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Coronado News & Stories

Coronado News & Stories

San Diego glimpses: the Doors, Elvis, Grateful Dead, Kingston Trio, Beach Boys, Pearl Jam, Gary Puckett, Ritchie Valens

Buckle Up Slide into the passenger seat and buckle up: we’re about to take a driving tour down a decidedly rocky road. Yes, California’s second-largest city will always take a backseat to Los Angeles, which ...

Gonzo Report: Sharing the Shell show - from Sheryl Crow to The Beach Boys

Sharing in the shell show “You don’t need tickets to enjoy the concert.” Downtown San Diego – After the Padres game on August 2nd, I cut through the Convention Center to catch my ferry home ...

Pummeled at Coronado's North Beach

Local? I moved here two years ago from Big Bear. What brought you to San Diego? I was a snow sports coach and skiing and snowboarding instructor for about 22 years. Because of Covid and ...

August 18, 2022
The Lion King stage production is “a magical experience”

When the stage production of The Lion King arrives in San Diego on August 24th, T. Shyvonne Stewart will be arriving along with it. For Stewart, a swing player in the production who also covers ...

August 10, 2022
Mexico City comes to Coronado High

“Hey, Eduardo!” Pedro, 16, shouts out some joking conversation that’s way too fast for my halting Spanish. Luckily, he’s talking to his three pals and not me. The four of them, all 16-year-olds, have plopped ...

August 3, 2022
Keep Paddling

Local?: Yes, I live in Chula Vista How long have you been surfing? I have been surfing on and off for 20-25 years. I still have a lot to learn. My dad taught me and ...

July 7, 2022
Trax Bar & Cafe: rollicking towards Wellington Central

Purple gives way to pink gives way to blue. Dawn is cracking late here in the Southern Hemisphere. We’re at a tiny country railroad station at seven on this winter’s morning, waiting for the train. ...

June 30, 2022
Golf carts – a San Diego trend but so easy to steal

On May 24, a person snuck into Hotel Del Coronado and stole their "Safety & Security" golf cart. The navy blue electric cart had custom wheels and a unique red-colored old-school pinstripe design on its ...

A refreshing escape to Calypso Café

For most of the county, the sun was out and temperatures rising. The predicted heat wave had settled in to cook away our customary June gloom. However, isolated on its narrow strip of land between ...

Gonzo Report: Marcela Mendez’s tip with a barb at the mall

Normally, musicians are drilled in the art of capturing an audience’s attention. And if that’s your training, then performing where people don’t pay attention — and aren’t even meant to — can be a challenge. ...

Experience the ornate opulence of the Coronado Castle’s Spanish Revival

It’s not entirely unusual for rich people to name their houses — just in the last year, we’ve visited La Casa de los Suenos in Del Mar, Maravilla in Rancho Santa Fe, and probably a ...

April 29, 2022
Li’l Dwayne drops in

Caw! Caw! Talk about a dawn chorus! Six in the am. Half a dozen crows swoop and holler above the little patio in back. They keep it up for half an hour before I finally ...

April 27, 2022
Carving Coronado’s Isabella Avenue

My buddy Kevin and I see her just about every time we head for what until recently we called our polar bear ocean swims. Because every day, she’d come swooping around the wide curves of ...

April 13, 2022
2022 San Diego Reader writing contest winners, part 1

The Reader’s editorial staff was gratified and frequently delighted by the response we got to our writing contest: 347 non-fiction stories, 31 pieces of fiction, and no less than 199 poems. It’s good to know ...

How Jimmy Carter helped Jim Koch launch the American craft beer movement

“OMG,” says my friend Erik. He’s calling me from McP’s Irish pub on Coronado’s Orange Avenue. “Get your butt down here right now. A beer god has descended!” He clicks off and I go on ...

February 16, 2022
Bait bikes work in Coronado

On January 28, before 10 am, the Coronado Police Department noticed their bait bike moving away from where it was initially locked. So they sent an officer down the Silver Strand near Leyte Road, north ...

San Diego's freedivers have the freedom to die

The history of freediving is so rich in La Jolla that diving in its cove is akin to a Catholic visiting Rome: maybe it didn’t all start there, but that’s where it really hit big. ...

Shirtless at Danny’s in Coronado

“Attention!” It’s midnight on Friday. A shirtless, tattooed guy jumps up onto the counter at Danny’s, the Coronado bar in which Navy Seals and other special ops types like to gather to let off steam. ...

Cinderella at the shoe store

“Can we be serious!” That’s me, trying to get a shot of Allison (“Allie”) Demers, 22-year-old stage actress, singer, composer, veteran of acting school, recipient of an MFA degree in musical theater from Indiana University, ...

December 22, 2021
California Pepper Tree sprouts Tiny Town in Coronado

I’ve always been a tad cynical about anything cute. Think portraits of children with giant Disney eyes. But I do have chinks in my armor. Here’s one: ambling down C street in Coronado t’other day, ...

December 8, 2021

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