Saturday, July 11, 2020

Joe Ditler

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Joe Ditler is a professional writer, publicist and Coronado historian. Formerly a writer with the Los Angeles Times, he has been published in magazines and newspapers throughout North America and Europe. He also owns Part-Time PR (a subsidiary of Schooner or Later Promotions), specializing in helping Coronado businesses reach larger audiences with well-placed public relations throughout the greater San Diego County. He writes obituaries and living-obituaries under the cover "Coronado Storyteller." To find out more, write or call joeditler@gmail.com, or (619) 742-1034.

Barbara Haines (1929-2020)

 Coronado lost a very special friend last month. Barbara Haines died June 10, just a week before her 91st birthday. She was the oldest...

Dr. Don Dill (1933-2020)

“Donald Dill, Just A Small-Town Doc” Never has one person had such a profound effect on Coronado as the late Dr. Donald Dill. This small-town...

Digital Memorial Day Wraps Up, Ready for Coronado

PIECES COME TOGETHER FOR VFW DIGITAL MEMORIAL DAY Coronado Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2422 and the City of Coronado have been working hard all week...

VFW Goes Digital For Memorial Day 2020

VFW and City of Coronado Combine Efforts To Digitize Memorial Day ServicesMemorial Day services have been held nationally to honor our fallen warriors since...

McP’s Braces for St. Patrick’s Day

UPDATE March 15, 2020McP’s Irish Pub Cancels St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations.Due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, McP’s Irish Pub will be closed...

Tontz Construction Donates To CHS Woodworking Class

“When I was a young boy, my father took time to teach me how to use tools, how to build out of wood,” said...

The Reverend Carl Jennings (1928-2020)

CARL JENNINGS, 1928-2020Carl Jennings was descended from Southern gentlemen. He devoted his life to the Lord and affected the lives of thousands of Coronado...

Stan Abele (1922-2019) Survived Kamikaze Attack

CORONADO'S STAN ABELE “I remember looking at my watch at 5 p.m. and thinking it would be dark soon and we would be goners once...

Joe Ditler to Host Book Signing on July 1st in the Winn Room

"Call me Ishmael..." “It was the day my grandmother exploded.” “I’m pretty much fucked. That’s my considered opinion.”These are some of the more memorable lead paragraphs...

Russ Elwell, Coronado Lifeguard (1934-2019)

 Russell Elwell passed away May 23 after a long illness. He died in a hospice in Encinitas but had lived in Coronado most of...
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Il Fornaio Allowed to Take HALF the Bay Path in Front of Their Building?

Submitted by Mike BarnesThe other day as I walked towards the Ferry Landing, I noticed that Il Fornaio had been allowed to put small...

The Devastating Impact COVID-19 Has Had On My Life

Submitted by Michelle TalleyI'm writing with intentions to share insight into the one of many lives that have been heavily impacted by Covid. I'm...

Historic City Council Accomplishments Improve Coronado

Submitted by Richard Bailey, Mayor, City of CoronadoAs we work collectively here in Coronado, throughout the region, and at the state level to address...

4th of July Heritage

Submitted by Ch, Col (ret) Gary J. ZiccardiI am a Coronado resident since 2016 who served as Navy Surface Warfare Officer for 4 years,...

NEW STORIES

COVID-19 Update from Sharp Coronado Hospital

With the renewed concerns about COVID-19 exposure, we reached out to Sharp Coronado Hospital Chief Executive Officer Susan Stone, PhD RN FACHE, for answers...

Coronado Welcomes USS Theodore Roosevelt Home From Deployment

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) returned to its homeport at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado on July 9th, after completing a challenging...

Barbara Haines (1929-2020)

 Coronado lost a very special friend last month. Barbara Haines died June 10, just a week before her 91st birthday. She was the oldest...

Multiple Restaurants Temporarily Close as Workers Test Positive for COVID-19

Update (7/9/20):  The Henry and McP's Irish Pub are back open.Three Coronado restaurants have temporarily closed due to staff members testing positive for COVID-19....

Tracking COVID-19: 63 Total Coronado Cases Since March – Plus San Diego Stats

7/8/20 Editor's Note:  The County of San Diego confirmed that at least one death has been attributed to the 92118 zip code.  The story...