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Water costs, water rights, and water use, have been hot button issues in the state of California for over 100 years. Fortunes have been made and lost, and elections turned, over water politics in the arid and semi-arid regions of the state. The California Water Wars were a real thing at the turn of the century. In a place where the next drought is always on the horizon, water independence is a critical, if difficult, quest.

Coronado’s water costs are skyrocketing. In the 14 years from 2004 to 2018 the annual cost for watering the city’s golf course, public parks, and Orange Avenue median, went from $224,00 to $890,000. In the next fourteen years it is projected to reach $2 million. 

Current city planners and decision makers recognized that not

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EDCO’s Coronado Community Cleanup Event gives residents an opportunity to place unwanted bulk items curbside that are too large or heavy to put inside collection carts, such as broken appliances, water heaters, furniture, old mattresses (please wrap mattresses prior to setting out - special mattress disposal bags can be purchased at hardware stores or on their websites), and other miscellaneous bulky household clutter.

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The Coronado Chamber of Commerce was delighted to welcome the four candidates running for Coronado City Council to a socially-distanced forum at the Coronado Unified School District’s board room on Monday, Oct. 12.

Two elements set this forum apart. One, the questions were very much themed around Coronado businesses and our hospitality industry. Two, this was the only in-person forum of the candidates election cycle.

It was a pleasure to see Mike Donovan, John Duncan, Tim Rohan and Casey Tanaka interact and present such convincing cases for their seat on City Council. Everyone arrived wearing masks

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Handsome Tony came to PAWS when he was found as a stray along Eighth Street and Alameda. Tony is formal-wear ready in his tuxedo and ready to accompany his new family to any event.

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The Coronado Council of Churches and other faith leaders in San Diego County are invited to join in Praying and Witnessing for Peace and Justice on Tuesdays at noon beginning on Oct. 13 and leading up through election day (possibly beyond) in small groups, socially distanced, at a location convenient to you.

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A clandestine crime has occurred in Coronado, and the Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) is calling on our community of stealthy super sleuths to solve it! There’s even a $500 reward for one correct detective! But you’ll need their top secret “Mystery Kit” to put the puzzle pieces together.

CSF is hosting “Who Dunnit? A Coronado Mystery” on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This family-friendly, virtual event is a three-hour thriller with twists and turns throughout the evening, all intended to raise fund for Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) school children!

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The City is set to “virtually” kick off the 2021-2029 Housing Element Update to Coronado’s General Plan to incorporate the state’s new requirements into this important policy document and to hear from residents.

The Community Development Department will host a public workshop at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, via the teleconferencing tool Zoom, for residents interested in learning more about and participating in the process.

The Housing Element is a required part of the City’s General Plan, which is a

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For the first time since March 13, 2020, Village and Silver Strand Elementary schools have students physically back in their classrooms. “This is such an exciting morning,” said Village Elementary Principal Dr. Heidi Bergener on Monday as transitional kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students lined up to go into the school, “it’s seven months in the making and it feels amazing to finally have our students here!” To gradually ease into the ‘new normal’ safety requirements for schools, second and third grade was added to the mix on Tuesday, and fourth and fifth grade on Wednesday. All elementary grade levels will be on campus on Thursday.

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With coronavirus positive cases going down in the county recently, Sharp Coronado has seen a reduction of hospitalizations. Sharp Coronado CEO Susan Stone said regular hospital services are nearly at pre-COVID 19 levels. The outpatient situation has returned to normal status but the hospital is not open to visitations.

“We want to ensure the community is aware they can come and have care,” she said. Stone also added that it’s important not to delay care as in the past, when patients were afraid to be treated, because the hospital is a safe environment.

Stone reminded the public that the gym is open by reservations and personal trainers have also become creative and use the lawn area as well as offers zoom classes.

The hospital offers RT-PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing, which detects the RNA of the virus that causes the Coronavirus disease, for patients that have symptoms. The PCR test is very sensitive and as long as there is COVID RNA in a person, the test will detect it. The hospital does not offer antigen or antibody testing.

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When you live in Coronado, you quickly realize what a small and close-knit community this is. You tend to see some of the same people walking their dogs or dining at a local restaurant. We are also fortunate to be able to recognize our dedicated police officers serving Coronado citizens each and every day. Corporal Anthony Flores is one of those officers.

Flores has been with the Coronado Police Department as one of only five motorcycle officers since 2012. Flores comes from a law enforcement family where his father, uncle, and cousin all were or are officers. Prior to coming to work in Coronado, he was an officer in California City, California for seven years. Before Flores became a motorcycle officer he was a detective for five years.

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Meet Boogie, an adorable bunny buddy looking for a furever family who will appreciate his outgoing personality and his zest for life. Boogie is a local celebrity, having been featured during Coronado Public Library’s preschool story hour.

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Supervisor Kristin Gaspar will propose during Tuesday’s Board meeting exploring Learning Hubs on County Campuses to support thousands of San Diego County employees and their children with distance learning. In January, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Supervisor’s proposal t…

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If you’ve grown up in Coronado you’ve probably participated in the likes of Halloween Happening, Easter Extravaganza, Breakfast with Santa, Camp Coronado and more, all put on by the Coronado Recreation (Rec) Department. The department has been a staple behind popular community events, camps, and classes for over 30 years – many of which spark fond memories.

“[Using] the gazebo for haunted house was the perfect space, and people still talk about it. That’s pretty exceptional,” recalls Recreation Programs Supervisor Stacy Berman, who has been the driving force behind so many of what have become fun Coronado traditions. “I’ve done recreation ever since I was, well, 12. I was a Girl Scout and grew up going to all these different camps and then being a camp counselor, and then I went to a YMCA college and majored in recreation.”

After a civilian job with the Navy lead Berman to Coronado, she was encouraged by friends to pursue her ideas.

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The deadline to complete the U.S. Census is Sept. 30. You can complete the census online, by phone or return the paper form, or respond to a census taker at your door. Language assistance is also available.

Taking the Census is safe, it is private and it matters. Residents can still respond via the national website: 2020census.gov 24/7, or by calling 619-695-5657.

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The year 2020 was supposed to be a festive year. It marks the tenth anniversary of Discover Coronado and there was much to celebrate. The Hotel del Coronado renovation was nearing completion and record convention business was producing a steady flow of meeting attendees into local businesses. Instead, 2020 will be the most challenging year on record.

Thankfully, Discover Coronado is no stranger to adversity. It was established in 2010 to reverse the impact of the Great Recession of 2008.

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Coronado Recreation and Golf Services is offering a variety of after school enrichment camps this fall. Your child can learn how to perform slight-of-hand tricks in our new Magic Camp held on Tuesdays at 4:10 p.m. They can develop engineering skills in our LEGO Engineering Camps held on Mond…

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Sharp Coronado Hospital is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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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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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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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.…