Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Obituary: Coronado’s Johnny Downs Jr. 1944-2011

JOHNNY DOWNS JR. 1944-2011 CORONADO - Johnny Downs Jr. was born in Hollywood, California to a famous Hollywood actor. He entered...

Dr. Frank Tiffany, M.D. 1946–2011

FRANK JOHN TIFFANY, M.D. Vietnam Vet, Popular Doctor CORONADO – Vietnam was a long way from Coronado. Doctor Frank Tiffany had...

Obituary: Navy Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Darrik Benson

SEAL was killed in downing of helicopter in Afghanistan Darrik Benson planned to reenlist for four more years and then leave the military,...

The Coronado Obituary Writer

LOCAL WRITER/HISTORIAN TACKLESOBITUARIES BEFORE AND AFTER THE FACT CORONADO – "I've written obituaries for everyone from admirals to beach bums," said Joe Ditler. "I've...

WARREN M. COX … 1919 – 2011

MIKE COX, 91, RECIPIENT OF DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS CORONADO – On December 26, 1944 Mike Cox was flying his PBM Mariner...

Gilbert “Gil” Ray Roesch 1929 – 2011

Gil Roesch Dies at 82:Local Developer and Tennis Player CORONADO - Gil Roesch had movie star good looks, the Wisdom of Solomon...

Mary Carriger Heinz; 1921-2011

Mary Carriger Heinz1921-2011 "Let me live in my house by the side of the road, Where the race of men go by …...

A Tribute to Phyl Kraus, 1928 – 2011

Phyllis Kraus, 82 Long-time Coronado Resident, Philanthropist Phyllis Kraus led a varied, interesting and fulfilling life. Phyllis Marie Ryan was born in...

Howard Pollock, Alaska’s 2nd congressman, dies in Coronado, CA

Howard Pollock, former Alaska congressman and a key political player in the early years of statehood, died Sunday in Coronado, Calif. He was 90....

Obituary: Former Coronado Police Chief Arthur LeBlanc dies at 84

Arthur LeBlanc used to love playing cops and robbers when he was growing up in Michigan. After serving in the Navy and a stint...

Obituary: Randal Tweedy Bent

BENT, RANDAL TWEEDY March 1,1949 to October 2, 2010 Randy Bent passed away on October 2nd of heart failure. His wife, Gwyneth, was by...

“Some Like it Hot” Movie Star Tony Curtis dead at 85

(CNN) -- Screen legend Tony Curtis died Wednesday, his family said. He was 85."My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies...
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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,...