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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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Puppies With A Purpose

The Lion’s Club of Coronado, the oldest of Coronado’s service organizations, will present an informational session on the history, training and development of guide dogs to partner with visually impaired individuals on Saturday, Aug. 17 in the Winn Room

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, August 9, 2019 10:47 am. Updated: 11:32 am.

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Preserving The Bay Front For Public Enjoyment Is Preserving Coronado, Getting To Know Jennifer Rubin

“I love Fourth of July here,” says resident Jennifer Rubin. “I go out in the morning and walk my dogs. And as I walk along the bay, I see people setting up with blankets and tents and these are families, planning to spend the whole day … And these are not local people, necessarily. They are people from all over San Diego, coming in from Chula Vista, East County, wherever, and they are going to spend the day and watch the fireworks and celebrate the holiday by coming together.”

In recent months, with the Port Master update process underway, rumors of hotel plans for the Ferry and Grande Caribe Isle and even the fluctuating state requirement for high density housing, many Coronado residents have been discussing and contemplating what Coronado has been, is and should be. In short, they are reminiscing about what they love here and what they fear losing.

Rubin has been one of the voices in the mix, having penned a letter to the Port on behalf of Ferry Landing area residents. She grew up in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Despite being on the opposite coast and perhaps seeming socially and historically opposite from Coronado as it is a 300-year-old New England community, the Ridgefield and Coronado have some real similarities. Both have populations of about 20,000 and both are self-contained, albeit in different ways. And both have residents who love the true community that it provides.


Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Friday, August 16, 2019 2:34 pm.

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Coronado Middle School Will Have A New Start Time

Coronado Middle School (CMS) has announced that it will have a new start time next year. Prior to this, classes start at 7:58 am at CMS, with a few late start days on Thursdays scattered throughout the school year. For the coming year, the new start time will be 8:20 am.

The shift to a later start time follows a trend of the last several years. Experts (doctors, scientists and teachers) have argued that later start times are a good idea. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The primary reason is that although teens still need a solid night of sleep, the teen brain is wired to go to sleep later than that would allow. So, if we expect our teens to sleep enough, they need to go to school later.

Why does this matter? Sleep is critical to learning. Without enough sleep, the brain is unable to fully process information and sort it in such a way as to be remembered. Earlier start times have thus been

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Friday, August 16, 2019 2:37 pm. Updated: 2:52 pm.

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Get Ready For The Annual FOCUS Garage Sale, August 17

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is a forty-five letter word used by the president of the National Puzzlers’ League in 1935. It is a synonym for silicosis, a lung disease, which is caused by small particles of silica volcanic dust entering the lungs. It is the longest word published in the Oxford English Dictionary.

The largest known rummage sale in Coronado is the Annual FOCUS (Friends of

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, August 9, 2019 11:13 am. Updated: 11:35 am.

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The 2020 Coronado Community Read

From the one hundred and one titles that were nominated since the conclusion of the 2019 Coronado Community Read. The Coronado Cultural Arts Literary Arts Team has narrowed down the titles to these five titles. Now it’s time for you to help choose next the 2020 Coronado Community Read.

Cast your vote for one of the five titles by September 13.

After 49 Years, Longtime Business Owner Rich Brady Says That Business Is About “Connection”

When Richard Brady opened his shop at the Hotel del Coronado in 1974 it was called Al Rivera, and Brady wasn’t the sole business owner. At the time, every business in the Hotel was independent. Now, in 2019, Brady is the last hold out.

Brady grew up with style on his mind. He liked things to match, he wanted to be “neat,” and he enjoyed dressing well. So much so that at age 21, during his brief stint with the National Guard, he had his mother taper the pant legs and shirt of his uniform to suit him better. Later, when Brady’s father introduced him to Al Rivera, a San Diegan men’s clothing store manager and buyer, Brady jumped on the opportunity to learn from him. In 1970, they opened a store together in San Diego. Brady became an apprentice of sorts, learning the ropes of retail and fashion. But after a while he had gone beyond his master. He had the style and charm to carry the business on his own: Brady’s Menswear was born.

Nowadays, Brady’s is an institution. (Disclaimer: I am slightly biased writing this as his daughter. I’m slightly obligated to sing praises). That being said, I’d call it an accurate claim after 49 years in business and 45 years in the Hotel del Coronado. You can even catch local celebrities like Casery Tanaka and both the current and former police chiefs sporting his well-fashioned ensembles on the runway at the annual Coronado Rotary Fashion Show.

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Honor Flight San Diego Special Event In Coronado

Honor Flight San Diego and Normandy Jump 2019 has joined forces for an upcoming screening of a special documentary featuring Coronado hometown hero, 97-year-old World War II veteran Tom Rice. Tom was attached to the 101st Airborne Division during World War II and parachuted into Normandy on D-Day behind enemy lines. In June this year, he received international recognition as he returned to Normandy to jump for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

The first of three documentaries will be shown on Aug. 17 and 18, at the Village Theater, 820 Orange Avenue, before the DVD is released to the public later this year. Doors will open at 9:15 a.m. for VIP ticket holders and 10:15 a.m. for all others.

The event is a fundraiser to help get World War II and Korea War veterans on Honor Flight this fall, (there are over 100 San Diego veterans on the waiting list), and to fund getting Tom back to Normandy in 2020 to jump with his 101st Airborne brother. Ticket sales are open and must be purchased in advance to guarantee a seat.

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, August 16, 2019 2:31 pm. Updated: 2:53 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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Young Yet Experienced Islander Girls Volleyball Team Starts Season Aug. 23

Islander Girls Volleyball Head Coach Adeile Ahmu returns for her second season at the helm of the program, where she will coach a very young team. Six seniors graduated from last year’s squad which earned the No. 10 seed in the CIF Division III Playoffs. Ahmu rides into the 2019 season with two seniors, three juniors and nine sophomores on the roster.

“All of our sophomores are very disciplined, and they have been playing for the whole year, including club volleyball. They bring a lot of energy and motivation for the other girls. We are going to be a young team, but I feel they are very mature in

Posted in Coronado sports on Friday, August 16, 2019 2:24 pm. Updated: 2:54 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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