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Turkey Coloring Contest 2019

Recreation and Golf Services and the Coronado Junior Women’s Club Turkey Coloring Contest 2019 officially began Tuesday, Oct. 8. The deadline to enter for exciting prizes is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Prizes are awarded to Coronado residents/students in kindergarten through fifth graders at the Nov. 19 City Council meeting. One entry submitted per child, colored by the child. Students may not use embellishments such as glitter and sequins. Past winners are not eligible.

To enter the contest, Coronado students must: Color the turkey using only crayons, markers or colored pencils; print entrant’s name, school, grade and contact information in the space provided; and submit your turkey on or before Friday, Nov. 5, 2019 in one of these ways: bring it to the Coronado Community Center, email it

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Friday, October 18, 2019 4:53 pm. Updated: 4:57 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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The 2019 Coronado High School Homecoming Court

It’s Homecoming week at Coronado High School (CHS)! The dance, attended by 820 of our students, was Saturday, Oct. 12 at Paradise Point Resort.

This week we continue the festivities with spirit themed dress days each day at the high school. On Friday, Oct. 18, CHS will have a pep rally on campus for CHS students and staff, followed by a parade down Orange Avenue, our king and queen elections, the football game and halftime show. Voting for Homecoming King and Queen is done online, opening at the end of the pep rally and will close at 6 p.m.

Float building for our classes will continue at various homes on island. The Homecoming parade, open to the community, will travel northbound on Orange Avenue from Adella to Seventh Street, beginning at 3:30 p.m., with rolling closure as the parade passes.The best location for viewing the parade is on the northbound sidewalks and the median of Orange Avenue. The parade will be escorted by our Coronado Police Department and will begin with Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) administrators and school board followed by city leadership, CHS NJROTC, Coronado Fire Department’s Little Mac truck, the Islander football team and coaches and the CHS band.

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, October 18, 2019 12:30 pm. Updated: 12:41 pm.

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CMS Wreath Fundraiser

Would you like a live, fresh, gorgeous wreath for your home this winter holiday season?

Are you looking for a great holiday gift for loved ones that don’t live here?

Are you looking for a unique and valued gift for

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, October 18, 2019 4:57 pm. Updated: 5:15 pm.

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The League Of Wives – A Coronado Story That Reaches Far Beyond Our Shores

Coronado was treated to a series of activities last week all related to a new exhibit at the Coronado Historical Association about the wives of Vietnam era prisoners of war. As many locals know, the founder and leader of the group that evolved after their husbands were shot down over the expanding war in Vietnam was Sybil Stockdale. Stockdale, who lived in Coronado with her young family, was the wife of U.S. Navy Vice Admiral, James Stockdale, who was a prisoner of war for over seven years.

The book, “League of Wives,” by Heath Hardage Lee, was released this year and built on years of work that Lee put in curating the exhibition entitled, “The League of Wives: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Allies and Advocates,” for the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, which is now showing at the Coronado Historical Association (CHA) through March as part of a larger national tour.

Lee spent several days in Coronado, attending the exhibit opening at the CHA, engaging in a book talk at the Coronado High School auditorium and holding smaller gatherings with some of the wives featured in her book and local military families on base. I also had the pleasure of having lunch with her, where we spoke about the details of the book.

Adopt-A-Pet

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:08 pm.

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EDCO Disposal Announces New Mingled Organics Recycling Program

Perhaps the primary challenges facing the EDCO Disposal Corporation, a family-owned business established in 1967, is staying ahead of new legislative mandates emanating from the California Legislature, while creating new foreign markets for recyclable materials. As the amount of recycling material continues to grow, the world-wide market for selling recycled materials, is shrinking.

During a recent interview with EDCO Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer John Snyder, he provided an updated global overview of recycling. “China is basically closed because their standards for the contamination level of materials is so low, that virtually nothing is going to China from the West Coast of the United States. South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia are looking for recycled materials.”

For China, the acceptable contamination rate is one percent, which Snyder put in perspective. “A bale is

Posted in Coronado city news on Friday, October 18, 2019 3:04 pm. Updated: 3:13 pm.

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Golfers Hit The Greens To Benefit Sharp Coronado Hospital

Coronado Hospital Foundation, a nonprofit organization, hosted its ninth annual golf tournament at the beautiful Coronado Municipal Golf Course in support of Sharp Coronado Hospital on Sept. 12. The event, co-chaired by Carol Sommer and Chris Walker exceeded its fundraising goal of $150,000 and raised a net revenue of $165,000.

The tournament included a shotgun start, 18-hole, four player scramble format, a barbecue lunch, an awards ceremony and a buffet dinner. The weather was perfect - 36 teams teed off under sunny skies. “I don’t think it could have gone better this year. The golf committee exceeded its goal, golfers had a great time, and the Foundation team, golf committee and volunteers were all amazing,” beamed Sommer.

Tournament activities included a putting contest sponsored by Chandler Asset Management, a hot shot ball launcher, complimentary ice cream by MooTime Creamery, healthy snacks and fresh fruit donated by Sodexo, decadent sliders by Dinners by David, smoothies by Island Oasis and water by the Morabito Group

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado home and business on Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:40 pm. Updated: 12:52 pm.

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Islander Boys And Girls Cross Country Update

Islander Cross Country Head Coach George Green supplies news regarding his two teams. “The Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country Teams, after a few early season invites and two weeks with no meets to concentrate on training, had their first league meet of the season last Thursday.

The event was a cluster meet with the Western League schools at Morley Field. The Varsity Girls team finished in third place with 70 points behind Cathedral Catholic with 23 points and Scripps Ranch with 63 points. A seven-point finish behind a Division I school with 44 girls on its roster is not too shabby. La Jolla, University City and Serra were the other teams in the race.

Islander Football Team Dominates Clairemont 52-7

The Islander Football Team rebounded nicely Friday night at home after a loss to Serra last week. Coronado dominated the Clairemont Chieftains 52-7. Included in the one-sided Central League victory were several notable plays, including a 97-yard touchdown jaunt by Tyler Buckley around left end. Buckley outran the entire Chieftain secondary, who collectively never laid a finger on the senior Co-Captain. Buckley also scored on a 10-yard touchdown run for the first score in the game and for the evening, gained 118 yards on just four rushing attempts.

For a game as one-sided as this one became, it was close early. The score at the end of the first quarter was 8-0, courtesy of Buckley and a two-point conversion run by running back Devin Schulte. The Islanders scored twice in the second quarter, with the first tally coming on a six-yard touchdown run by Ash Bibbes, followed three minutes later by 28-yard scoring run by Schulte.

After the initial two-point conversion, the game quickly became the Nadia Quijano Show, as the senior placekicker was called upon to convert the first of six consecutive extra point attempts, without a miss. Quijano, who not surprisingly is a member of the Islander Girls Soccer Team, blasted all six kicks through the uprights, with the Chieftains applying defensive pressure on several of the attempts. Over two decades of covering Islander Football games, I have probably seen a dozen male placekickers who didn’t have the ability Quijano has.

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Supporting The Superheroes At The 2019 Fall Festival

My husband and I recently had our very first parent’s night at our daughter’s kindergarten class, and to be completely honest we had no idea what to expect. We sat at the miniature tables, on the miniature chairs and listened to our daughter’s teacher (superhero, saint, etc.) tell us about what to expect for the upcoming year. After not receiving a school supply list, all of the parents asked her what we needed to buy.

“Nothing, the PTO provides all of our materials” she said.

In fact, the PTO financially supports field trips, library books, teacher appreciation, running club, to name a few. From that moment we knew we would be supporting the PTO for the rest of our lives, kids or no kids in school. I almost felt guilty for not knowing the importance of this organization, but better late than never to get involved!

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, October 18, 2019 3:15 pm. Updated: 3:18 pm.

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Annual City Palm Pruning

As part of an annual palm-pruning program, the City’s contractor is pruning palms in parkways and parks throughout Coronado. Palm fruiting and hanging fronds are a common concern for residents.

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado home and business on Friday, October 11, 2019 3:17 pm. Updated: 4:39 pm.

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Islander Girls Tennis Wins Twice, Runs Record To 13-1

Last week the Islander Girls Tennis Team continued to cut a wide swath through the Western League, defeating Patrick Henry 13-5 and they followed that up with a 15-3 win over the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. The two victories allowed Coronado to remain undefeated in the Western League, with one regular season match left this season, which is at La Jolla High School Tuesday afternoon.

Posted in Coronado sports on Friday, October 18, 2019 5:12 pm. Updated: 5:15 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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