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Shop Small & Win Big In Coronado On Nov. 30

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, Coronado MainStreet is organizing a Shopping Passport event again to reward the community for shopping at our local, independent merchants. Shoppers can qualify to enter a drawing for up to $250 and enjoy entertainment along the way.

Consumers play a key role in helping small businesses thrive. By shopping or dining at small businesses Nov. 30, Small Business Saturday, and throughout the year, shoppers are showing their support for the small businesses in Coronado and reinvesting in the community we call home.

Coronado MainStreet will provide Shop Small Passports as an insert in the Nov. 27 edition of the Coronado Eagle & Journal. Save your Passport and bring it to

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado home and business, Coronado island news on Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:57 am. Updated: 11:01 am. | Tags: Coronado, California , Coronado , Coronado Mainstreet , Small Business Saturday , Shop Small Passports

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Coronado’s “Avenue Of The Heroes” ... Captain William F. Grimm, USN

William F. Grimm was born May 18, 1927 in Centralia, Washington. He grew up there and in Piedmont,

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Friday, September 6, 2019 5:32 pm. Updated: 11:02 am.

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Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice

What comes to mind when you think of a typical Halloween, Thanksgiving and fall type of food?

Had a pumpkin spice latte recently? How about a chocolate chip pumpkin cookie? If your answer is pumpkin you are in the majority. Pumpkin pie is a very traditional fall dessert and in recent years pumpkin in general has become prominent during this time of year in many food and drinks.

But first a little bit of history on this well loved fruit. It is believed that pumpkins originated in North America and seeds of similar plants have been discovered in Mexico dating back to 7000 to 5500 B.C. The word pumpkin comes from the Greek language and it means large melon. Pumpkins belongs to the gourd family and include cantaloupe, watermelons, zucchini and honeydew melons.

Pumpkins were first used as a side dish in the 1670s with a recipe which called for diced pumpkins served with butter and spices. By the 1800s sweetened pumpkin dishes for the holidays were common. Pumpkins have a highly nutritional value, filled with vitamin A, fiber, niacin, and the antioxidant lutein.

Posted in Coronado home and business on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:00 am. Updated: 3:07 pm.

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Share The Stoke Sale

Clean out your garage and bring your gently used ocean toys (surfboards, boogie boards, standup paddle boards, wetsuits, fins, etc.) to sell in order to pass on the stoke. You name the price and we provide the location, Emerald City Surf Shop’s

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:43 pm. Updated: 3:47 pm.

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Coronado Islander Football Team Advances To CIF Division IV Quarter-Finals With Win Over Mt. Miguel

Friday night the No. 10 seeded Islander Football Team pulled off a minor upset, when they traveled to No. 7 seed Mt. Miguel for a Division IV First Round Playoff game. Coronado won the game 29-27, with a defensive stand late in the game, which prevented Mt. Miguel from tying the game on a two-point conversion attempt, which could have sent the game into overtime.

The first quarter of the game was scoreless, with Coronado leading off the scoring on a 12-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brady Roulier to Tyler Buckley. Then the Trojans got down to business with a 44-yard touchdown pass, followed later by a six-yard touchdown run and 10-yard scoring scamper. When the smoke cleared, Mt. Miguel held a 21-7 lead.

Islander combo tailback/inside linebacker Devin Schulte helped Coronado regain momentum at the close of the half, as he scored on a 63-yard run to get it to a one-score game. Schulte gained 146 yards on 16 carries on the night and scored two touchdowns. More on Schulte’s defensive efforts will follow.

Coronado took the lead in the third quarter on a safety credited to James Witthoft, and the second touchdown from Schulte, this one on a 22-yard run from scrimmage. Quarterback Ash Bibbes came on in relief of Roulier, when the latter was injured. Bibbes scored on a 23-yard run to make the score 29-21. Mt. Miguel rallied and scored a touchdown late, but as noted above the Islander defense stiffened to stop the two-point conversion to win the game.


Gorgeous grey kitten July first came to PAWS as a tiny kitten when …

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:04 am. Updated: 11:22 am.

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Coronado City Council Approves Next Step In Golf Course Recycled Water Plant Project

The next step for the ‘Coronado Golf Course Modification Project,’ which certainly has a more lilting tone to it than ‘Coronado Recycled Water Plant Project,’ was unanimously approved by the Coronado City Council at their meeting of Nov. 5, 2019. Specifically the approval included an initial environmental study and a request for authorization from the City Council to proceed with the preparation of a mitigated negative declaration for the project.

A mitigated negative declaration is essentially the city saying, ‘Others may think this project has challenges, but we’ll make it work.’ The technical documents would eventually lead to a legally required CEQA document.

In fairness, although the recycled water plant is the driving element of the project, there are also items specific to the renovation of the golf course included in the scope of work. The items include the reconfiguration of several golf tees, greens and fairways; a new 5,400 square foot turf maintenance

Posted in Coronado city news on Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:34 pm. Updated: 3:42 pm. | Tags: Coronado City Council , Coronado Tennis Center , Coronado , Coronado, California , Coronado Golf Course

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Coronado Businesses Kick-Off Toys For Tots 2019

Coronado businesses help community organizer Colonel Michael Wastila USMCR kick-off this year’s Toys for Tots campaign. Official Coronado toy donation sites are VFW Post 2422 located at 557 Orange Avenue, Ascent Real Estate located at 944 Orange Ave., Business Products Express located at 1019 C Avenue, and Crown City Cigars located at 1136 Loma Avenue. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to any collection site from now until Wednesday, Dec. 18. Your thoughtfulness will help make a difference in the lives of San Diego County’s most needy children this Christmas season.

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:51 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm. | Tags: Coronado , Toys For Tots , Coronado, California , Michael Wastila , Christian Ellinger , George Wastila , Christina Mccarty , Coronado Men’s Golf Club

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The Grandmother I Always Wanted: Be Thankful For The Heroes That Shaped You

I like to think I am patient and compassionate, but I discover my worst traits when I am with a chronic complainer or whiner. As someone recently expressed it, “treating a hangnail as if it is a heart attack.” I admit I grow weary of wallowing in useless worry and celebrating pity parties, with no apparent effort to solve the problem.

Since interviewing Jon Pollack and reading his book “Questions for Kids,” I have thought a lot about our conversation. When Pollack asked me

Veterans’ Day Celebration Honors Vets At Coronado Retirement Village

On Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11, 2019, Coronado Retirement Village paid homage to 20 Veterans who are current residents. This year’s recipients include members representing all branches of the service.

The ceremony began with the singing of the Star Spangled Banner led by talented vocalist and guitarist Samantha Albrecht.

Then Chaplin John Casto from Sonata Hospice led the attendees in prayer. Albrecht followed with renditions of well known songs representing four branches of service, Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy. Members of the Marine Corps dressed in uniform marched to the front carrying a folded flag which was then unfurled and displayed. Then Chaplin Casto made an opening statement. He talked about his own family who served in the military, including himself, and said that it was important to honor those presently serving in the military as well as those from the past, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice of their lives. He also made a personal statement about the meaning of Veterans’ Day.

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Islander Cross Country Teams Compete In Final Western League Regular Season Race

George Green, Islander Cross Country Head Coach provides the details of the last regular season event for his teams, which was held last week. “Typically the last CHS fall sport standing is Cross Country. This season will be no different, with the Western League Finals Thursday, the CIF San Diego Section Finals Nov. 23 and the California State Meet Nov. 30.

“Last Thursday we had our final Western League cluster meet at Morley Field. All varsity races were at a distance of 3.11 miles over the City Conference Cross Country Course. This was also the last meet of the season for our JV teams.

Posted in Coronado sports on Friday, November 15, 2019 2:41 pm. Updated: 3:03 pm. | Tags: Coronado , Coronado, California , Coronado High School , Chs Cross Country , Islander Sports

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Instant Pot 101 Class

Are you thinking about getting an Instant Pot? Do you have one, but you’re not sure what to do with it? This class is for you! On Monday, Nov. 18 at 9:45 a.m., local Instant Pot expert Maria Nagy

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:56 pm. Updated: 3:04 pm.

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Coronado Women’s Day Of Wellness

Longtime Coronado Residents have had the joy of watching the ever-expanding facilities and programs at Sharp Coronado Hospital. From a small community hospital, it has grown to a prized jewel concerned with not only curing the ill but improving life for the healthy through focusing on prevention and overall quality of life. New residents, as well as those using other health programs, may not realize the options, often free, to everyone.

Posted in Coronado home and business, Coronado island news on Monday, November 11, 2019 10:28 am. Updated: 3:08 pm. | Tags: Coronado, California , Coronado , Sharp Coronado Hospital , Hospital Auxiliary , Sewall Healthy Living Center

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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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