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Address:  301 7th Street, Coronado, CA 92118 Newspaper Staff

team_steveSteve Johnson, Publisher

Steve founded and launched Newspaper in 2002 as a daily publication to cover Coronado news, events, entertainment and lifestyle.  It filled a need for local news, was quickly adopted and is read by 55,000 residents and visitors every month.  

Prior to publishing, Steve earned a BA in Communication Studies from Westmont College where he also contributed to the school newspaper.  Post college, he has worked in educational publishing, product development and online marketing.

Since moving to Coronado in 1999, Steve has traded his car for a bike, dress shoes for flip flops and has fully embraced the “island life”.

Version 2Dani Schwartz, Managing Editor

Dani’s background includes a unique combination of physics, information technology, marketing and serving diligently as the “grammar police” (her self-appointed title) at many past positions.

Originally from upstate New York, Dani has lived in Coronado since 1996. She and her husband Harry are thrilled to call Coronado home and raise their two children here.  In her free time enjoys reading, hitting the gym or just walking around the “island”.

team_gloriaGloria Tierney, Staff Writer

Gloria is a veteran reporter. Over the years she had contributed to a number of national and international publications and a few local ones. Her byline has appeared in The Times of London, San Diego Union and Coronado Lifestyles. She also worked for several years as stringer for Reuters-Thomson News Service.

A Coronado native, she attended Sacred Heart and Coronado High School, before moving away to attend college, UCSD and graduate school, UCSB. Her undergraduate degree was in political science. She returned to Coronado in the 1980s.

She spends Thursdays at a ceramics class in Normal Heights crafting pots on a wheel. On weekends she likes to transverse local mountains. She also takes hiking holidays in Europe and the United States.

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Version 2Becca Garber, Staff Writer 

Becca moved to Coronado with her family in the summer of 2014 and stays busy loving on her two young children, writing her blog, and reading as many books as her kids will let her.

Becca grew up overseas, living on six continents as her family traveled for her dad’s job. She earned both her nursing and English degrees from the University of Virginia and worked as an ICU nurse in Boston and D.C. Soon afterwards, she married an Army veterinarian, and she was thrilled when his first two assignments took them abroad. She is passionate about practical minimalism, generous hospitality, and simplicity parenting.

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Version 2Ann Marie Bryan, Staff Writer 

Ann Marie graduated CHS in 1981. She went on to earn a BA in both Economics and International Relations from UC Davis and earn a MA in History from SDSU. Ann Marie lived in Japan for almost six years with her children and her husband Ken (also CHS class of 1981). She has three grown children who she loves to have visit. When not writing for, Ann-Marie teaches World History and Western Civilization at Grossmont College. A job she loves as much as she loves island life.

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Version 2Lamarshell Karnas, Staff Writer

Lamarshell joined the staff in December 2015. She and her family moved to Coronado from Tucson, Arizona in the summer of 2013. She loves the small-town atmosphere here and likes that the community is both diverse and actively engaged.

Lamarshell received her B.A. from the University of Arizona in Interdisciplinary Studies (History, Psychology & Communication) and has worked as an events manager for a non-profit. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Film Studies with plans to teach and write. She is passionate about watching, writing, and musing about film and feels like she never has enough time to read. In her spare time, she can usually be found doing creative DIY projects around the house, acting as her kids’ chauffeur, and walking her dog, Lola.

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Version 2Coree Cornelius, Staff Writer

Coree is a military spouse and mother who has been lucky to call Coronado “home” for the second time.  She and her family have moved all over the country, moving 11 times in the past 17 years.  A graduate of Rowan University in New Jersey, Coree taught special education to high school and middle school students in New Jersey, Virginia, California, and Maryland, and in Hawaii she worked with elementary students.

Coree embraces each place her family has been stationed.  She worked at a winery in Monterey, California, worked at the historic mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, and now she enjoys writing for  In her free time Coree can be found volunteering at her daughter’s school, running, taking pictures, and planning her next adventure traveling.

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Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 11.45.56 AMRuth Klamper, Reporter

Ruth moved to Coronado with her husband and fur-baby (dog), Storm, in 2011.  She is a seasoned reporter, avid animal lover and new mom to an adorable little girl.  Ruth has covered local and national news stories, but finds enjoyment in telling stories about what makes her community one-of-a-kind.

A graduate of Florida Southern College, Ruth has worked for ABC, CBS, and FOX affiliates, as well as the Home Shopping Network. She has traveled the world on mission trips and looks forward to planning her next adventure abroad.

When Ruth isn’t covering local news or hosting visitors from out-of-town (because, honestly, who doesn’t want to visit Coronado), she can be found strolling the dog beach, hiking trails, indulging in local cuisine, rooting on the LA Clippers, or walking around the “island” with her baby, dog, and coffee in tow. If you see her around town, don’t hesitate to stop and say “hi!”

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team_johnJohn Tato, Staff Writer

John was born and raised in Coronado and graduated from Coronado High School in 1965. He received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in architecture and a Master of Architecture degree from Stanford University. In 2005 he retired from the U.S. Department of State but continues to serve as a consultant to the department.

He and his wife, Barbara, who is retired from the Central Intelligence Agency, have two sons: Army Captain John W. Tato who is serving with the First Special Forces Group (Airborne) and Navy Ensign Michael R. Tato who is in flight training with VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville.

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team_kenKen Bryan, Staff Writer

Ken was born and raised in Coronado and graduated CHS in 1981. He and wife Ann Marie have three exceptional, grown children, with only one left in college. Ken enjoys all sports, entertaining, cooking and photography. He very rarely can play ball anymore, so is happy to write about the local sports scene.

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team_graceGrace Sylvester, Staff Writer, Intern

Grace is currently a junior at Coronado High School, she has moved to and from Coronado several times due to her mother being a captain (and as of now is a Commanding Officer for Center of Information Dominance) in the Navy. Grace is currently enrolled in CoSA, the musical theatre conservatory, the Coronado High School water polo team, as well as a photographer for the school’s own newspaper The Islander Times.

Grace plans on majoring in Music and Journalism when she attend University, and hopefully will become an Investigative Journalist for a well known news system. She loves writing for and you might stumble into Grace at any of the coffee shops on the island with her mind always open for a new story.

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Katy Bell Hendrickson, Contributor
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Sheryl Lynn, Contributor
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Gina Falletta, Graphic Designer

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