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More families are finding themselves homeschooling or considering homeschooling this school year. On Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., the library will host Coronado’s homeschool expert Erica Gapp’s virtual presentation, Homescooling 101. During this free session, she will discuss the aspects of homeschooling, including how to homeschool legally in California, the various philosophies of homeschooling, and essential resources families can rely on for support. There will also be a question and answer session following her presentation. To register, visit cplevents.com. You will then receive the Zoom link to the “Homeschooling 101” talk.

The children’s area now features a homeschool more >>

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Coronado Girl Scouts is beginning to hold weekly, virtual STEM Family Fun nights on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. These events will allow girls and their families a taste of girl scouting from home. The events are open to families not yet connected to Girl Scouts. It will be an hour of intense Girl Scout fun with a STEM activity. Girl Scouts participate in more >>

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There will be a Coronado Blood Drive sponsored by Shadow Mountain Church, in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank, on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The blood drive will take place at 1000 Orange Avenue, and participants are asked to park on Isabella Avenue. more >>

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On August 18, San Diego County was removed from the state’s COVID-19 watchlist, allowing schools to reopen their facilities for in-person learning beginning September 1. On September 15, CUSD began Phase One of reopening, bringing moderate to severe special needs students back on campus. Early last week it appeared that, based on COVID-19 case numbers, San Diego County was at risk of moving from the Red Tier back into the more restrictive Purple Tier on California’s four tier color-coded tracking system. As of Tuesday, September 21 that did not occur, but the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines state that if a county moves to a more restrictive tier at any time, schools that have already opened are not required to close. Therefore, on September 18, CUSD announced plans to continue its reopening with Phase Two (grades K-5) the week of October 5. more >>

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With irony befitting 2020, the first meeting of the post-Axelson era of Coronado City Council reporting for the Eagle & Journal was finished in a mere 34 minutes. Longtime local reporter Dave Axelson recently retired from more than two decades covering the council and one thing we all appreciated was his awareness of the length of time it took the council to do the public’s business in public. A 34 minute meeting would have been noteworthy. Possibly a headline. Whether Dave and his wife Sharon are traveling or playing with their new grandbaby, I hope he is no longer counting the minutes, and I wish them both good health and happy times in their well-deserved retirement. As the inheritor of Dave’s local government beat, I hope I can do justice to the legacy of detail and accuracy he established in covering local issues for our community newspaper. The following is a quick recap of a quick meeting. more >>

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The Coronado Public Library is accepting suggestions for the 2021 Community Read Program through September 25. If you have a book you’d like to recommend for the next Coronado Community Read, visit www.coronado.ca.us/communityread2021 to submit a title.

2021 marks the fifth year of the program which strives to strengthen the fabric of the community through the shared reading of a single book.  The Library, with help from local partners, plans a series of events to further this connection. Past partners have included the Coronado more >>

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If you or a family member would like to get a flu shot, you can receive the vaccine at the Sharp Coronado Community Pharmacy. The pharmacy’s immunization hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also stop by Sharp Coronado Hospital’s more >>

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Local sailing legend and Olympic gold medalist Robbie Haines (Coronado High School ’72) was one of 9 sailors inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame on Sept. 12, in a virtual ceremony. Introducing him was fellow sailor and 2018 NSHOF inductee Vince Brun, who first met Haines in 1973.

I met with Haines at the Coronado Yacht Club on a beautiful afternoon following his induction, and my first impression of him was that he is an affable, extremely personable guy. Indeed, Brun, in his opening remarks, immediately noted that when he first met Haines, he was impressed with the young flip-flop wearing sailor’s friendly demeanor, at least on land, and was well-liked by many of his fellow watermen. more >>

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The legacy of Marshall Saunders, founder of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) and former Coronado resident, continues to grow. Marshall, who passed away in December 2019, was an advocate for non-partisan efforts to solve climate change.

Thanks to an anonymous donor who is a firm supporter of Marshall and CCL’s mission, the University of California, San Diego, has newly established a chair named the Marshall Saunders Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Global Climate Policy and Research to celebrate Marshall’s legacy. The inaugural holder has been named, Jennifer Burney, an associate professor. more >>

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Now you can do it and here’s how.

In concert with global warming we are once again reminded of the threats to our pollinators, you know, the little guys who make sure we have the food we love to eat and need. The most obvious are the bees that fly from plant to plant making sure each plant is pollinated so that it continues to bear fruit and we have strawberries, apples, peaches, tomatoes , etc., next season. Bees are attracted to bright colors and ultraviolet but not red. Red looks black to them and they are not interested. more >>

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Last year, Grand Knight Ernie Griffes of the Knights of Columbus Coronado Council made membership one of his primary goals. Under his fine leadership and diligent efforts by Knight members themselves, the Council brought in more than 15 new members, more than doubling the goals set by Membership Director Scheck. In past years, membership was routinely increased by one or two members and the goal for this past year was for seven new members.

In recognition of their growth, State District Deputy Jose De La Garza presented a plaque to Grand Knight John Scheck for achieving second place within the State representing an more >>

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Since its 1988 premiere, this critically acclaimed documentary series has presented hundreds of films that put a human face on contemporary social issues by relating a compelling story in an intimate fashion. 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 >>