Tomorrow is the first day of school for Coronado Unified School District. Watch for kids and, please, drive carefully. For more information about Coronado Unified School District and the individual school sites, check out their new website: CoronadoUSD.net

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The City of Coronado’s Recreation Dept catalog for Fall2014-Winter2015 is now available.  So many great things to do and so much great information.  Sign up today for lots of fun in the coming months!

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Shredding Event

August 15, 2014

The Coronado Woman’s Club presents its quarterly document shredding event this Saturday morning.  In addition to shredding, you can drop off you old electronics as well.  One stop “shopping”!   Saturday, August 16 from 9am – 12pm  in the back parking lot of Union Bank, on D Street.

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Coronado movies play daily at the Village Theater at 820 Orange Avenue. First run movies play in three theaters.   619-437-6161


Village Theater – August 15 to 21

The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG) Digital Presentation
Fri: (2:45), 5:40, 8:30
Sat & Sun: (12:00), 2:45, 5:40, 8:30
Mon – Thu: (2:45), 5:40, 8:30

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG-13) Digital Presentation
Fri: (2:45), 5:40, 8:30
Sat & Sun: (12:00), 2:45, 5:40, 8:30
Mon – Thu: (2:45), 5:40, 8:30

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) Digital Presentation
Fri: (2:45), 5:40, 8:30
Sat & Sun: (12:00), 2:45, 5:40, 8:30
Mon – Thu: (2:45), 5:40, 8:30


First-run movies daily in three theaters, plus the monthly Mayor’s Movie of the Month pick by Mayor Casey Tanaka.

 

 

 

The Coronado Public Library is such an asset to our little city and summer at our Coronado Library is an extra busy time….

Also, on Saturday, the Second Hand Prose shop will be holding their Christmas in August sale, a perfect time to stock up on books for the whole family! Located in the parking lot next to the library on D Avenue – Saturday, August 16 from 9:00am-4:00pm

Slurry Road Work

August 9, 2014

Slurry Road work: The City of Coronado is preparing to begin its annual slurry sealing of certain streets in town, namely E, F, G, and H Avenues. Work begins on Monday, August 11.  See the map below for more details…..

Slurry road work

Hotel Marisol

August 7, 2014

Field Guide to Coronado History: Hotel Marisol – Continuing an Exceptional History

Fascinating, intriguing, or thoughtful tales about people and places in Coronado history — presented by your Coronado Historical Association

Hotel MarisolThe Hotel Marisol Coronado formally opens this month – fully restored and glittering – extending a wonderful history that stretches all the way back to 1920.

The Marisol legacy began in 1920 when a small charming restaurant opened on Park Place in a diminutive one-story cottage that had been moved the year before from the corner of Park and Orange. The front room held a comfortable assemblage of tables and chairs while the kitchen was largely unchanged from its domestic responsibilities.

It was named the Blue Lantern Café and immediately became a local hit, partly for its soups, partly for its charming location between “downtown” and the attractions of Star Park and the ocean.

Over the next several years, the little café thrived — even competing with the Hotel Del as a center of Coronado social life. In 1925 and 1926, Coronado’s Rotary Club held its formative meetings at the Blue Lantern.

“Location” drove the sale of the property for the construction of a hotel in 1926. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Rutherford bought the little quaint cottage and moved it to 915 H Avenue to be refitted as their home.

A new three-story hotel opened on March 5, 1927 as the Blue Lantern Inn. Designed by architect Wayne McAllister, the new hotel featured a Spanish Eclectic style, with Mediterranean, Moorish, and Byzantine influences and sixteen richly appointed guest rooms.

At its opening, one reporter described the visage as: “the great arched dining room opening on Park Place is a dream of harmonious decoration with walls of Tiffany finish, artistic wall lights, a beautiful oak floor, fireplace, chandelier, and a sunny southern outlook toward Star Park.” The adjoining lot was planned to hold a plush lawn behind a wall on Park Place.

By 1931, the Blue Lantern changed ownership and became known as the Ritz, serving as a hotel for both short and long-term stays. Probably due to the Depression, the Ritz was sold to the Spreckels Company just three years later. Its name was changed once again, this time to the Biltmore. Although there were more changes in ownership, the hotel was known as the Biltmore through the 1970s. By 1982, the property was known as the Village Inn.

Today, it continues its storied history as the Hotel Marisol Coronado. A reception and historical docent tour (celebrating Hotel Marisol’s attentive restoration) is planned for Coronado Historical Association members on Sunday, September 7th.  (BL)

Come visit the Coronado Museum and the Coronado Historical Association archives for this story and others. The entire compendium of intriguing “Field Guide” tales is posted on www.coronadohistory.org. © CHA

Coronado movies play daily at the Village Theater at 820 Orange Avenue. First run movies play in three theaters.   619-437-6161


Village Theater – August 8 to 14

The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG) Digital Presentation
Fri: (2:45), 5:40, 8:30
Sat & Sun: (12:00), 2:45, 5:40, 8:30
Mon – Thu: (2:45), 5:40, 8:30

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG-13) Digital Presentation
Fri: (2:45), 5:40, 8:30
Sat & Sun: (12:00), 2:45, 5:40, 8:30
Mon – Thu: (2:45), 5:40, 8:30

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) Digital Presentation
Fri: (2:45), 5:40, 8:30
Sat & Sun: (12:00), 2:45, 5:40, 8:30
Mon – Thu: (2:45), 5:40, 8:30

 


First-run movies daily in three theaters, plus the monthly Mayor’s Movie of the Month pick by Mayor Casey Tanaka.

 

 

Coronado Bicycle RegistrationCoronado Bicycle Registration

The City of Coronado is now offering online bicycle registration. This will allow residents to voluntarily register their bikes, making it easier for police to return stolen bikes to the rightful owner.

In the last week, the Coronado Police Department has arrested 6 people during three different incidents, using their bait bikes equipped with GPS trackers.   Kudos to the Coronado Police Department and city staff for addressing the ongoing issue of stolen bikes!

Coronado Bicycle Register – REGISTER YOUR BIKE

 

 

Coronado movies play daily at the Village Theater at 820 Orange Avenue. First run movies play in three theaters.   619-437-6161


Village Theater – August 1 to 7

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) Digital Presentation
Fri – Thu: (2:15), 5:30, 8:30

Lucy (R) Digital Presentation
Fri: (3:10), 6:00, 8:30
Sat: (1:00), 3:10, 6:00, 8:30
Sun: (1:00), 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
Mon – Thu: (3:10), 6:00, 8:30

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)
Fri – Wed: (2:15), 5:30, 8:30
Thu: (2:15 PM)


First-run movies daily in three theaters, plus the monthly Mayor’s Movie of the Month pick by Mayor Casey Tanaka.