State Legislature, to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), with the finer details arrived upon at the regional level, in this case SANDAG.

Going into the Sept. 6 meeting, the City of Coronado was faced with a 2,000 percent increase in their housing allotment for Cycle 6, as the SANDAG RHNA Sub-Committee had determined the city’s targeted goal was 1,001 new housing units, to be constructed in the time span of 2021-2029. In hard numbers, the new-unit construction goal in Cycles 4 and 5 were 50 and 64 respectively. Despite lobbying from Mayor Richard Bailey, who was a member of the RHNA Sub-committee, the new housing units number dipped at one point, but was reinstated to the four-digit range.

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado home and business, Coronado island news on Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:17 pm. Updated: 1:32 pm.

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Vote For The Community Read

From the 101 titles that were nominated since the conclusion of the 2019 Coronado Community Read, the Coronado Cultural Arts Literary Arts Team has narrowed down the titles to these five titles. Now it’s time for you to help choose next the

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Friday, September 6, 2019 5:18 pm. Updated: 6:02 pm.

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The Wait Is Over: Penelope Arrives In Coronado

Coronado has a new piece of public art in the community, and she arrived quietly last week in Tideland’s Park. The Port of San Diego Waterfront Arts & Activation department has been working diligently for the last two years to find an appropriate home for Penelope, a brass sculpture by Fallbrook artist Michael Stutz. Penelope is the wife of Odysseus in Homer’s epic The Odyssey. The Odyssey is the sequel to Homer’s first epic, the Iliad, the oldest existing work of Western literature. The Odyssey is the story of the Greek hero Odysseus, king of Ithaca, and his circuitous ten-year journey home after the defeat of Troy. The long journey coupled with the ten-year Trojan War keeps Odysseus away from home for two decades. Yet Penelope waits. Along with her son Telemachus, they negotiate with a group of rowdy suitors who compete to marry Penelope. However, Penelope is patient, hopeful, cunning, and wise. For 20 years she holds off the would-be suitors and waits for Odysseus. The story ends with the return of her husband and the passing of a test of her loyalty.

Just in case you would like to know more about the story and in anticipation of the celebration of Penelope, the Coronado Public Library is hosting a free lecture by author Dr. Laurel Corona. Corona’s novel Penelope’s Daughter (Penguin/Berkeley 2010) re-envisioned Penelope as the true hero of the Odyssey. She will share her exploration of women of the Bronze Age and her thoughts about the hidden story behind Homer’s epic. The lecture is Wednesday, September 11 at 12:30 in the Winn Room. A light Greek lunch will be served.


Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:23 pm.

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Coronado Council Starts Down The Road To Relinquishment Of State Routes 75 And 282

The topic of relinquishment, in this case the City of Coronado negotiating with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to acquire control and operation of State Routes 75 and 282, officially started rolling down the road during the City Council meeting of Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. An agenda item that would authorize City Manager Blair King to engage in negotiations with Caltrans for the 9.79 miles of roadway in question, was presented, questioned, discussed and voted on, all in just under an hour.

Specifically, the 9.79 miles of roadway include SR 75 from Tulagi Road to the Southern City limits; SR 75 from Glorietta Boulevard to Tulagi Road; and the full portion of SR 282 including Third, Fourth, and Alameda between Third and Fourth Streets. The staff recommendation was to pursue the relinquishment of all three segments of roadway.

Posted in Coronado city news on Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:17 pm. Updated: 1:31 pm.

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Step Right Up! Coronado Schools Foundation Hosts All Schools Carnival: Back 2 School Bash, Sept. 13th

Mingle with old friends and make some new ones at the Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) All Schools Carnival: Back 2 School Bash on Friday, Sept. 13 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Coronado High School (CHS) Quad. This welcome back to school carnival is open to kids of all ages and will feature activities, games, prizes, food from Blue Bridge Hospitality, baked goods from the CHS Senior Class and a photo kiosk to capture Islander memories. Admission is free. Food and activity bands are available for purchase with all proceeds benefitting Coronado

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, August 30, 2019 4:05 pm. Updated: 5:37 pm.

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Chamber Networking Mixer Planned At Miguel’s Cocina

It’s a night to network at Miguel’s!

Join the Chamber of Commerce for their September Sundowner on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. Chamber Sundowners are a wonderful opportunity to mix, mingle and make new local business connections. This event also serves as the kick off networking mixer of the 2019-20 term. Registration is now open and tickets can be purchased on the Chamber website.

“For 34 years now we have had a wonderful relationship with Miguel’s and can’t wait to enjoy

Islander Boys And Girls Cross Country Update

Boys and Girls Cross Country Head Coach George Green provides the results and updates for his team from last week. “We took nearly the full Boys and Girls Cross Country teams to the Bronco Round-Up, hosted by Rancho Bernardo High School at Kit Carson Park last Saturday.

“The Round-Up is the last of the short cross-country races of the season and is used by most of the top teams to assess the fitness of their runners. The distance is only two miles, but there isn’t a flat stretch anywhere on the course. After the first rolling mile, the course rises nearly 90 feet over the next quarter of a mile in a series of ups and downs with a grade of 15 per cent in some places. Our first Boy finisher was Cole Mullins, who completed the course with a time of 10:34. Casey Harris was next with 11:03 followed by Landon Mullins (11:08), Aiden Baumann (11:52), Gio Navarro (12:03), Cole Hutcherson (12:12), Nolan Reuter (12:16), Micah Arnott (12:20), Tim Shumaker (12:22), Will Leonard (12:30), Conor Youngblood, and Soren Donahue. I’m looking forward to seeing who will be on the Varsity seven-runner team at CIF, as there are several contenders after the first five runners.

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Costa Azul To Reopen At The Coronado Ferry Landing

Costa Azul, the beloved Mexican restaurant frequented by locals and tourists alike will reopen at the Ferry Landing after it closed last November from its former location on Orange Avenue.

After a long search for a new place to reopen, owner Brant Sarber has found a location for Costa Azul. It is the former home of Candelas, and later El Roy’s, which recently closed. Sarber said he had been in negotiations for that location for a while and finally an agreement was finalized and the lease from the Port of San Diego came through. Sarber has a five-year lease on the property.

Posted in Coronado home and business on Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:44 pm. Updated: 4:08 pm.

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Music Festival Locations & Lineups

Join the fun at the first Coronado Music Festival with live music and art,

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:48 pm. Updated: 4:09 pm.

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Coronado Public Library Modernizes Its Rules On Drinks And Cellphones

The Coronado Public Library has softened its policies with regard to eating, drinking and cellphone use. Library users will be able to bring in covered drinks (like a Starbucks), light snacks and to quietly use cellphones. However, behavior that disturbs other patrons or interferes with their use of the library, still remains against the rules. So hot food is not permitted as it omits odors and patrons having loud phone conversations will be asked to take their call to the lobby or outside. Additionally, the library still maintains its silent area where no talking is allowed.

The changes bring the Coronado Library more in line with retail practices in places

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Friday, September 6, 2019 5:35 pm. Updated: 6:05 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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