July 14, 2023
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City News and Updates
Annual Tradition Draws Big Crowds to Fourth of July
The Fourth of July annual celebrations, including the parade, concerts, Navy Leap Frogs demonstration, and fireworks display were enjoyed by an estimated 100,000 people. Thank you to the Coronado Fourth of July organization and their many volunteers for coordinating this outstanding annual event!

Coronado Police & Fire, including the Lifeguards, provided for the public safety of the community, responding to emergencies, medical aid calls, and ocean rescues. The City's new public safety vessel, The Guardian, made a positive impact while patrolling Glorietta Bay. Special thanks to the Public Services team who prepared for and cleaned up after the festivities and to Coronado residents for supporting this signature event!
Centenarians to Share Wit, Wisdom, & Pursuit of Well-Being
The public is invited to a free inspirational and captivating "100 Years" discussion on July 21 at the Coronado Public Library at 1 pm.

Meet and hear from six Coronado centenarians from 100 to 103 years of age who will share their wit, wisdom, and pursuit of well-being with attendees. These inspirational presenters will be joined by Cynthia Mendolia, National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach and Leigh Ann Webster, Executive Director for the National Board Health & Wellness Coaching. After the event, a recorded version will be posted on the Library's Facebook and YouTube sites.
Become a Student Representative for a City Commission
The City is seeking a youth representation to serve on the Parks & Recreation Commission. This non-voting member is appointed by the City Council to gain insight and experience in local government and to act as a liaison between the high school population and the Recreation & Golf Services Department.

Serving as a student representative on the commission provides a wonderful opportunity for a young resident to get involved in local government. The term is for one year and the application deadline is open until filled. Interested high school residents can apply online by clicking on the Parks & Recreation Commission vacancy tab or by calling the City Clerk's Office at 619.522.7320.
Five Tips for a Safe, Relaxing Day at the Beach
Everyone loves visiting the beach! Coronado's Beach Lifeguards recommend following a few important safety guidelines when planning the day's beach outings.

  • Never swim alone and always swim near a lifeguard.
  • Check-in with lifeguard for current conditions.
  • Know your limits. When in doubt, don’t go out!
  • Keep constant watch of children under your supervision.
  • Don't forget sun safety.
Navigating Your Ride Safely Around Town
View this short video on how to have fun safe rides on your bike or e-bike this summer.

  • Protect yourself, wear a good-fitting helmet.
  • Stop at all traffic lights and stop signs.
  • Stay on the bike paths and lanes when possible.
  • Walk bikes where signage states riding is prohibited. 
Coronado TV Broadcasts Public Meetings in High Definition
On July 6, the City began broadcasting to its local TV Channel 19 in high definition (HD). City Council and other public meetings are already streamed in HD over the Internet. Until this point, Charter/Spectrum used only a standard definition broadcast on Coronado's TV channel. 

Residents who have a set-top box (STB) should now see programing in high definition. The STB is a digital, two-way communication cable-box device used to change channels. The STB is required for HD content delivery. Customers who need a STB for the high definition should visit the Spectrum store on Orange Avenue or contact Spectrum Customer Care at 833.267.6094.
New Recreation & Golf Services Brochure Available Online
Check out the new Fall/Winter Recreation & Golf Services brochure outlining the next season's programs, classes, and activities. Online registration starts on July 19 for residents and on July 26 for nonresidents, walk-ins, and call-in registrations. 

A new registration and reservations system was introduced on July 10 and provides a more user-friendly experience for the public to view and register for upcoming programs. Need help registering? On Saturday, July 15 at 10 am, a free public workshop will be held at the John D. Spreckels Center to introduce the new system to the public.
Community Programs & Events

Now & Ready: The Surprising Roles of Aircraft Carriers

Marvel at the surprising roles of aircraft carriers, from supplying
an American city’s electricity to volcano evacuations to marathon hostage crises, with this fascinating talk by Capt. Ralph “Rafe” Arnott, USN (ret) and U.S.S. Midway volunteer. The free lecture is on Thursday, July 20 at 11 am. Learn more.
Communicate Your Medical Goals In Case of Emergency

Learn to make sense of the abbreviations to empower your healthcare preferences on Thursday, July 20 at 2 pm. Join the free discussion with Sharp Coronado professionals about the details and benefits of advance care planning. Registration is not required. Learn more.
Discover Magic Camps Provide Fun for Aspiring Magicians

Has your child got the magician bug? Coronado Recreation has the perfect opportunity for them. On August 7 and August 11, the Community Center is hosting two Discover Magic Camps where children will learn how to: make things appear, amaze their friends with card tricks and even make objects levitate! Learn more.

City of Coronado Public Meeting Calendar
*Meetings are subject to cancellation

City Council Meeting
July 18, 4:00 pm, City Council Chamber

Historic Resource Commission
July 19, 3:00 pm, City Council Chamber

Cultural Arts Special Commission
July 20, 4:30 pm, City Council Chamber

Planning Commission
July 25, 3:00 pm, City Council Chamber

Design Review Commission
July 26, 3:00 pm, City Council Chamber

Traffic Operations Committee
July 27, 2:00 pm, City Council Chamber
Golf Course Advisory Committee
July 27, 3 pm, Golf Course Board Room
City Council Regular Meeting Schedule
The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting takes place on July 18, at 4 pm in the City Council Chambers, located at 1825 Strand Way.

Review Council agendas and minutes and watch live or archived meetings on the City's website.

Arts & Culture

Five on Friday: Plan your week ahead with the five hottest upcoming arts and cultural events going on in Coronado with "Five on Friday," a feature brought to you by CoronadoARTS.com. Click on the logo to view this week's edition.
PAWS: Pets of the Week
Peach is a two-year-old adorable Chihuahua mix. She is a little reserved and does better with children over the age of six. Peach would love to find her forever home with her buddy, Daisy, so they can continue to be together.
Presley is a three-year-old German shepherd mix who would love a yard to romp and play in. She makes a great driving buddy and tends to sit peacefully at your side, while resting her head on your leg.
Daisy is living in a foster home with Peach. Daisy is a three-year-old crate trained terrier mix. She is outgoing, loves to play and does well with children. If possible, Daisy would love to be adopted together with Peach.
Learn more about these pets online at PAWS of Coronado, which operates the City’s Animal Care Facility.