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  • Second Lieutenant Philip Sauer

    A heroic son of Coronado, Philip Sauer spent several formative years in Coronado, joined the U.S. Marine Corps, and received the Silver Star for heroic action in Vietnam. 
Kick Off Your Christmas In Coronado

Coronado begins the City’s holiday events season with the annual lighting of the civic holiday tree and menorah at Coronado Rotary Plaza on Friday, Dec. 7, in conjunction with the annual Coronado Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade and Open House.

The fun begins at 2 p.m. with Coronado’s annual Snow Mountain at the Ferry Landing, 1201 First St., where Santa and his elves will arrive via ferry at 3:20 p.m. Snow Mountain activities are provided free thanks to funding from the Port of San Diego Tidelands Activation Program and the support of the Coronado Ferry Landing and Coronado Chamber of Commerce.

The downtown shopping Open House begins at 5:30 p.m.,

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:07 pm. Updated: 2:01 pm.

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Coronado's "Avenue Of The Heroes" - Second Lieutenant Philip Sauer

A heroic son of Coronado, Philip Sauer spent several formative years in Coronado, joined the U.S. Marine Corps, and received the Silver Star for heroic action in Vietnam.

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President George H.W. Bush’s Place in History Included Brief Residency in Coronado

America’s 41st President George Herbert Walker Bush died Friday at the age of 94, the son of former United States Senator Prescott Bush, the father of President George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and a man with a distinguished military record and a life-long career of service to his country in his own right. Wednesday has been declared a national day of mourning and U.S. flags on public buildings will fly at half-staff for 30 days.

Funeral plans call for Bush to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday morning when a funeral service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral. Bush’s final resting place will be at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He will be buried next to his wife of 73 years Barbara Bush and their daughter Pauline who died at the age of three.

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:05 pm. Updated: 2:01 pm.

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Snow Mountain 2018

Enjoy a bit of free holiday magic at the City of Coronado’s Snow Mountain! Play in the snow in southern California on Friday, Dec. 7, from 2 to 7 p.m. This highlight of Coronado’s 43rd Annual Holiday

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:00 pm. Updated: 2:02 pm.

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City Council Newcomer Marvin Heinze to be Sworn Into Office December 18, 2018

Assuming you follow local politics to a greater or lesser extent, you know where candidate and City Councilmember-designate Marvin Heinze stands on Coronado-related issues. With eight candidate forums and six lengthy Q-and-A opportunities in this publication, you probably have the public Heinze figured out. The goal of this piece is to provide some background into what brought Heinze to this point of his life of service.

Born in Beltsville, Maryland, 12 miles north of Washington, D.C., Heinze graduated from Highpoint High School in Beltsville. Academics were his strong suit as he graduated in the Top 10 of his graduating class, comprised of 750 students. The apple didn’t fall too far from the academic tree as Marvin’s father earned a PhD in plant physiology and went on to work for the Department of Agriculture. His parents met at Northeast Missouri State Teachers College and both became civil servants. The odds are strong that Heinze and I are the only two people in Coronado who have been to scenic Moberly, Missouri, his mother’s hometown.

Before heading off to college, Heinze was the manager of the high school track team and became an Eagle Scout. He said, “I have always wanted to serve people and I think often about that. I wanted to do things to help people. That’s the whole scouting thing and I fell in with that.”

Adopt A Pet

Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:00 pm. Updated: 1:02 pm.

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Rotary Santa to Make Local Deliveries

Once again Santa Claus will make his traditional visit to Coronado homes on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 from 5 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m. to deliver presents to local girls and boys. 

Assisted by members of the Rotary Club of Coronado and the Coronado Fire Department, Jolly Old St. Nicholas asks parents, grandparents and guardians to drop their presents off at the Fire Department between Monday, Dec. 10 and Friday, Dec. 21 during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All presents must be gift wrapped and have labeling with the child’s name, phone number and address.

Posted in Coronado city news on Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:13 am. Updated: 2:04 pm.

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Player Depth A Hallmark Of Islander Boys Basketball Team

Head Coach JD Laaperi’s Islander Boys Basketball Team won’t likely have a player who averages 20 points a game this season, but he will have a team who will come at the opposition in waves, relentlessly. Most of the starters come from the senior class and include center Bryce Alexander, who is coming off an outstanding season at middle linebacker for the Islander football team. Laaperi said of Alexander, “On the court, when the ball is live, he’s aggressive and when the ball is dead, he’s a goofball. He can flip the switch when it counts. He keeps me laughing.”

Other senior starters in the Islander three-guard, two big man offensive set include Ryan Herman at shooting guard, Bruen Roulier at starting forward, and returning

Posted in Coronado sports on Friday, November 16, 2018 3:07 pm. Updated: 12:39 pm.

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The Grandmother I Always Wanted - What Did We Learn?

Several of my elderly friends have given up on the news. They may read an app that gives three sentence summaries which they think is enough to give them the bare facts, enough for them to make up their own mind and not be swayed by someone else’s opinion. Some skip the news on television all together. Most no longer subscribe to a newspaper focused on national news. I don’t understand their attitude. Yes, much of it is depressing and repetitious, but who wants to be ignorant of the world’s happenings? I want only the facts in the news sections, but I need to hear the commentaries of several people because often I fail to know enough of the background to form an intelligent opinion.

Islander Cross Country Teams Perform Well In Western League Finals

Islander Cross Country Head Coach George Green provides the details of last week’s Western League Championship meet. “The Cross Country team attended its first Cross Country Competition Aug. 25 and some of our runners won’t run their last race of the season until Nov. 24 at the State Meet in Fresno. That’s a long season. For those not moving on to the CIF Finals, the season ended last Wednesday at the Western League Championships. 

“Our girls’ team placed second to Scripps Ranch and were followed by Cathedral Catholic, University City, La Jolla, and Serra. The boys’ team wound-up in third place behind Scripps Ranch and Cathedral Catholic and they were followed by University City, La Jolla, and Serra. 

“Teresa Perez successfully defended her league title by placing first over the 3.11-mile Western League Varsity course in 18:29 to repeat as the Girls’ Western League Athlete of the Year, which she also won in 2017. When we were in the Eastern League in 2016, she won the Eastern League Girls’ Athlete of the Year title.

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Coronado Island Film Festival Delivers Silver Screen Entertainment To Film Aficionados

Coronado Island Film Festival III is in the books and it has been my privilege to attend all three years of the home-grown cinema extravaganza. Each year my goal is to attend 10 events, most of them with my wife and better half Sharon. Working on the theory that most of the content from the weekend will either magically arrive at a theater near you, or in your living room via a streaming service such as Netflix or Amazon in the near future, or both, here is the list of my Top 10 2018 CIFF experiences in order:

1: Kris Bowers Music in Concert Interviewed by Leonard Maltin – Kris Bowers is a 29-year-old jazz pianist who scored the film “Green Book,” wrote original music for the same film, and played the intricate piano performances of the late Dr. Don Shirley for the movie. Hearing Bowers play the Steinway grand piano in the Winn Room of the Coronado Public Library was a singular treat. He played music from the “Green Book” plus other works, and an additional treat was the fact that Maltin, an acknowledged cinema expert who has literally written the book(s) on film, is also an informed jazz fan. Maltin engaged Bowers in a thoughtful question and answer session, all of which combined to become the highlight of the festival for me.

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, November 15, 2018 3:12 pm. Updated: 12:40 pm.

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Affordable Health Screenings

Residents living in and around the Coronado can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Coronado Community Center will host this community event

Posted in Coronado home and business on Thursday, November 15, 2018 3:27 pm. Updated: 12:43 pm.

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“Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Opens Nov. 16

Coronado Playhouse (CPH) concludes its 2018 Season, A Family Affair, with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” opening Friday, Nov. 16 running until Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 at Coronado Playhouse. Since its very first performance in 1968, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” has been a huge favorite from the professional stages of London’s West End and New York’s Broadway to schools and community theatres world-wide. Now celebrating 50 years of performances, “Joseph” has made its way to the Coronado Playhouse stage. The first collaboration of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (“Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Cats”) and lyricist Tim Rice (“Jesus Christ Superstar,” “The Lion King”), this family-friendly show about the trials and triumphs

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, November 15, 2018 3:17 pm. Updated: 12:42 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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