Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge

Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge

From the City of Coronado:

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 contact@easydaysports.com or click here for more details.

Emerald Read – Dr Stephen Palumbi

Emerald Read, Dr. Stephen Palumbi, Director of Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station to Speak Thursday

Emerald Read - Dr Stephen Palumbi

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.

Visit EmeraldKeepers.org for the link for tomorrow’s webinar.

Coronado Community Band Goes Virtual

Coronado Community Band Goes Virtual

Coronado Community Band Goes Virtual

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.

BBMAC Is OPEN

BBMAC Is OPEN

BBMAC Is OPEN

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
Email: info@bbmac.org
Phone: (619)972-6576  between 7:00am – 5:00pm

Welcome Home USS Theodore Roosevelt

Welcome Home USS Theodore Roosevelt

Welcome Home USS Theodore Roosevelt!

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)

Navy LEAPFROGS Jump Over Coronado

Look skyward at 2:00pm over Glorietta Bay for the Navy LEAPFROGS, celebrating 4th of July on Coronado.

Navy LEAPFROGS to jump over Glorietta Bay on the Fourth of July at 2:00PM.  
The Leap Frogs are based in San Diego and perform aerial parachute demonstrations around the nation in support of Naval Special Warfare and Navy recruiting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey L. Adams/Released)

Coronado 4th of Coronado 2020 Cancelled

Coronado 4th of Coronado 2020 Cancelled

Coronado 4th of Coronado 2020 Cancelled! Still hard to believe Coronado isn’t going to have a true Coronado 4th of July celebration this year.  For more information go the City of Coronado WEBSITE. Crowds are still expected in town, so be safe, practice social distancing and wear a mask when you do venture out. Have a nice weekend….

coronado 4th of july

Fourth of July 2020

Fourth of July 2020

From the City Manager’s Weekly Newsletter…..

Fourth of July 2020:  The City reminds the community that the traditional Fourth of July celebrations in Coronado have been canceled due to the pandemic. This does not mean, however, that Coronado  will be empty. On the contrary, the City is preparing for the long holiday weekend and expected large crowds. Beaches and parks are open and parking restrictions have been lifted. Restaurants and hotels have reopened with restrictions. It is not business as usual but still visitors are expected.  The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday but the holiday is observed on Friday, July 3. Many City facilities will be closed but some will be open with limited hours. There are some events being planned that the City is monitoring and certain City facilities will be open throughout the three-day weekend.

Fourth of July 2020 City of Coronado Schedule

Fourth of July Schedule

Go to: City Manager’s Weekly Report

North Island History

North Island History

North Island History 

To Citizens of Coronado – 
In order to give employment to Beach residents during the Spring and coming Summer, the Coronado Beach Company have decided to allow selected portions of North Island cleared of firewood. The Company will set aside certain ground for the exclusive use of any resident who desires to devote time to cutting wood, and after the wood is cut will furnish team to haul same to market or residence, dividing equally the quantity cut. If the party desires to sell the wood In San Diego, the Company will furnish team, wagon and driver, and divide the proceeds. A good day’s work should secure a cord, which sells at $8 in San Diego.

Apply to T. J. Seeley, G avenue, between Fourth and Fifth streets, or at Company’s office.

E. S. Babcock, Jr. President

This article of North Island history was printed in the June 21, 1890 edition of the Coronado Mercury – Newpaper archives of the Coronado Public Library. 

State Highway Relinquishment

State Highway Relinquishment

BIG NEWS from the City of Coronado. At the City Council meeting on June 16, 2020, Coronado City Council agreed to take over CALTRANS state routes 75 and 282, clearing the way for the city to dictate and control the traffic flow and closure of roads when needed or desired.  Approving the state highway relinquishment is an amazing development!

Press Release – City of Coronado

State Highway Relinquishment: After a lengthy period of evaluation, the City Council agreed to accept the relinquishment of state Routes 75 and 282. The California Department of Transportation has for years requested that the City consider taking over SR 75 and 282. On Tuesday, June 16, the City accepted Caltrans’ offer of a $22 million one-time lump sum payment.  The City will take the $22 million and an internal transfer of $9.3 million to form a new fund that will be used to provide the necessary ongoing maintenance of the highways in perpetuity. The move will allow Coronado to have more control in the operation of the roadways to better represent the interests of Coronado’s residents and business community. The agreement does not include the San Diego-Coronado Bridge complex but does include:

  1. SR 75 from Glorietta Boulevard near the toll plaza to Tulagi Road at the Naval Amphibious Base;
  2. SR 75 from Tulagi Road to the Coronado city limits at Imperial Beach; and
  3. SR 282 from Orange Avenue to, and including, the 300 block of Alameda Boulevard.

The relinquishment agreement may go into effect as early as January 2021. The California legislature and governor will need to approve a related bill and, in parallel, the California Transportation Commission will need to approve the relinquishment. Once formalized, the City would immediately take control of the roadways and treat them in the same manner as the City’s current inventory of more than 40 roadway miles.