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I was delighted to read that Casey Tanaka is going to run to return to our City Council. I served six years on Council with Casey and found him to be a great leader for Coronado. He respectfully listens to people’s views and expresses his own positions clearly. While he was, “Mayor Tanaka” f…

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The 22 July 2020 issue of the Eagle had such a plethora of coronavirus letters and articles. I’ll address three.

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There are days when I cannot believe the vitriol to be read on the pages of Coronado publications or online. I have also been surprised to read there are so many mind-readers and clairvoyants living in Coronado. Oddly these ‘gifted’ folks only seem to be able to interpret negative intentions…

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I am writing to comment on the request to convert Crown Manor, 1015 Ocean Boulevard, into a hotel and events center in the middle of a R-1A Single Family Residential Zone. For those who are not aware of the details of this proposal, in brief, it would provide for eight overnight guest rooms …

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Over the months of the pandemic, it has become increasingly difficult for citizens to participate in public meetings. Yet, there are times and issues that evoke strong interest among the citizens - the Crown Manor item on the Planning Commission’s agenda for last week is one such example.

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What has gone wrong with our country since its peak, which, one might argue, was the 50-year period following the Second World War? After putting men on the moon, we felt as though the government, comprised of our neighbors and friends with “the right stuff,” could do anything. It’s hard not…

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I am excited to announce my candidacy for a seat on the Coronado Unified School Board. I am eager to serve my community and the school system that made me who I am. I am running as a parent, a Coronado grad, and a committed public servant.

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The past several months have undoubtedly been the most challenging for our community in recent memory. I specifically want to emphasize the word “community” because, especially lately, our tight knit community that is a hallmark of our town feels strained, to say the least.

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The recent protests have resulted in murder, assault, looting and extensive property destruction. The results will negatively impact these inner-city communities for years to come. The sad part is that the narrative construct is flatly disputed by the FBI statistics. It is critical that we a…

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The CUSD School Board will conduct its second hearing on a plan to adopt a Black Lives Matter curriculum on racial re-education at the August 13 meeting. The Board received a petition supporting immediate action and heard testimony from over a dozen youth, and believes it has therefore heard…

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A trio of troubles has befallen some of America’s once-great cities so far this year and the year is far from over yet. The COVID-19 pandemic hit densely-populated urban areas particularly hard and so did the gut punch to the economy which followed with massive business shutdowns and job los…

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In the fall of 1918, Spanish Influenza, the deadliest pandemic of the 20th century, had come to Stanford University. The disease was first detected in the United States that spring at an Army base in Kansas. World War I transformed the campus. Virtually all male undergrads volunteered as uni…

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Donald Trump loves to golf, and he is notorious for cheating at it. With the federal coronavirus response, he sliced hard into the trees over and over again, but he wants us all to just let him take a mulligan. Over 143,000 Americans are dead because of the inept federal response to the pand…

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The coincidence of the pandemic and scheduled November elections presents an opportunity for politicians to display principle.

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It wasn’t difficult for the Coronado Police Department to identify the three “known” suspects of the recent shooting in Coronado. One perpetrator was on probation at the time. The hollow point bullet went through the victim’s lung and diaphragm, decimated his liver, fractured his spine and t…

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The proposal by Mr. Christopher Bower (owner of Crown Manor) and the Hotel Del Coronado (The Hilton Hotel Corporation) to commercialize the historic and dignified Crown Manor, a historically designated site, and located in the midst of one of the nicest R1A neighborhoods in Coronado, is beyond propriety and belief. While I am not personally affected by this development, I have tried to imagine what it would be like, if I were one of

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As a sop to the teachers’ unions, the authorities have closed the schools for an indefinite period. So they dispensed with the covid non contagious, non sick kids and their parents, and indulged adults and their ancillaries who have definitely shown themselves not to be educators, dedicated,…

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Our school district faces two large challenges at the moment. On the one hand, a global pandemic has physically pulled us apart by closing schools and forcing social distancing. On the other hand, recent protests have laid bare racial divisions in our schools.

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We are only a third of the way through summer but the start of another school year is nearly upon us and many questions about it still remain. Among them, will classrooms be open and if not, when? It isn’t an easy question, of course, because the answer depends on many unknowns such as the c…

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We badly need elected city leaders who have the courage and resolve to provide a clear directive to their administration to enforce the COVID Public Health Order. No excuses! There is no pristine, risk free approach to attacking an issue of this magnitude. There is no “bigger” threat to us, …

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In 2014, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll, 43% of Americans thought the Michael Brown killing in Missouri represented police over-enforcement where blacks were concerned. In July of 2020, in the wake of the George Floyd murder, that number stands at 74%.

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It’s ridiculous how sensitive we have become. One of my favorite cartoons is the “Cleveland Show.” The main character, Cleveland Brown, is black but the person who does his voice is white. So they’re taking it off the air.

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CUSD Superintendent Karl Mueller is signaling his intent to embark upon a Black Lives Matter (BLM) inspired reeducation program dividing our students on the basis of race. BLM is a Marxist anti-family organization that poisons the minds of black and white alike. They tell black children that…

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You may have learned San Diego (SDUSD) and Los Angeles Unified School Districts (LAUSD) announced yesterday that they would reopen on Aug. 31 in an exclusively online learning environment. San Diego Unified shared that their commitment to online instruction was for the first week of school o…

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Many white Americans have trouble understanding the problem with historic statues. My story may help to put this controversy in perspective.

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I was inspired to write this because of a letter that was written in the July 8 [newspaper] involving an unprecedented amount of Coronado Police Officers harassing a black man using the restroom at Spreckels Park.

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All things, good and bad, eventually end. As we await the present pandemic to appear in our rear view mirror, we wonder what the landscape will be like when the ‘new normal’ arrives. How will our old institutions fare, such as our churches, sports teams, theaters, restaurants, bars, etc.

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In the upcoming annual grant award process scheduled for July 21, 2020, we appeal to the Mayor and Council not to provide any funding to the Coronado Senior Association (CSA) for two main reasons:

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When a smoke alarm started beeping every 60 seconds I assumed I had time to figure it out. The offending object was in my guest house well out of everyday ear shot. No guests in residence. I was thinking the battery would eventually just die,

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I have been tracking Coronado’s coronavirus cases since our first case was reported on March 27th.

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From March through to the present, I have gone into my classroom on most every weekday to stay sharp on future history lessons and projects. I have had lots of time to think and reflect, and to think and reflect some more. Concurrently, our City has faced some truly extraordinary challenges …

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As everyone remembers, the economy was booming before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Unemployment was at an all- time low, including for minorities and in some areas there were more job vacancies than applicants. A rising tide was lifting all boats, as they say. But with the onset of the pand…

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Where does climate change fit during a pandemic, economic collapse and the Black Lives Matter movement? Lack of action on climate change will have significant adverse effect on all economies. Climate change impacts people of color and those living in poverty disproportionately, so it is a so…

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“A vengeful mob is a fearsome thing but the true monsters are its teachers.”

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By now everyone in the U.S. should know that if you call the police to come and investigate what a black man is doing, there is a chance that the incident will end in his death. To whomever called the cops on a black gentleman in the bathroom at Spreckels on Sunday, what outcome were you hop…

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We are fortunate to be the parents of a beautiful, 4 year old Border Collie! We’ve had dogs for many years and can’t imagine our home without a Pup. We appreciate Dog Beach and the Cays Dog Park and the “canine loving” personality of the Island.

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Kudos to the selection of Ms. Nicole Tallent as April’s Emerald Keeper of the Month.

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As we work collectively here in Coronado, throughout the region, and at the state level to address the ongoing pandemic, we are reminded of the importance of making nonpartisan decisions based on guiding principles, data, and the law.

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I am coming out of Covid hibernation to address the upcoming grant decision of our city Council on July 21. I strongly feel that the senior association does not meet the requirements for a grant as it has nearly $80,000 in the bank largely from city money that was given to them in direct vio…

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As a member of the vulnerable age group I have noted with interest the ongoing debate about masks in the Letters to the Editor and the media in general. It seems to boil down to those who believe they have a duty to the community to promote public health vs. those who believe there is little risk from the coronavirus and individual choice is more important.

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At the dawn of the Internet Era, when we were still filled with hope for a “citizens’ media,” I, like so many other wishful-thinkers, believed that the barriers to media access were about to fall, and that we were on the precipice of a new era of democratic media where even the quietest of voices is heard.

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Few if any towns in the world are as blessed with weather as conducive to remaining outdoors day and night than is Coronado.

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It took Ed McVaney’s obituary in the Eagle for many of us to know exactly what a unique, talented, and caring person Coronado, Colorado, this country, and his extended family have lost, (www.mcvaney.live) or in last week’s Eagle and Journal.

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In the words of Melinda Gates, author of “The Moment of Lift,” “When you send a woman or girl to school, the good deed never dies.” The impact of that action goes on through generations promoting the health, empowerment and advancement of women and their families.

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The fine American Experience series on the U.S. Presidents should be required viewing for every American. The most recent installment, a two-part series on George W. Bush, opens with a chilling minute-by-minute account of 9/11, as Bush learned of the attacks on the twin towers in real time. …

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Anytime I see a police car blocking an entrance to our Coronado Bridge, my heart sinks because I realize I’m in for another 20/20 go-round through Imperial Beach – 20 more miles with 20 signal (red) lights, before my faithful steed, Toyota, comes to rest in his barn.

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Only a few months ago, I advised friends and family members against purchasing face masks. My actions were motivated by my faith in public-health experts and elected leaders who, at the time, stressed that face masks were not effective in preventing the general public from catching the coronavirus.