Weekly Update February 3, 2017

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Weekly Update February 3, 2017


Weekly Update February 3, 2017

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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Silver Strand Fencing ImprovementsThe contractor began construction this week on the northern section of the Silver Strand Fence Replacement Project, installing 40 feet of fencing at the north end of the project area for an initial inspection. The designer and City staff approved the installation and the contractor continued excavating for the post footings and installed approximately one-third of the posts. It is anticipated that installation will be complete by mid-March. Crews are installing new round wood fence posts and working their way south toward Coronado Cays Boulevard. Agreement has yet to be reached on how to improve the southern reach of the chain link fencing, which will remain up for now.

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John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green:  New strict regulations from the California Public Utilities Commission is delaying the completion of the John D. Spreckels Center. This is causing delays as there are only 10 such contractors in the state. The project’s general contractor has found a certified contractor, but there is a large backlog of work due to the recent heavy rains and damage to SDG&E service equipment. Therefore, we are still waiting for the power to be installed in the building.

Spreckels Landscaping

Coronado Community Read:  The 2017 Coronado Community Read has started. Sponsored by the Coronado Public Library, Cultural Arts Commission and Coronado Friends of the Library, the program aims to bring the entire community together with the shared reading of one book. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot, is the story of a poor, 31-year-old black mother of five who died of cervical cancer in 1951. While her death was a tragedy for her family, for the world of medical research it was something of a miracle. This is a true story with implications for anyone who has ever benefited from medical research. The Coronado Public Library has copies of the book. For a complete list of 2017 Community Read events visit CoronadoARTS.com.

Community Read   Henrietta Lacks


Dock C and Boat Launch Ramp:  Demolition on the Dock C and Boat Launch Ramp Project has started with the dismantling of Dock C. Once enough material has been accumulated, the contractor will float the material to the boat launch ramp and remove it to an approved disposal site. The boat launch ramp will close for several months for renovation, beginning Monday, February 13. San Diego Bay has three other no-cost boat launching facilities operated by the San Diego Unified Port District. They are located at Shelter Island, National City and Chula Vista.

Dock C 

Dock C2 


Spreckels Park Restroom:  The contractor is preparing the foundation on the Spreckels Park Restroom Project and will install the reinforcing steel this week with concrete to be poured next week. Work will begin soon to prepare the site for power outlets used for various park events. 

Spreckels Restroom 


Glorietta Bay Pump Station Structural Repairs Interior work on the Glorietta Bay Pump Station has been fully completed, including the closure of the wet well. Site restoration will begin today, February 3, with the removal of the construction site. Strand Way will be closed February 3 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Those heading to Glorietta Bay Park or the Boathouse and Club Room will need to park on state Route 75. This pump station is one of the key elements of Coronado's sewer infrastructure.  It accepts all the effluent generated south of Glorietta Bay Park to the City limits, and then pumps it north to the Transbay Pump Station where it is pumped across San Diego Bay. 

GB Pump Station 
Above and below: After shots of the Glorietta Bay Pump Station wet well. 

GB Pump Station2 

GB Pump Station Before
Above: Wet well before photo.

SDG&E Gas Leak Localization and Repair:  San Diego Gas & Electric is working to isolate a gas leak, categorized as one not needing immediate repair, near the intersection of Glorietta Boulevard and Jacinto Place. SDG&E personnel are hoping to locate the leak with minimal disruption of the street asphalt. The work was scheduled to commence last week, but due to earlier storm events that caused critical damage throughout San Diego County, the work was rescheduled to Thursday, February 2. SDG&E has informed the City that if the leak becomes one requiring immediate repair after being unearthed, the crew will not leave the site until the leak is completely repaired.


Historic Resource Commission Meeting:  At its meeting on Wednesday, February 1, the Historic Resource Commission recommended approval of Mills Act Agreements for 1106 Fourth St. (below left), 550 A Ave. (below right) and 1144 Isabella Ave. (bottom photo). The Commission determined that 829 H Ave. is not a Historic Resource in association with a Determination of Historic Significance review; and determined that 610 First St. is a Historic Resource in association with a Determination of Historic Significance review.

1106 Fourth 

550 A   

1144 Isabella 


Coronado Plaza Fumigation: Termite fumigation is underway at Coronado Plaza, which is the commercial square in the 1300 block of Orange Avenue. Metered parking and sidewalk access were reserved should emergency work be required and to avoid damage to vehicles or pedestrians should the tent loosen unexpectedly. Tent removal is expected to take place by or before Friday, February 3, depending on how weather conditions contribute to the dispersion of the fumigation gas to rid the structure of termites.

Coronado Plaza Fumigation 

Valentine’s Day 10K:  The seventh annual Coronado Valentine's Day 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held on Sunday, February 12, beginning 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. 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.

Valentine's Day RAce

Pet of the Week:  Uno, an 11-year-old German Shorthair Pointer mix, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Even at 11, Uno has a playful side and loves his toys. He came PAWS as a stray and is looking for a new family. Uno weighs 30 pounds and has all his shots. He is microchipped and his adoption fee s $125. If you would like to set up a visit with Uno, contact PAWS of Coronado, which operates the Coronado Animal Care Facility on behalf of the City, at (619) 522-7371.





Gym Closure:  The Coronado Community Center Gymnasium and Dance Room will be closed for annual maintenance Monday through Sunday, February 6-12. The planned maintenance includes duties such as resurfacing the floors and changing light bulbs. The gymnasium is in use year-round but has a lower use during this part of the year.


Active Recreation ProgramsCoronado Recreation invites you to “Put Some Play in Your Day!” Below are some upcoming active programs for children of all ages. For more information on enrichment classes or to register online, visit www.coronado.ca.us or call (619) 522-7342. 

  • Active programs and classes for children ages 6-13 to look forward to this season include the following: Cheer Class to show spirit and learn skills that will get children ready to become stronger cheerleaders; Hip-Hop for beginner or experienced dancers with an emphasis on coordination, rhythm, timing and confidence; Dance Mash-Up to try a different style of dance each class, including hip-hop, ballet, tap, jazz and more; and Jump Rope class will get your child’s heat pumping to promote a healthy body and mind.    

         Jump Rope

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         Jump Rope3

  • Preschool movement classes, for ages 3-5, include Twirl, Spin & Jump, held Mondays from 3:30 to 4:10 p.m.; Move-2-the-Beat, held Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:10 p.m.; and Little Yogis, held Thursday mornings for a playful yet structured yoga class that combines simple poses with songs, puppets and new skills. These movement classes offer children the opportunity to explore all forms of gross motor movement in a fun-filled environment, while also learning basic dance moves.

    Move to the Beat 

  • Gymnastic classes are held on Tuesdays in the Community Center Gym for students ages 5-17. These classes include Gymnastics I and II (beginner and intermediate) or Gymnastics III and IV (intermediate and advanced, by instructor recommendation only) and Boys Gymnastics. Gymnastic classes help students of all levels learn proper technique in a successful and progressive manner.

         Mini Gymnasts


Golf Transition: The Pro Shop operations transition began this week. Brian Smock Golf Inc. assumed Pro Shop operations on Wednesday, February 1. Golf Services reminds golfers that there will be minor interruptions to customers during construction at the Pro Shop, while the Golf Course’s online booking software is updated, and until the new golf carts arrive. Please contact Brian Smock Golf at (619) 522 3121 with any questions or concerns regarding the transition.

Golf Pro 

Golf Pro2   


Pool News:  Beginning Monday, February 13, Aquatics Center swim hours will change due to annual training by Coronado High School on the diving boards on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Swim hours will return to regular hours following annual maintenance in May. The hours and additional information are outlined below. The Aquatics Division is also training and hiring lifeguards and swim instructors. See fliers below for more information.

Pool Hours 

Lifeguards Wanted

Lifeguards Wanted

Coronado Seniors Out and About Program:  The Out and About Program is currently looking for volunteer drivers and riders for the Coronado Seniors Out & About program. The service will provide scheduled rides to Coronado residents ages 60-plus for a nominal fee of $1 to $4 depending on the distance traveled. Rides are provided to medical/health related offices, grocery stores, banks, events, activity centers, barber/beauty shops and more, both locally and into San Diego, up to 25 miles. Coronado Seniors Out & About program is supported by the San Diego Association of Governments as part of the TransNet Senior Mini-Grant Program and in response to the growing need of transportation to this vital community. If you are in need of a ride or would you like to volunteer to drive for the program, please visit Coronado Recreation Services at www.coronado.ca.us/outandabout or call (619) 522-7343.



Commission VacanciesThe City of Coronado has two vacancies on the Cultural Arts Commission. The City greatly benefits from the expertise and energy of these 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.




Library Programs:  Tomorrow, February 4, a movie screening of “A Raisin in the Sun” will be held in conjunction with the Coronado Community Read program. The Mystery Book Club met Monday afternoon, January 30, in the Winn Room and discussed “Echo Park” by Michael Connelly. An Adult Craft program was held Tuesday morning, January 31, where “Tunnel Books” were made. On Thursday morning, February 2, a workshop titled “Don’t Get Hooked by Fraud” was held in the Winn Room. For more information on weekly and special Library programs, visit the Library webpage or call (619) 522-7390.


Youth Programs:  A Kids’ Craft program was held on Tuesday, January 31, and the children made “Winter Forests.” The Teen Advisory Board also met Tuesday, and the Teen Event on Wednesday, February 1, was “Games & Grub.” Check with the Library at (619) 522-7390 for all youth programs.

Winterforest Craft
Above and below:  Children enjoying the Library’s craft program.

Winterforest Craft2 

Winterforest Craft3     

Winterforest Craft4

Friends’ Night at the Library:  Coronado Friends of the Library is holding its fourth “Night at the Library” at 6:30 p.m. tonight, February 3. Six local authors will be giving readings accompanied by catered food. Tickets are required and are available for purchase at the time of the event for $60.


Operation Citadel Shield:  On Tuesday, January 31, the Coronado Police Department participated with Navy police and fire, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Homeland Security Investigations and emergency medical response services in Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield, an active shooter drill at Naval Air Station North Island. The mutual aid drill simulated a real-life active shooter scenario and was good practice for all involved. The on-base training continues through February 9.

Arrest:  The Police Department’s remotely monitored bicycle was stolen on Tuesday, January 31.  Officers arrested a man on grand theft charges and he was transported to San Diego County Jail. This was the 55th arrest for the theft of our City bike. Since obtaining the remotely monitored bicycles, bicycle larceny has dropped significantly.



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

  • The Streets Division replaced all the tattered flags that were damaged by the storm last week and repaired various potholes along Third Street and Orange Avenue. The concrete bulb-out at Second and Orange was recently damaged and the Streets crews worked to repair it with three one-inch bolts for added strength.   

         Potholes on Orange

         Potholes on Orange2

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.



Strand Fence Project
Posted on 02/03/2017
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