August - December 2021

Weekly Update Dec. 17, 2021

A powerful and windy storm caused local flooding and minor but widespread damage and debris around Coronado. Find out about all the storm’s impacts in the latest edition of the City Manager’s Weekly Update. You can also read about a new statewide mask mandate; the reopening of the Village Theatre with new seating; the arrest of a burglary suspect in the Cays; a successful Ride the Lights event and more holiday events scheduled, including a ukulele holiday concert; the just-released Winter/Spring Recreation Brochure; the Winter Read Challenge at the Library which begins in the New Year; and Carl, this week’s Pet of the Week. 

Weekly Update Dec. 10, 2021

The Cays Park Master Plan process is about to get restarted. Find out the next steps following City Council approval of continuing with plans to develop three conceptual plans with robust community outreach in the latest edition of the City Manager’s Weekly Update. You can also read about the retirement of City Engineer Ed Walton; the removal of the Coronado mural on the old Coramart building; the public art pianos being stored for the winter; the City’s upcoming holiday schedule; the Shop With a Cop program co-sponsored by the Coronado Police Department; the Rotary Club Santa Claus deliveries; and Odie and Garfield, this week’s Pets of the Week. 

Weekly Update Dec. 3, 2021

Frank Urtasun is the City’s new Port Commissioner. Find out about his appointment in the latest edition of the City Manager’s Weekly Update. You can also read about the City’s upcoming holiday schedule and all the holiday events that kick off Friday, Dec. 3; how to take precautions so your online holiday packages don’t get stolen; the extended deadline for the Port Master Plan Update; how to comment on the design of the Parker Pump Station; and Rhea, this week’s Pet of the Week. 

Weekly Update Nov. 19, 2021

Most City facilities will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26. Find out what facilities will remain open, such as the Tennis Center, and their hours in the latest edition of the City Manager’s Weekly Update. You can also read about the Turkey Coloring Contest winners; 2021 Holiday Events, such as the Holiday Parade, lighting of the Christmas tree and menorah, Breakfast with Santa and Ride the Lights; the design for the Parker Pump Station and how to submit comments; a rescheduled Spreckels Center art exhibit delayed due to the pandemic; a sculptural exhibit on monumental art at the Library; and Rose, this week’s Pet of the Week. 

Weekly Update Nov. 12, 2021

The Coronado Island Film Festival is back to in-person. Find out all the details about where events are taking place and about the stars along the downtown sidewalks in the latest edition of the City Manager’s Weekly Update. You can also read about the schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday; hot weather and places to retreat from the heat; how a public forum for candidates for the upcoming vacancy on the Port Commission went; how to see videos of the most recent Climate Action Plan workshop and Hometown Heroes Banner ceremony; the deadline being extended for the Community Read; how to comment on the Port Master Plan Update; and Astro, this week’s Pet of the Week. 

Weekly Update Nov. 5, 2021

The City has a new Public Services & Engineering director. Find out all about Leon P. Firsht in the latest edition of the City Manager’s Weekly Update. You can also read about the City’s first “live” Hometown Hero Banner ceremony in two years on Saturday, Nov. 6; a public forum for candidates for the upcoming vacancy on the Port Commission; tar balls washing ashore in Coronado; a successful Halloween weekend in Coronado; Veterans Day Holiday schedule; how to take an informal survey on how to improve the City’s website; and Indy, this week’s Pet of the Week. 

Weekly Update Oct. 29, 2021

“Halloween Happening” events will take place today, Friday, Oct. 29! Find out about all the City- and community-sponsored holiday events and where they will be held in the latest edition of the City Manager’s Weekly Update. You can also read about how to apply for a vacancy on the San Diego Port Commission representing Coronado; the Hometown Hero Banner ceremony set for Nov. 6; field closures due to heavy rains earlier this week; a new Senior Volunteer Patrol Academy; the results of Prescription Drug Take Back Day; banner applications being accepted for a local artist banner series; and deadlines for nominations for the Community Read 2022 and for comments on the City’s Draft Climate Action Plan; and Red, this week’s Pet of the Week. 

Weekly Update Oct. 22, 2021

City Manager Tina Friend has appointed Former Fire Chief Mike Blood to the vacant position. Find out when he officially starts in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the 2022 Community Read program, which launched this week; Halloween Happening activities around Coronado set for Oct. 29; an exhibit that opens at the Library Oct. 28 featuring portraits of World War II heroes including Coronado’s own Tom Rice; the Armchair Travel program, which continues with a trip through Myanmar; $4 millions in available funding for property owners interested in dedicating their property to affordable housing; and Pepe, this week’s Pet of the Week. 

Weekly Update Oct. 15, 2021

The City will host an in-person Hometown Heroes Banner Ceremony on Nov. 6. Find out more about the first “live” ceremony honoring out local heroes in two years in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about Halloween activities around Coronado; Prescription Drug Take-back Day on Oct. 23; the deadline for the annual Turkey Coloring Contest; Community Clean-up Week; a turf aerification project that will close the Golf Course for most of next week; and Meilani, this week’s Pet of the Week. 

Weekly Update Oct. 8, 2021

Heavy rain and lightning hit Coronado this week. Find out about the power outages, tree fires and flooding in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about pink patches being worn by public safety personnel for breast cancer awareness; a newly approved public art piece, “The Knot,” Golf Course aerification set to begin Oct 18; the upcoming Community Clean-up Week; new computers at the Library; and Flute, this week’s Pet of the Week. 

Weekly Update Oct. 1 2021

The Village Theatre is reopening. Find out when, what will be screened and more about the limited opening in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the Columbus Day Holiday schedule; this year’s “Halloween Happening” at three City facilities; a Navy fence project near Dog Beach; a celebration of Coronado employees by the Chamber of Commerce; a performance by the Padres organist; an update on the Vons expansion into the old Cora-Mart building; a Blink Charging station upgrade; and Pippin, this week’s Pet of the Week who was adopted. 

Weekly Update Sept. 24, 2021

Halloween is a month away, but the excitement is building. Find out what the City is planning for the haunting holiday in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about an update on the Vons expansion into the old Cora-Mart building; an award the City received for promoting alternative commuting choices; a two-day closure of the Golf Course for fall maintenance; palm pruning around town; an armed robbery arrest; a special author talk featuring Lacy Crawford and her book “Notes on a Silencing;” and Cheeto, this week’s Pet of the Week. 

Weekly Update Sept. 17, 2021

The new city manager started work this week. Read a personal note from Tina Friend in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about a 9/11 ceremony held to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001; the Employee of the Quarter; annual palm pruning in the Cays and along Orange Avenue; how to still weigh in on design guidelines for Coronado Cays Park; several park field closures for annual maintenance; and Harmony and Tuba, this week’s Pets of the Week. 

Weekly Update Sept. 10, 2021

Residents who responded to a comprehensive community satisfaction survey earlier this year say Coronado is a safe and highly desirable place to live. Find out what else residents had to say about Coronado as part of the survey in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about and watch a workshop on the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan; and find out more about 9/11 ceremonies to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks; City Council updates from the Sept. 7 meeting, including the release of the draft Climate Action Plan for review and comment; important election information; the Library’s Veterans Resource Center; and Cersei, this week’s Pet of the Week, who was adopted.

Weekly Update Sept. 3, 2021

A public workshop this week to discuss tennis and pickleball in Coronado drew 70 participants. Find out about the meeting and what’s next for tennis and pickleball in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about an upcoming public workshop on the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan; the Labor Day holiday schedule; items of note on the Sept. 7 City Council meeting, including the possible release of the City’s Draft Climate Action Plan for public review and comment, the results of the 2021 National Community Survey, extending the temporary outdoor restaurant seating permit program and the waiver of parking requirements through Dec. 31, 2021, and how to fill vacancies on the City Council; the Library’s Autumn Concert Series; and Moose, this week’s Pet of the Week. 

Weekly Update Aug. 27, 2021

Mark Ochenduszko has gone back into retirement. Find out who will fill in until Coronado’s new City Manager Tina Friend arrives in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about two important public workshops, one on the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan and one on tennis and pickleball improvements; more students heading back to school; the upcoming Labor Day holiday schedule; upcoming Library talks on the 110th anniversary of North Island as the birthplace of naval aviation and on a new bi-monthly film discussion; a BMX pizza night and informational gathering session at the Skatepark; and Macaroni, this week’s Pet of the Week. 

Weekly Update Aug. 20, 2021

Coronado Police are ready to welcome students back to school. Find out how officers are providing positive reinforcement at the schools in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the reopening of the Aquatics Center and a planned expansion of pool hours; the recently activated traffic signal near the Hotel del Coronado; successful parachute jump by Hometown Hero and World War II Paratrooper Tom Rice last weekend; Council-approved Orange Avenue banners; ballot drop-off locations for the upcoming election; and Rocco, this week’s Pet of the Week. 

Weekly Update Aug. 13, 2021

The Weekly Update has a new look. Find out what’s new and what remains the same in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the reopening of the Aquatics Center this week; a new traffic signal at Silver Strand Boulevard and Avenida del Sol near the Hotel del Coronado; a parachute jump by Hometown Hero and World War II Paratrooper Tom Rice on Aug. 15; how to participate in the City’s sea level rise planning; new Skatepark hours; proposed improvements as part of the annual Street Preventive Maintenance project; and the Sushi Kittens, this week’s Pets of the Week.