At age 32, Kate Kidder is one of two women Pilot Instructors in the VRM 50 Squadron at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado. While three women are training to join her, Kidder operates in a field that is still largely dominated by men though Commanding Officer Emily Stellpflug leads the squadron. “I didn’t […]
Three women sit in the Commanding Officer’s office for the Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 50 based on Naval Air Station North Island. They are among the 47 women who serve in the 242-personnel squadron. That’s about 19% of the staff or just shy of the overall figure (20%) for women serving in the U.S. […]
She was the only one with experience. She had done this so many times on a different plane. But, she was on a new aircraft now, and it was a new playing field. But she knew what she had to do, and she did it. Concetta Denisi is the only female Naval Aircrewman that’s part […]
The Coronado Island Film Festival will be at this year’s ENVZN23 Urban Art Takeover on Sept. 2, a visual and performing arts festival that will transform warehouses, industrial spaces and other urban areas of the Commercial Street corridor in Logan Heights with multi-sensory art interventions by creatives on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. ENVZN23 […]
The Coronado Island Film Festival is rolling right through summer with their next classic film, “Vertigo” by Alfred Hitchcock, screening Aug. 30 at the Village Theatre. As part of their monthly Classic Film series, August will venture into the weird and wondrous world of the great Alfred Hitchcock, who was also known for his films […]
The Coronado City Council meeting on Aug. 15 had a major focus on the Port of San Diego with Port Commissioner Frank Urtasun providing an update on the Port’s master plan. The Port Master Plan is “a water and land use plan that designates specific areas of San Diego Bay and the surrounding waterfront for […]
Gov. Gavin Newsom has initiated correspondence with President Biden and Congress regarding funding for the cross-border pollution affecting the southern coastal shore near cities like Imperial Beach and Coronado.
The city of Coronado every year allotts just over a $1 million in grants to non-profit organizations. The Coronado News obtained public records to see who received the most.
The 5th Annual Youth Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Day on July 31 was part of the National Naval Officers Association goal of introducing these subjects to 6th to 12th grade students from greater San Diego.
These are all the photos from The Coronado News’ time on the USS Carl Vinson for your viewing pleasure. All photos taken by Madeline Yang.
Watching jets land and planes take off from the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier under the brightest stars I’ve ever seen was a sight I never want to forget. I was a part of seven other journalists from San Diego, Orange County, Belgium and France that had the opportunity to spend a night on the […]
It’s a bizarre sight, watching a man walking as if on land but with the vast ocean on all sides of him. He walks against the waves, nature subtly reminding humanity of their insignificant size. He’s on the USS Carl Vinson, one of three Navy Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers stationed at Naval Air Station North […]
The Coronado Island Film Festival is in its 8th year and is steamrolling ahead. It’s founded by actress, writer and architect Doug St. Denis and led by producer actress Merridee Book.
In a time where culture wars are happening left and right, Coronado experienced its own battle regarding LGBTQ+ content at the City Council meeting on July 18. That’s when concerned parents and residents crammed the chambers to speak during public comment over the Coronado Public Library holding a storytime hour on June 9 for children […]
A Coronado power trio has spent the past four years working on a documentary regarding the Tijuana sewage crisis and they are hoping to have it done on time to be considered for the Coronado Island Film Festival in November.
The Coronado Bridge is the second most frequently used bridge for suicides, after the Golden Gate Bridge, records show. It’s been in operation since 1969, and since then, it’s seen more than 400 deaths.