Weekly Update September 30, 2016

Weekly Update September 30, 2016


Weekly Update September 30, 2016

Get up to speed on what's going on in Coronado with the latest edition of the Coronado City Manager’s Weekly Update. 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 necessary. For more information, visit www.coronado.ca.us every Friday at noon.

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International Walk to School Day:  The City and Coronado Unified School District are getting ready for International Walk to School Day, next Wednesday, October 5. Students who to walk to school that day can receive giveaways and participate in special events. The effort is to celebrate the many students in Coronado who walk to school. The City hopes to see the community next week.

Walk to School Day 


City-School Shared-use Agreement:  The City and the Coronado Unified School District worked out an agreement in June to open up some school facilities for community use. As part of the agreement and beginning this weekend, the Coronado High School track and field will be open on weekends, school breaks and most holidays from 6 to 10 a.m. for public use. 


Annual Street Preventive Maintenance:  First Street, Strand Way, the Bayshore Bike Path from Fiddler’s Cove to the Coronado Cays entrance, and residential streets in the Country Club area will be experiencing temporary road closures between September 29 and October 5 to receive a fresh coat of slurry seal and new striping. Residents are asked to make necessary arrangements for the day their street will be slurry sealed as vehicle access to and from their homes may not be possible between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Potholes in asphalt streets are caused by sunlight, precipitation, and wear. Sunlight breaks down the protective layer of asphalt. Water penetrates the surface of the pavement and works its way into the base, which causes settlement and fatigue. Heavy traffic volume accelerates this process. Slurry seal helps protect the top layer from breakdown and preserves the street. Preventative maintenance is essential to maximize the life cycle of pavement. See the full press release and all maps by clicking here.

Country Club

John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green:  The contractor on the John D. Spreckels and Bowling Green project is making steady progress. Trades working this week are framing, sheet metal, plumbing, window, electrical, fire sprinkler, alarm system, access control, mechanical and plaster. Work on the center portion of the building and clerestory windows has been the focus of the framers this week. Most of the framing is expected to be completed on the high roof by mid-next week. Early next month, the contractor will remove the on-site trailer and begin grading the park space to the east of the building.  

John D. Spreckels Center

John D. Spreckels Center 2

October is Rideshare Month:  Join the City of Coronado next month in celebrating the many benefits of commuting alternatives. The City encourages residents, employees and businesses to try an alternate commute in October to save money, reduce stress, and have fun. Find out more about the program, special prizes and incentives, corporate challenges your employer may be sponsoring, and about the special UberPool promotion by visiting http://icommutesd.com/ or calling 511 and saying “iCommute.”

Rideshare Month

Save the Date:  The City will welcome the community on Sunday, October 9, to its 24th annual Public Safety Open House. Coronado Firefighters and Coronado Police Officers will close off the streets around the main fire house and Police Department for the daylong event. Parking in the area will be impacted. There will be Fire, Lifeguard and Police displays, and Police Department tours. Other local, state and federal public safety agencies will be on hand to provide information on the services they provide. For information, call (619) 522-7374. Click here to see a larger image of the flier.

Public Safety Open House flier 

Columbus Day Schedule:  The City of Coronado will observe the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 10, and reminds residents and businesses of what municipal facilities will remain open and what will close. Police, Fire and Lifeguard safety personnel will be on duty. Public Services will be on call over the holiday to respond to emergencies but will not sweep streets Monday. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation. Here is the holiday schedule:

City Facility


Aquatics Center

5 a.m. to 8 p.m. (lap)

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (family swim)

City Hall


Club Room and Boathouse

7 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.

Community Center

6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Golf Course





10 a.m. to dusk

Tennis Center

8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2:15 to 7 p.m. (office)

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (courts)


C3 Gallery New Exhibition:  The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission will open a new exhibition next week at the Coronado Community Center, or C3, Gallery, featuring local student art. The 2016 Genuine Islanders exhibition opening reception is set for Tuesday, October 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to the reception at the Community Center, 1825 Strand Way.

C3 Gallery New Exhibition 

First Ashore Installation:  The contractor has excavated for the foundation for the donated Underwater Demolition Team swimmer statue and it passed inspection. This week, crews will construct the forms for the concrete, install the reinforcing steel, and pour the statue base. After curing, the base will have lettering sandblasted into the base and, if approved, the statue will be delivered and installed using a crane.

Donated Statue 


Pet of the Week:  Macy is this week’s Pet of the Week. Macy came to PAWS as a stray. This leggy girl is looking for a fun family who will love her playfulness as well as her sweet and cuddly side. She is happy and friendly and loves to meet new people and dogs. Macy is a 3-year-old Chihuahua mix, who weighs 10 pounds. Her shots are up to date and she is spayed and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $125.

Pet of the Week 

Noise Alert:  The County of San Diego has notified the City of an annual music festival at its Waterfront Park, on Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego, this weekend, October 1-2, from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Organizers expect 15,000 people. Questions can be directed to the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation at (619) 232-7275. Complaints or concerns regarding the event can be directed to the event’s Community Relations Manager Christian Clark at (619) 356-0478 or christian@CRSSDfest.com.


‘3 on Thursday’:  The Cultural Arts Commission wants you to start planning your weekend with this short “3 on Thursday” list of three featured events happening in Coronado this weekend, as well as show times at the Vintage Village Theatre. Click here or on the logo for a link to this week’s list.

3 on Thursday 


Coordinated Golf Course Work:   The City has begun some touch up at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course, including parking lot resurfacing (as part of the citywide Street Preventive Maintenance project), painting and flooring inside the Bayside Grill restaurant, as well as a new bar. The work is expected to last until Thursday, October 6. During renovations, the Golf Course will close for one day, Wednesday, October 5, so the parking lot can receive a slurry seal surface, the Front 9 can get aerified and overseeded, and the flooring can get installed and tile cleaned. Here is a construction calendar, which you can click on to get a larger view, followed by a list of the work.

Golf Course Renovations

Golf Course Renovations2

Golf Course Renovations Calendar 

Cays Tennis CourtsThis week, new LED lights were installed at the Cays Tennis Court, Court 4.  The old metal halide bulbs did not meet the International Tennis Federation recommended Class II lighting standard. A contractor has installed LED lighting on a trial basis and to bring the court lighting up to the recommended standard. Lights shields also were installed to reduce the amount of glare to the neighborhood. If the lights prove acceptable, other courts will be retrofitted as funding permits.

Cays Tennis Courts
Above and below:  Cays Tennis Courts and lights.

Cays Tennis Courts2 

Tennis Tournament:  The third annual Nick Schultz USTA Jr. Open Tournament brought more than 200 competitors to Coronado from the greater San Diego area. Matches were fun to watch as the tournament included high-level play.

Tennis Tournament
Above and below:  Tournament, trophies and organizers.

Tennis Tournament2 Tennis Tournament3

Recreation Programs:  It has been a busy week at the Community Center. Fall Session A classes began this week.

  • The A-Team (All Together Experiencing Amazing Moments) kicked-off the new session with a trip to the bowling alley. The A-Team is always up for chance to hang out and have new experiences whether it is cooking, paddling, or a trip to a local attraction. 

         A-Team bowlers
             Above and below:  A-Team bowlers.

         A-Team bowlers2


  • The Islander Explorers Club Staff met to plan, organize and schedule the club’s big adventures. Club members are made up of sixth through eighth graders interested in exploring the outdoors. Along with learning the essentials of outdoor adventure, club members gain the confidence of becoming a leader and a promoter of environmental stewardship.  Photo: Island Explorers Club staff.

     Islander Explorers Club Staff  


  • Mini gymnasts explored all forms of gross motor movement skills in Mini Gymnastics. This class builds on Parent and Tot Tumble and allows three- to five-year-olds an opportunity for safe, self-directed play and work without parental guidance. 

         •	Mini gymnasts  Mini gymnasts 2
         Above and below:  Mini gymnasts.

      Mini gymnasts 3

  • The preschool classes Steam Explorers, Rainbow ABC’s, Babies and Toddlers Are Messy and Playmania continue to be some of the most popular, creative, interactive, messy and engaging classes. Preschoolers are provided an opportunity for early socialization with interactive and creative play. 

    Babies and Toddlers Are Messy

    Above and below: Babies and Toddlers Are Messy (making edible Pumpkin Play Clay) and the Steam Preschool Class experimenting with mixing colors.

         Islander Explorers Club Staff    

         Playmania campers
             Above and below:  Playmania campers

             Playmania campers2

Retreat from the Heat:  Due to high temperatures and the early dismissal for a heat day at Village Elementary, Recreation Services created a free “Retreat from the Heat” event at the Community Center. The afternoon included crafting, board games, Dodgeball in the gym, climbing the rock wall, cooking, watching the “Chipmunks” movie and everyone’s favorite thing to do on a hot day, swimming at the pool.

Retreat from the Heat  Retreat from the Heat2

Retreat from the Heat3 Retreat from the Heat4

Retreat from the Heat5



Commission Vacancies:  There are currently four vacancies, one on the Bicycle Advisory Committee, one on the Transportation Commission, and two on the Cultural Arts Commission. The City has many volunteer opportunities for residents interested in serving on any of its boards, commission and committees. See notice below for details.




Design Review Commission:  On Wednesday, September 28, the Design Review Commission heard a presentation on a proposed public restroom, referred to as the South Beach Restroom, for the southwest end of Avenida del Sol adjacent to the cul de sac. The Commission made two recommendations to the City Council:  1.) To approve certification of the Environmental Impact Report and 2.) To approve the proposed design.

South Beach Restroom 



Admiral James B. Stockdale Sculpture:  A bronze bust of Admiral James B. Stockdale was given to the Library on an extended loan from the Stockdale family. The sculpture is located in the Spreckels Reading Room, on a pedestal, adjacent to a collection of books donated to the Library from the Stockdale’s on two separate occasions. Many of the books have underlined passages and notes from Stockdale.

Stockdale Sculpture 

Stockdale Sculpture2 


Youth Programs:  In response to the Coronado Unified School District’s early release Monday, September 26, three movies were shown in the Winn Room. A children’s book author visited on Tuesday, September 27, Carly Truscott read from her book, “Fox, Bird and Squirrel Were Not Friends.” An animal craft was done in conjunction with the reading. The Teen Event on Wednesday, September 28, was a “Cooking Challenge.” The teens made burrito bowls.

Book Reading

Above and one below:  Author Carly Truscott’s visit to the Library.

Book Reading2

Book Reading3

Burrito Bowl

Cooking Challenge this week was Burrito Bowls.


Piano Concert:  The “Brown Bag Piano Concert” on Friday featured Mike Levy. The concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Brown Bag 


Police Motorcycle Training & Competition:  The 15th annual Terry Bennett Memorial Police Motorcycle Training & Competition took place last Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25, at Silver Strand State Beach. Coronado Motor Officers, Pat O’Malley, Darren Hamilton, and Danny Aguirre, along with Sergeant Mark Harris, participated. The annual event is hosted by the San Diego Motor Officers’ Association and attracts motorcycle officers from as far away as Nevada, Arizona, and Mexico to show-off their technical riding skills.

Terry Bennett                  

Avove: Coronado Police Officer Darren Hamilton. Below: Coronado Police Officer Danny Aguirre.

Terry Bennett 2 

Terry Bennett 3

Coronado Police Officers Darren Hamilton and Pat O’Malley.




Public Services Work Updates:  City crews worked on a number of projects around the City. These are the most recent:

  • Streets repaired 20 feet of historical broken sidewalk at 1127 F Ave. Crews also repaired five tree grates at Rotary Park and removed sidewalk trip hazards at Glorietta Bay Park.

         1127 F Ave

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Slurry Seal in Country Club area
Posted on 09/30/2016
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