Thursday, May 6, 2021

Christine Van Tuyl

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Christine was born and raised in Texas, but moved to Coronado with her family as a teen in 1993. Although initially horrified by surfers, flannels and skateboards, she ultimately grew to love all things So-Cal. A graduate of UCSD, Christine got her first writing job on the KUSI ten o’clock news while simultaneously juggling a reporter position at the San Diego Community News Group. She worked as a public relations professional, a book editor, real estate professional, and a freelance writer before eventually succumbing to motherhood in 2008.A decade later, Christine resurfaced to start the Island Girl Blog, a Coronado lifestyle blog. In addition, she writes a monthly page for Crown City Magazine. Christine loves hanging out with her husband, Ian, and their two spirited daughters, Holland and Marley, who attend Village Elementary and Coronado Middle School. When she’s not working, you’ll find her practicing yoga, spilling coffee at school drop off, meeting friends for sushi, or sailing the Bay with her family and English Bulldog, Moshi. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com

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It Takes a Village: A Coronado Coronavirus Response

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Color Me Happy: How a Stay-at-Home Mom Filled Coronado Schools with Art

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Bringing Back the Old School: The Rise of the Small Town Doctor

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Secrets to Success from Saiko Sushi: Pass on the Concierges, Reel in the Locals

Saiko Sushi, located at 116 Orange Avenue, is set to celebrate its nine year anniversary in a few months. Chef and owner Anthony Pascale...

Out of Thin Air: Battle Axe Coronado Makes Smashing Debut

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Bridgeworthy: SilverStar, British Columbia – A Storybook Family Ski Destination

I have a confession to make: Part of me doesn’t want to write this story.Have you ever been to a secret travel spot so...

Everybody Loves a Comeback: Singer Lisa Solis Takes the Stage After 19 Year Hiatus

Lisa Solis, who is set to perform at Emerald C Gallery on Valentine's Day, is no stranger to the stage. Lisa started singing from...

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