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Meet Motts and Bobbie, two adorable tabbies who came to PAWS when they were found in a box. These two sweeties were raised in a wonderful foster home, where they learned to love their humans, and bonded with each other. 

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St. Paul’s United Methodist Church has created a quiet, contemplative space where people can pray, sit, meditate and receive encouragement. Cards of encouragement are available for anyone to take, or anyone is welcome to leave a post-it note for a prayer request. “Overall, [the Wall of Praye…

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Local sailing legend and Olympic gold medalist Robbie Haines (Coronado High School ’72) was one of 9 sailors inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame on Sept. 12, in a virtual ceremony. Introducing him was fellow sailor and 2018 NSHOF inductee Vince Brun, who first met Haines in 1973.

I met with Haines at the Coronado Yacht Club on a beautiful afternoon following his induction, and my first impression of him was that he is an affable, extremely personable guy. Indeed, Brun, in his opening remarks, immediately noted that when he first met Haines, he was impressed with the young flip-flop wearing sailor’s friendly demeanor, at least on land, and was well-liked by many of his fellow watermen.

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Since its 1988 premiere, this critically acclaimed documentary series has presented hundreds of films that put a human face on contemporary social issues by relating a compelling story in an intimate fashion.

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We welcomed our first cohort of students back on campus this week! As we monitor this first phase, we are actively planning for the return of our second cohort, currently scheduled to come back on Oct. 5. As we continue this phased approach, we anticipate all students who opted in for in-sch…

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More families are finding themselves homeschooling or considering homeschooling this school year. On Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., the library will host Coronado’s homeschool expert Erica Gapp’s virtual presentation, Homescooling 101. During this free session, she will discuss the aspects of homeschooling, including how to homeschool legally in California, the various philosophies of homeschooling, and essential resources families can rely on for support. There will also be a question and answer session following her presentation. To register, visit cplevents.com. You will then receive the Zoom link to the “Homeschooling 101” talk.

The children’s area now features a homeschool

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The legacy of Marshall Saunders, founder of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) and former Coronado resident, continues to grow. Marshall, who passed away in December 2019, was an advocate for non-partisan efforts to solve climate change.

Thanks to an anonymous donor who is a firm supporter of Marshall and CCL’s mission, the University of California, San Diego, has newly established a chair named the Marshall Saunders Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Global Climate Policy and Research to celebrate Marshall’s legacy. The inaugural holder has been named, Jennifer Burney, an associate professor.

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Hayley Beard, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Coronado, is sponsoring a Virtual Alzheimer’s Panel Discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Speakers for this important discussion will include Carolyn Ayres from Coronado’s Alzheimer’s support group, Margaret Herring of Herring and Herring Law, Dr…

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On Sept. 5, 2020, the Coronado Democratic Club was privileged to present the fourth in its series of discussion workshops on Equal Justice. Dr. Abdimalik Buul presented a Zoom program, “Racism: What’s Really Going On…And What We Can Do?”

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On August 18, San Diego County was removed from the state’s COVID-19 watchlist, allowing schools to reopen their facilities for in-person learning beginning September 1. On September 15, CUSD began Phase One of reopening, bringing moderate to severe special needs students back on campus. Early last week it appeared that, based on COVID-19 case numbers, San Diego County was at risk of moving from the Red Tier back into the more restrictive Purple Tier on California’s four tier color-coded tracking system. As of Tuesday, September 21 that did not occur, but the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines state that if a county moves to a more restrictive tier at any time, schools that have already opened are not required to close. Therefore, on September 18, CUSD announced plans to continue its reopening with Phase Two (grades K-5) the week of October 5.

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With irony befitting 2020, the first meeting of the post-Axelson era of Coronado City Council reporting for the Eagle & Journal was finished in a mere 34 minutes. Longtime local reporter Dave Axelson recently retired from more than two decades covering the council and one thing we all appreciated was his awareness of the length of time it took the council to do the public’s business in public. A 34 minute meeting would have been noteworthy. Possibly a headline. Whether Dave and his wife Sharon are traveling or playing with their new grandbaby, I hope he is no longer counting the minutes, and I wish them both good health and happy times in their well-deserved retirement. As the inheritor of Dave’s local government beat, I hope I can do justice to the legacy of detail and accuracy he established in covering local issues for our community newspaper. The following is a quick recap of a quick meeting.

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Coronado Girl Scouts is beginning to hold weekly, virtual STEM Family Fun nights on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. These events will allow girls and their families a taste of girl scouting from home. The events are open to families not yet connected to Girl Scouts. It will be an hour of intense Girl Scout fun with a STEM activity. Girl Scouts participate in

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The Coronado Public Library and, for the first time, the Coronado Community Center will serve as official Mail Ballot Drop-Off locations for the Nov. 3 General Election. San Diego County Registrar of Voters staff will be on site during normal operating hours from Oct. 6 through Tuesday, Nov.…

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Your voice matters, even if you cannot vote in the upcoming election. Send a postcard to your politician about an issue that matters to you telling your representatives what you would like to see them doing.  After all, they work to represent you! Tweens and teens can pick up a take-home pos…

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During this time of social distancing, we are all looking for an outlet where we can see other people, talk to one another and get back to exercising again. With gyms closed and most sports being contact sports, there are very few choices when it comes to getting out and enjoying the Coronado weather and friends.

There is a solution - tennis! Tennis is an outdoor outlet where distancing guidelines can be followed, exercise and fresh air can be found and, warning, time on the court might lead to a love for the sport. There is a team of people at the Coronado tennis center working hard to show you love of the game.

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There will be a SunCoast Co-op Market yearly meeting to discuss the co-op market’s progress. This is an opportunity to get financial and growth updates, vote on any bylaw changes, and discuss plans for the coming year. Due to coronavirus, the meeting will be held virtually on Monday, Sept. 2…

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The Coronado Public Library and the Mingei International Museum are collaborating to present a pop-up exhibition called “Around the World with Mingei International Museum.” The exhibit showcases costumes, crowns and headdresses from the Mingei’s permanent collection. The objects are wide-ranging in both geography and form, with works from Japan, Central Asia, Western Africa and the United States. The Mingei is currently closed for renovation.

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Coronado Recreation and Golf Services strives to serve our young residents by offering activities that stimulate mental growth, add to developing skills, and provides the ability to explore new experiences.

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The library launched an intuitive new app this week. Available for iOS and Android, this free app makes it easy to use the library even when you’re not physically in the building. Inside the library, the app allows patrons to use their phone to checkout instead of bringing a library card.

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I’ve never had more faith in America than I do today. We have an America that, in Bob Dylan’s phrase, is “Busy being born, not busy dying.”

- Jimmy Carter, Democratic nomination acceptance speech, 1976

Right in step with this oh, so hot ‘n heavy political climate, Coronado Island Film Festival is offering the brilliant new feature length documentary, “Jimmy Carter, Rock & Roll President” as its September Virtual Cinema selection. The film, currently playing

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Last year, Grand Knight Ernie Griffes of the Knights of Columbus Coronado Council made membership one of his primary goals. Under his fine leadership and diligent efforts by Knight members themselves, the Council brought in more than 15 new members, more than doubling the goals set by Membership Director Scheck. In past years, membership was routinely increased by one or two members and the goal for this past year was for seven new members.

In recognition of their growth, State District Deputy Jose De La Garza presented a plaque to Grand Knight John Scheck for achieving second place within the State representing an

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Horses and humans have had a place in each other’s lives for roughly 6,000 years. In that time plenty of stories have been told and experiences documented that have cemented the strong bonds and loyal companionship that can grow between the two. Horses can be so attuned to our emotions, in fact, that they can be of great service when it comes to therapy.

Coronado resident Scotty Aurich owns and manages Sunnyside Stables in Bonita and is finding new ways to put his background in special education to use by combining his passion for teaching with his love of horses. “A couple years ago I was volunteering up in Poway with credentials in special ed, intending to teach in that, but doors kept closing in traditional avenues, which instead lead me to look into environments aside from schools and that lead to my horse, Tacoma.”

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There will be a special meeting of the Republican Women of California, San Diego County (RWC-SDC), in affiliation with the Republican Women of California Coronado Crown City (RWC-CCC), on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. The meeting will feature guest speaker Leo Terrell, as seen on FOX, …

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If you or a family member would like to get a flu shot, you can receive the vaccine at the Sharp Coronado Community Pharmacy. The pharmacy’s immunization hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also stop by Sharp Coronado Hospital’s

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Grand Caribe Shoreline Park in the Cays is a well loved park by both residents and visitors. With access to the bay, visitors sometimes make a day of it and bring the family, others just launch their paddle boards from its shore, while some walk their dogs and enjoy the plants and birds. Bunnies that scurry around in the evenings can be enjoyed as they munch on the grass. The grassy area with a bronze sculpture called “Sheltering Wings” has become a place to stop to take family photos.

The park offers something for everyone. So it was a disappointment to many when it first closed after the lockdown. Although it reopened for a while, it was closed again due to its overuse.

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With the start of the fall 2020-2021 CUSD school year almost three weeks ago, in pre-COVID times, we would also have seen the launch of the Coronado High School (CHS) Fall sports season.

Team photos would have been taken, programs printed, rosters and team captains announced. Looking at the “what-would-have-been” calendar this weekend, both of Coronado’s pools would have been roiling with the America’s Finest City men’s water polo tournament and Islander Football would be hitting the turf against the Kearny Komets on Friday evening. Parents and students would be filling the stands in the gym, on the pool deck, and in the stadium. Our Islander Cheerleaders would get the fans going with my favorite cheer:

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Hayley Beard, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Coronado, is sponsoring a Coronado Walk to END Alzheimer’s Disease from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 and begins at 963 Orange Avenue.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This year’s event won’t be a large in-person gathering, but we are still walking — and calling on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.

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With a recurring theme of student achievement and well-being at the first meeting of the 2020-21 school year, the Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) Governing Board discussed returning to in-person learning; the status of the BRIDGE distance learning model; diversity, equity and access to academic achievement; and last year’s Advanced Placement test results.

With the County Public Health Officer giving schools the green light to open for in-person learning on Sept. 1, CUSD has planned a phased approach to gradually bring students back to each of the four school sites. Phase One begins this week and includes students with moderate to severe disabilities. Safety precautions and logistics, including temperature checks, desk barriers, social distancing protocols, staggered schedules, floor

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The Coronado Public Library is accepting suggestions for the 2021 Community Read Program through September 25. If you have a book you’d like to recommend for the next Coronado Community Read, visit www.coronado.ca.us/communityread2021 to submit a title.

2021 marks the fifth year of the program which strives to strengthen the fabric of the community through the shared reading of a single book.  The Library, with help from local partners, plans a series of events to further this connection. Past partners have included the Coronado

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Members of Coronado Yoga gathered for the new tree planting on Thursday morning, Sept. 10. Pictured from left, Sharon Lapid, Cara Ryan Irigoyen, Library Director Shaun Briley, Danell Dwaileebe and Joan Bailey.

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There will be a Coronado Blood Drive sponsored by Shadow Mountain Church, in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank, on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The blood drive will take place at 1000 Orange Avenue, and participants are asked to park on Isabella Avenue.

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Returning patrons to the newly reopened library have been speaking about an unexpected wow factor with all the improvements they are finding. Instead of looking like a place that was closed for six months with only a handful of staff, the building and services boast several upgrades that are drawing rave reviews.

Some new services were launched just before shutdown, such as an improved catalog that provides intuitive results and links to book

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Meet adorable Dewey, who came to PAWS when he was found as a stray. This fun and dynamic buddy is an affectionate fellow looking for a forever family who will include him in all of life’s adventures.

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Is your teen looking for a means to earn some spending money? Do they enjoy caring for and mentoring younger children? Then the Coronado Recreation and Golf Services Babysitter Training Camp

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Dr. Hillari Hamilton has joined the Discover Wellness family. She comes to Coronado after co-creating a trans-disciplinary approach to healing chronic physical and emotional pain in the Inland Empire. She is a chiropractor, hypnotherapist, and a Dr. Joe Dispenza-trained meditation facilitato…

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The Bridge and Bay Garden Club awarded the August Spot of Beauty to Chez Loma Restaurant. Manager Heather Nunnely accepted the award from chairperson Marilyn Williams.

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With the Pandemic ever present, many of us have had more free time than we ever had before, so how are we using it? While teaching, I emphasized being a Life-Long Learner, and I think that is important to fully enjoy our lives and keep our brain alert. I recently started asking friends what they had learned during this stay-at-home time about themselves, about relationships, or academically, which led to interesting conversations.

With additional time at home, I spend more breakfast time leisurely reading the newspaper while listening to the news. Since neither of us is rushing off to a meeting or activity, my husband and I discuss or comment on current issues. I have read more books, watched more