Columbus Day 2018

CORONADO, CA (September 27, 2018) – The City will observe the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 8, and reminds residents and businesses that some municipal facilities will remain open.

Public Services will not sweep streets Monday. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection. Check the City’s website for the full schedule.

Here is the holiday schedule:

Columbus Day

Taste of Coronado

9th Annual Taste of Coronado – presented by the Coronado Junior Woman’s Club
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 5:00pm-9:00pm

Buy Your Tickets Before They Sell Out!
www.atasteofcoronado.com

Supporting:
The Monarch School
A Walk On Water

Spend the evening on Coronado Island, indulging your senses and enjoying amazing bites prepared by our local chefs. Take a culinary trip around the world sampling from our local bistros. Meander along Orange Avenue or take a ride on the complimentary trolley. This will be a night to remember so come and bring your friends!

Tickets are open to all ages but you must be 21 or older to participate in the alcohol tastings.
On the day of the event, please bring your e-ticket print out to on our our ticket locations on Orange Ave

 + Location #1 Rotary Plaza at the 1000 block of Orange Ave
+ Location #2 Ferry Landing, 1201 1st St (intersection of 1st St & B Ave)

We will exchange your ticket for a tasting card. You can start your tastings from either end of Orange Avenue.

Coronado Street Tree Master Plan

Coronado Street Tree Master Plan – Driving over the bridge into Coronado, the view is spectacular.  The ocean and bay, the Hotel del Coronado, and wow, all the trees covering Coronado.    That is the result of vision and continued planning for the planting and maintenance of Coronado’s street trees.  Coronado’s Street Tree Committee is a group of citizens appointed to oversee the trees in our little city.

Did you know that we have over 9,000 trees on Coronado representing 146 species?   Over 3,200 over those are palm trees!  We have 13 trees in town that have been designated historic, too.

Read through the Coronado Street Tree Master Plan to learn everything there is about how our city manages our tree population.  No wonder Coronado has been designated a Tree City USA for 26 years!

To learn more about Coronado’s Street Tree Committee go to: City of Coronado Street Tree Committee

 

 

Coffee with a Cop

The Coronado Police Department invites the community to join them for a cup of coffee at Café 1134 on Tuesday, September 18. Drop by anytime from 8 to 9:30 a.m. There is no agenda or speech, just casual conversation so we can get to know one another. Interim Police Chief Ed Aceves and a few patrol officers will be on hand, to exchange ideas and concerns over a cup of coffee. (Photo: Officer Sherri Mannello)

92118 Day

92118 Day, an upcoming major special event, is set for 3 to 8 p.m. on September 21, 2018. The event includes festivities, including a beer garden, on the beach and on parts of Ocean Boulevard, and Isabella and Loma avenues, which will be closed to traffic. The roadways will reopen late that day. “No parking notices” will be placed on event area sidewalks by Tuesday, September 18. Here is a link to the schedule of events. Below is a map of the event location and layout. The red lines indicate the no-parking areas. Towing will begin at 6 a.m. Isabella will be closed from Tolita Avenue to Ocean starting at 7 a.m. and Ocean will close from Flora Avenue to Alameda Boulevard starting at 8:30 am. Loma between Star Park Circle and Ocean will also close at 8:30 am. The only other closure is F Avenue at Ocean.

Superfrog Triathlon – Sept 16

The annual Ironman 70.3 SuperFrog triathlon will be held on Sunday, September 16. The event involves a swim, run and bike race. The bike course is the only part of the race that will take place in Coronado. The bike’s four-loop course includes Silver Strand State Highway with a turnaround north of Fiddler’s Cove. During the event, all vehicle traffic traveling between Coronado and Imperial Beach will be rerouted to the northbound lanes of state Route 75 and will be divided so traffic can flow in both directions using the northbound lanes. Beginning at 6 a.m., traffic will be diverted and is expected to be restored at around 1:30 p.m. Drivers should expect slow traffic and are asked to watch for pedestrians. A temporary posted speed limit of 45 mph will be in effect during the event.

Frank Greene Golf Tournament 2018

Frank Greene Golf Tournament:  The fourth annual Lt. Frank Greene Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, September 28. The foundation’s cause is to raise funds for personnel who are experiencing financial hardship due to catastrophic circumstances, provide scholarships, and support the Police Explorer Program.

 

Coronado History – September 5, 1922

On This Day In Coronado History – September 5, 1922

1024px-JimmyDoolittle - Wikimedia Commons Photo: JimmyDoolittle-Wikimedia-Commons

Dashing aviator, Jimmy Doolittle, set a record for the first transcontinental flight, flying 2,163 miles from Pablo Beach (now Jacksonville), FL to Rockwell Field, the Army airfield that was once part of North Island.  He departed Jacksonville on September 4th, refueled his plane once at Kelly Field in Texas, then flew on to Rockwell Field, arriving on September 5 at 5:34pm.  Total flight time clocked in at 21 hours and 19 minutes. The U.S. Army awarded him the Distinguished Flying Cross, one of many awards he would receive in his career, including the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Doolittle, originally enlisted in the Army Air Corp in October 1917 at North Island’s Rockwell Field.   During the demobilization of the military after WWI, Doolittle was recommended for retention in the Army Air Corps where he qualified and earned a Regular Army commission as a 1st Lieutenant, Air Service, on July 1, 1920.  It was at Rockwell Field that he did his flight training, and later became a flight leader and instructor there.

Doolittle’s famous career is extensive and can be read about here: Jimmy Doolittle – Wikipedia

Labor Day 2018 City Schedule

Labor Day Schedule 2018:  The City will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 3. Here’s a list of those City facilities that will be open with varying hours of operation. Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will not perform regular residential trash collection on Labor Day. As a result, service will be delayed one day. Here is the Labor Day schedule:

Labor Day Sked

Bike The Bay 2018

Bike the Bay Event: Drivers, bicyclists, runners and walkers are reminded that the Bike the Bay event is set for Sunday, August 26. The ride begins in San Diego at 7 a.m. Participants will cross the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and use Glorietta Boulevard then the bike path along Strand Way to get to the Bayshore Bikeway. Regular Sunday morning users of the bike path along the Silver Strand are warned that it will be heavily used as a large group of riders heads toward Imperial Beach before continuing around San Diego Bay. Signs have been posted to alert the community about the upcoming event. The ride is sponsored by the San Diego Bicycle Coalition. The bridge will remain open with one lane of vehicle traffic in each direction using westbound lanes. State Route 75 will remain open in both directions. All restrictions will be removed at approximately 10 a.m. Please plan accordingly.