Weekly Update August 5, 2016

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Weekly Update August 5, 2016

Weekly Update August 5, 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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Coronado Cays Entrance, Bike Path Closure:  Work continued this week on the Coronado Cays Entrance Project, focusing on construction of the new decorative walls in the entrance roundabout as well as along the Bayshore Bikeway. Approximately 150 feet of the Bayshore Bikeway on either side of the entrance is being reconstructed as part of the project. As a result, the bike path will be closed from August 3-16. An unpaved area will be maintained to allow pedestrians and bicyclists who have dismounted to walk around the construction zone. Users may experience delays during periods of time when the contractor is bringing materials or equipment into or out of the site. In addition, Time Warner Cable will be doing maintenance work on existing utilities adjacent to the Bayshore Bikeway between Fiddler’s Cove and the Cays entrance the week of Monday, August 8. The Cays Entrance Project will make the area safer for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists by lowering perimeter walls for better sight lines, moving the entrance kiosk back and making improvements to the bikeway near the intersection.

Bayshore Bikeway Closures 

Coronado Cays Entrance

Citizen Police Academy:  The Police Department will host a free Citizen Police Academy for eight weeks, starting September 14.   Classes will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays through November at the Police Department, 700 Orange Ave. The Police Academy will give participants an inside look into the Police Department, and an opportunity to learn about the various divisions, volunteer opportunities, how to be a better witness to a crime and participate in interactive demonstrations. If you are interested in signing up, please contact Dianne Dannemann at (619) 522-7355 or [email protected].

PD Citizen Academy

Movies on the Bay:  Tonight, the free family "Movies on the Bay" feature film will be “Zootopia.” The Coronado Recreation Department will host pre-screen activities beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Coronado Ferry Landing, 1201 First St. The film begins at 8 p.m. The Movies on the Bay series is sponsored by a Tidelands Activation Program Grant through the Port of San DiegoThe next “Movies on the Bay” film is “Inside Out” set for Friday, August 19 at Coronado Cays Park.
Inside OUt

Orange Avenue Median:  The City is aware that large crowds, close to 100 people, are spontaneously gathering in the median-park in the 800 block of Orange Avenue to play Pokémon Go. The City has received complaints from Pokémon players about sprinklers that have gone off at their scheduled irrigation times. The City takes pride in its ornamental median-parks along Orange and has had the same watering pattern for many years. The City’s Public Services team recently made adjustments to the irrigation timing, specifically for this block, to mitigate the conflict. The City also has received some complaints of trash and debris being left in the area nightly. The City is monitoring the situation and asks players to stay away from the roadway, watch where you are going, leave the area as clean as you find it, and remember that sprinklers are set to water very late into the evenings of Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

Pokemon Median

SDG&E Gas Line Relocation:  SDG&E will be relocating two gas lines within the intersection of First Street and I Avenue beginning Monday, August 8. This work is being completed at the City’s request in preparation for construction of a new storm drain line along I Avenue. Work will require the road to be reduced to one lane of traffic. Traffic congestion during working hours is expected; however, the contractor is required to reopen First Street to two lanes of traffic no later than 3 p.m. each day.

SDG&E Gas Line Relocation

SDG&E Gas Line Relocation2

Glorietta Sewer Main Inspection:  Contract surveyors will be potholing, or excavating, on Strand Way and Pomona Avenue in the vicinity of the pocket park adjacent to the Coronado Yacht Club beginning Monday, August 8. The work is being done to verify the location of the Glorietta Sewer Main for an inspection to evaluate its condition. The operations will continue throughout the week, moving toward the intersection of Adella Avenue at Ynez Place, the intersection of Ynez at A Avenue, and the intersection of Ynez at B Avenue, with additional potholing in the 500 and 200 blocks of B. Two-way vehicular traffic will be maintained, but motorists are asked to drive with caution and expect the possibility of delays through those areas.


Glorietta Bay Pump Station Structural RepairsThe contractor began power washing the inside of the wet well followed by a sandblasting treatment of the areas identified for additional repair work. The City’s structural engineering consultant entered the well this week to make his assessment and will be submitting revised construction drawings by the end of the week to reflect the present condition of the structure.

Glorietta Bay Pump Station

Upcoming Noise AlertThe Hotel del Coronado has requested a permit for a fireworks show that will be held at 8:45 p.m., on Saturday, August 13. The display will last approximately five minutes and be set up in a cordoned-off site on the beach west of the hotel.


Bridge Filming: The California Department of Transportation notified the City that it has issued a permit for a filming event on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge for Saturday, August 13. The filming will occur intermittently from approximately 5 a.m. to noon. Caltrans and the filming crews will be staging at the Toll Plaza and will be closing the No. 3 lane eastbound on the bridge during filming. Notification signs will be posted at the outbound base of the bridge by Caltrans approximately one week in advance.


‘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



Free Summer EntertainmentJoin the fun during Recreation Services’ Free Summer Entertainment series, held every Wednesday at noon through August 17 in the Coronado Community Center’s Nautilus Room, 1845 Strand Way. Drop by with the family. All the events are free and open to the public.

Summer Entertainment 


Recreation Camp UpdatesIt has been very busy at the Coronado Community Center with more than 4,800 Recreation camp participants through July 31. Another 1,500 are expected through the end of the summer programming. Some camps have sold out, but call (619) 522-7342 to find out what camps still have room. Good! Great! Recreate!

  • Have you heard about the new Zombie Survivor Camp? The week was spent in tactical training as campers and their teams worked to build comradery and overcome obstacles in preparation for the “Zombie Apocalypse.” This camp thrives on campers’ imagination as they build shelters, find clues to solve riddles, and learn navigation. 

    Zombie Survivor Camp 


  • Weird Science Campers unlocked their curiosity this week as they explored different science experiments, measured action, reaction and results. Campers also found spittlebugs that secrete a liquid that creates a bubble-like coating to hide in. 

     Weird Science Camp


  • The Community Center Gym was in full use this week with the popular Youth Basketball Camps, Jump Rope and Open Gym. The Dance Room was full of activity as the Prekinder Campers played.

     Various Rec Camps


  • Minecraft was brought to life in Engineering Fundamentals: Mine, Craft, Build using Legos Camp. Campers built motorized walking Creepers, a terrifying Ghast and a motorized Minecart. This project-based camp combines the basic format of core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft.

          Engineering Camp


  • Lots of water camps and classes took place all over the island this past week. From surfing, to junior lifeguarding, swim lessons to SUP camps. Campers were in the water all week.

          Water Camps

Star Wars Movie NightThe Recreation-hosted Star Wars Movie Night last Friday, July 29, was a success. The event was held in Tidelands Park.

Star Wars Movie Night

Star Wars Movie Night2



Election InformationThree Council positions will be on the November 8 General Election ballot this year -- the Mayor and two Council seats. The candidate nomination period is open and runs through 5 p.m. on August 12 for candidates for the Mayoral position. The nomination period for candidates for the two Council seats will extend to August 17 as a Council incumbent’s seat will be open. Candidate information manuals have been provided to all potential nominees. Persons interested in taking out nomination papers should make an appointment with the City Clerk to receive an overview of the materials and deadlines. Election information pertinent to the upcoming General Election is on the City’s website at www.coronado.ca.us. Updated information will be added as it becomes available.

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Summer Festival:  To complement the Library's exhibit, "Hollywood Backlot: MGM's Factory of Dreams," a series of classic films are being screened Mondays at 4 p.m. in the Winn Room. “Broadway Melody of 1940,” starring Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell, was shown Monday, August 1. Yesterday, Library Director Christian Esquevin gave a talk and slideshow on, “Factory of Dreams: MGM in the Golden Age,” a behind the scenes tour of the studio lot. Other classic films on tap are “The Philadelphia Story” on August 8; “Random Harvest” on August 15; “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” on August 22; and “Gigi” on August 29.

Youth ProgramsThe end of the Children's Summer Reading Program was celebrated with the “Wild Wonders Animal Show,” on Wednesday, August 3. Attendees got to learn about rescued wild animals and the grand prize drawing was held for the Reading Club participants. The Teen Tech Team has also resumed its “Open House” for helping patrons use personal electronic devices. They are set up to help on a first-come, first-served basis in the Library Conference Room on the first and third Monday of each month, at 4 p.m.


Harry Potter DayThe Library hosted a Harry Potter Day on Thursday, July 28. Some pictures from the event are below.  

Harry Potter Day 

Harry Potter Day2

Harry Potter Day3

Harry Potter Day4

Harry Potter Day5


U-Lock and Helmet Winners:  In addition to U-locks, the Police Department is raffling off bicycle helmets at Sunday Concerts in the Park events. On Sunday, July 31, the four winners were: Anne Herr, Linda Kullman, Candy Schneider and Fred Eckert. The Police Department thanks Holland's Bicycles for its generous donation of U-locks.

Helmet Winners 

U-lock Winners



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

  • Streets Division repaired a severely damaged driveway this week at 811 Pomona Ave. Crews also repaired a sunken section of the alley bounded by G and F avenues and Seventh and Eighth streets. The steps leading up to the gazebo in Spreckels Park were repaired, as well. 

 811 Pomona

Alley Work 

Gazebo Steps

Gazebo Steps2

Gazebo Steps3

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Posted on 08/05/2016
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