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Costa Azul To Reopen At The Coronado Ferry Landing

Costa Azul, the beloved Mexican restaurant frequented by locals and tourists alike will reopen at the Ferry Landing after it closed last November from its former location on Orange Avenue.After a long search for a new place to reopen, owner Brant Sarber has found a location for Costa Azul. It is the former home of Candelas, and later El Roy’s, which recently closed. Sarber said he had been in negotiations for that location for a while and finally an agreement was finalized and the lease from the Port of San Diego came through. Sarber has a five-year lease on the property.

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Thursday 09/12/2019
Week One Of The NFL Season Is In The Books
Posted: September 12, 2019

After a seventh-month hiatus from the television of American households, the NFL returned last Thursday, Sept. 5. Week 1 featured lots of drama and storylines, leaving some fans optimistic, and others shaking their heads. From Antonio Brown’s release and signing to the dismantling of the Dolphins, let’s dig into the biggest stories.

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Islander Girls Golf Ranks No. 8 In San Diego County
Posted: September 12, 2019

It’s a relatively small sample size, just five matches, but the Islander Girls Golf Team, under the direction of Stuart Gordon, is currently ranked No. 8 in San Diego County. Gordon’s mixture of four upperclassmen including Crista Izuzquiza, Samantha Lorr, Annie Holland and Madeline Dietrick combined with six freshmen is working in the early going.

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Islander Girls Tennis Team Dominates Francis Parker 17-1
Posted: September 12, 2019

With their match against Vincent Memorial from Calexico postponed from last week to this, the lone competition for the Islander Girls Tennis Team since our last column was a 17-1 victory over Francis Parker. Head Coach Rob Moore’s lineup consisted of Elsa Ostermarker, Tiana French and Sinaia Haskal in the singles spots from No. 1-3. The doubles lineup included Alejandra Gonzalez-Luna/Marla Steel at No. 1; Samantha Russell/Ellie Johnson at No. 2 and Olivia Strong/Kate Perley at No. 3. Coronado’s No. 1 and 2 teams won their three sets by the identical scores of 6-2, 6-0 and 6-4.

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Islander Girls Volleyball Team Stands At 6-2 This Season
Posted: September 12, 2019

Another team playing well in the early throes of the fall season is the Islander Girls Volleyball Team. Last week they were busy, as the week started with a three sets to one win over Montgomery, followed by a 3-2 win over Patrick Henry. That pushed their record to 4-0 entering the September Classic, a major tournament held at three sites throughout the county including Canyon Crest Academy, Westview, and Mt. Carmel. Among their matches in the Classic were losses to eventual champion La Jolla and Santa Fe Christian, while Coronado defeated Granite Hills 2-1, by the scores of 25-24, 22-25, and 15-9. 

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Local Bartender Among Victims Of Dive Boat Fire
Posted: September 12, 2019

Nicole Storm Quitasol, a bartender at Coronado’s Nicky Rottens and an Imperial Beach resident was one of the 34 victims of the diving boat fire in the Channel Islands National Park. Quitasol with her two sisters, dad and stepmom had taken the trip to celebrate their father’s birthday.

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Islander Football Team Falls To El Cajon Valley 20-7
Posted: September 12, 2019

In last week’s column, Islander Football Head Coach Kurt Hines acknowledged that one of the biggest challenges facing him and his coaching staff as they prepared for their game with El Cajon Valley High School, was the final score of their 2018 match-up. As a reminder, the Islanders battered the Braves 76-0. Apparently, Hines’s club wasn’t attentive during practice and the Braves came away with a 20-7 win over the Islanders Friday night in El Cajon. The Braves are now 3-0 after defeating Francis Parker, Hoover and now Coronado. The Islanders stand at 1-2 on the season.

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Music Festival Locations & Lineups
Updated: September 12, 2019 - 4:09 pm

Join the fun at the first Coronado Music Festival with live music and art,

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End Of Summer Social Sept. 14
Posted: September 12, 2019

Aloha! On Saturday Sept. 14, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at VFW Post 2422, located at 557 Orange Ave., the Coronado Senior Association invites the public to our family-friendly, annual End of Summer Social. The Coronado Ukulele Club will fill the air with their musical notes at our Hawaiian themed event, while we serve pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, and root beer floats for a minimal charge which benefits our 501 c (3) non-profit organization. A cash bar will be open and will benefit the VFW Post 2422. All ages are welcome to participate and have some fun at our tropical End of Summer Social. Call 619-435-2616 if you have any questions. Aloha!

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