Thursday, August 13, 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.

Nancy Blackwell Crabill – A Coronado Centenarian (1918-2018)

Nancy Crabill came to Coronado in 1922. Her life was woven throughout some of Coronado’s greatest history – ferries and trolleys, Tent City, the...

Fritz Gaylord (1938-2018)

“Fritz Gaylord was a distinguished naval officer and gentleman of the highest order,” said Rear Admiral William W. Cobb Jr. “His wonderful personality lifted...

Shannon Herlihy, Coronado’s 3rd Generation Realtor

When real estate icon Lee Mather bounced granddaughter Shannon Herlihy on his knee, with a gleam in his eye and a smile on his...

McP’s Irish Pub Turns 36

HAPPY JULY FOURTH CORONADO!“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” --Rick Blaine Like a familiar...

Coronado Church Preaches in the Language of Music and Humor

The Coronado Community Church will celebrate their 22nd year with a special program involving music, a baptism and an invitation to visitors and locals to...

A Memorable Memorial Day In Coronado

CORONADO STAR PARK -- It only lasts an hour, the sky is usually overcast; inevitably there’s a car alarm, a barking dog or a...

Memorial Day Services Monday, May 28, 10 a.m.

Coronado has long been a military town. On Monday, May 28, visitors and residents will gather at Star Park to celebrate Memorial Day with...

Memorial Day Services at Star Park, May 28

Memorial Day services will take place this year on Monday, May 28, at Coronado’s Star Park. This moving salute to our fallen soldiers and...

John “Largo” Long (1948-2015)

JOHN “LARGO” LONG Johnny Long was a force to be reckoned with. He hovered around five feet but he cast a mighty shadow. He was...

Robert “Robie” Robeson (1923-2017)

FORMER CORONADAN, ROBIE ROBESON Born to gentry on the eve of the Great Depression, Robert Holmes Robeson observed helplessly as his father’s hard-earned wealth disappeared.He...
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Alexia Palacios-Peters for School Board

Submitted by Emily Foster I am thrilled to see that Alexia Palacios-Peters is running for CUSD School Board. I’ve worked with her in several organizations,...

Action Plan on Racism vs Insulated and Isolated White Community

Submitted by Pam WilsonCoronado Unified intends to present its Action Plan on Racism at their August 13 board meeting. This plan is in response...

Money Shamefully Spent

Submitted by Barry AustinAm I the only one to feel outraged that the Mayor and Council, under cover of restricted public involvement, gave away...

More Questions Than Answers

Submitted by Carolyn RogersonThere are days when I cannot believe the vitriol to be read on the pages of Coronado publications or online. I...

NEW STORIES

Community Hero: Grace Del Bagno – Coronado Police Officer (video)

The latest Community Hero video from the Coronado Library’s Dive into Discovery Summer Reading Series. Thanks to Surf’s Up Studios for the video.https://youtu.be/ePfWJySojuk

Jack and Grace Creatively Raise Funds for CSF During Pandemic

Coronado kids Jack and Grace Elardo began their business Jack and Grace's Pop-Up Stand four years ago when they were in 3rd and 4th...

Local Voices: Coronado Picture-Perfect from the Outside; Not Always So Pretty for a Person of Color

Esme Ronis knew that she was different from the rest of her family. Born in La Paz, Mexico, and adopted by a white family,...

Tim Rohan Announces Candidacy for City Council

Submitted by Tim RohanEvents of the past few weeks have spurred me into action. I see a Council that is out of touch with...

Sue Tushingham McNary (1937-2020)

Sue Tushingham McNary, an internationally renowned artist, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, and loyal friend, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, August 3, 2020,...