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Our mission is to unite together women who are dedicated to enhancing the spirit of Coronado through educational, civic and philanthropic services. We pledge our loyalty to the Junior Woman’s Club by doing better than ever before, what work we have to do, by being prompt, honest, courteous, by living each day trying to accomplish something, not merely to exist.

To become a member you need to attend two meetings and work on an event. Annual dues are $65. We usually meet in a home of a member on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Visit our Calendar or find more >>

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Drawn to its sleek yet hidden shape, artists have long tried to capture the mystery of the submarine and the adventurous crews who risk underwater combat.

The Coronado Historical Association (CHA) is pleased to announce the opening of the “A View from the Periscope” exhibit on July 30, 2022. The exhibit unveils “A View from the Periscope” through the artist’s eye.

Twenty-eight pieces of artwork from the Naval History & Heritage Command’s Navy more >>

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Coronado Public Library, in partnership with the Coronado Island Film Festival, presents Film Forum Coronado at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24 in the library’s Winn Room. 

Film expert Ralph DeLauro provides a brief introduction to each film and leads a discussion afterwards, often including pointers about how lighting or camera angles contribute to a scene’s mood or propel the story. more >>

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With plans to offer more services to the staff and students at Coronado Unified School District, Child Nutrition Services (CNS) Director Charity Campbell, MS, RD, SNS announced that the department has hired Amanda Tarantino, MDA, RD, SNS as a Registered Dietitian/Supervisor.

“Bringing Amanda onto our team is super exciting. She was an intern with us in 2015 so she is very familiar with our district already but she is coming back with valuable knowledge and experience,” said Campbell.

Tarantino is a San Diego native and graduate of Valhalla High School and SDSU. She earned her Master’s degree in Dietetic Administration from Utah State University. After her internship at CUSD, she worked in the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, and most recently as the CNS Director at Lakeside Union School District. more >>

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At the July 17 Coronado City Council meeting, the Council heard an update on the La Avenida complex façade as it pertains to the Fox Restaurants Blanco Cocina and Cantina restaurant planned to open in the 1301 Orange Avenue space in 2023. The proposal for the new design was most recently reviewed by the Design Review Commission at a meeting on April 27.

The Commission previously approved the proposed design on the condition that certain design elements be met, most notable of which was that the existing main arch on the corner of Orange be maintained. At the city council meeting, Blanco Cocina and Cantina owner, Sam Fox, brought an appeal of the Design Review Commission’s conditional approval before the Council.

City staff presented the item with Fox Restaurant’s proposal for the main archway which was updated to include rounded more >>

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Coronado High School has named Rikki Betancourt as a new assistant principal to begin the 2022-23 school year. Betancourt will join Principal Karin Mellina and Assistant Principal Shane Bavis on the administrative team at CHS.

“I am so thrilled to be joining this district. I am so excited to meet the students, that is absolutely the best part of the job!” said Betancourt, who describes her leadership philosophy as “a collaborative and interactive model that really acknowledges and focuses on the multi-faceted lives of students, families, and teachers.” more >>

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Coast Seniors Softball League welcomes both part time and full time players. They meet every Thursday at Tidelands Park from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The only thing you need to bring is your glove. The teams supply everything else. A typical day has four teams playing concurrently on fields #1 and #2. Stop by and try it more >>

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At long last, devotees of Leroy’s, a Coronado dining institution for more than 10 years, and of the shorter-lived Boardwalk Beach Club, can enjoy some of their favorite dishes, and plenty of fresh new ones, at the newly opened Islander.

I had a chance to ask David Spatafore, principal of Blue Bridge Hospitality (BBH) about the changes, given how popular Leroy’s had been with the local crowd.

Spatafore noted that Leroy’s, at the time it opened, was innovative and different, with many local purveyors providing the thoughtfully sourced meats and produce used by the restaurant.

With many of those sustainable farms going out of business due to the shutdown, sourcing local, quality ingredients became more and more of a challenge, and so, as things opened back up, Spatafore and the BBH crew realized it was a perfect time for a change. more >>

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After a pipeline rupture caused a sewage leak in Tijuana, the beaches of Coronado once again saw closures on August 3. As of this weekend, the Coronado shoreline has been reopened with warning signs placed along the coast, with Silver Strand State Beach and Imperial Beach still remaining closed. While warning signs have gone up advising against water entry, many visitors, as well as locals, continue to swim and surf in contaminated waters. Water pollution has been a major issue in Coronado as well as Imperial Beach for decades now, stemming from two primary cross-border sources; the Tijuana River, and a deteriorated wastewater treatment plant six miles south of the border in San Antonio de los Buenos. more >>

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Thank you, Carolyn Rogerson for having the courage to shine a light in a dark place and unveil what may be the true culprit or culprits lurking behind words of outrage and demands for civility in our community. The anonymous threat that you received reveals the truth behind the recent cries of others about the lack of honor and civility among caring and concerned parents in this community. more >>

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As I rushed around picking lemons, editing my subscription entries to StoryWorth to meet a deadline to print, washing and folding clothes, preparing for two interviews, I thought about my dermatitis appointment that morning. While my health is fairly good, my lifelong worrisome problem has always been skin issues, which blossomed to severe a few years ago. The heavy duty pill I take twice a day has been a miracle cure, but lately rashes and spots that fail to respond quickly to salve are a concern, thus the appointment.

One of the questions she asked after examining my rash was “Do you have any stress?” I have been told numerous times that stress can trigger outbreaks, but who doesn’t have stress? Lately, however, I have become more >>

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The Coronado Public Library will present a series of jazz concerts every other Friday at 1 p.m. in the Winn Room throughout the summer, starting June 3 and concluding on August 26. 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 >>