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The Coronado Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Celebrate Coronado on Thursday Sept. 30 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Feast & Fareway at the Coronado Golf Club, 2000 Visalia Row. This event is a community-wide celebration as the Chamber honors the city and the local heroes who protect it: Coronado’s firefighters, police officers, lifeguards and city employees. Everyone is welcome!

“Celebrate Coronado is our chance to publicly thank the local firefighters, lifeguards, police officers and city employees

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Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) president Lee Pontes opened the CUSD School Board meeting of Sept. 9 with a call for a moment of silence to commemorate the tragic events of 9/11. Following that obseravance, the Governing Board stepped until a full slate of items for their first meeting of the new school year.

Director of Special Programs Shane Schmeichel updated the board on a model

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One of Coronado’s hidden gems just might be the Veterans Resource Center at the Coronado Public Library. This area near the Reference Desk is full of information to help improve quality of life for veterans by connecting them and their families to benefits and services for which they are eligible.

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On the Sept. 7 Coronado City Council meeting, the council began with discussion of an extension to outdoor seating for restaurants as the pandemic continues to limit indoor dining with the delta variant. Sue Gillingham and Rena Clancy of the Chamber of Commerce brought the issue before the council having had feedback from restaurants who invested in outdoor spaces over the last year and residents who have enjoyed the safety and fresh air of dining in those spaces.

Clancy, the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, mentioned that hotels in town are seeing group cancellations for 2022 bookings as concerns about the continuing spread of the delta variant of COVID grow. In this light, the chamber suggested an extension of the current use of space for outdoor dining under the state of emergency protocols through December of 2022.

After discussion from the council, Councilmember Casey Tanaka made a motion to set an extension date until March

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Looking for things to do this weekend? The Coronado Public Library has events all weekend long.

Friday, Sept. 17 - Enjoy classical piano music including pieces from Bach, Chopin and Beethoven performed by John Gutheil on Friday at 1 pm. Attend in person or via Facebook Live for this hourlong performance. Gutheil began college as a piano-performance major but decided to pursue a career in medicine. Currently, he is President and CEO of SciQuus Oncology, a company that conducts clinical studies of new cancer treatments. Since 2016, Gutheil has played both locally and internationally and has participated in piano competitions in Seattle, Fort Worth and San Diego.

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Coronado residents are arts enthusiasts. The two local theater groups enjoy strong support. Visual art dots the town, with even an established walking art tour. The Coronado High School is home to Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA). We have Art in the Park and each summer Sunday at 5 or 6 p.m. a music concert drifts through town.

In July 2021, residents attended an inaugural concert of the Coronado Philharmonia sponsored by the library at the high school’s Black Box Theatre. The string chamber orchestra, organized and led by Osvaldo Mendoza, had 18 professional musicians from the San Diego area who volunteered to help draw attention to the goal of establishing a Coronado orchestra. Publicist Stacy Eaton expressed the hope to grow the group to a high-level symphony of 30 to 40 musicians with wind, brass, and percussion instruments. Eaton said, “Our whole vision is to have a full symphony.”

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Harmony and Tuba came to PAWS when they were abandoned in a local hotel room. These sweet gems are looking for a home, either solo or together, where they can become an important part of their forever families.

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Coronado Adult Education is pleased to announce that we will be offering our fee-based hobby classes again this fall. Many of our long-time instructors are back, offering art, dance, language, and music classes.

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For the past six and a half years, Sue Gillingham has been front and center of all things Coronado business. Building a business, a community, and a brand has been a highlight of her career at the Chamber, and we wish her luck in the next chapter of her life enjoying her beautiful granddaughters and all that retired life in Coronado has to offer!

Sue became Executive Director at The

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Calling all Coronado service clubs, school clubs, organizations, and religious communities. Gather your team to clean-up Coronado! Join Emerald Keepers in cleaning up our community and beaches; the cleanup occurs Labor Day through September 22nd. Send your clean-up photos to EmeraldKeepers@g…

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Beautiful Cersei is a confident queen of a cat looking for a family who will admire her for her beauty and engaging personality. Her forever family will enjoy her conversation and her affectionate ways.

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Recreation Services will once again offer in-person viewing of the popular Osher Lectures at the Spreckels Center. Dates and times will be announced on a monthly basis in the Osher monthly newsletter. Attendees may RSVP for lectures by phone or in-person at the front desk. Lectures will continue to be sent out once a

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Capt. E.E. “Ted” Mouton was born to Edward “Monte” Mouton and Clara Yerington Mouton on June 28, 1922, in Reno, Nevada. Mouton was born with aviation in his blood as his father, Monte Mouton, was a World War I aviator and flight instructor and, post-military, was one of the first U.S. Airmail pilots.

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Coronado Unified School District has been an industry leader among California public schools as it relates to Covid response. In addition to being among the first unified public school districts to open for in-person learning in 2020, last January CUSD was selected as one of only two districts in the state to participate in a pilot program created in partnership with the California and San Diego County Departments of Public Health. The program provided free weekly on-site rapid antigen testing for district staff and students.

The district’s proactive and innovative response continues with the opening of the Covid Command Center for the 2021-22 school year. The Center, which serves the entire district, is located on the Coronado High School campus in the Black box Theater.

Supporting the Covid Command Center, CUSD has its own Covid Team under the direction of District Nurse Joellen Semo.

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Coming up on Sept. 12 is one of San Diego’s unique athletic experiences. It’s the fun run, walk or bike ride along the Silver Strand shoreline known as Coronado Rotary Club’s “Low Tide Ride & Stride.” This year marks the 23rd annual low tide race which is one of the club’s biggest fundraisers with proceeds going to help support local combat-wounded veterans and first responders.

This event, which is geared towards the entire family, has become an important piece in supporting the local Military Community in and around Coronado.

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Coronado Adult Education is offering an introductory Microsoft Excel course: “Excel Fundamentals.” Why is it important to learn Excel? As one of the top computer applications in the business community, being familiar with it can boost your employability and career prospects or make your curr…

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A public workshop is set for next week to briefly summarize what staff has heard from residents over the past 18 months regarding a long-term plan for Cays Park and to obtain consensus regarding design guidelines. Prior to the pandemic, the City conducted outreach on a proposed “Cays Park Ma…

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Coronado Police Chief Chuck Kaye, left, and Coronado Unified School District Supervisor Karl Mueller greeted high schoolers on their first day of school on Aug. 26. The signs were fun props for the photo op where students could hold them up for photos with the balloons that created a giant “C”.

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There are signs about town announcing the upcoming Coronado Woman’s Club (CWC) fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 18. Come clean out your home of unwanted papers and help the CWC at their shredding event from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. held at the Union Bank parking lot, 800 Orange Avenue. The CWC shredd…

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Sweet Moose is a kind and gentle soul looking for a family who will appreciate his loving nature and his enthusiastic wiggle. Playful and fun, Moose is sure to brighten the days of his new forever family.

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Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) is welcoming a new role for the district – Public Affairs Officer. Coronado local and past school board member, Maria Simon, will be taking on the title and taking the lead on the CUSD’s public communications strategies.

Simon and her family have been members of the Coronado community for over 20 years and she is no stranger to the school district, having gotten involved as a parent early on. “I first became involved with the school district in 2003 when my daughter was in kindergarten and I

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Public Engagement. It is a popular term lately as citizens becomes more and more interested in engaging in public conversations on topics that matter to them. It means “the involvement of specialists listening to, developing their understanding of, and interacting with, non-specialists.” The phrase “all politics is local” is commonly used in American politics and when it comes to local issues Coronado has a history of strong public engagement. The City of Coronado seeks to engage local citizens in participating.

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In 2020 the U.S. government through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) committed $300 million in The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement to identify infrastructure solutions to mitigate the transboundary pollution. Infrastructure solutions for transboundary f…

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On July 6 at approximately 4 p.m., Coronado Lifeguard Mitchell Martin was on patrol when he heard someone screaming. He saw beach patrons pulling an unconscious male from the surf. The man had been driven into the bottom of the ocean face first by a wave. The victim did not have a pulse and …

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The new MTS fare system, PRONTO, launches Sept. 1. MTS is offering free rides in September with a PRONTO Card or mobile app to help riders smoothly transition from Compass to PRONTO. Yes, a full month of free transit! To ride free, you’ll need to get your free PRONTO card.

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Coronado Playhouse proudly announces our 2022 Season of six fully-staged productions and two cabaret shows. For the 2022 Season, we welcome five returning and three debuting directors, bringing theatre-goers a wide variety of musicals, plays, including a modern take on classical theatre, to …

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Meet Macaroni, a fun and frisky fellow who is ready to sauce up your life a little. This handsome guy is full of zest and ready to entertain, and be entertained by his new forever family.

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The Coronado City Council held its only meeting of the month on Aug. 17. The agenda included an extensive Consent Calendar which had numerous items, including over $1 million in master services and/or licensing and maintenance agreements for information technology equipment, software, and services in Fiscal Year 2021-22. Additionally, two ongoing items; a Public Art Master Plan and the Ocean Boulevard Improvement Project, were finalized.

Ocean Boulevard Improvement Project

After much discussion, public comment, and a presentation by City Engineer Jim Newton, the council voted 4-1 [Councilmember Tanaka voting No] to affirm the Ocean Boulevard Street Improvements Project and authorize advertising of the project. The project includes: widening the sidewalk to 8’ of clear space for pedestrians; maintaining existing sidewalk where it is already greater than 8’; keeping a

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Summer isn’t over yet and the Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) isn’t ready to say goodbye to our sunny days in the sand! The Summer Surf Series will wrap up on August 29th with the much anticipated screening of “A Life of Endless Summers: The Bruce Brown Story.” The film screening was postponed from the 2020 film festival due to COVID restrictions

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Coronado SAFE, the only mental wellness nonprofit in Coronado, has officially changed its name to Safe Harbor Coronado. On Aug. 18, 2021, Safe Harbor launched its new name at an official ribbon-cutting by the Chamber of Commerce alongside key community leaders and local champions of wellness. “Safe Harbor is really about community and connection. In fact, there is something for every community member at Safe Harbor,”

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The Orange Avenue Banner Program, initiated by the City in 2016 and funded through a Discover Coronado grant, displays banners on the Orange Avenue corridor from First Street to Avenida de las Arenas. The program has two series -- September 15 through Thanksgiving series and January through …

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Coronado Recreation and Golf Services Department fall programs for adults are beginning Aug. 31 at the John D. Spreckels Center and the staff and instructors are looking forward to offering enriching arts programs that encourage you on your mental health and fitness journey.

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The Coronado Unified School District Governing Board issued an amended version of its June 20, 2021 statement concerning the post game incident that occurred in the Coronado High School gymnasium after the championship basketball game against Orange Glen High School on June 19, 2021.

The reissued statement reads as follows:

Dear Orange Glen Community,

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Coronado Recreation and Golf Services Department is offering a variety of programs at the Community Center including classes for toddlers and preschoolers.

Starting with our youngest age group, 12-18 months, Little Jammeroos Music Classes will engage your toddler in playing musical instruments, singing silly songs and dancing. At least one parent should be present during class as their tot embarks on the journey to developing a love for music and rhythm. This 45

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Last week Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey announced that he is making a run for United States Congress as the representative for California’s 52nd District. 

“I decided to run now because I feel like, on a host of different issues, our federal government is making nonsensical decisions that affect the everyday lives of all Americans.

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The Aquatics Center, which was closed July 23 due to a shortage of chlorine, was reopened on Thursday, Aug. 12. The City has received enough chlorine to reopen the pools but with limited hours of operation to keep as much chlorine in the water as possible. High temperatures and more people i…

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Rocco is a long-legged looker who is ready to rock and roll with you! Rocco is a handsome fellow who is careful about choosing his band mates. He is looking for a patient forever family who will appreciate his smarts and his discerning nature.

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On Monday, Aug. 16, San Diego politician and radio host Carl DeMaio led a meeting in the Nautilus Room of the Coronado Community Center. DeMaio, Coronado School Board member Stacy Keszei, and Mayor Richard Bailey all spoke to a group of about 150 or so attendees about their views on Critical…

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Coronado’s Assistant City Manager, Dominique Albrecht, is the rare combination of a detail oriented policy whiz, and a friendly, approachable, engaged listener. 

“I love the fact that people in Coronado are so interested and care so much. I love public engagement, it shapes our approach to managing the city. I really enjoy interfacing with the public and taking phone calls or meeting in the [city hall] lobby with people who really want to understand issues,” she said.

Albrecht spends her days tending to everything from the city’s day-to-day operations to management of major facility and infrastructure projects. Prior to her current position she served as the Administrative Services director and as an assistant to the city manager. 

Dominique started working for the City of Coronado in 2016