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.
Coronado’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N-2-N) is a program built on neighbors looking out for and helping one another. With multiple help-your-neighbor efforts springing up around Coronado immediately after the declaration of a national emergency, a group of citizens approached the City to propose a unified and coordinated effort to provide support to our citizens and neighbors. Through this partnership, local volunteers, your neighbors, with the support of the City of Coronado, are undertaking initiatives to get the word out to all our citizens; helping deliver food, medications, and other needs to people needing assistance; providing critical transportation for those in need; and coordinating donations to assist those suffering severe financial hardship during these times.
Programs are being organized by volunteers in the Coronado Cays, Coronado Shores, Coronado Village and Navy Housing. Coronado’s N-2-N initiative will enable residents to be better informed and able to take advantage of local efforts and resources. Launching in the next few days, be on the look-out for a neighbor to deliver a letter with program details. This program is entirely voluntary. It establishes a practical, enduring system of communication between neighbors and a simple system to ensure neighbors are OK. It is a conduit for establishing effective communications and neighborly “check-ins” as well as serving as liaisons to make the city aware of needs or trends that may arise in their neighborhoods.
In the days to come, look for a neighbor to reach out to you about this program. Again, the program is entirely voluntary and run by volunteers but during these uncertain times it is important that we maintain our sense of community. If you do not receive information regarding this program and want to participate please contact the Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N-2-N) program coordinator at CoronadoN2N@gmail.com or contact the Coronado Call Center at (619) 522-6380.
Coronado Restaurant Bingo for the win!
Support our local restaurants! The Coronado Chamber of Commerce invites you and your family to join in a game of Coronado Restaurant BINGO to help support our local eateries!
For more info and to print out your Bingo card, log on to: www.coronadochamber.com
Coronado Chamber of Commerce has compiled a great list of our local restaurants: who is offering take-out and gift certificates. Support where you can.
PAWS Canine Mayoral Race 2020
PAWS of Coronado is excited to announce the 2020 Canine Mayoral Election! This bi-annual event raises funds to help cover medical care for the animals at PAWS. The fundraiser kicks off February 10, 2020 when applications are available for hopeful “caninedidates.”
PAWS is calling all local four legged Paw-liticians with something to say. Applications will be accepted through February 28. Campaigning begins March 1 and voting takes place April 1-30. The inauguration will take place in the beginning of May (exact date TBA). To qualify, all of the caninedidates must be residents of Coronado or have been adopted from PAWS of Coronado, see additional information in application. All applications must be submitted online or delivered to the Coronado Animal Care Facility (1395 First Street).
The winner will serve as Coronado’s Canine Mayor for a two year term, runner ups will be members of the Canine City Council. All participants are welcome to join PAWS in the annual Fourth of July Parade and other PAWS activities!
Press Release from City of Coronado…..
Coronado Presidents’ Day Holiday Schedule
CORONADO, CA (January 27, 2020) – The City of Coronado will observe the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, February 17, and reminds residents and businesses that some municipal facilities around town will remain open.
Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection on Presidents’ Day. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation.
Here is the Presidents’ Day schedule:
The February issue of Crown City Magazine is available around town. Look for it in your mail or various locations around Coronado.
Second Hand Prose January Sale
The January sale at Second Hand Prose book store features Health and Fitness books, and all audiobooks and DVD’s, buy any 2 get one free of equal or lesser value.
Second Hand Prose is open daily. The Friends of the Coronado Public Library operates a book store, Second Hand Prose, behind the Library on D Avenue across from Coronado High School.
Spreckels Music Series Inaugural Concert: The John D. Spreckels Center announces the inaugural event in the Spreckels Music Series. The Series is a new initiative to host high-caliber music performances that engage the 50-plus audience. A diverse mix of performances will be offered. On Thursday, October 10, from 6 to 8:15 p.m., 35 members of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus perform selections from two of their previous concerts. The cost is $30 for Coronado residents and $37 for nonresidents and includes a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. with light refreshments and beverages provided. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. We expect this event to sell out quickly so reserve your tickets now. Sponsors are needed. For information, stop by the Spreckels Center at 1019 Seventh St., call (619) 522-7343, or visit online at www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels.
All Aboard: Coronado, Flagship to Celebrate New Sixth Ferry Trip
The City of Coronado and Flagship Cruises & Events invite locals, military and the commuting public to come aboard Tuesday, October 1, to learn about free commuter ferry service and an additional, recently approved, new free round trip between Coronado and San Diego. This brings to six the number of free weekday peak-hour commuter round trips aboard Flagship.
The public can help mark the occasion both on the Coronado Ferry Landing Pier at a media event and on the ferry with doughnuts, coffee and fun giveaways, such as helmets, bikes, locks and transit passes. Morning commuters are encouraged to provide feedback on the new schedule that aims to better align with connections to other forms of transit in downtown San Diego and points north. As a reminder, bikes, as always, are free
“The City Council heard commuters loud and clear following a survey the City conducted in May and decided to fund a new sixth round trip,” said City Manager Blair King. “Ferry riders who took the survey said they wanted an additional trip and better connections between the ferry and other forms of transit.”
King said the City believes this low cost, reliable form of alternative transportation has been greatly improved now that morning commuters can link more easily with other forms of transit located within walking and biking distance from the ferry stop to downtown San Diego. For example, if Coronado residents need to be at work in Sorrento Valley by 8:30 a.m., they can catch the 6:30 or 7:10 a.m. ferry boats, walk or bike to the Santa Fe depot in 10 minutes and connect with the 7:39 a.m. North County Coaster train. Commuters to Coronado who start work at 7:30 a.m. now have two schedule options, the 6:10 or 6:50 a.m. boats, out of the Broadway terminal.
City of Coronado supports alternative transportation and encourages commuting by bicycle, transit, rideshare and, in the summer, by using a City-funded free shuttle service because it helps reduce Coronado’s carbon footprint. The City is working to complete a Climate Action Plan to outline how Coronado is already addressing ways to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, with efforts such as providing free commuter ferry service, and create a roadmap for future actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The fare-free commuter service is provided between Broadway Pier and Coronado in the morning and return trips in the afternoon to the Convention Center Pier. It operates during peak commute periods, except on holidays. The City and Flagship provide roughly 150,000 round trips annually. The last time the city added a new trip in 2014, ridership increased by 50 trips per day, or 6,000 trips per year. A similar result is expected in 2019.
Information provided via Press Release from City of Coronado – CORONADO, CA (September 20, 2019)