Sixth Trip  Added to Commuter Ferries

Sixth Trip Added to Commuter Ferries

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

C3 Gallery Artist Reception

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:

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.

Activities at the Spreckels Center

Activities at the Spreckels Center

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

  • 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

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


Orange Avenue Banners

Orange Avenue Banners

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 For more information, call (619) 522-2633.

‘Penelope’ Public Art to be Celebrated

‘Penelope’ Public Art to be Celebrated

The San Diego Unified Port District will celebrate a new public art piece in Tidelands Park at 11 a.m. on September 12 and invites the community to see “Penelope” by Fallbrook artist Michael Stutz. The 6-foot-tall bronze sculpture of the wife of Odysseus in Homer’s “Odyssey” will be installed in its new waterfront location overlooking San Diego Bay and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge in the northeast corner of Tidelands Park, 2000 Mullinex Drive. The artwork was first commissioned by the Port’s Public Art Program in 2009 and was previously located on the San Diego Waterfront between Seaport Village and Tuna Harbor. Due to the construction of an area park, “Penelope” was temporarily moved off the waterfront and placed into storage.

Coronado First Responders 9/11 Tribute

Contact:  Janine Zúñiga
Coronado, CA (September 9, 2019) 

Coronado First Responders 9/11 Tribute

Coronado Firefighters, Police, Lifeguards and local military personnel will gather at Fire Station 36 at 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, for a brief 9/11 memorial ceremony.

Coronado’s first responders will mark the attacks on September 11, 2001, with an invocation, a moment of silence and a symbolic ringing of the station’s bell. This will be followed by comments from the Fire and Police chiefs, and Navy Base Coronado Executive Officer Capt. John DePree.

The ceremony provides an opportunity to reflect on the events of that day 18 years ago and to remember the loss of life that occurred. The City’s public safety officials especially remember all of the emergency responders and military personnel that lost their lives during their service to others.

The invocation by Chaplain Mickey Stonier will be followed by a moment of silence that begins at 6:56 a.m. and lasts three minutes to mark the time of the collapse of the World Trade Center South Tower. At 6:59 a.m., the bell at the station will ring three sets of five chimes each. Three fives is a common signal in fire service for a Line of Duty Death.

The community is invited to attend the short ceremony, which will conclude at approximately 7:15 a.m. with a performance on the bagpipes, at the Fire Station, 1001 Sixth St.

On Saturday, September 7, more than two dozen Coronado firefighters, police officers, spouses, friends and supporters participated as a team in the annual San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. They climbed 110 flights of stairs, the same number as in the twin towers, wearing the name of a fallen emergency responder whose life was lost on that day.

This Week at the Coronado Public Library

This Week at the Coronado Public Library

This week at the Coronado Public Library
(619) 522-7390

NEW! – Baby Story Time
Monday September 9, 10:10 a.m. in the Ruby Room.

Story Time
Tuesdays in the Ruby Room
Toddler Story Time 10:10 a.m.
Preschool Story Time 10:45 a.m.
Tinker Tuesday
To celebrate Arts Education week, experiment with baking soda and vinegar to make works of art.

Tuesday, September 10, 3:30 p.m. in the Ruby Room

POV Film & Discussion: Bisbee ’17
Free screening of the POV Documentary Bisbee ‘17, in partnership with KPBS and POV Documentaries.
Tuesday, September 10, 6 p.m. in the Winn Room

Teens Create: Hands on Henna
Create your own Henna tattoo!
Wednesday, September 11, 2:30 p.m. in the Ruby Room

Free Tutoring for Teens
Encourage your Middle School, High School, or College student to attend our FREE Tutoring & SAT Prep Workshop at the Coronado Library on the second Tuesday of every month during the 2019 – 2020 school year.
Tuesday, September 10, 4 p.m. in the Conference Room

Rethinking Penelope- A Lunchtime Lecture
In anticipation of the unveiling of the public art sculpture “Penelope” at Tidelands Park on September 12th, the Library invites the public to a lecture on the mythical character by Dr. Laurel Corona. Light lunch refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, September 11, 12:30 p.m. in the Winn Room

Youth Event: Pokemon Meetup
Calling Pokemon trainers! New to the game or have you caught them all? Children and teens are welcome to come share and learn how to play Pokemon.
Thursday, September 12, 3:30 p.m. in the Ruby Room

Author Event – George Galdorisi
Join us with author George Galdorisi for the story behind the famous kiss.
Thursday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. in the Winn Room

Library App Workshop
Need help getting eBooks or eMagazines? Come to our Library App Workshop to find out about how to access various library material. Don’t forget to bring your device. No sign up required.
Thursday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room

Story Time
Fridays in the Winn Room
Toddler Story Time 10:10 a.m.
Preschool Story Time 10:45 p.m.

Autumn Piano Concert Series
Join us each Friday in September at 1 pm for a free piano concert. This week’s featured pianist is Rolf Olsen.

Friday, September 13, 1 p.m. in the Winn Room

Vegetable Gardening 101
Join us with Karan Greenwald who will show us the basics for a successful and bountiful harvest,  in the ground or in pots. Whether you are just starting or already have a garden, there is always something new to learn. Handouts will be provided.
Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. in the Winn Room

Anime Club
The Anime Club will be meeting to screen Attack on Titan.
Saturday, September 14, 2 pm in the Ruby Room

Explore the Microcosmos with Foldscopes
Come build your own foldscope, a portable paper microscope. Sign up at the Children’s desk.
Saturday, September 14, 2-4 p.m. in the Ruby Room

Community Read – Voting Ends Friday, September 13
Voting ends this Friday for the 2020 Coronado Community Read.
Vote here:
Winner will be announced at the Music Festival.

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SAVE THE DATE -Taste of Coronado 2019


Taste of Coronado 2019
Thursday, October 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

10th Annual Taste of Coronado – presented by the Coronado Junior Woman’s Club

Spend the evening on Coronado Island, indulging your senses and enjoying amazing bites prepared by our local chefs. Take a culinary trip around the world sampling from our local bistros. Meander along Orange Avenue or take a ride on the complimentary trolley. This will be a night to remember so come and bring your friends!

Tickets are open to all ages but you must be 21 or older to participate in the alcohol tastings.
On the day of the event, please bring your e-ticket print out to on our our ticket locations on Orange Ave

 + Location #1 Rotary Plaza at the 1000 block of Orange Ave
+ Location #2 Ferry Landing, 1201 1st St (intersection of 1st St & B Ave)

We will exchange your ticket for a tasting card. You can start your tastings from either end of Orange Avenue.

Annual Tree Trimming

Annual Tree Trimming

The City’s contractor has started its annual tree trimming service for publicly owned trees in the area bounded by Alameda Boulevard, Orange Avenue, First Street and Fourth Street. The area is called Sector 1 and is outlined in the map below. The City asks residents to please be aware of no-parking signs throughout that sector and plan ahead. There are approximately 1,100 trees to be trimmed in Sector 1. The work may take up to 90 days. The tree trimming contractor will have a crew of about five members with several large trucks moving throughout the area. The work should be completed by mid-October.

From the City of Coronado Weekly Update 8-30-19