Coronado News & Stories

Gas prices jump but maybe not too high

World oil prices decline following Brexit vote

San Diego area gas prices jumped 10 to 15 cents per gallon last week, with many stations pushing their cash price for regular gas over the $3.00 threshold. Surprisingly, the oil companies are not offering ...

Coronado Street Tree Committee loosens up

"It was reasonably straightforward. The mayor said these trees have to go."

Four and a half years after Coronado resident Paul Richardson asked the city if he could remove the five fern pine trees in front of his house — the droppings from which tangled up his ...

Real estate fraudsters stole more than $30 million

Coronado, check...La Jolla, check...Del Mar, check...

Coronado businessman Courtland Gettel and Arizona lawyer Jeffrey Greenberg pleaded guilty this week to pulling off a real estate scam that took in $30 million. They took out big loans against expensive homes in La ...

College credit for beach volleyball

A branch of college tailored to water sports

On the bay side of the Silver Strand north of Lowes Coronado Resort, there is a branch of Southwestern Community College tailored to water sports. The Crown Cove Aquatic Center is now offering credit courses ...

Danger a given on Coronado's Avenue of Heroes

Ironic that the town's Third and Fourth streets memorialize fallen heroes

A private funeral on May 13 for Charles Keating, a Navy SEAL killed in combat in Iraq last week, was followed by a procession of vehicles along Coronado’s Avenue of Heroes. That route, SR-282, is ...

A Naked Warrior for Coronado

SEAL sculpture oceans away from the "kook" category

Encinitas has its kook, now Coronado may get its own life-size bronze called the Naked Warrior. If the city council votes Tuesday (April 19) to accept the gift, the Naked Warrior will get a new ...

Silver Strand fencing to be replaced

"It seemed simple: get some posts, get some wire."

It took a federal agency, a state agency, a state commission, and several citizens' groups — as well as $325,000 — to move forward in replacing 2.1 miles of dilapidated chain-link fence along the Silver ...

Live on Coronado’s 1st Street

The ultimate in...everything

Sales literature that almost achieves mysticism.

Coronado says Caltrans can keep SR-75

Council votes to pass up taking control of busy neighborhood thoroughfare

Should a dangerous road belong to the city or the state? On March 15, the Coronado City Council took up the topic of AB 2075, a bill that seeks to relinquish State Route 75 to ...

One night, one bag, one bike: Gaslamp to Sweetwater camping

Embracing the idea of "microadventure."

At the turn of the New Year, I declared 2016 the year of "doing." Of approaching life with a no-holds-barred attitude. Instead of just talking about great adventures, I’d be the one out there breathing ...

Sugar could be sweeter

Literal delivery of dated, sexist lines seems a missed opportunity

Now in its 70th year, the Coronado Playhouse takes on the musical version of a memorable Marilyn Monroe performance. Sugar follows the screenplay of the classic 1951 film Some Like It Hot almost verbatim, but ...

The high cost and value of sewage

I.B. has a problem while Coronado claims Navy's dirty water

The Imperial Beach City Council set aside up to $350,000 last week (January 20) for an emergency repair to a sinkhole discovered under a sewer-system pump station; the city's Public Works Department then went to ...

Sewer creep: IB vs. Coronado

Elephant cage taken over by SEALs

Imperial Beach has accused Coronado of jeopardizing the War on Terror by suing Imperial Beach over who has the right to provide sewage services to the new Navy SEAL training facility proposed for the south ...

Coronado, for one, has more time to think about pot shops

Nimbys not so hard on delivery

As cities rush to restrict medical marijuana before a March 1 state deadline, it turns out there’s no hurry. The date was an error. An emergency bill to strike the deadline should reach the governor ...

Disgustingly good

A triumph of degustation at Vigilucci's

“Let’s stop right here, take it all home. Then fry it all up for breakfast tomorrow. Yes?”

Preemptory strike on eucalypti

Trees pose threat in Coronado's Spreckels Park

Today, December 15, the city was set to begin removing three Coronado eucalyptus trees, longtime residents of Spreckels Park. An assessment by the city’s arborist found the sweet-scented trees, which are similar in size and ...

Parents charge parachute system was defective

Son, Bradley Cavner, killed last year

In June of last year, 31-year-old Navy SEAL Bradley Cavner was killed in a parachute accident. On November 25 of this year, his parents, Steve and Beth Cavner, had their wrongful death suit moved from ...

A home with a place to park your seaplane

Remodeled mansion below the Silver Strand

Beds: 6 Baths: 7 Current Owner: Roger Anderson Asking Price: $10,990,000 This week: a newly remodeled mansion in the exclusive Coronado Cays, a private community below Silver Strand State Beach on the southwestern edge of ...

Lowering the water-to-beer ratio

Conservation becoming a factor in local craft

Last spring, California governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order mandating 25 percent reduced water consumption by the state's roughly 400 water agencies. Thus far, the mandate has impacted landscaping but not hampered beer production. ...

Rough and inventive, world-premiere Oz comes to Coronado

Lamb's Players Theatre takes on the three scariest words in the English language

The Wizard of Oz may be one of the few things Americans have in common. Much more than the Super Bowl, the Academy Awards, or even “I cannot tell a lie.” “Auntie Em!!! Auntie Em!” ...

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