Weekly Update February 15, 2019

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Weekly Update February 15, 2019

Weekly Update February 15, 2019

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Storm Report: While the rain was heavy at times and the winds strong, relatively minor damage and flooding resulted from a large storm that hit San Diego County beginning on Wednesday, February 13. The worst of the rainfall was felt on Thursday, February 14. The rain caused known leaks in the roof at the Community Center to close the gymnasium. Permanent repairs were already planned. Due to strong winds, a tree fell on a home in the 900 block of Tenth Street. An initial assessment revealed relatively minor damage to the roof and tiles and no one was injured. The City monitored areas that tend to flood, and crews were prepared to close them if needed. The City provides sand bags to residents at four locations in town: First and Alameda Boulevard, Fourth Street and Alameda, North Beach and the Cays near the Fire Station. 

Tree Damage 


Search Warrant Served, Arrest in Identity Theft Case:  On Tuesday, February 12, Coronado Police detectives served a search warrant on a home in San Diego in a case involving mail theft. Coronado detectives worked with U.S. Postal Inspectors to execute the search warrant. Investigators found evidence related to several identity theft cases. The suspect was arrested in connection with stealing mail from mailboxes, cashing checks and using personal information to make fraudulent charges. Identity theft has been called the fastest growing crime in America.



Scam Prevention PSA: The City of Coronado Police Department invites the community to two scam prevention public meetings set for February 21 and March 14. Reported scams are on the rise in Coronado. Check out the Scam Prevention Public Service Announcement created by the Police Department to find out more about the scams. Join the Police Department at the public meetings to learn how to recognize different types of scams and find out how to protect yourself and your family. The meetings will be held at the Coronado Community Center at 6 p.m. Call (619) 522-6399 for more information.



Presidents’ Day Holiday Schedule: The City of Coronado will observe the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, February 18, and reminds residents and businesses that while many municipal facilities around town will be closed some will remain open. Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection on Presidents’ Day. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation. Here’s the schedule:


Pothole Repairs on State Route: Public Services’ Streets Division worked this week to make repairs to major potholes at Third Street near C Avenue. This is a California Department of Transportation right of way that the City has the ability to repair as needed. The work followed temporary repairs last week. The No. 3 and 4 lanes were completed, as well as the bus stop, on Tuesday, February 12. Crews worked diligently to complete the project and were off the roadway by 2 p.m. Lanes 1 and 2 were completed on Wednesday, February 13, ahead of the storms. The Caltrans roadway is especially susceptible to potholes after heavy rains due to infrequent preventative maintenance. The City has a 7-year preventative maintenance plan, whereby every roadway in town receives at least a slurry seal every 7 years.

Street Repairs


Subsurface Roadway Repairs Underway: On Tuesday, staff and the City’s geotechnical engineering consultant investigated a depression adjacent to a storm drain manhole at the intersection of Eighth Street and Coronado Avenue. It was found that a 12-by-13-foot void had developed underneath the pavement that is approximately four feet deep.  City crews completed a temporary fix on Wednesday, February 13, by pumping a sand slurry mix into the void.  It is expected that the intersection will be reopened on Tuesday, February 19, once the sand slurry sets. A permanent fix is being developed and will be implemented as soon as possible.

Subsurface Road Repairs 

2019 Coronado Community Read: The 2019 Coronado Community Read kicks off Saturday, February 23, at the Coronado Library with a Hometown Jamboree. The event will highlight the era and activities from this year’s book “The Practice House” by local author Laura McNeal. The Jamboree will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Winn Room and the Library Lawn, 640 Orange Ave. The Recreation Department will host 1930’s games and activities. There is a pie baking contest and quilts and needlework will be on display. A barbershop quartet will perform. The event will begin five weeks of lectures, films, kid’s programs, workshops and the opportunity to meet the author at an evening event at the Coronado Playhouse on March 14. Download a pdf of the brochure to see the full program.

Community Read


All Things Seuss: Exhibit 1 and 2:  Famed children’s author Dr. Seuss would have been 115 on March 2. In honor of Dr. Seuss, the Coronado Public Library and the Cultural Arts Commission announce the opening of a new exhibition in two locations. “All Things Seuss” opens in March. “Exhibit 1” is at the Library from March 1 through May 20 and “Exhibit 2” opens in the C3 Gallery in the Coronado Community Center with a reception on March 6 in the Nautilus Room from 6 to 8 p.m. The C3 Gallery exhibition will run through August 15. The exhibits and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibits feature the private collection of local resident Louise Gens Wicarius. Thirty-seven pieces will be displayed for the first time in Coronado. The Library exhibition will include other Seuss memorabilia. This joint-exhibit offers a rare glimpse into a beloved American artist. For more information about the exhibition contact Coronado Art Administrator Kelly Purvis at (619) 522-2633 or [email protected].

Dr. Suess smaller


Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation: The contractor on the Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation project continued with the crack repair in the pump station’s dry well. The dewatering equipment and materials were delivered to the site on Thursday and water removal operations are anticipated to commence by Friday, February 15. 



Pet of the Week: Ginger, a sweet and social 1-year-old Pit Bull Terrier, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Ginger loves people and is good on a leash. She weighs 38 pounds and is at a great age to train. Her adoption fee is $125. To set up a visit with Ginger, call PAWS, which runs the City's Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.




Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: Positions are open on the following board, commission or committees: Bicycle Advisory Committee (1) and Design Review Commission (1). Applications are being accepted for all open positions.  Responsibilities of each commission/committee, qualifications for appointment, term of office, and deadline for receipt of applications can be found on the bottom of the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees page.




Adult Library Programs: On Sunday, February 10, Library staff attended the annual Coronado Valentine’s Day 5K & 10K Run at Tidelands Park to promote Library services and the 2019 Coronado Community Read. The Mystery Book Club met on Monday, February 11, to discuss “Odds Against” by Dick Francis. The monthly Point of View or POV Film & Screening was held on Tuesday, February 12, featuring the documentary, “Quest.” The Poetry for the People series continued Wednesday, February 13. The final program in this series will be held on February 20. Health Benefits of Wine & Chocolate was conducted on Thursday, February 14. A Library App Workshop was conducted on February 14 to introduce patrons to library apps for eBooks, eMagazines, and other 24/7 services. The Spoilers Book Club will meet on Saturday, February 16 to discuss and screen “The Queen of Katwe” by Tim Crothers.

Library at Run 

Tax Forms Available: The Library now has a supply of printed 1040 and 540 forms and instructions. All other federal and state tax forms are available online at the IRS and Franchise Tax Board websites. Library staff can aid in helping patrons navigate and access tax forms from these websites.


Youth Programs: Preschool Science Storytime was held this week to help young minds develop curiosity and stimulate an interest in science. “Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain” by Verna Aardema was read and children learned how scientists observe and predict weather. Simple experiments related to weather were conducted after the story. A “Grab-And-Go Preschool Science” handout to support learning at home was distributed. Valentine Card Making was held on Thursday, February 14. Teens celebrated “Valentines vs. Anti-Valentine’s Day” on Wednesday, February 13.

Tinker Tuesday 





Parents Night Out Valentine’s Day Edition: Under the guidance of a trained chef, children will prepare and roll sushi to eat while their favorite “under the sea movie” is on the big screen. Parents Night Out Valentine’s Day Edition is set for Saturday, February 16, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Coronado Club Room in Glorietta Bay Park. The event is for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. This is the first of five Cooking and a Movie: Parents Night Out events. Future Cooking and a Movie events include: making Ratatouille on March 22, Making Chicken Pot Pie on April 27, Making Spaghetti and Meatballs on May 17 and Making Pizza on June 15. Cost is $30 for residents and $40 for nonresidents. Check with Recreation Services for details.


Babysitter Training: The Babysitter Training course begins at 9:30 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. The class is for teens ages 11 to 15. Instruction includes emergency protocols, home safety, infant care, age appropriate activities, and a babysitter’s overall responsibilities. The $130 registration fee includes all hands-on skills training, a Babysitting Safety Booklet, a certificate of completion and a starter first aid kit. Register for programs, classes and camps here or call the Recreation and Golf Services at (619) 522-7342.


Tsunami Fitness Class Free Trial: Recreation Services will hold a free trial class called Tsunami Balance and Core Workout on Tuesday and Thursday, February 26 and 28, at 6 p.m. This special demonstration class is first-come first-served and there are only nine spots available. Patrons should wear swimsuits or workout gear that they are willing to get wet. Tsunami Fitness Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. starting March 5.

Tsunami Balance  


Thank You Basketball Coaches: Recreation Services thanks its nine volunteer basketball coaches and two staff coaches who helped out with this year’s Coronado Youth Basketball League run by Master Sports. Nearly 90 players had a great time learning how to dribble, pass, shoot and play defense in this year’s non-competitive league. Six teams competed in the third- to fourth-grade league and five teams competed in the fifth- to sixth-grade league. The league concluded its eight-week season with a banquet which included pizza, a raffle and a pot luck dessert. Each team was recognized, and each coach awarded a Most Improved Player and Best Sportsmanship honor to a player on their team. Congratulations to all the players for a great season and a big thank you to all of the coaches.

Basketball Coaches



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Tree Damage
Posted on 02/15/2019
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