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Kathy Prout has been awarded the Military Officers Association of America Award for Outstanding Service by Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, USAF (ret), President of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). Prout received the award in a front yard presentation by Marvin Heinze, the President of the local chapter of MOAA. Family and the board of directors of the Silver Strand Chapter of MOAA were on hand.

Prout was commended for her service as the Surviving Spouse Liaison for the Silver more >>

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The VFW Auxiliary Post 2422 is pleased to report on the success of our Walk to End Alzheimer’s which was held on Saturday, Oct. 3. Through the generous donations of many Coronado residents, family members and friends from around the County, we were able to raise $1,852 toward our goal of $2000 for this very worthy cause. This was our first Community Outreach Program, and we are very thankful for your assistance in making it so successful. If you would like to support our Team and this very worthy organization, you more >>

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With the reopening of the Coronado Public Library, the small lobby book shop maintained by the Friends of the Coronado Public Library (FOL) is open once again. Community members are encouraged to shop for children’s, teen and adult books, gift items, greeting cards, audio books and DVDs on book shelves in the lobby area.

The Second Hand Prose book store, more >>

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Angelica Muller comes from three generations of a family that loves books. Her mother-in-law, Shirley Muller maintained a passion for books her whole life. She owned the first English speaking book store in Mexico city and she and her step sister Shirley Hanson, are the founders of the book store Coronado locals and tourists love, Bay Books.

Bay Books has been a part of the Coronado landscape on Orange Avenue for almost 30 years. What started as a local flower shop, became a treasure that locals cannot live without. However, this treasure was almost lost when the realization of a necessary move became evident to Angelica.

The more recent space for Bay Books was a larger and more open area, with plenty of room for books, magazines, newspapers, a children’s section and space to browse around as you shop. more >>

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The October Board meeting for the CUSD Governing Board began with all five trustees expressing approval of the recent reopening for in-person learning at Village and Silver Strand elementary schools. More than 85 percent of district students chose to return to campus.

“I just want the public to realize the level of effort that had to go into getting these schools open.” said Trustee Lee Pontes. “When you compare CUSD to what is happening around the state, you can be proud that we are well ahead of most other places.” He estimated that we are probably in the top 10% of California public schools getting students back onto campus. 

Trustee Valdes-Clayton recognized the extra effort and sacrifice of school staff to stay healthy, “I don’t know if people realize it but when (staff) are not at school they have to take extra precautions and make an effort to stay away from high more >>

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This year, students at Christ Church Day School (CCDS) are participating in a program called One Book, One School. Every day during the time the students are not on campus, they complete a chapter or two from the book, “Planet Omar, Accidental Trouble Magnet.” This wonderful, humorous novel focuses on a Muslim student who is new to his London school. He is bullied and insulted for his religion. As he approaches these challenges, this imaginative young man will make you laugh so hard that “snot will come out of your nose (plus you might meet a dragon and a zombie.)” It is sure to make readers smile even through the hard, uncomfortable chapters. more >>

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Although 2020 has seen cancellations of many events, the Susan G. Komen San Diego mission to end breast cancer isn’t canceled and neither is their annual race! On Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, the Komen San Diego Race for the Cure will be virtual for the first time ever. 

To protect the breast cancer community, rather than gather more >>

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With the current state of CIF sports in flux, we know that nothing is certain about the pending combined fall and winter seasons.

One thing that is certain is that, in California, water polo is pretty much a year-round sport. In pre-COVID times, the boys would be competing in the fall, with intense two-a-day practices, along with early morning weight workouts. The girls would be participating as a club team, under the auspices of the Coronado Aquatics Club, with a slightly lighter training and scrimmage schedule.

As with almost all other aspects of our lives, COVID has thrown quite a wrench into the local sports scene, which in turn demands a lot of flexibility and creativity from players, coaches, fans and parents. Currently both girls and boys teams are practicing as club teams, with both also scheduled, if the current plan holds, to begin full-contact competition play in mid December. more >>

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Everyone has a friend who is an early riser. Judy Clark is that friend. Clark convinced her friends Genevieve Rohan and Carol Lambert to walk with her at 5:30 a.m. to avoid the crowds and be safe during the pandemic. “Carol and I would prefer to go much later in the morning,” concededRohan, but neither Rohan or Lambert could refuse Clark.

Friends for 15 years, the trio walks daily. While walking under the bridge one morning, they followed the CalTrans utility road and found an inordinate amount of trash dumped along the road. more >>

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Coronado Unified School District continues its phased expansion of on-campus experiences for students. As an increasing number of students and staff return to school, the district’s health team, led by District Nurse Joellen Semo, is geared up for the work involved in navigating the COVID19 positive protocols in cooperation with San Diego County Public Health officials.

Testing, reporting, tracing, and exposure notification all must be done according to strict protocol. In anticipation of the inevitable, the district prepared a detailed “Decision Tree” which outlines precise steps for when a positive case happens in a campus cohort.

“One of the reasons we opted for a gradual reopening with two weeks between phases, was to give our health team time to study our protocols before increasing the number of people we would be dealing with,” said Superintendent Karl Mueller. “It was time consuming and a logistical challenge to cohort staff and students, but it pays off when a positive case presents at one of our schools.” more >>

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The Coronado Council of Churches and other faith leaders in San Diego County are invited to join in Praying and Witnessing for Peace and Justice on Tuesdays at noon beginning on Oct. 13 and leading up through election day (possibly beyond) in small groups, socially distanced, at a location convenient to you. 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 >>