Contact: Janine Zúñiga
Coronado, CA (September 9, 2019)
Coronado First Responders 9/11 Tribute
Coronado Firefighters, Police, Lifeguards and local military personnel will gather at Fire Station 36 at 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, for a brief 9/11 memorial ceremony.
Coronado’s first responders will mark the attacks on September 11, 2001, with an invocation, a moment of silence and a symbolic ringing of the station’s bell. This will be followed by comments from the Fire and Police chiefs, and Navy Base Coronado Executive Officer Capt. John DePree.
The ceremony provides an opportunity to reflect on the events of that day 18 years ago and to remember the loss of life that occurred. The City’s public safety officials especially remember all of the emergency responders and military personnel that lost their lives during their service to others.
The invocation by Chaplain Mickey Stonier will be followed by a moment of silence that begins at 6:56 a.m. and lasts three minutes to mark the time of the collapse of the World Trade Center South Tower. At 6:59 a.m., the bell at the station will ring three sets of five chimes each. Three fives is a common signal in fire service for a Line of Duty Death.
The community is invited to attend the short ceremony, which will conclude at approximately 7:15 a.m. with a performance on the bagpipes, at the Fire Station, 1001 Sixth St.
On Saturday, September 7, more than two dozen Coronado firefighters, police officers, spouses, friends and supporters participated as a team in the annual San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. They climbed 110 flights of stairs, the same number as in the twin towers, wearing the name of a fallen emergency responder whose life was lost on that day.
From the City of Coronado Weekly Update:
Labor Day Holiday: The City will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2. Some City facilities 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:
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge this year, the City of Coronado updated commemorative medallions that were first produced in 1969. The medallions were updated to reflect the 50th anniversary and a limited number were produced. There are about 70 left. The medallions can be purchased while supplies last for $35 plus tax each. For more information, contact Kelly Purvis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 522-2633.
From the City of Coronado Weekly Update 8-31-19
Fall 2019 registration for City of Coronado’s Fall/Winter Recreation programs opens to Coronado Residents on August 28, available online only. For more information about classes, programs and registration: Coronado Recreation and Golf Services: City of Coronado Recreation Guide Fall Winter 2019 lores
In addition to an array of programs, Coronado Community Center has world-class facilities including:
- Aquatics center with a 50 meter competitive pool and a shallow recreational/instructional pool.
- Gymnasium with NCAA regulation sized basketball court for basketball, volleyball and badminton.
- An amazing indoor Climbing Wall which features a flat face wall, overhangs and chimney.
- A Fitness Center in which you can enjoy the view of Glorietta Bay as you work out.
- A Dance Studio featuring hardwood floors, ballet barres and floor-to-ceiling mirrors.
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.
Historic Preservation Symposium: The Coronado Historical Association will host a free Historic Preservation Symposium on Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Coronado Historical Association, 1100 Orange Ave. Architect Ione Stiegler will give a presentation titled “Reconstructing the Past: Peeling Back Layers on the Sikes Adobe Farmstead, Warner’s Ranch, and Many More Historic Sites.” Coronado Associate Planner Tricia Olsen will describe the City’s Historic Resource Ordinance and the process to apply for Historic Designation and Mills Act tax incentives.