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Your Coronado Chamber Of Commerce Says ... #ShopEatPlayLocal, This Holiday Season

With over 200 food, retail and activity options right here on the island, Coronadans have their gift purchases all wrapped up!If you think about it, shopping local is a bit like using a store loyalty card that gives you bonuses down the line, only instead of a free pastry or a sample-size mascara you get a thriving community! It is exciting to think just how much this mutual benefit is in our hands (and wallets!). If every household in Coronado spent $100 shopping locally, that would bring a $100,000 to the island. During the holiday season the potential is even greater - according to the finance experts at Fortunly, Americans spend an average of $500 on gifts, yet high income households are the ones doing the greatest percentage of their gift shopping online - 59%! With Shop Small Saturday coming up this weekend we have more incentive than ever to support our local businesses, many of whom are offering fun free gifts and refreshments along

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Tuesday 12/03/2019
Five Tips To Help Make The Most Of Your Health Plan Before Year-End
Posted: December 03, 2019

The holiday season is at hand, and many residents in California are already making year-end plans to travel and celebrate with friends and family. Yet there is one year-end plan that is often overlooked: taking steps to make the most of your health benefits. Doing so could help improve your health and save you money.

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Wednesday 11/27/2019
Roanna Canete Is A Contestant On “Sugar Rush” Show On Netflix
Updated: December 04, 2019 - 1:37 pm

Roanna Canete, who is gluten intolerant and owner of Gluten Free Baking Company, never thought she would be on a cooking show since gluten free baking is not mainstream. On Nov. 29 Netflix will release the holiday season new episodes of Sugar Rush with Canete as one of the contestants with cake designer Lisa Altfest.

Canete’s baking company was inspired by the discovery of her son’s gluten allergy and subsequently her own gluten intolerance. The business she started out of her house was originally called Coronado Gluten Free Pantry. As the business grew Canete started baking out of a commercial kitchen and recently changed the name to Gluten Free Baking Company.

Canete and Altfest met at a gluten free expo a few years ago. “I asked her for advice because she is very good at decorating cakes. We became friends. She lives in Orange County. When the show asked her to be part of Sugar Rush and pick a co-competitor she called me,” explained Canete.

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Your Coronado Chamber Of Commerce Says ... #ShopEatPlayLocal, This Holiday Season
Updated: December 02, 2019 - 12:08 pm

With over 200 food, retail and activity options right here on the island, Coronadans have their gift purchases all wrapped up!

If you think about it, shopping local is a bit like using a store loyalty card that gives you bonuses down the line, only instead of a free pastry or a sample-size mascara you get a thriving community! It is exciting to think just how much this mutual benefit is in our hands (and wallets!). If every household in Coronado spent $100 shopping locally, that would bring a $100,000 to the island. During the holiday season the potential is even greater - according to the finance experts at Fortunly, Americans spend an average of $500 on gifts, yet high income households are the ones doing the greatest percentage of their gift shopping online - 59%! With Shop Small Saturday coming up this weekend we have more incentive than ever to support our local businesses, many of whom are offering fun free gifts and refreshments along

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Monday 11/25/2019
Hotel Del Coronado Completes First Milestone In $400 Million Renovation
Updated: November 25, 2019 - 10:50 am

As the author of a couple of articles in the past year regarding the expansion and remodel of the Hotel Del Coronado, I thought I had a reasonable grasp of the project’s details. It didn’t take long during recent tour of the resort hotel, first constructed in 1888, to realize the project was way beyond my initial level of understanding. The original three-year remodel, costing $200 million, now has a $400 million price tag and touches nearly every part of the existing structure, as well as several new components.

My tour guides were Director of Marketing Sara Harper and Director of Public Relations Stacey Ellis and we covered much of the existing property, complete with an eclectic mixture of hotel guests and workers bustling around. Part of the work involved the construction of the Hotel Del’s traditional outdoor ice skating rink that will open Nov. 22 and run through Jan. 5, 2020. Of course the rink comes complete with its own Frostbite Lounge, where skaters can conveniently find food and drink nearby.

Other traditions relating to this time of year at the Hotel Del Coronado were described by Harper. “We’re having our Holiday Festival Dec. 11 from 4-7 p.m., with fireworks at 6:45 p.m. And kids will perform their holiday concert. Something that is new this year, on New Year’s Eve, we are doing a movie on the beach with fireworks.

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Thursday 11/21/2019
Open House & Pop Up Event
Posted: November 21, 2019

The 1906 Lodge will be holding an open house and pop-up event on Friday, Nov. 22 from 3 to 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 11/20/2019
Amalo Brew Is Serving Up More Than Just Coffee
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 5:37 pm

On school days the coffee cart has a long queue of students waiting to get a drink, food or both. Alex Malo, who is behind the counter, is quick on his feet preparing drinks and filling orders.

Malo is owner and operator of Amalo Brew, the coffee cart outside the library, is a long way away from his days as a real estate attorney in Tijuana, but he is happier than he has ever been. Working the cart for the past four years has given Malo more time to spend with his wife and daughters and has allowed him to become part of the fabric of the community.

Malo has his routine on weekdays. He drops off and picks up his daughter, first grader Alexandria, on his bike, the same bike he rides to and from work with a cart in front filled with products he sells.

On a recent Friday, Malo arrived on his bike full of goodies. In this case it was sodas and boxes of muffins. He quickly opened his coffee cart at 11:30 a.m. and by the time he unloaded his bike and opened the four flaps of the cart he had a line of customers.

The crowd starts when the high school lets out for lunch and students head over to the library in groups to Amalo Brew to get a sandwich, a salad, snack or drink. They then gather together at the tables for the break. After lunch, the crowd thins out and eventually students go back to class.

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Mindful Eating Workshop
Posted: November 20, 2019

No More Holiday Food Binging!

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Friday 11/15/2019
Sharp HealthCare Hospitals Earn Top Marks In Fall 2019 Leapfrog Safety Grade Survey
Posted: November 15, 2019

Sharp HealthCare’s acute-care hospitals received top marks in a national safety survey announced by the Leapfrog Group, a national organization that tracks and promotes progress in the quality and safety of American health care. The Leapfrog assessment includes 30 measures, including patient satisfaction scores – all currently in use by national measurement and reporting programs -- and rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.

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