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Wag N Tails To Host Speakers On Pet Nutrition

The FDA has recently released two reports regarding DCM in dogs and the possible link to grain-free foods.

Wag’n Tails will be hosing an event on Wednesday, July 24, with guest speakers Dr. Katie Kangas, DVM,CVA,CVCP of San Diego, Dr. Barrie Sands, DVM,CVA of San Diego and Karen Neola, founder/owner of My Perfect Pet Foods of Poway to get information out to the community regarding the issues and resolutions or clarification as to what is in the report and how to provide the best nutrition for the health of our pets. The event will be held at the Coronado Community Center in the Abalone Room, 1845 Strand Way, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Posted in Coronado home and business, Coronado island news on Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:08 pm. Updated: 5:10 pm.

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Coronado’s “Avenue Of The Heroes” ... CWO Solomon Atkinson, USN

Solomon “Sol” Atkinson was born to Harris and Elizabeth Atkinson in 1930 in Metlakatla, Alaska, which is situated on Annette Island on the Inside Passage.

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Optimist Club Of Coronado Sports Fiesta Is Saturday, July 27

A Coronado Summer tradition continues for the 48th consecutive year when the Optimist Club of Coronado’s Sports Fiesta gets underway next Saturday, July 27, at Sunset Park.

You can be part of history by participating in the world’s longest continuously running triathlon. It’s a short course, fitting for all skill levels. The competition begins at Coronado’s North Beach near the main lifeguard tower at 7a.m. with a 400-yard ocean swim. The swimmers leave the water for a mile-long run on the beach followed by a 4-mile bike race on Naval Air Station North Island.

For the more competitive, there is a 5K run that begins at 9 a.m. at Sunset Park. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. and continues until 8:45 a.m. The fast, flat course is on Naval Station North Island. The field is limited to the first 300 entrants.

And, for the competitive swimmer, there is a 1-mile rough water swim, also at North Beach. It begins at 10 a.m. Check in is from 9 to 9:45 a.m. “Day of” entries are accepted, but the field is limited to the first 100, so to guarantee your spot, its best to enter early online.

Posted in Coronado island news, Coronado sports on Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:59 pm. Updated: 5:12 pm.

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Boating Safety Reminders

The Safe Boating Campaign shares these important boating safety reminders:

Always wear a life jacket. Drowning is the reported cause of death in 76 percent of all boating

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:53 pm. Updated: 5:12 pm.

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Rotarian Of The Year Tom Mitchell Gives Back To The Coronado Community

Among the many great resources available to the City of Coronado is the vast pool of retired and talented military personnel who live here. Capt. Tom Mitchell, Jr. (USN-Ret.) is another fine example of the men and women who serve on the boards of directors of local non-profits, serve in city government posts and generally supply their organizational expertise where needed.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Mitchell graduated from Brevard High School in Brevard, North Carolina. His father, also named Tom Mitchell, was a World War II Army Field Artillery man, who stayed in the Army reserves and retired as a Colonel. On Tom Sr.’s military resume was his landing in the Battle of Anzio, Italy, a fight which lasted from Jan. 22 to June 5, 1944.

Mitchell the Younger was a fine high school and collegiate athlete, which he reviewed. “In high school I played basketball, track and tennis. I was the best foul shooter in high school and the long jump champion of Western North Carolina. My best distance was 21 feet in high school and in college at Auburn University, I was captain of the track team. I won the Southeastern Conference long jump title indoors and outdoors and was the runner-up in the triple jump.”


Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:57 pm.

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Port Of San Diego Master Plan Update Runs Into Strong Local Resistance At Community Center Meeting

Monday evening, July 15, 2019, at 5 p.m., the Nautilus Room of the Community Center was full to overflowing with approximately 500 Coronado residents, many of whom expressed their displeasure with the Port of San Diego’s Master Plan Update (PMPU). The session began 13 minutes late at 5:13 p.m. to accommodate the large, late-arriving crowd.

City Manager Blair King opened the meeting by thanking the Port Staff for holding the meeting. King noted the City Council, during their meeting scheduled for the following evening (Tuesday, July 16), would receive public testimony on the Master Plan Update, which would assist in the preparation of the Council’s formal response to the PMPU. King pointed out that none of the seven Port of San Diego

Posted in Coronado city news on Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:04 pm. Updated: 5:13 pm.

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Local Boy Scouts Attend Schoepe Scout Reservation

Recently, 21 scouts and four adult leaders from Troop 801 attended Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley in Warner Springs. With over 45 merit badges offered at camp, Lost Valley makes it easy for youth to discover and develop what they like to do. Whether it is ATVs and horseback riding to welding and shotgun shooting, Lost Valley has it all. Lost Valley has a rich past, from early Indian days, through the cattlemen and homesteaders who settled in the area in the late 19th century, to more than half a century of Scouting history.

The Indian history of Lost Valley stretches back thousands of years. To the Cupeño people, it was known as Wiatava, the place of the oaks. Trade routes criss-crossed the valley, and the annual acorn harvest was an important event each fall.

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:53 pm. Updated: 5:14 pm.

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Know Your Police Senior Volunteer Patrol, Rules For Bicycles

This week we would like to bring to your attention some of the rules of the road for bicycles. Bicycle safety is an all year round issue but does seem to escalate with summer and the influx of tourists with bicycles. Some of what we are providing are state law, others may be City of Coronado or just reminding you as a result of accidents we have witnessed.

It is the law that anyone under the age of 18, riding a bicycle, must wear a helmet. That means buckled as recommended. It does not

Courtney Reidarson Named Director Of Coaching For Coronado Lacrosse Club

San Diego Lacrosse Hall of Famer Courtney Reidarson (HOF Class of 2010) has been named Director of Coaching for the Coronado Lacrosse Club. The non-profit youth organization is in its third year and according to Board Vice President Nicole Belong, last spring the club had 115 girls playing at four age group levels. Practice for the fall season is set to begin Aug. 19.

Specifically the team levels are kindergarten through second grade; third/fourth grades; fifth/sixth grades; and seventh/eighth grades. Belong said, “At each level we have multiple teams. At the kindergarten/second grade level the games are four-on-four with no goalie. By third grade it starts looking like lacrosse and it’s eight-on-eight with a goalie. In the fifth-sixth grade levels it’s 12-man, with the same number of players you see at the high school level.”

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Ruta Madre Film Hits Home With Local Story

It’s the story of a young man who loves the girl next door but she ends up marrying someone else. To lift his spirits and help him discover his roots, his uncle takes him on a road trip down to Baja to the family ranch.

Joey Molina was that young man who lived in Imperial Beach and he never thought his road trip one day would be made into a film called “Ruta Madre.” As a winner of six awards at various film festival I expected “Ruta Madre” to be a good film. My expectations were exceeded after seeing the final cut of the film at the Coronado Village Theatre on July 13, a presentation by the Coronado Island Film Festival. The film has everything one can ask for - adventure, comedy, and drama - and not a dull moment in between, plus 10 original songs. This Baja road trip film has been described as a coming of age film with love, family and community in the mix.

This local story, based on the life of Molina, was partially filmed in Imperial Beach with scenes shot at the beach, pier and a local home. Molina has ties to the communities of Imperial Beach where he lived as well as Coronado where he had his first job at Vons.

Molina and friend Agustín Castañeda co-wrote the screenplay which was produced by Alpha.

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:57 pm. Updated: 5:16 pm.

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Summertime Ice Cream Social

The City of Coronado’s John D. Spreckels Center is hosting an Ice Cream Social open to all ages on Thursday, July 25, from 1 to 2 p.m.! Cool off your taste buds by crafting your own ice cream sundae. We will provide everything you need to create a banana split or a regular sundae with a

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:58 pm. Updated: 5:16 pm.

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The Grandmother I Always Wanted: Yes, Grandmothers Do Use Social-Media

In my home, paper seems to collect in more places than the recycle bin. I have piles in several corners that contain books, comics, news articles, notes, and other things I intend to read or file. The piles just have not risen to priority yet. Last week I tore into one, however, and found a treasure: a plastic bag of 1965 letters from me to Mother, the year my first child was born. While I still have a few to read, I felt the sorrow of thinking that my grandchildren will probably not have the joy of reading their letters in fifty years.

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:54 pm. Updated: 5:17 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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