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.
Summer Shuttle 2019 Kicks Off: City leaders, local hoteliers and members of the community attended a kick-off event on Friday, May 24, for Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle program. The event was held on the first day of service at 10 a.m. at Coronado Rotary Plaza. Four brightly wrapped buses will be in service from the Memorial Day holiday weekend through Labor Day. After the kick-off ceremony, the community was invited to take a ride. Discover Coronado again paid to wrap the four buses, which are larger this year. The City will contract with MTS to provide special free bus service on the Fourth of July for Cays residents as well as extended service in the Village, and free bus rides are available to Cays residents for use throughout the summer. Free Compass Cards can be picked up at the Cays Homeowners Association office during business hours.
Reprinted from the City of Coronado Weekly Update
Avenue of Heroes May 2019
Coronado, CA (May 16, 2018) – Coronado honored 16 Veterans at the Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication Ceremony at Coronado High School. The event was free and open to the public.
Sixteen veterans, who call or have called Coronado home, were recognized and honored. Officials with the City of Coronado, VFW Post 2422, the Avenue of Heroes Neighborhood Association, and the Coronado Historical Association have worked together to develop the Hometown Banner program, which honors men and women from Coronado who have honorably served their country.
Each honoree’s biography was read, and Coronado Mayor Bailey presented the honoree or family member with a duplicate of the banner which will be displayed on the Avenue of Heroes along Third and Fourth streets.
|Everleigh D. “Chub” Willems
Solomon “Sol” Atkinson
Gordon D. Cady
William F. Grimm
Wayne W. Hoffmann Russell Lloyd Jr.
Scott Markel, MD
John B. McKinny
|Donald F. Milligan
William B. Rennie
Hugh J. Rosania
Arcia Ola “A.O.” Turner
Mark K. Williamson
Nominations to honor someone with a Hometown Banner are accepted on a continuous basis. Any active duty or retired service members, from enlisted personnel to officers, who live or have lived in Coronado are eligible.
Additional information on the Hometown Banner program can be found by searching “Hometown Banner” on the City’s website: www.coronado.ca.us. The City is actively accepting nominations for future banner candidates living or deceased from any branch of the military.
For more information about Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan – NASNI mtg, go to www.san.org/nasni
May is Bike Month: Every May, Coronado and the community celebrate National Bike Month by bicycling to work or school, and logging miles with the San Diego Association of Government’s iCommute program. Participants also can attend one of the many bicycling events planned for Bike Month in Coronado. Join the City in any and all the planned events or just ride your bike. Coronado is proud to have been designated as both a Bicycle Friendly Community and a Bicycle Friendly Business (City Hall) at the silver level by the League of American Bicyclists. Bike month activities in May include:
- Bike to School Day: Thursday, May 9
- Mayor’s Ride: Saturday, May 11, at 12:30 p.m. at Spreckels Park
- Bike to Work Day: Thursday, May 16
- Coronado Bikes to the Movies: Tidelands Park – Friday, May 17; prescreen activities 6:30 to 8 p.m.; movie starts at 8 p.m. – Movie is Mary Poppins
From the City of Coronado weekly newsletter