Young stems are orangish red colored and like all spruce trees they are rough to the touch due to the small projections (pulvinus) at the base.
Cones are variable in size ranging from 1-1/2 to 3-1/2" long. Light brown or tan when mature, purplish when ripening in the tree. Scales are papery, somewhat undulated and notched at the tip. (Resemble Colorado blue spruce and Engleman spruce cones.)
Colorado blue spruce as the cones and the potential bluish foliage can be similar. The Colorado spruce has longer leaves, much sharper and are generally held perpendicular to the stem.
Rio del Mar Elementary school at 819 Pinehurst Drive.
New Brighten Middle School on Washburn Ave (seems like its really on Monterey Ave).
High St and Spring St at the church.