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:
Posted on 02/14/2020
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)
C3 Gallery Artist Reception – Join the City of Coronado and its Cultural Arts Commission as they host an artist reception to celebrate the opening of the C3 Gallery’s newest exhibition, “50 Years Ago: Inspired by the Events of 1969.” The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, in the Nautilus Room of the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. The event is free and open to the public. There will be live music, light appetizers and a no-host bar. For more info: CoronadoArts.com
Fifty years ago, man set foot on the moon and Woodstock became a cultural milestone, as the war in Vietnam dragged on. Sesame Street premiered on Public TV. Coronado was changed forever with the opening of the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge as well as the Coronado Cays. This exhibition features artwork inspired the events of 1969.
The Spreckels Center has many events coming up. To sign up or receive additional information, stop by the Spreckels Center at 1019 Seventh St., call (619) 522-7343, or visit online at www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels.
- Trails and Ales: Take a hike through the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve on Monday, September 23, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The 1,000-acre reserve sits between Solana Beach and Encinitas. Tour the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center followed by lunch and a cold beverage at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in La Jolla. Depart from the Spreckels Center. Cost: $45 for Coronado residents and $59 for nonresidents. Transportation, parking, docent-led hike and admission is included. Lunch is not included in the cost.
- Join the California Society for Ecological Restoration for a free presentation, “San Diego: Biodiversity Bonanza, Conservation Conundrum” on Wednesday, September 25, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Spreckels Center. Botanist Michael Nieto will talk about San Diego’s natural history, environmental crises, dramatic regulatory compromises, and bright ecological future of habitat restoration.
- Happy Hour Social: Do you love live music and tasty appetizers? Then join us on Thursday, September 26, 4 to 6 p.m. for the Spreckels Center’s first Happy Hour Social event. Local musician Jerry DeMink will perform and there will be complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and hors d’ oeuvres. Alcoholic drinks may be purchased at a cash bar. Remember to pre-register at the Spreckels Center.
From the City of Coronado Weekly Update 9-20-19
School Crossing Guards: State law does not require school districts to use crossing guards, but many voluntarily establish crossing guard programs to protect the health and safety of their students. In Coronado, the City pays 100% of the costs for school crossing guards, approximately $100,000 per year. Other California cities typically do not underwrite the costs of crossing guards. In response to concerns about student safety, the City in recent years has increased crossing guards at F on Third and Fourth streets. A crossing guard is present at both Third Street and F Avenue as well as at Fourth Street and F Avenue during both morning and afternoon student crossing times. This is in addition to crossing guards at the usual locations: Sixth Street and F Avenue and Seventh Street and Orange Avenue.
From the City of Coronado Weekly Update – August 30, 2019
The next nonprofit series of banners for the Orange Avenue Banner Program installation will mark the 25th anniversary of Lamb’s Players Theatre. Banners will be installed the week of September 15 and will remain up through the Thanksgiving holiday. The program, initiated in 2016 and funded through a Discover Coronado grant, displays banners on the Orange Avenue corridor from First Street to Avenida de las Arenas. Two of the five annual banner installations are open to local nonprofit organizations. The application deadline for the January through March 2020 series is October 15. Applications are available on CoronadoARTS.com. For more information, call (619) 522-2633.