Coronado Police Officer Honored

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.

Alley Restriping in February 2019

From the City Manager’s Weekly Newsletter:

Public Services Work Updates:  City crews are working on a number of projects around the City.

  • Streets Division will touch up the line striping at the Avenida de las Arenas intersection January 28-29 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This is overnight work so lanes will be shut down. However, one lane will always remain open. The crosswalk has faded, and the City is switching to thermoplastic instead of paint because it lasts longer.

  • The second of five phases to re-stripe fire lanes in alleys in the Village area will be done from February 4-18, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. per the map below. No-parking signs will be set up on February 4 with work beginning on February 7. The striping will be done on “off” days for trash pick-up.

Garry Bonelli newest SD Port Chairman

Garry Bonelli newest SD Port Chairman

The Port of San Diego swore in its 2019 Board of Port Commissioners Executive Officers on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 during ceremonies held at Coasterra restaurant on Harbor Island.

Garry Bonelli, who represents the City of Coronado, was sworn in as Chairman; Ann Moore, who represents the City of Chula Vista, was sworn in as Vice Chair; and Michael Zucchet, one of three City of San Diego representatives, was sworn in as Secretary.

During his inauguration speech, Chairman Bonelli stated his theme for 2019, “Renaissance on the Bay.”

“In old French, the word ‘renaissance’ means ‘rebirth.’ Nothing better describes the Port of San Diego and its waters, which churn and change ceaselessly, never quite the same from moment to moment. Each of us can look at San Diego Bay and see something different, which is as it should be,” Bonelli said.

Chairman Bonelli laid out four priorities for a new, better San Diego Bay in 2019 – clean water, the Port Master Plan Update (PMPU), the Chula Vista Bayfront project, and the Coronado Ferry Landing – and noted the progress the Port has already made. Bonelli reported that San Diego Bay is cleaner today than it has been in decades and will become cleaner still due to various Port programs and campaigns, as well as partnerships with many private organizations and public agencies.

(Adapted from Port of San Diego press release)

Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation

Winter/Spring RegistrationRegistration is now open for both residents and non-residents for classes in the Recreation & Golf Services Winter/Spring brochure. The latest brochure is available to view online and has a new online look.

EDCO Disposal Pickup

Christmas, being on a Tuesday will push disposal collection one day later.  The only day not affected will be Monday, December 24.   EDCO Schedule

Avenue of Heroes Ceremony

Public Invited to Avenue of Heroes Ceremony
City to Honor 13 Hometown Heroes on Saturday, November 3

Coronado, CA (October 31, 2018) – The City of Coronado invites the public to attend the next Avenue of Heroes Dedication Ceremony at Coronado High School on Saturday, November 3.

Thirteen military Hometown Heroes, who call or have called Coronado home, will be 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 Hero Banner program, which honors men and women from Coronado who have honorably served their country.

Each honoree’s biography will be read, and Coronado’s mayor will present them with a framed photograph of their banner which will be displayed along the Avenue of Heroes (Third and Fourth streets). The ceremony will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the High School Auditorium, 650 D Ave. The entrance is at the corner of D Avenue and Sixth Street. Doors will open at 10 a.m. with refreshments immediately following the ceremony.

The program is open to all active duty or retired service members, from enlisted personnel to officers, who live or have lived in Coronado. In a town known for its military presence, Coronado has plenty of candidates.

Additional information on the Hometown Hero Banner program can be found by searching “Hero” on the City’s website: www.coronado.ca.us.  The City is actively accepting applications for future banner candidates living or deceased, active duty or retired, who live or have lived in Coronado and honorably serve or have served in any branch of the military.

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Posted on 10/31/2018