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Eagle Pet Photo Contest Announced

Does your pet make you laugh? Does he or she have a lot of energy or spunk? What better way to share your pet’s personality with the community than with the Coronado Eagle & Journal’s pet photo contest?

Send in a photo. There are four categories to choose from: Best Friends, Chillin’ in Coronado, Most Unique and Pets in Action. Once all photos are submitted, no later than Friday, Sept. 20, a winner will be announced shortly after.

Send in your photo to or stop by our office and we can scan a photo for you, 1224 Tenth Street, Suite 103. Only one photo per pet will be accepted. Be sure to include your name, your pet’s name, your address and phone number.

Contest and gifts sponsored by Wag’n Tails and Eagle Newspapers.

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Friday, August 9, 2019 11:15 am. Updated: 11:29 am.

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Coronado’s “Avenue Of The Heroes” ... Rear Admiral John S. Christiansen, USN

John S. “Jack” Christiansen was born in London on June 8, 1923. His mother, Elizabeth Stephenson, was an American married to Hugo Saabye-Christiansen, a Dane who had become a citizen of Sweden. To further complicate matters, they went to London for Christiansen’s birth so he

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Hurry, Coronado Island Film Festival’s Early Bird Rate For Passes Expires Sept. 2

Passes are on sale now for the 2019 Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) to be presented over Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 8 – 11, with a full line-up of studio films, features, documentaries, shorts, student films, culinary cinema plus parties, industry panels and live entertainment.

Passes can be purchased at the festival website, Early Bird pricing is in effect through Sept. 2 only.

The complete film lineup will be announced October 1.

This year festival attendees have two pass options: The Crown City pass ($345 through Sept. 2; thereafter $395) includes priority reservations for major studio films and Leonard Maltin’s Celebrity Tribute Dinner. The Film Buff pass ($145 through Sept. 2; $195 thereafter) is perfect for lovers of film who enjoy independent films and celebrating up-and-coming artists. Both include an Opening Night screening and the opening night “Taste of the Festival” party hosted by Event Presenting Sponsor, CalPrivate Bank, and Signature Sponsor, Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Day passes will be available closer to the festival date and rush tickets will be available for single screenings or panels on a space-available basis.

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, August 16, 2019 2:30 pm. Updated: 2:50 pm.

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35th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day

I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) would like to invite everyone to save the date for the 35th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration opens on Monday, Aug. 26

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, August 23, 2019 2:26 pm. Updated: 4:14 pm.

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2019 Islander Football Season Kicks Off Friday Night At 7:00 p.m.

Coronado High School has fielded a football team since 1913. Friday night the Islanders, under third-year Head Coach Kurt Hines, will take the field against Maranatha Christian High School, with the kickoff slated for 7 p.m. Due to an Athletic Department Open House celebration, no admission will be charged for the game, with donations accepted. Please refer to the Open House details below.

Last week the Islanders held a Green vs. White scrimmage on the brand new artificial turf installation at Niedermeyer Field. It was the first time the team had been on the new field and there was one primary difference, which was green rubber pellets replacing the familiar black pellets embedded in the turf, which should keep the field cooler in the summer. Also, the field is a true multi-purpose facility, home to multiple Islander sports. There are now permanent field markings for soccer, boy’s lacrosse and girl’s lacrosse, in addition to football.

Back to last week’s scrimmage. Hines, who doubles as the team’s head coach and offensive coordinator, called the plays for the First and Second Team Offensive units, while Assistant Head Coach Mark Davis, who is now in his 18th year with the program, made the calls for the First and Second Team Defenses. It’s probably no surprise the first teams on both sides dominated play. Another scrimmage highlight was JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Terry Leary serving as the head linesman for the contest.


Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Friday, August 23, 2019 2:28 pm.

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Business Revenues For Coronado’s Shops And Restaurants In Steady Decline, Chamber Of Commerce Looks To Educate And Influence For Positive Change

Sue Gillingham is the Executive Director of the Coronado Chamber of Commerce and as such has a handle on the business climate in the city. That element, combined with her strong business background, and the fact that she and her husband Dave Gillingham have lived in Coronado for two decades provides her with a unique perspective on the city. And the news from the business community of late is a tad underwhelming.

“A lot of the shops and restaurants tell me that 2015 was their last high point. For the hotels, 2018 was the high point. Last year the Transit Occupancy Tax (TOT) paid by the hotels to the City passed $15

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado home and business, Coronado island news on Friday, August 23, 2019 3:46 pm. Updated: 4:16 pm.

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Coronado Girl Scouts Support Operation Thin Mint

The Girl Scout Cookie season may be over for San Diegans, but for some military troops and veterans, it’s still in full swing!

Through Girl Scouts San Diego’s Operation Thin MintSM (OTM) program, deployed U.S. military troops and local veterans receive “a taste of home and a note to show we care.” Thanks to enterprising local Girl Scouts and generous San Diegans, 165,355 packages of cookies (4,200 more than last year!) and hand-written notes of support are on their way to military personnel stationed in Afghanistan, Japan, and Northern Africa.

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, August 23, 2019 3:56 pm. Updated: 4:16 pm.

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CUSD Governing Board Gets An Early Start On The New School Year

The Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) governing board met on Thursday, Aug. 15 to hear reports and discuss upcoming agenda items.

New to the meetings was John Shoemaker, the new student representative from Coronado High School. New also was Esther Valdes Clayton – new in name, at least. It seems that Valdes Clayton was married since the last meeting.

Coronado Unified School District Holds Staff Welcome

The Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) inaugurated the new school year with a staff welcome day at Coronado High School (CHS). The theme of the day was, “Connect, Challenge, Champion.”

The morning started with a breakfast of donuts and coffee, sponsored by Claytons. At the informal gathering outside CHS, staff members were able to meet each other, members of the district staff, and members of the California Schools Employees Association (CSEA). Three members of the school board were also in attendance for the morning: board president Lee Pontes, and trustees Helen Anderson-Cruz and Maria Simon.

Following the breakfast, Superintendent Karl Mueller welcomed attendees into the auditorium to officially welcome them. Mueller introduced the day by repeating a phrase he often uses: “Every child, every day.” In his introduction to the day and to the academic year, Mueller said: “In CUSD we believe that every child, every day needs a connection to something greater than oneself; this may be a club, a sport, a group of friends, an adult on campus, or a social cause. We also believe that every child, every day needs a challenge; this may be academic, personal, social, or thinking critically to improve condition of self, community, or world. Finally, we understand that every child, every day needs a champion; this may be an adult who believes in and advocates for them, a friend, or a supportive community. When our students have a connection, a challenge, and a champion, they have the courage and confidence to reach their full potential with happiness and optimism.”

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Optimist Club’s Sports Fiesta Raises More Than $50,000 For Local Youth Activities

Nearly all of the numbers are in, and the 48th annual Optimist Club of Coronado’s Sports Fiesta raised $52,000 and counting as donations and sponsor dollars continue to trickle in. All of that money will help support youth sports and youth activities in Coronado.

The Sports Fiesta includes a mini triathlon and a separate 1-mile rough water swim and 5K, plus tournaments in beach volleyball and lawn bowling. In all, 205 athletes participated, their ages ranging from 7 to 85.

The coveted Hard Rock award, for combined best performance in the triathlon, rough water swim and 5K went to Debra Yniquez who bested Elizabeth Granquist by 8 seconds on the ladies side. The men’s Hard Rock winner was Alan Kraklow who finished nearly 8 minutes ahead of his nearest competitor.

A full list of winners in each age category can be found below.

Posted in Coronado island news, Coronado sports on Friday, August 23, 2019 4:00 pm. Updated: 4:23 pm.

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Be A Part Of The Hotel Del’s Legacy

Be part of The Del’s ever-evolving history with a personalized engraved brick paver. As part of the Hotel Del Coronado’s commitment to preserving its rich history,

Posted in Coronado home and business on Friday, August 9, 2019 11:09 am. Updated: 11:36 am.

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Islander Girls Golf Season Starts With A Victory

The basic facts of the Islander Girls Golf Team’s season opening match victory over Morse High School are this, the score was Coronado 221 and Morse 246 for a match played at National City. But a phone call placed to Head Coach Stuart Gordon confirms the fact that the Islanders are going to be good, maybe really good, this year.

Typically in high school golf, a coach picks six golfers to compete in a match, with the best five scores totaled to create the team score. Since this was the beginning of the season, Gordon sent eight golfers out to play, to gain experience. Two of the

Posted in Coronado sports on Friday, August 23, 2019 1:42 pm. Updated: 4:23 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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