Weekly Update February 2, 2018

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Weekly Update February 2, 2018

Weekly Update February 2, 2018

Weekly Update:  Check out the City Manager’s Weekly Update video for a quick look at what's going on in town. If you are interested in receiving an emailed notice of the Weekly Update, sign up for eNotifications on the City’s website, enter your email address and click on Weekly Update and any other documents you would like to receive.


Navy Water Main Break:  A Navy water main in the 100 block of B Avenue burst on Tuesday, January 30, causing flooding in the roadway and onto nearby First Street. The late afternoon flooding caused a sinkhole to form in the middle of the street, which remains closed until repairs are made. No damage to private property resulted from the flooding, which was kept under control by the area’s storm drains. The City, Navy and California American Water responded immediately. The Navy determined it was its line, secured the necessary valves and commenced cleanup operations. First and A Avenue are open to traffic. The Navy requested that their contractor be permitted to work on repairs to the water main and damaged pavement on a 24-hour-a-day schedule. The City has agreed to permit around-the-clock operations for the first 48 hours; then nighttime operations will be reassessed. The City’s and the Navy’s objective is to make repairs and reopen the roadway as soon as possible. Complete restoration could take up to 10 days. Area residents may see lights and hear construction noise during the repairs. The City appreciates your patience.

Navy Water Break

Water Main Break 

Rescheduled Navy Public Meeting: The Navy has rescheduled a public meeting to discuss the impacts associated with the transition to the V-22 Osprey aircraft at Naval Air Station North Island. The new date is Wednesday, February 7. The Navy will provide information on an Environmental Assessment which analyzes the environmental impacts of the transition, including issues related to noise impacts. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Center’s Nautilus Room, 1845 Strand Way. The City encourages the community to attend to find out more about the possible impacts.

Hepatitis A Crisis Declared Over: City staff attended a recent update presented by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. The County declared last week that the health emergency had ended. The Hepatitis outbreak killed 20 people and sickened 577 from November 2016 to December 2017. Plans are in place to avoid a resurgence, such as ensuring people that received the first round of vaccinations get the second and that the vaccine is given to at-risk employees. The County stressed its ongoing education efforts, and cautioned that the region remains in an influenza emergency that has killed 206 people as of late last week.

Brian Smock Named Top 11 Golfer:  Coronado’s Golf Pro Brian Smock was recognized by Global Golf Post as one of the nation’s Top 11 golfers who continue playing at a high level while running golf course operations. Smock made the Global Golf Post All Pro First Team 2018. To make the cut, golfers are judged on finishes in several key tournaments in 2017, including the PGA Championship, as well as section events. Smock was in the Top 10 in the PGA Professional Championship, Top 5 in the Southern California PGA Championship and won the San Diego Chapter Championship. Here is a link to the story. The City is proud to have Smock represent the Coronado Golf Course.

Brian Smock


Sunset Park Improvements:  The contractor on the Sunset Park Improvements project continued its turf abatement this week in order for the existing grass to be removed from the site next week. Work will also begin to install a new sidewalk and pedestrian ramps along Ocean Drive. Pedestrians are reminded to use caution when walking near the construction site and to use the sidewalks across the street from the park rather than walk along the construction fencing. Sunset Park will be closed for public use during construction and a short time thereafter for the new sod to take root, but is expected to reopen by the end of April.

Sunset Park

Active Transportation Plan Public Workshop: The City will host the third public workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, to review the proposed projects and programs for the Active Transportation Plan. The meeting will be held in the Library’s Winn Room. There is still time to participate in the online questionnaire for the Active Transportation Plan. To take the questionnaire, click here.

Active Transportation MP


Upcoming Event - Valentine’s Day 10K:  The eighth annual Coronado Valentine's Day 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held on Sunday, February 11. The race begins and ends at Tidelands Park. Approximately 2,000 runners will take the Bayshore Bikeway under the San Diego-Coronado Bridge to Glorietta Boulevard. The event will take up the northbound half of Glorietta, allowing only for southbound vehicle traffic. Runners pass the Coronado Yacht Club using both Strand Way and the Bayshore Bikeway. Participants then head to Glorietta Bay Park, where they turn around and return to Tidelands Park. A section of Pomona Avenue near Silver Strand Boulevard will be closed at 7 a.m. Area residents and businesses will be notified. The Yacht Club, Bluewater Boathouse, Seaforth Marina and the Coronado Tennis Center and Golf Course will be affected and therefore notified before the event.

Valentines Day 10k 


Pet of the Week:  Odin, a 3-year-old male Colourpoint cat, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Odin is cream-colored with chocolate and has blue eyes. He’s a social cat and loves playtime. His adoption fee is $50. To set up a visit with Odin, call PAWS of Coronado, which runs the Animal Care Facility on behalf of the City, at (619) 522-7371.



Navy Training Alert:  The Navy will conduct dive operations training near Glorietta Bay from January 30 to February 21. Additionally, the Navy will conduct its annual force protection Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield training from January 29 through February 9. The community may see increased travel times to and from the various Navy facilities in town. There also will be increased military activity and traffic associated with the exercise. When the City is advised of noise, staff does its best to provided that information to the public via the Weekly Update. If more information is sought, check the Naval Base Coronado Facebook page, where the Navy posts many of its alerts.

Noise Alert:  The Hotel del Coronado has requested a permit for a fireworks display on Monday, February 19, at 6 p.m. The display will last approximately five minutes and be set up in a cordoned-off site on the beach west of the hotel.


San Diego Waterfront Park Event:  The County of San Diego has notified the City of the twice-a-year music festival at its Waterfront Park, on Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego. The music festival will be held Saturday-Sunday, March 3-4; from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Organizers expect 16,500 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 (858) 337-8001 or christian@CRSSDfest.com.



Planned Gym Closure: The gymnasium at the Coronado Community Center will be closed for planned maintenance from February 5-11. The Community Center will remain open. The City thanks the community for its patience.

Ongoing Spreckels Center Events:

  • Monday, February 26, Trails & Ales is headed to explore Harper Creek Falls, located in the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. This mildly shady trail is approximately 3.3 miles with fairly wide paths. Bring shoes or clothes that can get wet as you hike along the trail near the waterfall. After the hike, quench your thirst at URBN Coal Fired Pizza in El Cajon. Only eight seats left. Transportation, staffing, parking, gratuities and admission included; the cost of lunch and beverage is on your own. Cost: $45 for residents and $55 for non-residents.
  • University of California San Diego's Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning free streaming lecture series will be held at the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green the first Thursday of the month, ending on May 3. The events are free but pre-registration is required. Check the flier below for all of the programs in the series. To register, visit the Spreckels Center, call (619) 522-7343 or register online at www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels.


Spreckels Center February Classes: Find something you will fall in love with at the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green, 1019 Seventh St.  For more information or to register, call (619) 522-7343, drop by the Center, or visit our website at www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels.

  • Seasonal Floral Design Monday, February 5 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Cost: $35 per class plus a $20 materials fee is due to the instructor on the day of class.

  • Valentine Luncheon Tuesday, February 13. Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Cost: $12 per resident or $15 for non-residents.

  • Themed Bunco Party: Love is in The Air Bunco is an easy social dice game involving 100 percent luck and no skill, scoring and a simple set of rules. No prior experience required. This fast-paced game is a great way to spend time with friends and make new ones in the process.  Wear your most festive holiday attire for each themed event, which will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on February 15. Bring a pre-packed, sealed food item or drink to share. Cost: $5 per event.

  • Elderhelp Presentation Learn all about the free services offered through Elderhelp, a local non-profit organization that supports seniors and their independence. This free and informative presentation will include tips about home safety, questions to ask your doctor, and local resources available. Elderhelp will also discuss the benefits of staying active and included in your community. Date: February 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Commission Vacancies:  The City has vacancies on the Transportation Commission. See flier below for the details. 



Library ProgramsThe second session in the “Poetry for the People” series was held Wednesday, January 31. The six-session series on the Pulitzer Prize-winning poets will be conducted through March. A Digital Media Lab Workshop was also held on Wednesday, focusing on poster printing.

Youth ProgramsA Kids Craft was held Tuesday, January 30, and children made birdhouses. A “Taste Test Challenge” was held for Teens on Wednesday, January 31, in the Winn Room.
Kids Craft
Taste Test

Night at the Library: The Friends of the Library is hosting its annual Night at the Library event today, February 2, at 6:30 p.m.  The theme is “Books Alive” and artists have been invited to submit art pieces inspired by works of literature. The artwork will be exhibited at the Library through February.


Bicycle Theft Arrests: On Friday, January 26, officers arrested a man on charges that he stole the Police Department’s remotely monitored bicycle. Police found the suspect with the department’s  bicycle, wire cutters and another bicycle that had been locked up several blocks away from where the City’s bike was locked. He was transported to San Diego Central Jail and charged with grand theft and possession of stolen property. A second man was arrested on Wednesday, January 31, at 6:12 a.m. on the same charges after he was found in possession of the City-owned remotely monitored bicycle. He also was taken to San Diego County Jail. The Police Department has made more than 80 arrests since the remotely monitored bicycle program started 3 1/2 years ago.

Bicycle Thefts


Public Services Work Updates:  City crews worked on several projects around the City. Here are the most recent:

  • Public Services’ Streets Division had a busy week patching several sidewalks throughout town, smoothing out the pedestrian path behind the Coronado Shores, responding to a water main break and repairing an alley at 316 Ninth St.

Public Work

Public Work 1

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Posted on 02/02/2018
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