2 Celebrating Art in the Coronado Community
3 Fire Department Open House – Oct. 3
4 CPR & CERT classes now available
5 City of Coronado Hires Blair King as New City Manager

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet
The Coronado Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration in a nationwide collection day for pharmaceutical drugs. A drop-off location will be open on September 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the alley behind the police station, located at 700 Orange Avenue.

The drop-off will serve as a safe spot to dispose of the drugs with no questions asked. Members from Coronado Substance Abuse Free Environment (SAFE) will also be on location offering literature on prescription abuse for those who have questions.

For more information about the scheduled drop-off or year-round drop-off locations, contact the Police Department at 619.522.7350.

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Village Theater Construction to Begin This Month
The Village Theater, located at 820 Orange Avenue, will soon be entertaining Coronado residents with first-run movies. Construction is scheduled to begin in September with a projected theater opening in March 2011.

The Village Theater originally opened its doors in 1947 and closed in 2000. In 2008, the cda entered into a Participation Agreement with Five Star Theatres, Inc. for a $2,675,000 grant for improvements to the Village Theater in exchange for the operator's commitment to showing first-run movies at the theater until 2026.

For more information about the Village Theater, contact the Community Development Agency at 619.522.7326.

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The City Makes Progress on Bicycle Master Plan
The Council-appointed Ad Hoc Bicycle Committee is making progress on the City's first Bicycle Master Plan.

Approximately 50 residents attended a community workshop last May, many by bike, to provide their feedback on the City's bicycle network and need for improvements. The comments received during the workshop were combined with data collected at various biking locations throughout the community to help form the framework for the first draft of the master plan.

The plan is currently under review by the City. An additional public workshop will be held prior to the Council hearing in order to obtain more feedback from the community. Details for the public workshop will be announced on the City's website, www.coronado.ca.us, when they become available.

Interested residents are also encouraged to attend the monthly meetings of the Ad Hoc Bicycle Committee, held on the first Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. at the Police Department Community Meeting Room, 700 Orange Avenue.

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Coronado Police and Fire Departments Encourage Residents to Protect Bikes
The Coronado Police and Fire Departments are taking steps to help residents protect their bicycles. The Police Department is partnering with the National Bike Registry® to help reduce bike theft and return stolen bikes to their rightful owners. Residents are encouraged to bring their bikes to the police station, located at 700 Orange Avenue, any Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and have them registered for $3. Police officers will help residents identify their bike's serial number and upload other necessary information to this national system to ensure that if a stolen bike is found, it can be returned to its owner, no matter where the owner may be in the country.

"Because it is a national registry, residents that move around on a regular basis would still be able to retrieve their found bikes," said Coronado Police Commander Laszlo Waczek.

Bike registration will also be offered at the Coronado Fire Department's Open House on October 3. For more information about registering bikes, contact the Police Department at 619.522.7350 or visit www.nationalbikeregistry.com.

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CERO: Coronado Emergency Radio Operators
Did you know that Coronado has a very active group of amateur (Ham) radio operators? They have a weekly net over the air and regular drills along with CERT members. Ham radio is an important communication link in the event of a disaster when other forms of communication may be down. Classes are available through the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) at Coronado High School for Technician Class License and General Class License.

Register online at www.adulted-rop.coronado.k12.ca.us or by calling 619.522.8911.

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Coronado's Municipal Golf Course:
Best Value in San Diego County

Coronado Municipal Golf Course
The Coronado Municipal Golf Course is a longstanding jewel of the Crown City. The course opened in 1957 and has since entertained professional and amateur golfers alike with its manicured greens, inviting fairways and expansive views of San Diego Bay. The course is a golfer's dream, located right in the backyard of Coronado's residents.

"The resort feel of the Coronado Municipal Golf Course has encouraged golf enthusiasts from around the world to stay and play in Coronado," said Roger Miller, Director of Golf Services.

A View from the Fairway
Rated four stars by Golf Digest, Coronado is an 18-hole par 72 course measuring 6,590 yards. Last year, 95,000 rounds of golf were played at the course, making it the busiest golf course in California.

The course is open to the public and no membership is required to play. In fact, Coronado has been voted Best Value in San Diego County for the last three years by www.greenskeeper.org and was acknowledged this year by Golf Digest as the most affordable course in the country, with twilight golf priced at just $15.

The City recently launched a new course website, www.golfcoronado.com, which provides more services for residents and visitors, such as booking lessons online, reviewing green fees and tee time reservation policies, and offering direct access to instructional staff.

Commemorating History
The golf course celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007. To commemorate the occasion, the City commissioned a piece of public art for the course. Local artist and Coronado High School graduate Kirstin Green was selected to create a glass mosaic that highlights the idyllic setting of the course with the bay, the San Diego- Coronado Bridge, and the palm trees that line the area.

A public ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new mosaic will be held this fall. Additional details about the ceremony will be available on www.golfcoronado.com and www.coronado.ca.us. For more information about the golf course, call 619.435.3121.

A sketch of the proposed mosaic
for the golf course.

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"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." – Pablo Picasso

Art inspires life on many levels. It provokes thought, discussion and emotion among people of all ages.The City of Coronado recognizes that art can enrich residents' daily lives,which is why the City Council, Design Review Commission and Public Art subcommitee strive to incorporate dynamic pieces of art into community facilities. The stories below offer a glimpse into just a few of the cultural treasures on display in the community. For more information about the Public Art Program or Public Art subcommittee, visit www.coronado.ca.us.

Coronado Public Library Art Collection Showcases Local Artists

"Tent City" by Sue Tushingham McNary
Residents and visitors who walk into the Coronado Public Library may be surprised by the impressive art collection. Sculptures, frescos, watercolors, and oil paintings appear among the stacks of books and line the walls of the stately Spreckels Reading Room.

"The Coronado Library has many treasures at hand, especially in our art collection," said Christian Esquevin, Director of the Coronado Public Library.

Over the years, the library has amassed a collection that contains significant works from artists who have called Coronado home, as well as pieces of art that reflect life in the community, such as the oil painting "Tent City" by Coronado-based artist Sue Tushingham McNary. This piece, created by an artist known for her scenes of the San Diego region, depicts Coronado's vibrant Tent City resort area, which thrived on the Strand from 1900 to 1939.

"The Coronado Bandstand" by Edith Grimm
"Art is important to our library because we want to provide a place for people to come and enjoy on several levels," said Library Director Esquevin. "Our goal is to connect art with literature and provide a place where people can dig deeper into the subject by utilizing our book collection."

Edith Grimm, a long-time Coronado resident who ran an antiques store here, is represented by "The Coronado Bandstand," an impressionistic oil painting of the pavilion in Spreckels Park.

"Fourth of July Parade" by Sara Rowe
Artist Sara Rowe gave the library her watercolor of the Fourth of July Parade passing by the Coronado Public Library, which was used as the cover of the Coronado telephone book in 2003. The original painting sits in the Spreckels Reading Room. "The Coronado Public Library is not just a repository for art, like a museum would be. This is a place that is alive," said Esquevin. "Our doors are open to all and you can come in free of charge."

The Newest Additions to Public Art

"CaliforniaScope" will engage
children of all ages.
Catch it while you can! For the next year, the City's Community Center will be home to "CaliforniaScope" by artists Harmon Nelson, Vicki Leon and Steve Riggs. The giant interactive kaleidoscope, which produces a cornucopia of light, color, pattern and movement, is mounted on a concrete base just outside the Community Center's lobby.

Standing 7 feet tall, this kaleidoscope was made to capture the imagination of children. The piece was constructed of steel, glass and uniquely designed fixtures and surfaces. It includes control knobs that allow the viewer to change the lenses while rotating the entire scope horizontally and vertically.

Imagine Tent City
"Imagine Tent City"
Historic Tent City is the inspiration for two freestanding sculptured photo walls for the recently completed Marina Support Building, part of the Glorietta Bay Civic Center and Promenade. "Imagine Tent City", designed by artist Todd Stands, features digital images printed on ceramic tiles.

A variety of historical Tent City photos were digitally combined to create the walls. The major images are oriented in the proper historic location to show people the views they would have seen at that location in the early 1900s.

Don't Miss: Fire Department Culture and History on Display at the Coronado Library

In conjunction with the Coronado Fire Department, the Coronado Public Library will present an exhibit about the fire service, past and present. The exhibit will be on display at the Coronado Public Library in October and November and will pay tribute to the Coronado Fire Department, as well as the history of the fire service as a whole.

Be sure to visit the public library and learn about the intriguing history of fire services.

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Fire Department Open House – October 3

The Open House will be held at the Fire Department headquarters, located at 1001 Sixth Street.
On October 3, the Coronado Fire Department will hold its 18th Annual Open House to coincide with National Fire Prevention Week. The Open House will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Coronado Fire Department headquarters, located at 1001 Sixth Street.

The Open House will feature Fire personnel and displays from throughout San Diego County, as well as the California Highway Patrol, San Diego County Sheriff's Department, Harbor Police, Border Patrol, Coronado Police Department, and Coronado Lifeguards. There will also be more than a dozen vendors offering public safety and community involvement information.

Entertainment for the kids includes a jump house, bungee trampoline, rock wall, balloon sculptor, and face painters. Attendees will also enjoy mini fire truck rides, hot dogs, activities, entertainment, and live fire demonstrations.

This year, one of San Diego's newest resources to combat wildfires, Copter 1, will be making an appearance with a flyby. Both Mercy Air and Astrea Air emergency medical helicopters will land for an opportunity to tour their helicopters.

A fire safety trailer will be on hand to provide a fun and interactive way to educate children in home safety and the "stop, drop and roll" and "learn not to burn" programs. While in the trailer, children will learn about fire safety in the kitchen and throughout the home, how to crawl low under smoke, and escape a burning building safely. Children will also have the chance to spray a fire hose just like a real firefighter.

For more information, contact the Coronado Fire Department at 619.522.7374.

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Our CPR Program

Getting people to act quickly in a cardiac arrest emergency is critical to a victim's survival. The power to save a life is in your hands and since 80% of cardiac arrest victims collapse at home, the person you may save is most likely to be someone you love.

A strong chain of survival can improve a victim's chances of survival and recovery from heart attack, stroke and other emergencies. The links in the chain of survival are to recognize an emergency, call 9-1-1, begin Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and, if available, use an automatic external defibrillator.

There is no minimum age to learn CPR. The ability to perform CPR is based more on body strength than age. Studies have shown that children as young as 9 years old can learn and retain CPR skills. CPR classes are $25 and are held at the police facility at 700 Orange Ave.

CPR Class Schedule
Date Time
Sat. - Sept. 25 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thu. - Oct. 28 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tue. - Nov. 30 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Our CERT Program

The Coronado Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a program that trains citizens to prepare for, and respond safely to, disasters. The goal is to better prepare the community for disasters and to help serve neighborhoods when emergency services are overwhelmed.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, using the model created by the Los Angeles City Fire Department in 1985, began promoting nationwide use of the CERT concept in 1994. Coronado CERT was established in 1997 and more than 300 citizens have been trained. CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community's professional response, CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills they learned during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster. Join your neighbors in preparing yourself to be pro-active and selfsufficient in a time of crisis.

Check out the CERT class schedule below.

(Community Emergency Response Team)
Fall 2010

There is no fee for CERT classes. For registration, call the Coronado Fire Department, at 619.522.7374 or register online at www.adulted-rop.coronado.k12.ca.us. For more information, visit www.coronado.ca.us. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Module Class Title Description
1. Sat. - Oct. 16 Disaster Preparedness An introduction to the CERT program
2. Sat. - Oct. 23 Disaster Fire Suppression Fire safety and extinguisher use
3. Sat. - Oct. 30 Disaster Medical Operations First aid, establishing treatment areas, treating airway obstruction, bleeding and shock
4. Sat. - Nov. 6 Light Search & Rescue Planning, techniques and rescuer safety
5. Sat. - Nov. 13 Terrorism, Disaster Psychology, Team Organization Symptoms experienced by victims & rescuers.

There is a CERT meeting every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the EOC at the Police Department where CERT members will receive more training and new updates on Emergency Preparedness.

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City of Coronado Hires Blair King as New City Manager

Blair King
After a statewide search and thorough screening and interview process, the City Council selected Blair King as the new City Manager. Mr. King replaced former City Manager Mark Ochenduszko, who retired in February.

"We are thrilled to have found someone as accomplished as Blair King to help lead our city," said Mayor Casey Tanaka. "We are confident that Mr. King has the right kind of experience needed in Coronado."

King, who took his post in late May, began his municipal career in 1983 as a Redevelopment Specialist. He has almost 30 years' experience working for cities and 20 years' experience as a City Manager, and has worked extensively in small and medium cities in both inland and coastal communities. Coronado is the third coastal town for which he has served as City Manager.

Mr. King has a master's degree in Public Administration from California State University, Fresno, and is a credentialed City Manager by the International City/ County Management Association. He, his wife, and their three daughters live in Coronado.

The mission of the Office of the City Manager is to effectively and efficiently implement the policies of the City Council and manage the day-to-day operations.

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