March 10, 2023
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Community News and Updates
New Fire Chief Appointed to Lead Fire Department
Jayson Summers has been appointed as the new Fire Chief for the City of Coronado. He takes the helm when Chief Mike Blood, who leaves behind a strong legacy of service to the community, retires at the end of the month.
Chief Summers has been a dedicated member of the Coronado Fire Department for the past 17 years. Currently, Chief Summers serves as Coronado’s Division Chief, overseeing Fire Prevention and Emergency Management, and has 22 years of emergency service experience. Jayson Summers begins his new role on April 1.
Weather Delays Court Resurfacing Improvement Project
As a result of the continuing wet, cold weather, the City’s Tennis and Pickleball Court Resurfacing Project has been delayed. This improvement project includes refreshing the surfaces and restriping the City’s courts for tennis and pickleball.

The material used in resurfacing is sensitive to moisture and temperature and the contractor must wait to apply the resurfacing materials in dry and consistently warmer conditions. If the temperatures are too wet or cold, the surface won’t cure properly, and may lead to the surface cracking and additional repairs further down the line. Waiting for the correct temperatures to start construction on the project will go a long way toward providing the best outcome for our courts. If dry, warmer temperatures prevail, the contractor anticipates the work beginning in early April. 
Coronado Public Library Kicks Off Community Read With "Project Hail Mary" Events
Now in its seventh year, Coronado Community READ unites the community through the shared reading of a single book selected by the community. This year’s Community READ kicked off this month with the book “Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir.

The book is an adventurous sci-fi thriller about the unknowns of space. To celebrate Project Hail Mary, the Coronado Public Library is hosting several book discussions, films for all ages, and space-themed projects for kids. The event finale includes a Beatles tribute concert. The calendar of events is available on the Coronado Public Library website.
City Still Seeking Applicants for Civil Service Commission
The City is still seeking interested residents to serve on the Civil Service Commission. The Commission members are responsible for interpreting and administering Civil Service rules and regulations concerning all City employees.
For more information or to apply, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 619.522.7320 or check the information on the City's website. 

Beach Lifeguard Training Camps Begin
The Fire Department’s Beach Lifeguard team will be hosting three training camps in March to help those preparing for the San Diego Regional Lifeguard Academy. The Beach Lifeguard Training camps will focus on skills that lifeguards use every day, including swimming, running, and paddling.

Beach Lifeguards staff will also mentor and provide participants firsthand knowledge of what it takes to become a Beach Lifeguard at the City of Coronado. 
Breakfast With The Easter Bunny On April 8
Recreation is hosting the annual "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny" and tickets are now on sale. The event on Saturday, April 8 will be in the Community Center. Families will enjoy a breakfast buffet and children will create Easter crafts, spin the prize wheel, visit with the Easter Bunny, and participate in a personalized Easter Egg Hunt. 

Participants are encouraged to bring a basket to collect eggs and their camera to capture their little ones with the Easter Bunny. Tickets for children ages 12 and under are $12, and for 13 and over are $16.

Call 619.522.7342 to purchase tickets.
Daylight Savings Time Begins This Weekend
Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 12. While setting your clocks forward one hour, take steps to help keep you and your family safe.

Check your smoke detectors and replace the batteries. Do the same for your carbon monoxide detectors. Consider switching to smoke alarms with nonreplaceable (long-life) batteries which are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years.

Smoke alarms save lives, when properly installed and maintained. They play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.

Annual Street Preventative Maintenance Work Begins Soon
Each year, City crews apply a slurry seal to a portion of Coronado’s public streets to refresh the existing asphalt surfaces. The annual preventative maintenance program extends the life of the city's existing street surface and minimizes future costly repairs as the asphalt pavement degrades. 

Work is anticipated to begin in the next one to two weeks. Initial work will consist of striping and pavement marking removal, followed by crack sealing, all in preparation for the application of the slurry seal. About two weeks after the slurry seal is applied, striping and pavement markings will be re-installed. Temporary traffic control and road closures will be in place throughout construction operations. Notifications will be delivered by the Contractor, American Asphalt South, to residents along affected streets. The notice will provide the exact date of individual road closures about five days ahead of time.
Community Programs & Events
Kristin Hannah Live in Conversation with Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Kristin Hannah, #1 New York
Times bestselling author, will be at the Coronado Performing Arts Theatre on March 15 at 7:00 pm. The appearance is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Coronado Library, in partnership with Warwick's Bookstore. Open seating tickets are $10 and benefit the Friends of the Library. A limited number of seats are available with purchase of Hannah’s new book, The Four Winds. Hannah will be interviewed by another top selling author, Susan Elizabeth Phillips. 
Details here.
Be Healthy: Free Health & Wellness Fair on March 23

The Spreckels Center Hospital Resource Health & Wellness Fair is scheduled for Thursday, March 23 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The John D. Spreckels Center and Sharp Coronado Hospital will conduct free health screenings, provide local health resources, and share the latest research and information to participants on how to stay healthy.

The event is free and registration is not required. Contact the John D. Spreckels Center for more information.
Spring Break Jr. Tennis Camp Registration is Open

The Coronado Tennis Center is offering a spring break camp for ages 9 to 12 years to improve their skills and to have fun. The Junior Tennis Camp runs from March 27-31 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Register now and give your child an unforgettable experience on the court. The full-week cost for residents is $440 and $462 for non-residents. The daily drop-in fee for residents is $105 and $110 for non-residents.

Learn more here.

Public Meeting Calendar
*Meetings are subject to cancellation.

Parks & Recreation Commission
March 13, 3:30 pm
City Council Chamber

Library Board of Trustees
March 14, 3:00 pm
Coronado Public Library

Planning Commission
March 14, 3:00 pm
City Council Chamber

Historic Resource Commission
March 15, 3:00 pm
City Council Chamber

City Council Meeting
March 21, 4:00 pm
City Council Chamber

Design Review Commission
March 22, 3:00 pm
City Council Chamber

Traffic Operations Committee
March 23, 2:00 PM
City Council Chamber

Golf Course Advisory Committee
March 23, 3:00 PM
Golf Course Board Room

City Council Meeting Schedule
The next City Council meeting takes place on March 21, 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

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PAWS: Pets of the Week
Lady is a little over one year old and is gentle and sweet. She does well with other dogs; however, she is easily intimidated by energetic and forward dogs. Lady would do best in a calm household where she can continue to gain more confidence and blossom.
If you are a fan of big dogs and enjoy a fun-loving, puppy-like personality, then Zeus is your guy. He is a gentle giant, moves slowly, and loves other dogs. Zeus is a mixed breed and is comfortable around people of all ages.
At one years old, Phoebe is spunky, playful, and is eager to please. She loves to play with other dogs and pounce around the yard. Phoebe is trusting with people, eager to please, and ready to learn new things. She is looking for her forever home.

To learn more about these pets, go online to PAWS of Coronado, which operates the City’s Animal Care Facility.