Coronado History – July 27,1917

On this day in Coronado history, Congress passed a Condemnation Act, acquiring the 1,232 acre North Island as a site for permanent military base. At the time, both the Army and the Navy were operating on North Island.   John D. Spreckels, not happy about losing a big portion of his property, had planned to develop North Island just as the rest of Coronado had been developed, with homes and businesses. Spreckels eventually sued the Federal Government and was awarded over $5 million.

This image taken one year later gives you a pretty good idea of what North Island looked like at the time.

Coronado History - July 27, 1917

Sunday morning walk

July 26, 2015

An early morning walk on Sunday morning is always a treat….

Village Theater –July 24 to July 30

July 22, 2015

First-run movies daily in three theaters, plus the monthly Mayor’s Movie of the Month pick by Mayor Casey Tanaka. Village Theater –July 24 to July 30 Ant-Man (PG-13) Digital Presentation Fri: (2:10), 5:30, 8:30 Sat & Sun: (11:00 AM), 2:10, 5:30, 8:30 Mon – Thu: (2:10), 5:30, 8:30 Trainwreck (R) Digital Presentation Fri: (2:10), 5:30, 8:30 Sat & Sun: (11:00 AM), 2:10, 5:30, 8:30 Mon – Thu: (2:10), 5:30, 8:30 Minions (PG) Digital Presentation Fri: […]

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Village Theater –July 17 to July 23

July 15, 2015

First-run movies daily in three theaters, plus the monthly Mayor’s Movie of the Month pick by Mayor Casey Tanaka. Village Theater –July 17 to July 23 Ant-Man (PG-13) Digital Presentation Fri: (2:10), 5:30, 8:30 Sat & Sun: (11:00 AM), 2:10, 5:30, 8:30 Mon – Thu: (2:10), 5:30, 8:30 Trainwreck (R) Digital Presentation Fri: (2:10), 5:30, 8:30 Sat & Sun: (11:00 AM), 2:10, 5:30, 8:30 Mon – Thu: (2:10), 5:30, 8:30 Minions (PG) Digital Presentation Fri: […]

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Celebrate Coronado’s 125th

July 13, 2015

Celebrate Coronado’s 125th Anniversary with a number of activities scheduled from now until the end of the year.

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A Walk Through Balboa Park in 1915….

July 9, 2015

Coronado Public Library Summer Festival presents ‘A Walk Through Balboa Park in 1915′ Saturday, July 11 at 2:00pm at the Coronado Public Library Winn Room. Local historian Leslie Crawford will take you on a walk through Balboa Park in 1915 and the Panama California Exposition, telling the stories with vintage postcards of Exposition and Balboa […]

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Village Theater –July 10 to July 16

July 8, 2015

First-run movies daily in three theaters, plus the monthly Mayor’s Movie of the Month pick by Mayor Casey Tanaka. Village Theater –July 10 to July 16 Minions (PG) Digital Presentation Fri: (2:45), 5:30, 8:30 Sat & Sun: (12:00), 2:45, 5:30, 8:30 Mon – Thu: (2:45), 5:30, 8:30 Magic Mike XXL (R) Digital Presentation Fri – […]

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Movies On The Bay

July 7, 2015

Movies On The Bay – The first movie, Princess Bride,  will be this Friday, July 10 at the Coronado Club Room and Boathouse.  Although the movies start at 8:00pm, pre-movie activities begin at 6:30pm. As part of Coronado’s 125th Celebration, Coronado Arts Commission and the City of Coronado Recreation Department are collaborating to present the […]

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Cassia leptophylla aka Gold Medallion tree

July 7, 2015

Cassia leptophylla aka Gold Medallion tree – Have you noticed these brilliant trees blooming around Coronado?  It usually blooms in July and August, but it has been blooming early around town since the beginning of June this year. Native to southeastern Brazil, this tree looks very tropical, but is frost, heat, and drought tolerant. It […]

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Coronado 4th of July Schedule of Events 2015

July 2, 2015

It’s helpful to be prepared for the big day here on Coronado, so here is your Coronado 4th of July Schedule of Events 2015…. Friday, July 3rd, 2015  6:30pm – Circumnavigation – Riders will meet in Star Park.  Rally your friends and make Circumnavigation yours. You are the organizer – make it what you want […]

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