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Coronado Island Film Festival Seeks Applicants For Expanded Board Of Directors

Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) is recruiting members to serve on its 2019 board of directors. Three openings are available on the current board and CIFF is considering increasing its board with an additional two seats.

Applicants are asked to send a letter/resume that addresses their reasons for wanting to serve on the board and their background in such areas as the arts, promotion, education, marketing, nonprofit administration, sponsorship and donor development, the film industry, and any other relevant experience. Applications must be received by Jan. 20 to be considered.

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Monday, January 14, 2019 5:35 pm. Updated: 5:45 pm.

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Coronado’s “Avenue Of The Heroes” ... Col. Jon E. Schiff, USAR

Colonel Jon Schiff is one of only a few persons to have served with the Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Army.

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Coronado Schools Foundation Offers SAT & ACT Test Prep Classes

“As Coronado parents, we are thrilled to have Steve Reiss conduct the SAT prep course for our kids,” Says Dan and Heather Frank of Coronado. “Steve is a very talented teacher that knows how to work with kids and makes an impact on their lives as they prepare for college. It is his unique understanding of the test and how best to teach these insights that make such a powerful combination. Steve’s course was paramount to our son getting offers from the Ivy League Schools for academics and football, and ultimately being accepted into UC Berkeley.”

With years of teaching and professional experience, Steve Reiss knows everything you would ever need to know about the all-important, often stressed over SAT and ACT college assessment tests. Partnering with the Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) to offer SAT and ACT Test Prep classes, this self-proclaimed “most boring author in San Diego” has written or edited over 60 books for people preparing to

Posted in Coronado home and business, Coronado island news on Monday, January 14, 2019 5:41 pm. Updated: 5:46 pm.

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Poetry For The People Jan. 16

The Coronado Public Library is once again offering a six-week poetry discussion class beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. in the Winn Room.

Posted in Coronado island news on Monday, January 14, 2019 5:29 pm. Updated: 5:46 pm.

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Margaret Tomlin Earns Promotion At Sony Music Nashville

Margaret Tomlin, at the age of 26, is rapidly climbing the corporate ladder with Sony Music Nashville. Last month, she received a promotion to Director of Artists and Repertoire (A&R) with the firm. Tomlin is the daughter of Capt. Jeffrey and Eileen Tomlin of Coronado and the family has been based in Coronado since 2010.

If the last name sounds familiar, Sheila, the youngest of the four Tomlin children is frequently mentioned in the ‘Nado Natterings’ portion of this paper as a standout water polo player. The two middle children are daughter Fiona and son Charlie.

Jeffrey Tomlin graduated from the Naval Academy in 1989, began his career in submarines before attending medical school and is now a neurosurgeon. Margaret being born in New London, Connecticut happened during the submarine portion of Tomlin’s career.

It turns out Dr. Tomlin played water polo at the Naval Academy and Margaret reflected on Sheila’s path in the same sport. “She’s been playing since seventh grade and I have loved watching her grow into this amazing offensive player. There’s rarely a game when she doesn’t score a goal. Her focus is really admirable, and as her oldest sibling, I’m really taken with watching her play. She doesn’t let other factors distract her. She found a thing that none of us do and it’s her thing. Sheila has grown as a teammate and she is not just about scoring the most goals but getting the team into the best position to win.”


Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Monday, January 14, 2019 5:28 pm.

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Sandke And Heinze Take City Council Oath Of Office; Council Receives Damage Report From Storm Event

Coronado’s City Council meeting of Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, was atypical in many respects. First it was one of the shorter confabs of the 2018 Coronado political season, running a relatively brisk 78 minutes in length. Second, it ended in a reception held at City Hall, which simultaneously celebrated the inaugurations of Council incumbent Bill Sandke, and first-term Councilmember Marvin Heinze, in addition to the 12 years of service given to the city by outgoing Councilmember Carrie Downey.

Perhaps the most eye-opening portion of the meeting was a report presented by City Manager Blair King regarding the storm that occurred the afternoon and evening of Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.

Posted in Coronado city news on Friday, January 4, 2019 1:43 pm. Updated: 5:48 pm.

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Optimist Club Of Coronado 2019 Oratorical Contest

“To be, or not to be...” famously spoke Hamlet. In that spirit, Coronado school students are invited to proclaim their own thoughts on the topic “Is There A Fine Line Between Optimism And Reality?” in the 2019 Optimist International Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Coronado.

This is the 48th year of the Coronado Optimists’ contest and it will be held in the Winn Room at the Coronado Library on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m. The contest is a fun but serious public-speaking opportunity for Coronado students to explore why they are so confident and optimistic about their future.

The students’ 4 – 5 minute speeches are judged on content, presentation, poise, and overall effectiveness. The top three students receive medallions and cash awards. The top two students can compete at the zone and district level contests in April for college scholarships.

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, December 27, 2018 1:30 pm. Updated: 1:46 pm.

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Coronado Junior Woman’s Club Crown City Crawl 2019

The Crown City Crawl is back for its third year. On Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, hosted by the Coronado Junior Woman’s Club, kick off the new year with your friends and community while enjoying wonderful drinks, appetizers, and music at three Coronado favorites. Celebrate and enjoy our amazing community all while benefiting the Coronado Junior Woman’s Club.

Tickets will be available for purchase on their website Purchase early bird tickets for $35 until Jan. 1. Once the new year hits, tickets will go up to $40 and will be $50 at the door. Check in for the event begins at 3:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 2422, 557 Orange Avenue. From there the Crown City Crawl will be going to Nicky Rottens, 100 Orange Avenue, and finishing the evening at

A 2-1 Victory Over La Jolla Puts Islander Boys Soccer’s Record At 5-1

Ironically, the lone loss suffered by both the Coronado Boys Soccer Team and Girls Soccer Team came at the hands of Westview High School. After falling to Westview 1-0 Dec. 12, the Islander Boys have put together two solid victories, including a 1-0 win over San Diego and most recently, a 2-1win over La Jolla. The Islander won-loss record entering Western League play this week is 5-1.

Islander Boys Soccer Head Coach Aaron Brooks provided the details of the La Jolla game. “They are a tough team, with a good center back and good midfielders. We went up 1-0 at halftime, with our first goal coming from a combination played down the line, where Nathan Mutty took a crossing pass from Brandon Elassaad and had a beautiful finish. In the second half our second goal was also scored by Nathan. He pressed and did a first-time finish on it, which was a smart play by him. We had a fair number of chances to score more goals. With 10-15 minutes left, they scored on a corner kick. It was a great showing by our players. I have to give a shout out to our defensive back five, which includes Eli Hallal, Calvin Cox, Fernando Jimenez, Cory Bible and Diego Mendoza. Jack Irvine played the first 65 minutes in goal and Esteban Toscano played the last 15 minutes.”

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Former Islander Swim Coach Jim Vance Reflects On Career At CHS

A few weeks back, a group E-mail arrived from Jim Vance, who announced that he was stepping down as the head swim coach at Coronado High School after three years in the position. My initial and continuing reaction was that I am sorry to see him go, as he was a pleasure to deal with during swim season in the preparation of my sports column. As a former C- age group swimmer, I knew enough about the sport to understand the complexities of it and Vance is very good at explaining what was going on in his program.

Vance has an interesting athletic background, starting out as a three-time All-State distance runner in Indiana, competing in both cross country and track, where he specialized in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meter events. Vance competed for the University of Nebraska, initially as a walk-on or non-scholarship athlete, then finished his career on full scholarship. In 1996 the Nebraska Cross Country Team was good

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news, Coronado sports on Monday, January 14, 2019 5:34 pm. Updated: 5:49 pm.

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Artists Sought For Contest

The Coronado Music Festival™ is looking for local artists and graphic designers to enter the logo design competition for the 2019 Coronado Music Festival to take place from Sept. 19 - 21, 2019.

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, December 27, 2018 1:30 pm. Updated: 1:48 pm.

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Mayor Richard Bailey Swears In 2019 FOCUS Officers

Coronado Mayor, the Honorable Richard Bailey, swore in the newly elected 2019 Board of Directors for Friends of Children United Society (FOCUS) at a festive ceremony on Thursday evening, Dec. 20. The Bahama Village Clubhouse in the Coronado Cays was the site of the ceremony. 

In keeping with the pre-Christmas tradition of members bringing newly packaged socks, and placing each packet in a large container at the entrance, over fifty guests filled the coffer. Eric Lovett, founder and executive director of Urban Street Angels was present to wholeheartedly accept the donation of feet comforters, and warmers for his organization to distribute to homeless and children of need.

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, January 4, 2019 1:32 pm. Updated: 2:01 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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