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Coronado News & Stories

Coronado News & Stories

Fire rings out in Oceanside – for good?

Beach fire rings are a beloved beach tradition for families and youth groups to roast marshmallows and tell stories. Or are they an attractive nuisance drawing in transient drunks who fight and make late night ...

Sunny and money on the Hotel Del’s Sun Deck

I’m crazily tempted. Me, eating at the Del? Idea has “disaster” written all over it. Except they’ve just opened their completely revamped sun deck. Plus I have two beautiful women with me, expecting me to ...

September 10, 2020
Christian Rice coastal contemporary design in Coronado

This week, we visit what realtor.com promotional materials describe as a “sophisticated coastal contemporary farmhouse” sitting on just over a quarter-acre of land at 900 Alameda Boulevard in Coronado. Custom-built in 2013, the home was ...

August 26, 2020
Hard times for San Diego County cities

San Marcos City Manager Jack Griffin begins his annual June letter to the mayor and city council, “It is kind of my pleasure to submit the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Operations and Maintenance Budget.” That “kind ...

Bay Books Cafe: cook the books

Guess what? Bright orange umbrellas on Orange Avenue. They light up the blue sky near Tenth in Coronado. The gods must’ve been speaking to me this morning. It so happens the scarf I wrapped around ...

July 30, 2020
Dine-in breakfast at Clayton's Coffee Shop

In the nearly 80-year history of Clayton’s Coffee Shop, it’s never seen times like these. Coronado’s vintage diner was made to be a place where people gathered not just for food, but to listen to ...

Coronado: drama under the rectilinear streets

Coronado driveway contested Ed McVaney, who owns a couple of houses in Coronado, apparently doesn’t take no for an answer. So when a San Diego Superior Court ruling required him to restore his neighbors’ access ...

Rednecks of East County, welcome back to Coronado

Coronavirus has taken a huge bite out of Coronado's tourism income. Hotel stays have plummeted. Restaurants and spas sit empty. Employees are out of work. Now, the town that hasn't always welcomed leisure visitors needs ...

Ron Wheeler’s Garage

“It’s very odd, being here playing alone in your house, with no audience, even though we know they’re out there,” says Ron Wheeler. Until the coronavirus, he led one of the best-loved cover bands in ...

Buona Forchetta makes the best of it in Coronado

Buona Forchetta couldn’t have picked a worse moment to open their new place at 10th and C in Coronado. But in a way, they’re having the best opening you could imagine. I know, because I ...

April 2, 2020
How Coronado Yacht Club fends off the public

The Coronado Yacht Club is nestled in a cove on the northwestern end of Glorietta Bay, where where it is flanked by neighbors such as Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill and the Coronado Municipal Golf Course. ...

February 12, 2020
Sluggish growth of tree canopy in San Diego

San Diego beat its 2020 goal for slashing greenhouse gases by two years. But tucked in its climate action plan is one key strategy that barely budged. Boosting the tree canopy by 15 percent. Not ...

Bike stolen from Hotel Del Coronado recovered from Tijuana swap meet

‘I didn’t think I was ever going to see my $6000 bike again,” said Scott S. “But I did, thanks to the law enforcement agencies collaborating, and to ‘Bob’ for initially messaging me.” At 2 ...

November 27, 2019
A Coronado dog park, on paper

Where is a good location for a dog park in Coronado? After years of discussion between city officials and the public, of workshops, a survey, 1,285 written comments and 230 markers placed on a map ...

November 19, 2019
Amanda posts anti-suicide notes all over San Diego

After losing her mother Deb to suicide last year, Amanda turned her grief into something positive, “I will forever cry for my mom but there’s nothing that I can do to bring her back.” Amanda ...

Freedom to preach at Coronado’s First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church Contact: 445 C Ave., Coronado 619-435-6588 www.fbcoronado.com Membership: 200 Pastor: Jim Baize Age: 72 Born: Louisville, KY Formation: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL; Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO Years Ordained: 47 San ...

October 11, 2019
Coronado’s Spreckels Mansion: a national controversy for Rebecca Zahau and Max Shacknai

By the late 1890s, John Spreckels had become well-established as one of San Diego’s most powerful men. He’d acquired control of the Coronado Beach Company, the Hotel Del Coronado, and the San Diego streetcar system, ...

October 10, 2019
Happy hour at The Henry

I swear. You blink in Coronado, and something has changed. This time it’s the musical chairs of bars. Suddenly, as of this month, the brand-new and lavishly-built The Henry is open, beaming out lights, with ...

September 12, 2019
Maybe Coronado will become a beacon of tiny houses

Coronado, one of the county's smallest cities, can't see how it will ever meet its share of the region's housing goals. Home to two large Navy bases, the land-locked, built-out, high-priced city was allocated 1,000 ...

Food lives up to the scenery at Feast & Fareway

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. ...

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