FREE Paper Shredding Event

EDCO and the City of Coronado will be sponsoring a FREE Paper Shredding and E-Waste Collection event on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at City Hall located at 1825 Strand Way. This free event gives Coronado residents an opportunity to dispose of personal documents and electronic waste safely.

Would you like to discard old bank statements and other personal records, but are concerned with identity theft? Bring up to two bankers boxes (10” x 12” x 15”) per household and have them shredded on site. Unwanted electronics will also be collected including TVs, computer monitors, printers, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players and answering machines.

This free event is open to Coronado residents only. For more information, please call (619) 287-7555. Please, no household hazardous waste (HHW) material, household appliances or trash. Such items will not be accepted at this event.

California Poppy Day

April 6 is California Poppy Day.  The California poppy (Eschcholzia californica) was chosen as the official state flower by the California State Floral Society in 1890, and made official in the California legislature on April 6, 1903.

Home Front Judging 2019

Annual Home Front Judging, sponsored by Coronado Floral Association and the City of Coronado, will take place from Sunday, March 31 through Tuesday, April 2.  Volunteers will fan out all over town judging every residence, municipal building, churches, schools, etc.  It’s all in the spirit of beautifying Coronado as we prepare for the Coronado Flower Show. Is your yard ready?!

Home Front Judging Coronado

Coronado This Week 3-25-19

This week in Coronado:

  • The City Manager’s newsletter from Friday, March 22, 2019 is HERE.
  • This week is Spring Break for Coronado Unified School District Students will be back in school on April 1.  Really!
  • Classic Movies Series feature on Wednesday, March 27.  Playing at the Village Theater ‘TERMS OF ENDEARMENT.’  coronadoislandfilmfestival.com
  • Home Front Judging will begin on Sunday, March 31 so Coronado will be looking her best. coronadoflowershow.com

Have a great week!

Coronado Hires New Library Director 

NEWS ADVISORY – City of Coronado
Contact:  Janine Zúñiga; (619) 522-7340

Coronado Hires New Library Director 

CORONADO, CA (March 20, 2019) – Shaun Briley, the San Diego Public Library employee of the year and former branch manager for the La Jolla-Riford Library, has been selected as the City’s new Library Director.

Briley stood out from among a strong pool of candidates, said City Manager Blair King, for his core beliefs in supporting traditional literacy and learning, and his passion for keeping libraries vibrant.

“Shaun was chosen for the strong vision he has of the role of the library in the community,” King added. “He is excited about what he can do to make the Coronado Library more modern and inviting, and to be an exceptional resource for all residents.”

Briley earned his master’s degree in library sciences and began working in the San Diego Public Library system as a librarian in 2007. He was a substitute librarian first for Chula Vista then National City. He became a manager at the Paradise Hills branch and the circulation manager at the downtown branch before heading to the La Jolla branch in 2014.

In 2016, Briley was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker, the library world’s equivalent of “person of the year” for his innovations. Last year, he was named 2018 Employee of the Year by the City of San Diego Public Library.

While working for San Diego, Briley introduced several forward-thinking programs such as the first biotech lab inside a library, a book club for middle school kids that provided them with books to review that had not yet been published, and a media literacy program that trained library workers to help patrons become better news consumers.

Briley also created the Memory Lab in La Jolla to allow residents to digitize items such as obsolete VHS tapes and slides. He established a citizen science project that mobilized more than 1,000 people to collect insects for DNA sampling that would become part of a global database.

“I see keeping the library relevant as the best way to support its traditional literacy and learning goals,” Briley said. “The middle school book club is a great example of using new technology, iPads to control copyrighted material, to promote reading, and I made the La Jolla library the first of the small branch libraries to have 3D printing to attract middle and high school students. I completely believe in the traditional roles of the library.”

As library director, Briley will oversee a department of 11 full-time employees, as well as a team of part-time workers and volunteers who help create and manage programs, and maintain the Library’s extensive collection of books, magazines, newspapers, videos and special collections. Briley’s annual salary will be $130,000. He will start work April 8.

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National Vietnam Veterans Day 2019

Press Release from the City of Coronado:

Coronado, Naval Base Coronado to Celebrate Vietnam Veterans
Free Tour, Lunch Offered in Recognition of National Vietnam War Veterans Day

CORONADO, CA (March 7, 2019) – In recognition of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, the City of Coronado and Naval Base Coronado are honoring local Coronado Vietnam veterans with a free base tour and lunch on Thursday, March 28.

Interested Vietnam veterans should call the City at (619) 522-7300 to be placed on the reservation list as space is limited. National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed every March 29.

The event will begin at Spreckels Park in Coronado at 10 a.m. and last approximately four hours with lunch on the Navy Base. The tour will require light walking and a few steps to enter and exit the bus. The bus tour will be narrated and hosted by Navy personnel with visits to Naval Air Station North Island and Naval Amphibious Base Coronado.

Each participant will receive the U.S. Vietnam Veteran lapel pin, commissioned by Congress to thank and honor military veterans who served during the Vietnam War.

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Fire Lane Restriping

From the City of Coronado City Manager’s weekly newsletter:

The City hired a contractor to re-stripe fire lanes in alleys in the Village area. Striping will be completed from February 28 to March 1, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. No-parking signs will be placed on February 25. Closures for each alley will not exceed six hours, and trash service will not be affected. See map below.

 

All Things Seuss: Exhibit 1 & 2

All Things Seuss: Exhibit 1 and 2:  Famed children’s author Dr. Seuss would have been 115 on March 2. In honor of Dr. Seuss, the Coronado Public Library and the Cultural Arts Commission announce the opening of a new exhibition in two locations. “All Things Seuss” opens in March. “Exhibit 1” is at the Library from March 1 through May 20 and “Exhibit 2” opens in the C3 Gallery in the Coronado Community Center with a reception on March 6 in the Nautilus Room from 6 to 8 p.m. The C3 Gallery exhibition will run through August 15. The exhibits and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibits feature the private collection of local resident Louise Gens Wicarius. Thirty-seven pieces will be displayed for the first time in Coronado. The Library exhibition will include other Seuss memorabilia. This joint-exhibit offers a rare glimpse into a beloved American artist. For more information about the exhibition contact Coronado Art Administrator Kelly Purvis at (619) 522-2633 or kpurvis@coronado.ca.us.

Arbor Day Tree Plantings 2019

Arbor Day Tree Plantings 2019: The City invites families, individuals and groups to its annual Arbor Day “Plant a Tree in Coronado” event on Saturday, February 23. The City will provide tools and instructions for the planting that will go on throughout town. Public Services staff and the Street Tree Committee, which sponsors the event, will work together to plant about 30 trees this year. To volunteer, arrive at Spreckels Park by 8:30 a.m. Bring gloves and tree planting shoes. This event will be held rain or shine.