"This is the first time we have had a position dedicated to coordinating and promoting the arts," King said. "It's a key role and we're sure Kelly will help expand the arts profile in Coronado."
Several meetings previously scheduled for this week have been canceled. Please make note on your calendars.
• Coronado City Council meeting on July 2nd CANCELED. Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 16th.
• Historic Resource Commission meeting on July 3rd CANCELED. Next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 17th.
• Coronado Tourism Improvement District meeting on July 4th CANCELED
Coronado, Calif. (May 7, 2013) - Coronado is working on the next phase of its Scenic Loop for bicyclists that, once completed, will take riders on a more protected ride around the City's Village area.
The idea for the Coronado Scenic Loop came from a group of residents and bicycling enthusiasts, many of whom would later become members of the City's Bicycle Advisory Committee. The group felt it would be nice for residents and visitors to be able to safely ride their bikes around the Village from the bay to the ocean and back on a designated bike route. Another benefit would be the traffic-calming effect painted lanes would have along the route.
The City Council today authorized staff to put the project out to bid. The Coronado Scenic Loop is estimated to cost $192,000 and will be paid using funds provided through a grant from the California Department of Transportation, which has been secured.
The group of residents and avid bicyclists met monthly for about a year starting in mid-2010 to discuss the creation of a bicycle master plan, which included a scenic loop and other bicycling-related projects and goals. The City Council adopted its Bicycle Master Plan in March 2011 and six months later agreed to move forward with forming the Coronado Bicycle Advisory Committee.
The Committee is charged with advising the City and staff on bicycle-related matters, coordinating and hosting bicycle education programs and events, and evaluating the City's efforts in implementing its Bicycle Master Plan.
After several public meetings and approval by the Bicycle Advisory Committee, the City Council gave the go-ahead to staff to formally request the Caltrans grant funding for the Scenic Loop in April 2012. The City Council accepted the grant funds in February.
Work on the Scenic Loop may begin as early as July. Residents will be updated as the project proceeds with flyers, mailers and notices.
Although the process has been long, it has been thorough. The project, as proposed, would install a combination of bike lanes and routes around the perimeter of Coronado's Village area to create a scenic loop for bicyclists to enjoy.
Source: City of Coronado website
The Cultural Arts Commission, one of Coronado newest and busiest Commissions, is at it again. This current undertaking is called “Art Under the Umbrellas”, a scaled-down version of what the CCAC hopes will grow into a much larger yearly event. As a first-time experiment, six local artists have been invited to bring a table, an umbrella, and, of course, their own art, to the Coronado Golf Course Restaurant from 10:00 AM to 2PM on Sunday, May 12, coinciding with the restaurant’s popular Mother's Day Brunch.
This could also be the perfect opportunity to purchase an original piece of art for the mothers in your life. Artist Tina Christiansen will have her delicate hand-painted scarves
on display; architect/artist Dale St. Denis will offer a selection of unique glazed ceramics and handmade jewelry; painter Jean Pierre Marques will show his mesmerizing paintings and gallery owner Linda Austin will present her own elegant jewelry. Completing the lineup will be the striking photography of Belle Mitchell Wood.
For information, contact Cultural Arts Commissioner Susan Enowitz, event chair, at email@example.com.
Enowitz, who retired last year as Executive Director of the Coronado Historical Association, would also like to remind everyone about CHA’s annual Coronado Historic Home Tour, scheduled to take place that same day, Mother's Day. For Home Tour tickets and information, please contact the Coronado Visitor Center.
Submitted by Doug St. Denis, PR Chair, Cultural Arts Commission
Beginning on Tuesday, June 4th, Don Gregory will launch CAC’s “Master Class Series” with an in-depth series of classes, dubbed “The Inside Scoop: Broadway, Film and Television From the Inside Out.” Geared toward all aspects of the industry, Gregory will share his vast, behind-the-scenes knowledge of writing, acting, producing, set design, auditioning, and more, in an intimate setting and plenty of one-on-one interaction.
It will be an intense and informative four-weeks, consisting of eight three-hour classes, for a cost of $225. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 6:00 PM in CoSA’s Black Box Theatre in the Coronado High School Performing Arts Center, 650 D Avenue, Coronado. Some scholarships will be available. The class will be limited to twenty committed individuals, who are serious about their careers on either side of the camera or the footlights.
Submitted by Doug St. Denis, Coronado Cultural Arts Commissioner
Patterned after Bravo Channel’s popular “Inside the Actors Studio,” the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission proudly presents “An Evening With Don Gregory” on Friday, May 10, 7:00 PM in the Winn Room of the Coronado Public Library, 650 Orange Avenue. The program is free and open to the public, on a first-come, first-seated basis.
The effusive, “larger-than-life” Gregory, successful Broadway and Hollywood producer and Coronado resident, will occupy the “guest’s chair,” with San Diego Union Tribune Arts writer/ theatre critic James Hebert asking the questions from the “interviewer’s chair.”
Hebert will have no shortage of subjects to cover in the life and times of Don Gregory, whose career spans 40 years and includes such smash hits as Broadway’s “My Fair Lady,” starring Rex Harrison, “Camelot” starring Richard Burton “Othello” starring James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer, and “Clarence Darrow” starring Henry Fonda. Gregory’s most recent work, “Harvey,” with Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons in the title role, had a successful Broadway run last summer. Gregory, who owns the rights to the time-honored comedy featuring a man-sized rabbit, is currently in development with the motion picture of the same name.
The “Evening With Don Gregory” format, with two seasoned pros who “know the game” sitting across from each other and chatting informally, promises to be an evening not soon forgotten. Reservations are not necessary but seating is limited.
Submitted by Doug St. Denis, Coronado Cultural Arts Commissioner
Tom Ritter, Assistant City Manager, and Ed Walton, Director of Engineering and Project Development, will be available for updates on the Coronado Cays Entrance and the Roundabout at Pomona, Seventh and Adella Avenues.
The Commissioners will hear a Coronado Traffic Modeling Report. From that, they will be discussing and making recommendations concerning the timing of funding and combining construction with countdown timers.
Dan Orr, Chair of the Bicycle Advisory Committee, wil be giving an update on the Bicycle Committee and Phil Monroe will be presenting an update on the travel time analysis.
Project Reports Update will discuss the following actions:
Come Plant a Tree!!!
Looking for a hands-on volunteer opportunity? Please join the Coronado Street Tree Committee for National Arbor Day, Saturday, April 27, 2013. This event takes place in
Spreckels Park. Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m.
Approximately 30 trees will be planted on the public right-of-way throughout the streets of Coronado. Meet at the gazebo for sign-ups, refreshments and a planting demonstration to insure proper planting. All volunteers are welcome. Bring gloves and sturdy shoes for getting down and dirty. Tools provided. All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Your participation in Arbor Day will be a significant way for you to show your commitment to the environment and your community. We hope to see you for this tree- mendous event. No reservation required. Show up and dig in. Contact information at Public Services: 522-7380.
Submitted by Shannon Player, Street Tree Committee Member