Weekly Update August 25, 2017

Weekly Update August 25, 2017

   

Weekly Update August 25, 2017


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Back to School:  Coronado students headed back to school this week. Please slow down and be aware of students walking or biking to and from school. Coronado Police welcomed Sacred Heart and Christ Church students on Wednesday, August 23, and Coronado Unified School District students on Thursday, August 24. Officers gave away gift cards to students spotted following the rules, such as wearing properly fitting helmets and safely riding their bicycles and scooters. Motorists are asked to not block crosswalks or pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians. Bicyclists, remember to obey traffic and right of way laws. Last year and again this year, the City has more crossing guards at Third and Fourth streets and at F Avenue both in the morning and afternoon. This is in addition to crossing guards at the usual locations. City staff members are still working with the California Department of Transportation to install a permanent in-street pedestrian advisory sign at Third and Fourth at F.

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Robbery Suspect Arrested: Coronado Police made two arrests this week on charges connected to the armed robbery of the Which Wich sandwich shop in Coronado on July 31. The suspects entered the sandwich shop after closing and ordered the employees to open the safe. One suspect is a former employee of the business who quit two weeks prior to the robbery. Both were charged with robbery, false imprisonment and assault with a firearm. Anyone with information is asked to call Coronado Police at (619) 522-7350 or San Diego Crime Stoppers anonymously at (888) 580-8477. 

Suspect


Fatal Car Accident: An unfortunate accident happened over the weekend. One person was killed and six injured early Sunday, August 20, when a suspected drunk driver crashed his vehicle into two others on Orange Avenue. Coronado Police said the suspected drunk driver was heading north in a Jeep at about 12:20 a.m. when he went across the median into southbound traffic, hitting a Honda SUV and a Kia passenger car. Two children in the Honda were injured. The victims were taken to the hospital with moderate to severe injuries. An investigation is ongoing.


Navy Carriers:  The Navy has notified the City that late next week and running through early October, both the USS Carl Vinson and USS Theodore Roosevelt will be in port. Residents can anticipate traffic impacts in the mornings and afternoons.

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Trespasser/Squatter:  On Wednesday, August 23, Cpl. Brian Wray was contacted by a real estate agent regarding a property on Tolita Avenue. As Wray entered the residence, a man ran out. Officers found the subject a few blocks away. The same man was contacted the previous day for a similar incident. Prosecution was not desired in that incident and a report was completed. In the August 23 incident, prosecution was desired and the man was arrested and released with a written promise to appear for trespassing. Unfortunately, trespassing/squatting is a non-bookable misdemeanor offense which means the law only allows officers to issue a ticket to appear in court. To charge burglary there needs to be intent to commit a theft or any other felony in the structure. In these incidents, the subject’s only intent was to sleep and hang out in the home. This may seem frustrating and frightening but officers can only enforce the law as it is written. If you see someone where they should not be, call 911 immediately.



Concerts in the Park: The City reminds the community that there are two concerts remaining for the 2017 summer season and that both start earlier than usual, at 5 p.m. Surf City All Stars will play Sunday, August 27, and Pop Vinyl will play the final concert on Sunday, September 3. The City encourages the use of three curbside loading zones around Spreckels Park. The summer concert series is held weekly on Sundays in Spreckels Park.

Concert


Adaptive Signals Update: The City has made good progress on a project to install adaptive traffic signals along state Route 75 at three intersections, including Tarawa Road. The project should be completed by Labor Day, September 4. Motorist and commuters traveling north along the Silver Strand into the Village may experience delays and are asked to plan accordingly. The project should offer relief when the signals are activated.


Bike the Bay Event:  Traffic on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge will be impacted this Sunday, August 27, for the 10th annual Bike the Bay event. The ride is sponsored by the San Diego Bicycle Coalition and set to begin at 7 a.m. The event will take participants across the bridge then south through town toward Imperial Beach. The bridge will remain open with one lane of vehicle traffic in each direction using eastbound lanes. A section of Glorietta Boulevard will be closed during the event, between Fourth and Fifth streets. Riders will use Strand Way, which will be closed to vehicle traffic, to reach the Bayshore Bikeway to head south out of Coronado. State Route 75 will remain open in both directions. All restrictions will be removed at approximately 10 a.m.

Bike the Bay


New City Phones:  The City is currently installing a new telephone system and phones throughout its facilities to ensure important business with residents, businesses and patrons can be efficiently conducted. The current system is more than 12 years old and is reaching the end of its useful life. It is no longer supported by the manufacturer and no software updates are available. The phones cannot be replaced as there are no new or refurbished hardware offered by the manufacturer. Calls were being dropped, screens could not be read. The new system will go online in early September. 

New Phones

New Trash Receptacles:  The City of Coronado and Coronado MainStreet are testing out new trash receptacles on the northeast corner of Orange Avenue and Ninth Street. The City hopes to hear from the community about the new look. If the community likes the bins and they successfully do the job, they may replace the 60-plus square concrete receptacles in the business district.

New Trash Bins


Labor Day Schedule 2017:  The City will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 4. Here’s a list of those City facilities that will be open with varying hours of operation. Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will not perform regular residential trash collection on Labor Day. As a result, service will be delayed one day. Here is the Labor Day schedule:

Schedule


Reminder of Call to Artists: The Cultural Arts Commission reminds local artists to submit artwork for jury for the final exhibition of the year in the C3 Gallery located in the Coronado Community Center at 1845 Strand Way. The deadline is September 15. The theme for inclusion in this exhibition is “Portraits, Places & Things.” It will open November 1 and run through February 15, 2018. The application packet for this call is available on CoronadoARTS.com or contact the Contract Arts Administrator Kelly Purvis at 619-522-2633 or kpurvis@coronado.ca.us for a hardcopy.

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Coronado Community Read: The Coronado Public Library and the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission announce the second annual Coronado Community Read. The program aims to bring the entire community together with the shared reading of one book accompanied by a variety of discussions and programs centered around its themes. The public nominated 42 books and a subcommittee narrowed the list to six. Now, the community can choose the 2018 Coronado Community Read book. Cast your vote here for one of the six books by August 31. The winning title will be announced in the fall and the next program events will take place in February 2018. To learn more about the program and six finalists visit CoronadoARTS.com.

Books


Cays Street, Curb and Gutter Project: Authorization to award a contact on a project to rehabilitate curb, gutter, sidewalk and ramp upgrades at St. Kitt’s Way, Port Royale and Bridgetown Bend in the Cays goes before the City Council on September 5. Work will be underway in the fall.



SDG&E Planned Outage:  A planned SDG&E power outage scheduled for Tuesday, August 29, at 9 a.m., will affect sprinkler times near 412 Coronado Cays Blvd, the nearby tennis courts and the traffic signal at Silver Strand State Highway at Coronado Cays Boulevard. The outage is expected to last up to 2.5 hours, according to SDG&E, as crews work to replace a transformer in the area.


Beach Polo: Polo America is set to return to the Hotel del Coronado with a tournament over the Labor Day weekend. There will be events going on from Friday, September 1, through Sunday, September 3, on the hotel’s private property. Traffic impacts are expected around the Hotel del Coronado along Orange Avenue and R.H. Dana Place. This is the second time in as many years that beach polo has been played in Coronado. Coronado has its own long history with polo dating back to the early 1900’s. The City has recently received questions about the care of the horses. These inquiries are outside of City regulations, but Polo America has informed the City of the care taken to protect the horses that participate in polo games, which include an on-site veterinarian and a four-horse ambulance trailer at the field during games.




Pet of the Week: Latte, a 4-month-old Shepherd-Dachshund mix, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Latte is a sweet and energetic. She is the perfect age to find a fun and active family. Latte’s adoption fee is $175. To set up a visit with Latte, call the Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7340.

Pet of Week





RECREATION & GOLF SERVICES

Recreation Programs and News:  Registration is open for the Fall/Winter 2017 season, and there are recreation opportunities available for all ages. To find out about programs and how to register online, go to the Recreation Department’s homepage at www.coronado.ca.us/recreation or call (619) 522-7342.

Spreckels CenterWould you like to learn about programming and special events at the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green? Join the Spreckels Center interest list by calling (619) 522-7343 or emailing spreckelscenter@coronado.ca.us. You may register in person, over the phone, by mail or online at http://online.activecommunities.com/coronado. The Spreckels Center is offering a series of free informative educational programs to the 50-plus community on Thursdays during the month of September, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is required and seating is limited.

Coronado BoathouseCheck out the exciting classes offered this Fall at the Coronado Boathouse.  Glorietta Bay Paddle Tours, Full Moon Group Paddles, rowing classes, outrigger paddle classes and so much more. Contact the Boathouse for more information at (619) 522-2655.
Paddle Event

Recreation Programs: On Friday, August 18, Camp Coronado held its annual fun-run to mark the last day of summer camp. The H2A Dance Teams held auditions this week. More than 30 dancers auditioned to be placed on H2A Minis, H2A Youth and H2A Junior dance teams.    
Rec fun


 

Pool NewsThe Aquatics Center will be closed beginning at 10 a.m. on September 22, through October 15, for water polo tournaments, as well as for annual maintenance and equipment repairs.  The new pool schedule for the Fall, beginning August 22, through February 18, is now available online.

POOL HOURS




CITY CLERK

Commission Vacancies:  The City has one immediate vacancy on the Cultural Arts Commission, one immediate vacancy on the Transportation Commission, and two upcoming vacancies on the Street Tree Committee as of October 31, 2017.  Applications for the Street Tree Committee vacancies must be received in the City Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 25.  The City greatly benefits from the expertise and energy of its volunteers and values each one.  If you have an interest in serving your community, call the City Clerk’s Office at (619) 522-7320 for more information.

Commission

Recent AppointmentsThe City Council recently appointed or reappointed the following community members to a Council board, commission or committee:

  • Alison Lancaster, Parks & Recreation Commission (June 6, 2017)
  • Lei Udell, Cultural Arts Commission (July 18, 2017)
  • Tom DeCaro, Street Tree Committee (July 18, 2017)
  • Jason Pettit, Transportation Commission (July 18, 2017)
  • Donna Crossman, (reappointed) Design Review Commission (July 18, 2017)
  • Jon Ryan, (reappointed) Design Review Commission (July 18, 2017)
  • Brenda Jo Robyn, Library Board of Trustees (August 15, 2017)
  • Rainier Trinidad, Library Board of Trustees (August 15, 2017)


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Design Review Commission: On Wednesday, August 23, the Design Review Commission approved the following projects:

  1. A new sign for Lily’s at 1001 Orange Ave.
  2. New signs for Best Western Hotel at 275 Orange Ave.
  3. An exterior remodel and new sign for Gelato Paradiso at 918 Orange Ave.
  4. Construction of a new eight-unit residential condominium development at 544-558 G Ave.
  5. An addition to an existing single family dwelling at 1130 Coronado Ave. for additional FAR Points.

 


LIBRARY SERVICES

Summer Festival:  The Library’s Summer Festival concluded Saturday, August 19, with a full-house performance by singer Joe Bourne, who paid tribute to Nat King Cole. The Summer Festival has been popular again this year, with a total attendance of 1,247 people. The events are sponsored by the Hotel del Coronado and the Friends of the Library.

Library Activities:  An e-book workshop was held on Monday, August 21. The workshops are held regularly for people wanting to find out how to download the Library’s e-books and other e-content onto their readers. The Mystery Book Club met on Monday, August 21, to discuss “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith. Also on Monday, the solar-eclipse related film “Little Shop of Horrors” was screened in the Winn Room.

Pirate Party:  The Library hosted a Pirate Party last week, featuring all things pirate. Below are photos from the popular event.

Pirates
Pirates
Pirates





POLICE SERVICES

Citizens Academy - Fall 2017:  The Coronado Police Department invites residents to sign up for the 2017 Citizens Academy, a free 8-week course that provides an inside look into the Police Department. Here you will have the opportunity to learn about various divisions, volunteer opportunities, how to be a better witness to a crime and participate in interactive demonstrations. The academy will be held once a week for 8 weeks beginning Wednesday, September 27, and running through November 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. All applicants must pass a background screening. Class size is limited to 15 people. Please visit www.coronadopd.com  for more information and to complete an application. Email Dianne Dannemann at ddannemann@coronado.ca.us or call her at (619) 522-7355 for more information.





Stay Informed Coronado:  Do you like being in the know? Do you know what’s going on in Coronado? However, you like to get your city news, Coronado has many ways for you to get it. Do you like Twitter? We are active on Twitter. Do you prefer Facebook? Like us to keep up. Maybe you prefer a text message for traffic advisories. Sign up for the City’s Police Department Nixle account. What about an email reminder that a meeting is coming up or the council agenda is online? We have that, too, through our eNotification system. Of course, almost all of that can be found online in the City Manager’s Weekly Update, a compendium of all the news and events that are going on or coming up in Coronado. You can sign up to receive an email as soon as it is published online or you can visit the City’s website on Friday at noon and find it there. Finally, don’t forget to check the City’s new website, where you can find news and information that affects residents, businesses and visitors.

   

Bike the Bay Event:  Traffic on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge will be impacted on Sunday, August 27, for the 10th annual Bike the Bay event. The ride is sponsored by the San Diego Bicycle Coalition and set to begin at 7 a.m. The event will take participants across the bridge then south through town toward Imperial Beach. The bridge will remain open with one lane of vehicle traffic in each direction using eastbound lanes. A section of Glorietta Boulevard will be closed during the event, between Fourth and Fifth streets. Riders will use Strand Way, which will be closed to vehicle traffic, to reach the Bayshore Bikeway to head south out of Coronado. State Route 75 will remain open in both directions. All restrictions will be removed at approximately 10 a.m. 
Bike the Bay Event:  Traffic on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge will be impacted on Sunday, August 27, for the 10th annual Bike the Bay event. The ride is sponsored by the San Diego Bicycle Coalition and set to begin at 7 a.m. The event will take participants across the bridge then south through town toward Imperial Beach. The bridge will remain open with one lane of vehicle traffic in each direction using eastbound lanes. A section of Glorietta Boulevard will be closed during the event, between Fourth and Fifth streets. Riders will use Strand Way, which will be closed to vehicle traffic, to reach the Bayshore Bikeway to head south out of Coronado. State Route 75 will remain open in both directions. All restrictions will be removed at approximately 10 a.m. 
Bike the Bay Event:  Traffic on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge will be impacted on Sunday, August 27, for the 10th annual Bike the Bay event. The ride is sponsored by the San Diego Bicycle Coalition and set to begin at 7 a.m. The event will take participants across the bridge then south through town toward Imperial Beach. The bridge will remain open with one lane of vehicle traffic in each direction using eastbound lanes. A section of Glorietta Boulevard will be closed during the event, between Fourth and Fifth streets. Riders will use Strand Way, which will be closed to vehicle traffic, to reach the Bayshore Bikeway to head south out of Coronado. State Route 75 will remain open in both directions. All restrictions will be removed at approximately 10 a.m. 
Bike the Bay Event:  Traffic on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge will be impacted on Sunday, August 27, for the 10th annual Bike the Bay event. The ride is sponsored by the San Diego Bicycle Coalition and set to begin at 7 a.m. The event will take participants across the bridge then south through town toward Imperial Beach. The bridge will remain open with one lane of vehicle traffic in each direction using eastbound lanes. A section of Glorietta Boulevard will be closed during the event, between Fourth and Fifth streets. Riders will use Strand Way, which will be closed to vehicle traffic, to reach the Bayshore Bikeway to head south out of Coronado. State Route 75 will remain open in both directions. All restrictions will be removed at approximately 10 a.m. 
Bike the Bay Event:  Traffic on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge will be impacted on Sunday, August 27, for the 10th annual Bike the Bay event. The ride is sponsored by the San Diego Bicycle Coalition and set to begin at 7 a.m. The event will take participants across the bridge then south through town toward Imperial Beach. The bridge will remain open with one lane of vehicle traffic in each direction using eastbound lanes. A section of Glorietta Boulevard will be closed during the event, between Fourth and Fifth streets. Riders will use Strand Way, which will be closed to vehicle traffic, to reach the Bayshore Bikeway to head south out of Coronado. State Route 75 will remain open in both directions. All restrictions will be removed at approximately 10 a.m. 
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