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One spring morn many moons ago, I was sitting on the rocks up on Ocean Avenue down by the Del. Parked directly adjacent to my lofty perch was a beautiful, rare, vintage Mazda Cosmo, a high-end Japanese sports car.

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In 2017, President Trump claimed he’d won the 2016 popular vote, and appointed Kansas politician Kris Kobach to head a commission to find election fraud. He failed. In 2020, again without evidence, he claimed fraud and tried to overturn the election. In a fit of naked opportunism, Republican…

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As the crisis on the southern border steadily worsens, the Biden administration continues to blame the previous administration for the surge in immigrants trying to cross into the USA including thousands of unaccompanied children. In fact, it has refused to refer to it as a crisis which Mr. …

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For the past couple of weeks I have been observing a magnificent American Osprey nest high on a power pole across from the Silver Strand State Park Headquarters. The nest site had perfect views to the West over the Pacific Ocean and to the East over Southern San Diego Bay. Occasionally I wou…

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I remember my grandfather lamenting about the condition of the world and predicting the signs were apparent for the end of the world. That was 65 years ago. I am not there and have no interest in speculating about the end times, but I am concerned about the current times. The hostility when someone disagrees with an opinion is alarming. The bullying by those with influence or power to get their way without investigating the facts is disconcerting. The degrading when someone belongs to an opposing political party is insulting. Knee jerk name calling can instantly ruin a reputation or cause a job loss.

Those are the concerns I have for my grandchildren and great grandchildren with today’s atmosphere. As I watched my three-year-old great-grandson joyfully run, climb, and jump around the backyard recently, I thought about his world. Would he be free to think his own thoughts, to evaluate facts and come to his own conclusions, or would he be intimidated into “playing the game” to achieve success.

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• To The Students And Parents Of Coronado High School

The Physical Education Department of Coronado High School has the following concerns when it comes to our curriculum and transitioning to a 4X4 schedule.

•As a department we have had no professional development to date on how to implement Physical Education/Health curriculum in this model.

•We worry about what we should cut out of our curriculum, especially in our Fitness for Life (ninth grade) class. The class deals with a basic fitness curriculum

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Although the Coronado Eagle & Journal newspaper seems to encourage stories from days of yore – e.g. Ms. Viera and Mr. Pietrzak come to mind, and embolden me to join in the reminiscing, it really was the rioting in the Capital that triggered an incident in my life that I thought was long …

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Every four years, the decidedly unsexy American Society of Civil Engineers issues a report grading the nation’s infrastructure. In its current iteration, the stuff that makes our society tick got a C-. Our navigable waterways, sewage treatment facilities and drinking water nearly failed with…

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“Purple haze---all around my brain. Lately things don’t seem the same...»

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It’s interesting how some Republicans are still claiming that the “radical left” somehow stole the election. It seems as if the Right is a bit more radical these days with all the lies spewing from Trump’s mouth (with words like “witch-hunt” and “hoax”) backed by his conservative cronies. Wh…

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The last of the light towers came crashing down last week at the Mission Valley stadium where once the San Diego Chargers, Padres and San Diego State University’s football team entertained fans from around the county and elsewhere. The stadium, built in 1967, also hosted annual Holiday and P…

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Border cities like San Diego should not have to bear the burden of a national disgrace. Housing undocumented migrant children at the San Diego Convention Center is wrong. This is a federal problem and a misappropriation of city/county funds led by the same city hall insiders who promised to …

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Steve Herrick’s March 15 letter addressing the existential struggle we are having distinguishing fact from fiction, truth from lies and reasoned, unbiased analysis from partisan propaganda is timely. His focus is not only upon the general climate of doubt, mistrust and intentional dis-inform…

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There’s nothing wrong with putting one’s faith in the collective conscious of the study of a historical figure, as do the Christians. What bothers me is when the Christian “right” politicians base policy decisions on their debatable beliefs. The Radical Right (as I like to call them) claim t…

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In response to Linda Austin’s commentary, (“Too Old to Put Life on Hold”), I could not have said it better. No one knows how long anyone of us have on this earth and I, for one, have no intention of wasting any more of whatever God-given time I have left.

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In running for president, Joe Biden made promises to reverse many of Donald Trump’s policies on day one if elected, some of them primarily to appease the progressive wing of his party whose support he would need to defeat the incumbent president. Among them was the promise to replace Trump’s…

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In early 1973, when the late Admiral James Bond Stockdale returned home to Coronado after enduring nearly eight years in captivity at North Vietnam’s infamously horrific Hanoi Hilton as America’s highest-ranking prisoner of war, yours truly was a free-spirited, freedom-loving 15-year-old pla…

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Is the current era of hating the government waning? This love/hate relationship seems to be cyclical. This time, it began in the execrable 80s with Ronald Reagan’s now-famous joke, “If you hear ‘I’m from the government and I‘m here to help,’ you’re in trouble.” It’s hard to move the needle w…

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I belong to a group that swims together, as we have for years, everyday about 8 a.m. Swimming together is something that we really enjoy as it is not only very healthy, but deeply satisfying to be with your friends and in the water at the same time.

In this year of Covid, we have found a new home at the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatic Complex (BBMAC.) The manager there, Carrie Fernan, is very

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The Democratic House Manager Leader quoted Thomas Paine Revolutionary War Leader, “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered,” from his book “Common Sense.” The trial was to impeach Trump. These are challenging times and America must stand behind Biden. One man cannot solve America’s most …

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It was pre-pandemic, back in the fall of 2019, that I went to the Coronado Historical Association Museum to do a video report on the League of Wives exhibit, which was on national tour. I was immediately reminded of the time in the early 1990s when, as a foreign correspondent, I travelled to…

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Welcome to the brave new world of Big Brother envisioned by S. Cary and M.J. Stat in last week’s Eagle Journal. They seek to solve a non-existent problem – “serious claims of election fraud” – by requiring 200 million Americans to go in person to government offices, like to the DMV (isn’t th…

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On behalf of the homeless animals of our community, Coronado CARES Board wants to express their gratitude to all who donated so generously to our recent Phantom Mardi Gras. With restrictions still in place, Coronado CARES needed to identify an alternative revenue source for the current year …

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I’ll reply one more time to Mr. Barker’s piece on voter fraud and the need for a “federal audit.” Mr. Barker stated, “But I do believe, along with 39% of Republican, Democrat, and Independent voters, that some level of election fraud was committed.” “Some level” of voter fraud occurs in ever…

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When our family of four moved to Coronado from Rhode Island in the spring of ‘67, we entered a world without winter. I dearly miss the seasons of New England, especially the snow, for maybe a week, that is, because I was too young to have to drive in it. Silly rabbit, snow is for kids!

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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization said COVID-19 was a pandemic, and the world closed. Offices, schools, businesses, travel—everything stopped. As though we were prepping for a nationwide hurricane, there was at first a run on toilet paper, and then the rest of the grocery shel…

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Several long time and a few recent residents of Coronado have written to express opposition to the possibility of residential construction on the site of Smart & Final. Depending on how the writers voted the past several years, they should have written those letters to themselves.

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On many a lengthy road trip, along around sundown, I would hear that plaintive question from my kids in the back seat of the family station wagon: “Are we there yet?” My standard reply was “We’re almost there.” It’s been a year since most of America went into lockdown over the surge in COVID…

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Our City Council faces a difficult decision identifying appropriate SANDAG-dictated high density housing parcels. While there are many competing concerns at play, we ask the City Council to ensure those concerns are appropriately balanced.

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Over the past five years, the California State Legislature has had a propensity to introduce and pass legislation that usurps the authority of local jurisdictions. In addition, Sacramento has adopted a “one size fits all” strategy, which fails to consider the different needs of each municipality. Instead, the state has imposed the same demands on every community, allowing little or no oversight or control by individual cities and other local governments.

While this approach has been taken in various areas of legislation, arguably the most burdensome effects are on a range of housing issues. More and more, the majority of these types of bills undermine a city’s ability to determine for itself the land use policies and practices that are best suited to its city and its residents. This statewide dictate also takes away a city’s ability to maintain the unique fabric and character of its community.

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On Thursday, March 19, 2020, our Governor, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home (the first such in the United States) in response to the growing COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mr. Sinton’s recent commentary (Eagle - 24 February) exhorts us that to “achieve unity, tolerance and integrity” we “must start to stop lying.” When I saw the title of the article, I knew it would likely be a familiar leftist trope and would depress me. I forged ahead anyway. A quick examina…

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When American warships deploy into harm’s way, media coverage of dockside farewells can be riveting and wrenching. Whenever I watch an aircraft carrier depart from North Island, I’m sent back in time to over 50 years ago, when on Dec. 28, 1967, three days after Christmas, we saw Dad off on h…

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These are the same presentations given three years ago at Estuary Center. They are making the same points but don’t come to any conclusions. Here are my comments/observations.

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For all the bluster, slights, and insults, aside from tax relief for the wealthy, there was little legislative action to match the heated rhetoric of the Trump years. By contrast, in just a few weeks of a publicly quiet administration (is anyone else as relieved as I am to not have all the T…

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Dear Coronadans,

Since Wednesday January 6, the City of Coronado and Sharp Hospital have run a COVID Vaccination Center at the Community Center.

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The roof may have leaked a little during the last downpour, but that was so long ago I can barely remember. Today is bright, sunny and dry and the last thing I want to think about is contracting for a new roof. On the other hand, the roof is over 30 years old and the leak isn’t going to fix …

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We are writing in strong opposition to the dense housing proposed for the Smart & Final parking lot area.

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Last Wednesday night, my husband and I were confronted with a criminal fugitive on our back doorstep who was trying to get into our house. While my husband went to call police, I talked to the very agitated young man who was breathing heavily, and appeared to have blood on his sleeve. Fortun…

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In its slowly unfolding tragedy, Texas found the limits, not that they were unknown, unforeseeable, or even unavoidable, in how far we should go in deregulating industries that operate our critical infrastructure. February in Texas is the precise reason that we created regulated utility mono…

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Mayor Bailey, City Council members; Bill Sandke, Casey Tanaka, Mike Donovan, Marvin Heinze,

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We would like to express our opposition, in the strongest possible way, to the possible mixed-use development in the Smart and Final lot. This would entail changing the zoning to allow residential units on that property, which is completely unacceptable. We understand that SANDAG has created…

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Among the things that Americans are most weary of are COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, political polarization, demonstrations and protests that deteriorate into violence and destruction and contentious elections. Sorry, but the latter is the topic for today because the mid-term primaries are …

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This past year was particularly tumultuous in an unsettling way few of us Americans can remember having experienced in our lifetimes. Collectively and individually, our shell shock resulted from having survived 11+ months of the perfect storm of a pandemic, social unrest, economic turbulence…

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I’d like to clarify a couple of things I saw in last week’s letters regarding food scraps and EDCO’s new program that misunderstood the program.

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I am writing because my husband, Jim, and I are strongly opposed to changing the zoning of the Smart & Final lot from commercial to mixed commercial/residential.

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Kudos to Mr. Tony Marine for his well-written response to my letter to the editor regarding the “Citizens Deserve An Honest Election” letter. Unfortunately, I do take issue with his conclusion that I am perpetuating a false narrative that the 2020 presidential election was somehow fraudulent…