Weekly Update - 10/4/2013

Date of Record: 2013-09-04



Each week, the City Manager's Office provides an update that includes information on programs, services and issues within the City, as well as news, project updates and follow-up information when applicable. It can be found on the City's website.

The next City Council meeting is set for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. Please note the new City Council meeting start time.





Coronado wins two Orchid Awards:  The San Diego Architectural Foundation presented "Orchids" to two Coronado projects at its annual awards event.  The Club Room and Boathouse project received an Orchid in the category of architecture, and the Village Theatre was recognized for historic preservation.  The jury notes that kudos are due the City of Coronado for restoring a vintage theatre, originally built in 1947, and it is a perfect example of the community rallying behind an idea.  The late Joseph Musil was the designer.  With regard to the Club Room and Boathouse, the jury found it a beautiful thoughtful building that defines excellence.  Hanna Gabriel Wells was the project architect.


Bridge Photo Shoot:  Caltrans has issued a permit for a still photo shoot to take place on Sunday, October 6, on the bridge.  The No. 3 lane will be closed inbound 200 feet from the middle of the bridge from 5 to 9 a.m. so Found Productions can take sunrise photos of a parked Porsche.  California Highway Patrol units will be onsite to provide intermittent traffic control.


Partial Bridge ClosureAs part of the ongoing work Caltrans is doing on the bridge, a partial closure will be in place from 8 p.m. Sunday, October 6, to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7.  There will be one lane open in each direction.


Special Events Permits: Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, October 5, through Friday, October 11. 




Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

October 5

Birthday Party

Spreckels Park

October 5

Wedding Ceremony

Bay View Park

October 6

Canine Water Rescue Test

Glorietta Bay Park

October 6

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

October 6

Photo Shoot

San Diego-Coronado Bridge (inbound)

October 6

Photo Shoot

Glorietta Boulevard and Vista Ave

October 7

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

October 11

High School Beach Day

North Beach

October 11

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

October 11



Sixth Street Bicycle LanesFive bids were received on Wednesday, October 2, for the Safe Routes to School project that will install bike lanes on Sixth Street.  Staff is currently reviewing the apparent low bidder's bid.


CERT Drill:  On Saturday, September 21, members from the Red Cross San Diego Chapter conducted a drill to set up an emergency shelter at Coronado High School.  Several of our local volunteers participated in the drill.  The drill focused on immediate shelter needs for approximately 20 displaced community members.  The Red Cross brought an emergency shelter trailer to demonstrate the capabilities of providing for up to 100 community members immediately.  The City stores Red Cross supplies locally to accommodate 300 additional community members in the event of a major disaster.


Public Safety Open HouseFirefighters and Police Officers will be conducting a joint Public Safety Open House this Sunday on D Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The traditional helicopter landing will be conducted at the Palm and D Avenue intersection in the afternoon.  There will be static displays of equipment from many law enforcement and fire agencies throughout the County.  Beach Lifeguards will have a dunk tank, and clowns will be doing face painting.  There will also be a coloring contest, a climbing wall, and rides on the Little Mack Fire Truck to provide a fun day for the kids.  Hot dogs and goodies will be provided.



Fall Aerification:  Fall aerification of the greens has been completed.  This process removes thatch and soil material which allows for water, air, and nutrient penetration into the soil profile.  The greens are then topdressed with sand and allowed to heal over the next few weeks.  Over the past several years, specific turf nutritional and cultural practices have been modified significantly in an effort to change the soil chemistry and soil structure of the greens.  The modifications have resulted in increased root length and root density, which is vitally important to the long-term health of the turf.  Turf roots have been increased from one inch to over three inches in length, and are now growing past the aerification punch-line as illustrated in the photo below.   

Aerified Green   


Sand Topdressing

Core Results/Roots Over Three Inches


Youth Programs:  This week, a children's craft program was held on Tuesday, with participants making an Indian corn banner using colored buttons.  The Teen Book Club met on Tuesday, and approximately 50 teens played board games and Wii on Teen Wednesday.

Cultural Arts CommissionThe Commission met on Thursday, October 3.  City Clerk Linda Hascup attended to discuss the topic of staggering terms of office for the commissioners.  Susan Keith also attended to discuss potential activities in welcoming the crew of the new USS Coronado in April 2014. 


Brown Bag Piano Concert Series:  The Library is holding another "Brown Bag" Piano Concert in the Winn Room at noon on Friday, October 4.  Jazz pianist Danny Green will perform.



Front Row left to right:  Officer Sherri Mannello, Pedro Gonzalez, Emma Adkins, and Ivan Gonzalez

Back Row left to right:  Officer Ryan Rose, Michael Dunphey, Jarret Osmialowski, Robert McCartney, Jr, Connor Lewis, Michael Hardy, Officer Anthony Flores and Sergeant Kevin Shank


Explorer Program:  On Tuesday, October 1, the Coronado Police Department pinned badges on their first eight Police Explorers.  The photo includes the new Explorers and the four POST (Police Officer Standards and Training) advisors.  The community will see our newest additions volunteering at the Public Safety Open House on Sunday, October 6.


Paddle Sports:  This new weekly class picks children up at their school site after school and brings them to the Club Room and Boathouse to teach them the basic skills of kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

Community TeensThis after school class involves picking up middle school students after school and transporting them to completely different community service projects.  This week, the teens and staff mixed and molded sugar skulls in preparation for the upcoming Halloween Happening.

Rock Climbing ClassesThe Recreation Department offers three different rock climbing classes each week for children at the rock wall inside the Community Center.  Participants gain strength and endurance as they learn how to sequence a climbing route.



Pomona Roundabout
 The City Council is set to receive a presentation on the revised design for the Pomona Roundabout at its October 15 meeting.

Major Special Events
 The City Council is set to consider at its October 15 meeting approval of the Major Special Events Calendar for the Year 2014 and the adoption of a resolution of those Major Special Events in excess of eight for the year.

Mills Act Applications
 The City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing October 15 to consider the applications for Historic Resource Preservation, or Mills Act, Agreements for seven homes.