Coronado News & Stories

Last Call: Jade Heart, Les Miserables

One excellent production closes August 10, and the other is the hottest ticket in town.

Long before I became one, a theater critic told me he saw “good productions of good plays, bad productions of bad plays, bad productions of good plays, and good productions of bad plays.” The toughest ...

Bikes on the water (cars in the sky)

Coronado commuters have a new option

There’s a new way to cross the San Diego Bay: bike. “Why not?” asks Judah Schiller, a Northern California designer who developed a water bike that glides on pontoons and has a pedal-powered propeller. It’s ...

Epic! Knock-out!

Intimacy and spectacle combine to make Les Miserables at Lamb’s something very special

I think it was my second or third week on the job. I went to a small theater in National City — Lamb’s Players — in a former church, I found out, after I got ...

Nameless but not tasteless

Alexander's special pie earns distinction even if the pepperoni doesn't deliver.

Driving down Orange Ave I Coronado, I spotted a banner proclaiming "Voted Best Pizza." Interesting, but anybody can buy a banner, I thought. Let's see what you've got, Alexander's Pizza. I flipped a U-turn and ...

Coronado land-grab prevention

“Green necklace” of open space around the bay fits 50-year plan

The future of the Coronado bayfront is crowded with ideas. Some link islands of green and gray to increase options for walking and biking; others target tourists and revenue. But what will the San Diego ...

Twelve days of license

The 12th night resembles Fat Tuesday at Mardi Gras: last call to paint Orange Avenue red.

At Lamb’s Players, Mike Buckley’s set hits you first. You’ve come to see Shakespeare’s “festive” comedy, Twelfth Night. It’s set in Illyria. Illyria? Yeah — ancient country on the Adriatic seacoast. But instead, the set’s ...

All the wine glasses on the high shelf shatter

Bedford finds an aria and a cream river at Café 1134

Opera? On Orange Avenue? I was ambling up Coronado’s main street, trying to figure out what to do for the three hours Carla usually takes to get her hair frou-froued up over here — Diane ...

World Beer Cup winners’ catch-up collab

International friends Coronado Brewing and Coedo join forces Stateside

Last year, I packed up my laptop and tasting glass, and boarded a plane for Japan, where I spent a week shadowing brewers from Coronado Brewing Company. The highlight of the trip was being a ...

When in doubt, get the Pig Out

Chicken and sausage smoke the competition at Lil’ Piggy’s Bar-B-Q

Lil’ Piggy’s Bar-B-Q location at Coronado Ferry Landing means it’s teeming with tourists at times. Because the place is in a prime real estate spot, it suffers from a reverse snobbery among barbecue buffs. There ...

Sea star health watch

“The die-off is pretty extensive and getting worse all the time."

If you've spotted a severed arm or leg along the shoreline, take note. Something is mutilating sea stars, and extra eyes are urgently needed to solve the mystery. “Sea star wasting syndrome,” a disease that ...

Lamb’s did it!

Lamb’s Players broke the world record for longest running continuous performance

The old: a group in India read Bible stories non-stop for 72 hours. The new, Guinness Book record: 76 hours, 18 minutes: from Thursday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m. through Sunday, May 11 at 10:17 ...

100 Hours of Stories IN A ROW!

"This is turning out to be more work than we first envisioned.”

The Guinness Book of Records for staying awake is 264 hours. Whoever did that must be cutting out paper dolls in an institution. The oldest person in the world is 116, sayeth the G-Book, and ...

Smartest home in Coronado

iPad runs my pad!

1041 G Avenue, Coronado, 92118 Current Owner: Scott Aurich Listing Price: $5,890,000 Beds: 2 Baths: 4 Local real estate broker Scott Aurich designed and built his 4500-square-foot custom “Hill Country Coastal Contemporary” home from the ...

Bee Sting coffee: where is thy sting?

Missing the cayenne?

Crista's sister was down from Montana. She too had been a barista here, at Café Madrid, and now she had something to teach her kid sibling. "Bee Sting," she says to her. "You've got to ...

Beer of the Week: Coronado / Cigar City Jurata

Coast-to-coast collaboration yields mermaid-inspired Baltic porter

Last September, a most alliterate duo — Coronado Brewing Company and Tampa, Florida’s acclaimed Cigar City Brewing — collaborated to create a “not so common” India pale ale. Dubbed “Last Spike,” it was the first ...

Coronado’s good Samaritan

No such thing as a free shrimp burrito? Think again

On an early February evening, we arrived in San Diego seeking respite from well-below-freezing temperatures back East. Our first impression was of pleasing warmth, soft breezes, palm trees, bougainvillea, and hibiscus. Then there were unexpected, ...

Can afford to sin

Sapori makes Ed feel virtuous, light, healthy, and smug.

“Darlin’, best way you can help is getting your butt out of sight,” says Carla.

New York water in Coronado pizza

Village Pizzeria ships in New York water for pies made in Coronado

“It’s a huge expense financially and environmentally it’s a disaster, but nine out of 10 people prefer it,” says David Spatafore, owner of two Village Pizzerias in Coronado. The “it” he is referring to, is ...

Local travel: the Bayshore Bikeway

Get your bike out to see another side of the South Bay.

As a family of four with two preadolescent children, we’re often looking for fun, active ways to explore our own beautiful city without spending too much money. San Diego’s sunny, laid-back disposition creates an ideal ...

King tides a harbinger of sea-level rise?

San Diego Coastkeeper gives bay tour previewing 2050's "new normal"

King tides, the highest of high-water marks that come around just a few times each year, became evident at beaches and bays across San Diego during the past week. Environmental and water-quality advocacy group San ...

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