Coronado News & Stories

Food lives up to the scenery at Feast & Fareway

Golf club restaurant includes a view of the bridge

The Coronado Bridge turned 50 last week, and gazing up at its swerving blue span, I experienced a small jolt of pride that the iconic bridge representing our city is not just another suspension bridge. ...

Cheapest San Diego County gas is Pauma Valley and Oceanside

Oil companies blame Phillips 66 refinery in Carson and Valero’s in Wilmington

Just as reported in the Reader’s February 11 article, the expected raise in gas prices has found San Diego motorist’s paying an average of $4.04 a gallon (regular gas, cash price). That’s the highest price ...

Sacramento pushes granny flats, Coronado demurs

"Laws of supply and demand don’t work" at the beach

The San Jose Mercury News recently called the practice of renting to tenants living quarters built without permits in backyards and over garages “a municipal game of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’” “Of course, we’d like ...

Lil' Piggy's – that glorious sauce

Texas-style, vinegar-based, and habanero

Ever taste something that immediately fulfills all the flavor dreams you’ve had in one bite? That’s how I feel about the habanero bbq sauce at Lil' Piggy’s Bar-B-Q in Coronado. I admit it: I’m a ...

Maybe a Coronado bayfront house is not what you want

A twisted story over a twisted tree

When retired Colorado software company founder Ed McVaney bought a bayfront house in Coronado in 2010, he didn’t like the look of the front yard – a patch of green with a frontage road running ...

One man's trash is another man's surfboard

Handcrafting high caliber surfboards

Dan Mann of Coronado handcrafts high caliber surfboards— some are made from another man’s trash. “I have two ‘trash boards’ on order and I am working to try and refine the process.” The last trash ...

Target spotties and don’t forget your Hawg Trough

Productive haunts are on either side of the bridge

The Toys for Tots Kayak Fishing Tournament launches from Tidelands Park this Saturday morning. The targeted species will be the basses that reside in the bay. Although calico and sand bass grow to over double ...

Scooters on the Coronado bridge

They probably got on from Cesar Chavez Parkway

On November 12, Steve Paen saw a photo of two people riding Lime scooters on the Coronado Bridge; he wasn’t impressed; he’s seen this before. “These riders were heading into Coronado,” he said. Last month, ...

Former Union-Tribune cartoonist Steve Kelley goes to Pittsburgh

Paul McCartney venue in Rancho Santa Fe for sale

Kelley’s next stand Former Union-Tribune political cartoonist Steve Kelley, who departed the paper in the aftermath of a 2001 dispute over “butt cracks” he allegedly snuck into print, is back behind the inkwell, this time ...

Photogenic mole enchiladas

Colorful Mexico City style, Coronado address

Call it the food writer’s dilemma. Sometimes you eat something that tastes wonderful, even though it doesn’t always look that great. Because food-loving readers tend to share food stories mostly based on pretty photos of ...

Now anyone can get to the water in Coronado

Six-feet-wide mats at Central and North beaches

“The motion is to approve three locations: two’s been identified (Central and North Beach) and the third’s Dog Beach,” said Coronado city manager Blair King at the October 2 city council meeting. King was referring ...

A beach sport for the elite

Real polo at the Hotel del Coronado

This weekend you can watch a sport played in the sand that you rarely get to see, polo, the sport of the elite. The Polo America Beach Polo Cup. No, this isn’t some frat-invented game ...

Coronado's dog owners lobby for school plot

Dog Beach too sandy, Cays too far

Barbara’s been waiting for a fenced-off dog park in Coronado for 20-plus years. “There is nowhere in the village other than the beach to let a pet run or exercise off-leash,” she said, “it would ...

Zonie gets sick after Coronado swim

Banner U. docs say it was Gram-positive cocci

While visiting San Diego from Arizona, Travis Moncur enjoyed a swim in the ocean off Coronado beach, but on his way home things took a turn for the worse. “It’s super important that we really ...

These noods are for nubes

Tourists aren't coming back, so why bother to impress?

In military parlance, West Pac refers to the western Pacific, which may include Hawaii, Japan, and much of southeast Asia. As a military brat, I grew up familiar with the term, and ultimately spent time ...

Should San Diego's trash collecting stay free?

What locals do to avoid buying new cans

Just in time for "national Garbage Man Day," trash collectors were accused of damaging trash cans, others were licking their wounds over a 1919 ordinance that mandates free trash pickup for only 60 percent of ...

They said no to box checking

High school students who question success

The month of May for high school seniors can be a disorienting time. They are feted through Senior Breakfasts, Grad Nights, Senior Nights, sporting events. They begin to wear the colors of their universities-to-be: the ...

A bass by any other name

Seeking barramundi in Coronado

I enjoy a good plate of sea bass. At least I think I do. While there were once plenty of bass in the sea, they’ve mostly been overfished, and with each passing year it’s less ...

Snowboarding easier than surfing

The only one at Coronado Shores this day

Name: Adam Hiscock Age: 29 From: Coronado and Utah Location: Coronado Beach Occupation: Geologist Adam Hiscock was surfing behind the high rises south of the Hotel Del Coronado when I saw him. He was coming ...

Listen to the kebab guy

Charles III, folk wisdom, and the survival of England

Shakespeare is universally acknowledged to be the greatest English playwright, yet very few playwrights have the audacity to leap the cultural and historical chasm and try to imitate him. I get it. First, there’s the ...

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