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Recently, Governor Newsom and the California legislature earmarked $75 million in taxpayer funds to be paid out to undocumented immigrants now residing in California.

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Emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic can bring out the best in people but also the worst. In the former category are the efforts of the healthcare workers, the first responders, members of the military and the many essential workers who put their health and that of their families at risk t…

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A small cottage, little altered since it was built in the late 1880s, is deemed un-historic and is slated for imminent demolition. It boasts no grand associations or architect or style. It has, however, been here since the earliest days of Coronado’s habitation, so if this cottage isn’t hist…

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We have a request for all of you runners, joggers, walkers, and bikers out and about in our wonderful town. Would you please consider wearing a mask?

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A special thank you to Blair King and Janine Zuniga of our City staff and Tony Perri, of Surf’s Up Studios.

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History will remember this time as one when Americans came together and united for a common purpose, for about a month. “The Great Pause” has become “The Stupid Divide.”

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In a dream I traveled back in time to a high school where as an unseen visitor I wandered through packed hallways and crowded classrooms teeming with “closely-distanced” kids and teachers, none of whom were wearing masks, and none of whose smiles were covered up. Everyone’s visage was plainl…

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Our current public parking restrictions are not effective nor based upon common sense. Our City’s leaders need to correct this by reopening public parking at Glorietta Bay, near beach access at the Shores, along at least one side of Ocean Boulevard and other city parking lots. Closing this p…

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The world has always had rogue nations and moments, has now will probably always have them. The U.S. is blessed with friendly neighbors, isolation, lots of natural resources, immigration for an essentially empty land, a stable government, good schools and high literacy, prosperity, better “f…

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The CO of NASNI has fired the commissary baggers!

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Surf’s up… for now! While many San Diegans flock to partially reopened beaches, our favorite beach activities may be impossible in the future – and not just because of COVID-19. Every day for the last six months, 60 million gallons of sewage have flowed through the Tijuana River in Mexico to…

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Sometime this week, walk to Ocean Boulevard and stand at the south end, facing toward north. Because there is no parking now, you will be able to see the open, incredible view that in so many ways came to define Coronado. You can take in the wide stretch of sand with the ocean’s lapping wave…

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Emerald Keepers was proud to host a screening of “The Story of Plastics.” Some 500 people viewed the newly released documentary that confronts the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Special thanks to…

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The Covid disruption to our lives and our economy has been severe. But through it all, we have been generous in understanding that our local businesses can not operate as they have and in supporting them as best we can through all of this. We know that they have been thrown into a heretofore…

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What is it to be essential, what makes a thing essential?

In philosophy, essence is the property or set of properties that make an entity or substance what it fundamentally is, and which it has by necessity, and without which it loses its identity.

In a journey from base-to-base and bay-to-shore, essential Coronado can be found with every step we take.

“An Islander H2O Polo Player Lives Here” and “Home of A Naval Aviator” … from the Coronado Ferry Landing to the Hotel del Coronado … the sign posts that mark essential Coronado are all around us.

Now, the word ‘essential’ has taken on new meaning as various government entities have made decisions on what aspects of our lives are essential, and which are not.

It is a difficult time.

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Thank you, Mayor Bailey, for the measured reopening of Coronado’s economy. We understand the difficulty involved with balancing the safety concerns of our citizens, with the realities that every additional day our economy is shut down has a potentially devastating effect on family incomes, o…

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Finally, someone in North America took a stand against the use of assault weapons. It was Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who announced an immediate ban on assault-style weapons like the AR-15 and variants. Trudeau was motivated by 22 Nova Scotians killed in cold blood two weeks ago b…

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As we grind through the difficult days of the pandemic, I’d like to share some hope.

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We rightly revere “the greatest generation” of soldiers and sailors who fought in World War II, then built the modern economy after the war was won. Their wartime bravery, sacrifice, and service can never be fully repaid, and should never be discounted. Put simply, they saved the world from evil.

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“We are all in this together.” So says the slogan that accompanies nearly every message of hope from government and business leaders regarding efforts to combat the Covid19 pandemic. Unfortunately, it has been overused to the point of losing its meaning. It is also not accurate. We are clear…

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Ever since the kind people at Five Loaves Two Fish distributed their beautiful masks, I have been wearing mine.

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I am writing to you with my thoughts about the proposed elimination of the position of Coronado School of the Arts Director. I am a parent of a senior CoSA digital arts student and a freshman CoSA musical theatre and drama student, a former CoSA Foundation secretary and vice-president, a cur…

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I rent out my original Coronado “Billy Box” to long-term Navy tenants. The $4000+ monthly rent covers my mortgage and has not been empty for more than 1 week in 10 years. This year, I received inquiries from many Navy families coming from overseas who cannot find a place to live in Coronado.…

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Man I’m glad this pandemic is over finally.

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Owner of FiveLoaves TwoFish (5L2F), Katie Kuriakose is the ultimate boss!

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As encouraging progress in developing promising therapies to treat COVID-19 patients is made and as researchers work frantically to develop vaccines, the rest of us increasingly wonder what the new normal will look like as restrictions are eased. Since most experts agree that the coronavirus…

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I wish mom were still here so I could take her out to Sunday dinner. The problem with Sunday dinner this Mother’s Day is that most of the restaurants either won’t be open yet or operating under new guidelines. Restaurants make their biggest payday of the year typically on Mother’s

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It was 60 years ago come May, that I was honored to be chosen to give the traditional valedictory address at Coronado High School (CHS). I’d like to give a second one, albeit much shorter.

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I would like to say thank you to Cameron Hatheway for the letter to editor Wednesday, April 22. I have the same feelings about that and also about Cathy Brown’s thinking to have the summer concert series this summer. It too cancels out the quarantine and social distancing for her own selfish…

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As the former Commanding Officer of the USS Constellation, I have a different view than Julia Viera concerning the selection of U.S. aircraft carrier commanders. Having spent 35 years as a naval aviator, with over 1280 carrier landings, I know U.S. aircraft carriers inside and out. A U.S. ai…

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One of the first stories of the many I’ve submitted over the transom to the Coronado Eagle & Journal over the last 20 years was titled “Coronado B.C.”, as in before condos.

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The great Estonian composer Arvo Part observed: “This tiny coronavirus has showed us in a painful way that humanity is a single organism and human existence is possible only in relation to other living beings. The notion of ‘relationship’ should be understood as a maxim, as the ability to lo…

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We see the headlines and pictures: doctors, nurses, hospital personnel, EMTs -- gowned and masked -- fighting the battle against an unseen coronavirus that has sickened and killed thousands of people around the world. We all appreciate their dedication.

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While everything in our world is changing, I am happy to share that some things don’t. Students aren’t physically at school sites, but they are still learning, creating, practicing and growing.

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Not since World War II has the nation been so in need of strong, steady leadership, not just the kind that demands results by edict, but transformational leadership which inspires and achieves lasting results by changing behavior. This can only occur when people trust their leaders and willi…

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I think I speak for most people, when I say I’m over the stay at home order. As a mother of two active boys, I am always looking for ways to tire them out and keep them in a good mental headspace. They are avid skateboarders, and with skateparks closed, that does not leave many options for p…

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We recently received, by direct deposit, several hundred dollars from the economic stimulus distribution, so we didn’t have to wait for “The Donald” to sign a check.

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The Coronado Fire Department based on the State Shelter In Place (SIP) Order Closed Crown City Cigar as “non-essential.”

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Science and data confirm that coronavirus is like influenza. Two months ago, we didn’t have such data, and the Government and the media hypothesized one-to-two million Americans could die. Given this, the Government took extreme measures and instituted the first-ever quarantine of the healthy.

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the public health preventative and protective measures to control it have significantly altered our way of living. The impact of the pandemic has disrupted the final quarter of our school year ending conventional systems of teaching and learning. We acknowledge…

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We all hear the same things: wash your hands, don't touch your face, stay at home, stay 6 feet away from others. Viruses live on boxes and plastic and doorknobs and... EVERYWHERE.  

How does the average person decide what measures to follow unless they truly understand how these things work or have a clear set of “rules” they can abide by?

I am an Internal Medicine-certified, Emergency Room MD with a PhD in Biochemistry. I have also spent much of my professional life in the high-tech world helping people understand how risk, infection, and the growth of infection behaves. So I thought it might be helpful to folks in my network to explain how personal protection from a virus like SARS-CoV-2 (the formal name of the virus that causes COVID-19) actually works, how any given measure individually lowers risk, how various countermeasures work together, and most importantly, to give you some simple guidelines for day-to-day living in this new COVID world.

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To the San Diego Field Office

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We, like you, are in lock down. So I put my coach’s hat on and thought: how do we make the best of this? I came up with five thoughts that would help mentally and physically. Just little things, but I thought I would share them with you.

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All voting systems must provide assurance that they work accurately and reliably as intended under federal (U.S. EAC) and state certification and testing requirements. Many states conduct extensive pre-election Logic & Accuracy testing on every machine for every election. Paper tapes and…

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Consider use of the four letter word “hate” as the basis for an unfair or immoral attitude: When many of the waaaay far-right conservative thinkers and talkers (on the order of Hannity and Limbaugh) run out of defense for the indefensible, they continue to rant that opposing opinions regardi…

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Mr. Barr, If you would like to do your part in eliminating the scourge of socialism, why not start by renouncing your past and future use of the socialist programs you have been enjoying? Ask your accountant to calculate and pay what you owe for your use of our public plumbing, the federal h…

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These are challenging times for our community and nation, and we are thankful for the dedication of Sharp HealthCare team members as they continue to deliver the very best care to our patients, support their families and be there for each other in the face of adversity.