Coronado has a wonderful public art walking tour, a great way to see Coronado if you have a few hours to spend the time. Go to the CoronadoArts.com website or download the PDF document below with a map and list of the art installations around Coronado.
Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and the perfect day to begin a two-week community clean-up. With six months of activity-restricting, hope pummeling COVID 19 behind us, why not apply that bottled-up energy to making our days brighter… and cleaner!
Emerald Keepers is calling on all community groups — service clubs, churches, scouts, student clubs, classrooms, and any other form of Coronado social group – to commit to cleaning their neighborhoods and public areas. From ocean to bay, the Cays to North Island, lend a hand to CAN THE TRASH, September 7th to 21st. The collective impact of litter accumulating in Coronado (e.g., take-out disposables, single-use plastics, disposable masks and other PPE) from both on-island activities has taken a toll on our neighborhoods, parks, beaches, parking lots, and medians.
Individual participants are asked to send photos of their trash pick-up via email to EmeraldKeepers@gmail.com to be entered into a drawing to be held Friday, September 25th. Emerald Keepers will give away sustainable products and local businesses gift certificates. All photos are due by midnight, September 21st. A list of prizes will soon be on Emerald Keepers website, EmeraldKeepers.org.
Coronado Cultural Arts Commission has its own CoronadoArts YouTube channel loaded with all sorts of great video content. Featuring artists, public art, programs and events, this channel is in addition to a ton of content on their website at CoronadoArts.com.
This Day in History – August 18, 1923 – the new San Diego Yacht Club formally opened its new and (supposedly) permanent home on Glorietta Bay. John D. Spreckels was a charter member of the club. He donated land just south of Tent City along the bay shore (probably close to where Glorietta Bay Park sits now). The Club flag was raised by Rear Admiral Ashley Robertson hoisted the flags, marking the official opening of the new location.
The land measured 200’ x 250’. The clubhouse building was 100’ long along the water by 25’ deep. The building was rustic and included a large dining room, full kitchen, small rooms for meetings, locker and dressing rooms. A wide deck spanned across the front of the clubhouse with two docks and a 60’ signal mast. Glorietta Bay was too shallow for larger yachts so the yacht club also had a basin in San Diego Bay closer to the mouth of the channel. In 1934, the club moved back to San Diego, but by then Coronado Yacht Club was up and running in Glorietta Bay.
From the City of Coronado Weekly Newsletter August 7, 2020
Library Expands its Offerings with Link+: The Coronado Public Library has joined a resource sharing network called Link+ (Link Plus), which increases the number of titles available for free checkout at the Library from less than 200,000 to more than 22 million. Thanks to a state funded grant, which covered installation and set-up costs for the first year of service, the Library is now part of Link+ free interlibrary loan service that allows Library patrons to request books and audiobooks from a cooperative network of over 60 member libraries, including 22 academic and 46 public libraries. Requested items are normally received within four days and can be checked out for three weeks. One additional three-week renewal is available as long as there are no reservations at the owning institution. Call the Library for help at (619) 522-7390, click here for the Library’s Link+ page or click here for a video tutorial.
The City of Coronado is sponsoring the Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge. Consider signing up as part of a team to help your friends, co-workers and family members complete the Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge. More than 150 teams have signed up, including the City Manager’s Office. Together, we have completed 136 miles. It is easy to log your miles whatever they may be from, riding, running, walking. Coronado residents are encouraged to participate in the City’s fitness triple crown, which was created to get people active during the pandemic while practicing social distancing; build community; and celebrate the City’s 130th anniversary. Finishers will receive a medal. Easy Day Sports, based in Coronado, will manage the registration, the website tracking workouts and T-shirt sales. For information on registration, email Easy Day at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more details.
Emerald Read, Dr. Stephen Palumbi, Director of Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station to Speak Thursday
Emerald Keepers is pleased to present an evening with author and Director of Stanford University”s Hopkins Marine Station on Thursday evening (July 16) at 7:00pm. Dr. Palumbi will discuss his book, The Death and Life of Monterey Bay – A Story of Revival. You do not have to have read the book to join the webinar. Co-authored with Carolyn Sotka, the book has something for everyone: history, ecology, activism, hope, and change. Palumbi and Sotka tell the story of the recovery of Monterey Bay. Parallels can be drawn between the individuals and small groups who worked to save Monterey Bay and our Emerald Keepers who work to make our community more sustainable and care for our marine environments. His book is available at the Coronado Public Library and for purchase at Bay Books.
Dr. Palumbi has been featured on Today, TED Talks, BBC series The Future is Wild and the History Channel’s World Without People. Other recent films appearances include The End of the Line, and the Canadian Broadcasting series One Ocean. Major work continues on the microdocumentary project, the Short Attention Span Science Theater. Steve’s band, Sustainable Soul, has several songs out, including Crab Love and The Last Fish Left.
Coronado Community Band hasn’t let current events keep them making beautiful music. Enjoy this piece of music that was recorded separately by members of the band and pieced together for your enjoyment.
We are so fortunate in Coronado to have two pools to accommodate the large population of swimmers and water sports enthusiasts. The BBMAC – Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Center is now open for lap swimming and water aerobics. Besides the big pool, the BBMAC is the only facility to open its small pool as well for aquatics activities.
Other activities (swim lessons, etc.) are happening at the pool so check the schedule for the times on different days. The swim hours are posted on their website, reservations required.
To reserve your space, please contact:
Carrie Fisher-Fernan, Aquatics Director
Phone: (619)972-6576 between 7:00am – 5:00pm
After a long and difficult deployment, the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN71) returned to NBC North Island today. WELCOME HOME!
SAN DIEGO (July 9, 2020) U.S. Navy Sailors man the rails as Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) maneuvers into port with the help of tug boats. Roosevelt returned to Naval Air Station North Island after a six-month deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 7th Fleet areas of operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Russell Lindsey)