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The Coronado Times (published by is an independent online newspaper that includes coverage of Coronado news, events, business, education, entertainment, sports, people and other community beats.  Over 50,000 monthly readers enjoy their daily edition of our publication.  Subscribe today.

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Address:  301 Seventh Street, Coronado, CA 92118
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team_steveSteve Johnson, Publisher

Steve founded and launched The Coronado Times (published by in 2002 as a daily publication to cover Coronado news, events, entertainment, business, people and lifestyle.  It filled a need for local news, was immediately supported by advertising partners and is read by over 50,000 residents and visitors every month.  

Prior to publishing The Coronado Times, Steve earned a BA in Communication Studies from Westmont College where he also contributed to the college newspaper.  He has worked in educational publishing, product development and online marketing.  Steve currently sits on the board for the Coronado Chamber of Commerce and is an advisor to the Coronado Schools Foundation.

Since moving to Coronado in 1999, Steve has traded his car for a bike, dress shoes for flip flops and has fully embraced the “island life”.

Version 2Dani Schwartz, Managing Editor

Dani’s background includes a unique combination of physics, information technology, marketing and serving diligently as the “grammar police” (her self-appointed title) at many past positions.

Originally from upstate New York, Dani has lived in Coronado since 1996. She and her husband Harry are thrilled to call Coronado home and raise their two children here.  In her free time enjoys reading, hitting the gym or just walking around the “island”.

team_gloriaGloria Tierney, Staff Writer

Gloria is a veteran reporter. Over the years she had contributed to a number of national and international publications and a few local ones. Her byline has appeared in The Times of London, San Diego Union and Coronado Lifestyles. She also worked for several years as stringer for Reuters-Thomson News Service.

A Coronado native, she attended Sacred Heart and Coronado High School, before moving away to attend college, UCSD and graduate school, UCSB. Her undergraduate degree was in political science. She returned to Coronado in the 1980s.

She spends Thursdays at a ceramics class in Normal Heights crafting pots on a wheel. On weekends she likes to traverse local mountains. She also takes hiking holidays in Europe and the United States.

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Coree Cornelius, Staff Writer

Coree is a military spouse and mother who has been lucky to call Coronado “home” for the second time.  She and her family have moved all over the country, moving 11 times in the past 19 years.  A graduate of Rowan University in New Jersey, Coree taught special education to high school and middle school students in New Jersey, Virginia, California, and Maryland, and in Hawaii she worked with elementary students.

Coree embraces each place her family has been stationed.  She worked at a winery in Monterey, California, worked at the historic mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, and now she enjoys writing for The Coronado Times.  In her free time Coree can be found volunteering at her daughter’s school, running, taking pictures, and planning her next adventure traveling.

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Suzette Valle, Staff Writer 

Suzette Valle moved to the Coronado Cays in 1992. She was born in Mexico, graduated from the University of San Diego, and earned a Master’s Degree from Oxford University. She worked in finance in London where she met her husband. After motherhood, she became a family entertainment writer. Her articles have appeared on,,, and REUTERS among others. She is the author of “101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up” (Quarto Publishing, October 2015). You can pick up a copy at Bay Books.

Suzette is married to Alejandro, a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley. They have two children, Alex and Bianca, both CHS and college grads. Suzette enjoys watching movies, writing, and walks on the beach with her husband and adorable Maltipoo, Bella.

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Luan Troxel, Staff Writer 

Luan’s background spans a range of industries from academia to management consulting to investment banking. Along the way, she earned an undergraduate degree in political science at Northwestern University, a PhD in the same field from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia University. She has lived on both coasts and many states in between, as well as in Bulgaria and Germany.

Luan and her husband, two sons and three dogs moved to Coronado in 2017.

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Ann Marie Bryan, Staff Writer 

Ann Marie graduated CHS in 1981. She went on to earn a BA in both Economics and International Relations from UC Davis and earn a MA in History from SDSU. Ann Marie lived in Japan for almost six years with her children and her husband Ken (also CHS class of 1981). She has three grown children who she loves to have visit. When not writing, Ann Marie teaches World History and Western Civilization at Grossmont College. A job she loves as much as she loves island life.

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Version 2Heather McNeil, Staff Writer

Heather is a Navy wife of 20 years, a mom to two beautiful daughters (and two dogs), and and educator. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” ~ Confucius.

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Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 11.45.56 AMRuth Klamper, Staff Writer

Ruth moved to Coronado with her husband and fur-baby (dog), Storm, in 2011.  She is a seasoned reporter, avid animal lover and new mom to an adorable little girl.  Ruth has covered local and national news stories, but finds enjoyment in telling stories about what makes her community one-of-a-kind.

A graduate of Florida Southern College, Ruth has worked for ABC, CBS, and FOX affiliates, as well as the Home Shopping Network. She has traveled the world on mission trips and looks forward to planning her next adventure abroad.

When Ruth isn’t covering local news or hosting visitors from out-of-town (because, honestly, who doesn’t want to visit Coronado), she can be found strolling the dog beach, hiking trails, indulging in local cuisine, rooting on the LA Clippers, or walking around the “island” with her baby, dog, and coffee in tow. If you see her around town, don’t hesitate to stop and say “hi!”

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team_kenKen Bryan, Staff Writer

Ken was born and raised in Coronado and graduated CHS in 1981. He and wife Ann Marie have three exceptional, grown children, with only one left in college. Ken enjoys all sports, entertaining, cooking and photography. He very rarely can play ball anymore, so he thoroughly enjoys covering the local sports scene.

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Andres de la Lama, Staff Writer, Intern

Andres is a student at Coronado High School. He was a part of the KCMS Broadcast Journalism program in middle school, giving him experience in the fields of both filmmaking and news coverage. Now writing for the high school newspaper and the Coronado Times, Andres aspires to become a writer in the future and will study philosophy and creative writing after he graduates high school.

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Sean O’Connor, Staff Photographer, Intern

Sean is a student at Coronado High School. He is a photographer for the school yearbook and has consistently volunteered at his church over the past two and a half years. He is the first intern for the Coronado Times to focus on photography and hopes to one day go to The New York Film Academy after graduating from SDSU with a degree in business and finance.

Additional Contributors:

Becca Garber, Contributor
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Mary Douglas, Contributor
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Dan Springer, Contributor
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John Tato, Contributor
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Lamarshell Karnas, Contributor
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Katy Bell Hendrickson, Contributor

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Sheryl Lynn, Contributor
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Gina Falletta, Graphic Designer


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