Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: Positions are open on the following board, commission or committees: Bicycle Advisory Committee (1) and Design Review Commission (1). Applications are being accepted for all open positions. Responsibilities of each commission/committee, qualifications for appointment, term of office, and deadline for receipt of applications can be found on the bottom of the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees page.
This Day in History – February 17, 1911 – Curtiss lands alongside the USS Pennsylvania and his plane, a Model D-III, is hoisted onto the deck with a crane, and then put back in the water. He was demonstrating to the US Navy the feasibility using aircraft in fleet operations. One month early, Eugene Ely as part of the Curtiss Expedition Team, landed on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania, and later took off from the deck of the ship. Soon after, the Navy purchased its first airplane.
Presidents’ Day 2019 Holiday Schedule: The City of Coronado will observe the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, February 18, and reminds residents and businesses that some municipal facilities around town will remain open. Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection on Presidents’ Day. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation. Here’s the schedule:
Golf Course Clubhouse Construction: The Golf Course Clubhouse renovation is moving along. A new dining and bar area is being constructed with the reopening set for April 1. The Golf Pro Shop and Golf Course are open during construction.
Coronado Community Read 2019: Coronado’s 2019 Community Read is “The Practice House” by local author Laura McNeal. Copies of the book are available at the Library in print, eBook, and audio CD formats. Visit the Library to pick up a copy or reserve your copy by visiting the Coronado Public Library website. Join in discussions and enjoy programs related to “The Practice House” when the Coronado Community Read begins on February 22.
They’re baaaack! The parrots have returned to Coronado after a winter break, noisy as ever! This pandemonium of parrots was spotted at 2nd Street and G Avenue, paired off down the line, squawking away.
Design and create a fresh seasonal floral piece at a class on Monday, February 4, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Maribel Herrera will lead the class. Materials and tools are provided. Classes are offered each month. Cost is $35 for residents, $45 for nonresidents. A $25 material fee is due to the instructor on the day of class. Must register by February 1;
Learn basic line steps and patterns at dance classes that begin February 5. The classes will be held on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Coronado resident Phyllis Maas will lead the class. Cost is $12 for residents and $15 for nonresidents. To sign up or receive additional information, visit the Spreckels Center at 1019 Seventh St., call (619) 522-7343 or visit www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels;
Hear a free February Lecture on Wednesday, February 6, at 2:30 p.m. The Spreckels Center will stream the UC San Diego Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s “Almost Human? What is a Corporation?”
Hear another free lecture on Thursday, February 7, at 11 a.m. on “Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living.” In a collaboration between IBM Research and UC San Diego, the new Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living Center aims to improve the health and independence of older adults. Learn about the project, and discover the impact that daily habits, the environment, genetics, and the microbiome have on the cognition of seniors.
To sign up or receive additional information, visit the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green at 1019 Seventh Street, call 619-522-7343 or visit www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels.
Reprinted from the City Manager’s Weekly Newsletter – City of Coronado