Summer Concert Series – Las Chikas

Las Chikas – August 18 6:00pm – Spreckels Park

Sponsored by Coronado Woman’s Club & Coronado Junior Woman’s Club

The all female band, Las Chikas is comprised of some of the most talented female musicians from Los Angeles. Salsa never looked so good when a melting pot of cultures, and ethnicity come together to give birth to a multicultural female band that sets the stage on fire!

Finding an all-woman salsa band is rare. Most salsa bands are comprised of all men with occasionally, a single woman. Las Chikas has grown and evolved over the past decade as women musicians, especially in Latin music, know each other and play in other bands, including other all-female bands.

The Las Chikas look at music as a way of bringing joy. Their repertoire is a mix of a little bit of everything you can dance to — salsa music, pop music, cumbia and bachata.

Website: Las Chikas

Summer Concert Series – Sully & The Souljahs

Sully & The Souljahs – August 11 – 6:00pm
Presented by CalPrivate Bank

Sully & The Souljahs is a group of Grammy Award winning and Tony Award nominated musicians that play a very unique brand of original music. They are at the intersection of R&B and Funk on the corner of Soul and Reggae.

Sully, the lead singer is backed by the Souljahs band members that have impressive credentials and affiliations with some of the foremost R&B, Jazz, rock and country rock acts of our time, including Tito Puente, Ike Turner, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charles Mingus, Burt Bacharach, Kim Carnes, Doc Severinsen and more. So come join the army and be a SOULJAH!

Website: Sully & The Souljahs

August Book Sale

Second Hand Prose August book sale featuring Back To School

Reference and Textbooks – Buy Two, Get One Free (of equal or lesser value)

Friends of the Coronado Library

Summer Concert Series – B.N.E. and Guest

B.N.E. and Guest – TO BE ANNOUNCED

August 4 – 6:00pm
Spreckels Park

Be ready for an exciting event, where “pop meets country”. Concerts in the Park celebrates with a national touring band that has a continued run of success making appearances on television and performing all over the world.

We promise a show not to be missed.

Sponsored by Steve Pittendrigh and Karen Greenberg
Co-Sponsor Elite Escrow Services
Also Contributing:

Sharon & Joe Carney, Crown City Magazine, Jen & Joe Cunningham, Mark & Kristee Gilbert, Ray & Sherri Gosselin, Linda & Rich Hascup, Peter & Ginny Jensen, Carole McVaney, Megan Mouton, Clarice & Bill Perkins, Jon & Janey Pollock, Marilyn Rees and Dave Sweeney, and The Baby Boomers Meet-Up Group

Coronado Bridge Turns 50

Today marks a milestone of 50 years for the San Diego – Coronado Bridge. Opening at midnight on August 3, 1969 at the same time the Coronado Ferry ceased operations after 83 years. It was a day full of emotion for Coronado residents who grieved at the loss of their beloved ferries and a simpler way of life, but at the same time marveled with amazement and concern at the bridge, knowing that their island was undergoing big changes.

Tonight the city celebrates with a concert, hosting the golden anniversary celebration on Saturday, August 3, with a community concert on the Golf Course greens on the actual anniversary of the bridge’s opening. The concert is free and open to the public. Local band “Ron’s Garage” will perform music from the 1960s from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The July issue of Crown City Magazine looks back to 1969 and tells stories of the history of the bridge as well as highlighting history in Coronado circa 1969.

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Coronado’s Historic Ferries

50 years ago today, Coronado’s historic ferries were in their last few hours of operation after transporting people, horses, buggies, cars and trucks back and forth to San Diego for 83 years ago.  At the stroke of midnight the ferries ceased business and the San Diego – Coronado Bridge opened for traffic, forever changing Coronado.

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Summer Concert Series – Stone Soul

Stone Soul – July 28 – 6:00pm

Presented by Swinerton Renewable Energy

Stone Soul is an eight piece, horn-blowing, foot-stomping band that has built a reputation for creating retro-sounding and electric live performances that have thrilled hundreds of thousands of Southern California fans.

Belting out a lively blend of ‘60s, soul and Motown tunes in their snazzy suits, they perform spot-on renditions of the best of the era’s classics sounds. Stone Soul will have you dancing The Jerk, The Mashed Potatoes and The Twist to smash hits from Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Otis Redding, James Brown and more.

Movie on the Bay – Incredibles 2

From the City of Coronado Weekly Newsletter

Movies on the Bay:  Everyone is invited to the free “Movies on the Bay” event at 6:30 p.m. at Tidelands Park, 2000 Mullinex Drive, on Friday, July 26. Attendees will enjoy free pre-screen activities including crafts, games and contests. “Incredibles 2” will be shown on the big screen at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket or beach chair, a jacket and a picnic dinner and movie snacks. This free movie series is sponsored by the Port of San Diego Tidelands Activation Program. For additional details, contact the City of Coronado Recreation & Golf Services Department at (619) 522-7342.

Fire Department Spaghetti Dinner 2019

The Coronado Fire Department’s 2019 annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser to benefit the San Diego Burn Institute is set for Sunday, July 28. Spaghetti will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. If you would like any other information, call (619) 522-7374.

Coronado Police Officer Honored

From the City of Coronado weekly newsletter:

Coronado Police Officer Bill Hughes named Officer of the Year

Officer of the Year:  Last week, Coronado Police Officer Bill Hughes was recognized as the San Diego Scottish Rite Officer of the Year. This is a big honor. Hughes was nominated for the work he did on a case last summer after responding to Hotel del Coronado where security officers reported a person acting strangely. Hughes discovered a woman had changed rooms to get to a higher floor several times. Staff reported seeing a small arsenal of weapons in her room. Hughes found and detained the suspect and determined that she had an illegal assault rifle, two handguns and several loaded magazines. She was arrested. When the woman made bail and returned to pick up her personal possessions, Hughes determined that she might be a danger to herself and others and called for a psychiatric hold. The City also thanks officer Hughes for his diligent work on this case.