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Recently there has been a plethora of debate surrounding the implementation of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) No Place for Hate Program (NPFH) at CUSD schools. The following are “just the facts” according to the 2020-2021 No Place for Hate Coordinator Handbook & Resource Guide, “An A…

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Superintendent Mueller submitted a defense of Equity and NPFH in the CUSD in his letter to the editor on June 9. He attempts to make a case that none of this woke nonsense has been promoted by outside interests and has been generated locally. In his letter he says: “CUSD is not aligning any …

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We are two rescue dogs that are neighbors of Charlie the cat, the best candidate for Cat City Manager. We read the letters to the editor by Charlie and Fergus, the Scottish Terrier and were very impressed by Charlie’s thoughtful response. Charlie is smarter than all the rest of the candidate…

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America’s illegal immigration problems were worsening steadily until former president Donald Trump instituted tougher measures including revised asylum procedures requiring, among other things, asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their cases were being considered and additional border w…

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Two of practically the only decent Republicans left in the Grand Ole Party, Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney, are being ostracized by Trump’s cronies because they dared to speak out against his mob-like, tribal mentality, the results of which were clearly evident as radical extremists, the base of…

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How much truth can we hold? Do we want to understand and acknowledge our imperfect past in the hope that we might learn from it? Is it better to bury our past—leave it shrouded in innuendo and mystery—or exhume it and face our demons in the hope that the knowledge will lead us to do better i…

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Lately when traveling up the Strand, passing the Shores, approaching the Hotel Del Coronado, I’ve noticed a new monstrosity taking shape. I’m told it’s the Hotel Del’s soon-to-be-completed conference center, rapidly rising in the shadow of the old Oxford building, going up-up-up alongside Av…

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In response to former students speaking out about experiencing racism in school, the board adopted a No Place for Hate policy to foster a more inclusive environment. And now the culture wars have arrived in Coronado.

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In an Aug. 13, 2003 letter to the editor of the Coronado Eagle & Journal (discovered during a COVID-induced garage clean-up) entitled “Failing the Test,” Mr. Les Osberg pointed out what he found to be the poor behavior of commuters inconvenienced by a bridge closure due to a suicide atte…

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In the June 2 edition of the Coronado Eagle & Journal, two letter writers using similar inaccurate and inflammatory rhetoric assailed the Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) for having an Equity Action Committee (they called it social engineering) and for adopting the No Place For Ha…

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I take exception to the notion that acknowledging the Spreckels Center as a Senior Center would discourage anyone from attending events. As a Coronado senior and former President of the CSA, I remember that for over 38 years the former garage converted into a meeting place welcomed generatio…

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I am so thankful for the opportunity to have served our community at the vaccine center since day one. It feels so good to have been part of the solution getting shots in arms and getting us through this tough year together! Hundreds of volunteers, including my Coronado Rotary family, have s…

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President Joe Biden and other notables paid fitting tribute this past Memorial Day to the sacrifices made by American service members in our nation’s wars and conflicts, speaking in the midst of rows of headstones in our national cemeteries. It’s difficult to predict the future, but one thin…

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As Superintendent, and after recent energy from the community regarding our work in the Equity Committee and our No Place for Hate program, I would like to address our staff, students, parents and Coronado community.

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Hi! I’m a local Scottish Terrier who has become interested in this PAWS campaign.

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In my travels, I once made the acquaintance of the owner of Coronado’s Cherokee Lodge, the stately, Victorian mansion-cum-bed-and-breakfast located at 964 D Avenue.

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During 22 years in Coronado, my wife and I have paid extraordinarily little attention to the operation of the Coronado Unified School District (CUSD). However, with two granddaughters (ages 4 & 1) who will be starting school in in the next 1 to 4 years, we decided to take notice and lear…

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During the Fall of 2015, as construction of the new facility to replace the old Coronado Senior Center was well under way, the City reached out to the entire Coronado community to solicit potential names for the facility. The community responded by submitting 33 potential names.

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I am terribly concerned about our long-trusted Coronado Unified School District. After 21 years trusting that our school district was doing a better than average job of educating the children in our community, I was awakened during the pandemic months to signs that the wheels are coming off …

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Last Wednesday was a homecoming of sorts, when Coronadans returned to the Village Theater, after a year of closure due to the pandemic. The occasion was a special event, hosted by the Coronado Island Film Festival, where they presented the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock thriller “Rear Window.”

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… and only Liz Cheney could challenge the portion of the Republican Party that remains loyal to Donald Trump. Democrats have no standing in the argument that begins and ends with, why, oh why, do forty-percent of Republicans now wish to rebalance American democracy in favor of despotism?

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There isn’t much to laugh about in the news these days but I did find a recent op-ed by James Carville in the Wall Street Journal rather hilarious. The heading proclaimed that “Democrats Are the Anticrime Party.” You could have fooled me. Mr. Carville, a long-time Democrat strategist, was Bi…

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San Francisco is the only combination city/county in the state. So far. I am suggesting there could possibly be another.

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In the ongoing public opinions and recent letters to the Eagle & Journal related to the Coronado High School (CHS) transition to a 4x4 bell schedule, there continues to be some misinformation that I feel compelled to address as Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) Superintendent and former CHS principal surrounding the ‘why’ behind the change.

Let’s take emotion out of the conversation and focus on our primary responsibility as a school district. To the best of our ability, we must give students the foundation to achieve success beyond high school. Upon graduation, every child should have options to pursue post-secondary opportunities with informed confidence. To achieve this goal, we need to offer students a

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There exists today an enormous ambiguity in the city’s lack of definition of Senior Citizen, or person, or persons over the age of 50 or 55..

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I know you don’t have too much time to learn the whole history of Disabled American Veterans (DAV), but here’s a quick synopsis.

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Thank you for running copy about me and adding a photo to show who I am in your last edition. Certainly, I am the best candidate for cat City Manager of Coronado.  You know me by the a “C” on my back. That’s how I got my name, Coronado Charlie.

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The water quality at our border has been a highly contentious issue for decades. In the last 30 years, the city of Tijuana has experienced rapid population growth that the aging sewage infrastructure has not been able to support. Millions of gallons of sewage are flowing into the Pacific Oce…

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Americans are famous for our dedication to fair play, and when the playing field gets tilted so that fairness is no longer a match for cleverness, we have a history of changing the rules to once again level the playing field. That time is upon us once again; we should devote ourselves to res…

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America’s national anthem reminds patriotic people that the brave will go to war and fight any injustice. Memorial Day is a reminder that the strong and courageous have sacrificed their lives to maintain America’s great democracy. Tragically, some POW-MIA’s were left behind in Southeast Asia…

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On Memorial Day many years ago, it was my honor and privilege to tune in to radio station KFI AM-640 Los Angeles for a special broadcast hosted by Capt. Dale Dye, United States Marine Corps, retired. Capt. Dye is a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War, and distinguished Hollywood acto…

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How well has President Joe Biden performed in his first four months in office? How you answer that probably depends upon your political perspective and news sources, so rather than assigning him an arbitrary grade, let’s just review how well the nation has done so far under the new administration.

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Is it farfetched to suggest that a simple way to deal with the TJ sewage overflow would be to build a dam along the U.S. side to divert the nasty stuff back to Mexico?

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One December evening in 1979, the late, great, Reverend Kenneth Baird “Kit” Carson, whose flock flocked in droves to Coronado’s Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church at the corner of Tenth Street and C Avenue, graciously came out of semi-retirement to perform our wedding ceremony as a personal…

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Pre pandemic, Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) approved Superintendent K. Mueller’s baby, a 4x4 schedule for the High School, without teacher input. Since then, the pandemic put a huge beat down on “everybody.” The old schedule was producing excellent results and no sense of urgency w…

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It sounds like a Gary Cooper movie from World War II, but it’s not that kind of patient…or navigator. Rather, it is about patient advocacy in modern healthcare.

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The House Republican Conference did what it was expected to do last week and voted to strip Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Ida.) of her leadership position. This action was favored by Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) who had previously supported her against such action. He appa…

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Many of us living today have experienced two distinct periods in American history: The FDR/New Deal era from 1940 to 1980 was characterized by expansive government that created jobs for the depression era unemployed, and devised the social safety net; the Reagan era that followed was charact…

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My friends were visiting from Sacramento and we had lunch at Clayton’s on Tuesday in the noon hour.

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In case you didn’t have five hours this past Tuesday to attend the School Board meeting, here are the lowlights. 4x4 was approved 3 to 2 to move forward in the Fall.

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Coronado counted a couple of car dealerships among its going concerns back in the day. Many moons ago, Jon Duringer Chevrolet did well down near where Boney’s Market today does a brisk business. The tiny Chevy dealership occupied a postage stamp-sized lot, later home to Coronado Cab’s dispat…

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May is Mental Health Month. By urging my public officials to prioritize suicide prevention, mental health, and crisis care, I am hoping to influence collective change to support #MentalHealth4All.

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I was sad to learn that Eileen DuPree passed away. I would like to extend my condolences to her family. Your mother, grandmother and sister was a beautiful lady, a classy lady.

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First, I must let you all know I am not a member of Coronado Soroptimist so I don’t have any vested interest in writing this letter. However, I am a big fan of the organization and what its members are devoted to and have accomplished over the years.

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I hate typos...in my own stories, that is, especially when I’m the culprit. Moi?

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It is one thing to be living in California. It is a better thing to live in Southern California. Thirdly, it is the best of all possible worlds to call Coronado home. It is a winning trifecta. The dream of all thoroughbred handicappers, and ourselves.

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There is a new term circulating among university political science departments. It is “political sectarianism.”