The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds did a spectacular flyover across San Diego yesterday honoring healthcare and frontline workers during the pandemic. As part of the flight the squadron flew over Coronado to give us a closeup thrill of patriotism.
The February issue of Crown City Magazine is available around town. Look for it in your mail or various locations around Coronado.
The San Diego Unified Port District will celebrate a new public art piece in Tidelands Park at 11 a.m. on September 12 and invites the community to see “Penelope” by Fallbrook artist Michael Stutz. The 6-foot-tall bronze sculpture of the wife of Odysseus in Homer’s “Odyssey” will be installed in its new waterfront location overlooking San Diego Bay and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge in the northeast corner of Tidelands Park, 2000 Mullinex Drive. The artwork was first commissioned by the Port’s Public Art Program in 2009 and was previously located on the San Diego Waterfront between Seaport Village and Tuna Harbor. Due to the construction of an area park, “Penelope” was temporarily moved off the waterfront and placed into storage.
The City’s contractor has started its annual tree trimming service for publicly owned trees in the area bounded by Alameda Boulevard, Orange Avenue, First Street and Fourth Street. The area is called Sector 1 and is outlined in the map below. The City asks residents to please be aware of no-parking signs throughout that sector and plan ahead. There are approximately 1,100 trees to be trimmed in Sector 1. The work may take up to 90 days. The tree trimming contractor will have a crew of about five members with several large trucks moving throughout the area. The work should be completed by mid-October.
From the City of Coronado Weekly Update 8-30-19
September at the Spreckels Center:
- On Tuesdays, September 10 and 17, from noon to 4 p.m., the AARP Smart Driver course, the nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older, will be held at the John D. Spreckels Center.The California Department of Motor Vehicles recognizes this course as an approved Mature Driver Improvement Course for an automobile insurance premium reduction. Please check prior to taking this course for any additional requirements for eligibility. Attendance at both sessions is required. The fee is $15 for AARPmembers and $20 for nonmembers. Call now to reserve your seat.
- The Spreckels Center continues its quarterly Osher Lifelong Learning Institute partnership “Saturday Arts Lecture” on Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The streaming lecture will be “It’s Only Rock and Roll: The Folk Revival: Guthrie to Dylan.” Robert Cancel, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of California, San Diego, is the featured speaker. Register now to reserve a seat.
- Balboa Park Tour on Thursday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with docent-led tours of the Spanish Village Art Center and the Timken Museum of Art, as well as an optional lunch at the Prado. Cost is $35 for Coronado residents/$44 for nonresidents. This Balboa Park day trip includes transportation from the Spreckels Center, along with the expertly guided tours. Lunch is not included in the price.
- Armchair Travel Returns Tuesday, September 17, at 6 p.m. with adventures to the Taj Mahal. Coronado’s own Helen Anderson, who founded the Armchair Travel program in 2013, is the evening’s featured speaker. Light refreshments begin at 6 p.m. followed by the speaker’s presentation at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $6 for residents, $7 for non-residents.
Today marks a milestone of 50 years for the San Diego – Coronado Bridge. Opening at midnight on August 3, 1969 at the same time the Coronado Ferry ceased operations after 83 years. It was a day full of emotion for Coronado residents who grieved at the loss of their beloved ferries and a simpler way of life, but at the same time marveled with amazement and concern at the bridge, knowing that their island was undergoing big changes.
Tonight the city celebrates with a concert, hosting the golden anniversary celebration on Saturday, August 3, with a community concert on the Golf Course greens on the actual anniversary of the bridge’s opening. The concert is free and open to the public. Local band “Ron’s Garage” will perform music from the 1960s from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The July issue of Crown City Magazine looks back to 1969 and tells stories of the history of the bridge as well as highlighting history in Coronado circa 1969. www.CrownCityMagazine.com