Weekly Update Jan. 17, 2020

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Weekly Update Jan. 17, 2020


Weekly Update Jan. 17, 2020

Weekly UpdateCheck out the City Manager’s video update 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.



Orange Avenue Palm Pruning: The City’s contract arborist will trim hundreds of palm trees in the Orange Avenue medians on three consecutive Saturdays, Jan. 18, 25 and Feb. 1. On Jan. 18, crews will prune the center median palms. On Jan. 25, workers will work on the southbound side of Orange beginning at First Street to R.H. Dana Place, closing the lane closest to the medians as they go. On Feb. 1, they will then head northbound from R.H. Dana Place to First. Crews will work from 7 a.m. to about 3:30 p.m. Please note the no-parking signs in the work area.

Palm Pruning both images 

New Police Badges: The Coronado Police Department has adopted a new badge for 2020 to commemorate the incorporation of the City and the creation of Police Services in 1890. The badge was designed by department members and the star is a throw-back to the marshals that provided policing prior to Coronado’s incorporation. All members of the department have been allowed to purchase a commemorative badge.

PD New Badge 


Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: The City will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 20, and reminds residents and businesses that some municipal facilities will remain open.  Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation. Naval Air Station North Island will observe the holiday but are anticipating heavier-than-normal traffic on Monday.   Here is the holiday schedule:

MLK Jr. Holiday sked 



Recycled Water Project:  As a follow up to the Jan. 8 public workshop regarding the Recycled Water Project, a summary of the questions that were asked and answered at the workshop has been placed on the City’s web page for the project and are available by clicking here.

Recycled Water Project meeting 

State Route 75 Medians Project: The State Route 75 Medians project enhanced the existing medians along SR 75 between R. H. Dana Place and Pomona Avenue with xeriscape drought-tolerant landscaping, which will fill in as they grow. Construction is substantially complete. The contractor is scheduling the application of concrete sealant for the coming days weather permitting and will keep the pedestrian refuge island near Pomona Avenue open to pedestrians. Additional minor items remain for the contractor to complete, but at this time no additional night work is anticipated.

SR 75 Medians Work
SR 75 Medians Project image

Coastal Campus Sewer Main:  The contractor on the Coastal Campus Sewer Main project has installed the boring equipment and commenced drilling the pilot hole under state Route 75.  Once this 4-inch pilot hole has been installed, the contractor will follow with installing the 20-inch diameter steel casing which will house the 8-inch diameter sewer main. The 8-inch pipe has been delivered to the site and the 40-foot lengths of pipe are being fused together in a process that makes the joint as strong as the pipe.  Approximate 1,000 feet of trench on the Navy base has been opened and the pipe is being installed and the trench back filled. The boring work across SR-75 is expected to be completed by the end of next week. Once crews bore across the state route, they will turn north and start directional drilling up the Strand. More bike path closures are anticipated but the schedule is not yet known.


Coastal Campus image 



Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Update: The San Diego County Airport Authority has released a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Naval Air Station North Island Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan. It is available for public review. The proposed Plan has implications for more than 1,000 existing residential units in Coronado that will impact how your property can be developed in the future. If adopted, new development restrictions would be imposed on properties located in certain airport zones, including land uses and density, to name a few. Both the draft environmental report and the Compatibility Plan are available for public review through Feb. 7. See flier below for details. There are review copies at City Hall and the Library. Here are the links to the documents:

Noise and Safety Zones


Hotel del Coronado Improvements:  The Hotel del Coronado has tentatively scheduled asphalt repairs along R. H. Dana Place, adjacent to the hotel, to occur sometime next week. Although traffic will be accommodated throughout the construction operation, some delays are expected. Please be aware of the upcoming operations and use caution when driving through the area.


Golf Shop Pro in Pro Am Tourney: Brian Smock, the City’s Head Golf Pro, is playing in the 2020 American Express Desert Classic, a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour. The tournament is played on three golf courses -- PGA West Nicolas Course, PGA West Stadium Course and La Quinta Country Club -- and the cut will be after Saturday’s round. The top 65 players will make the cut to Sunday. Smock qualified by his finish in the Southern California PGA Section Championship. 

Brian Smock 



Mathewson Park Public Meetings: The City’s Recreation and Golf Services and Public Services and Engineering departments hosted two community workshops seeking stakeholder input on the design for the Mathewson Park Universal Playground project. The renovation will increase the park’s accessibility for children and families with varying abilities. The preliminary design of the playground was informed by stakeholder input. The Parks and Recreation Commission will review the Mathewson Park playground design and make a recommendation to City Council at a special meeting on Jan. 22. For more information, visit www.coronado.ca.us, call Recreation and Golf Services at (619) 522-7342 or email [email protected].

Mathewson Park meeting


Pet of the Week: Tux is this week’s Pets of the Week. Tux is a 7-year-old terrier mix whose former family lived in a large complex, which was overwhelming for the 32-pound dog. He might be better suited to a quieter living situation. He is playful and smart and show interest in learning new tricks and behaviors. His adoption fee is $125. To set up a visit with Tux, call PAWS, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Tux Pet of the Week


Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: One position is currently open on the Civil Service Commission available immediately. It will remain open until filled. Applications are being accepted for these 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.

Civil Service Vacancy 

Events Held at the Library:

  • Players bring their Magic the Gathering, Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh decks to compete at the most recent monthly Trading Card Gaming Event on Saturday, January 11.

     Trading Card Games


  • How “cool” is this? This week’s Tinker Tuesday project on Tuesday, Jan. 14, was ice painting.

    Tinker Tuesday Ice Painting



Events Coming up at the Library:

  • The chemistry of plastic degradation will be explained by marine biologist and chemist Rikki McDaniel of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in partnership with Emerald Keepers.
  • On Jan. 23, 1944, a new Marine fighter squadron was preparing for its role in the largest amphibious and air assault on Japanese forces in the Pacific but were confronted by a deadly Pacific typhoon. After years of research and dozens of interviews, Mark Carlson, author of “The Marines’ Lost Squadron,” tells their compelling story. The event begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23.

         Marine's Lost Squadron


  • The Library will host a performance by the San Diego Opera. Two costumed singers from the Opera’s Young Artist Program will perform a special condensed preview of “Hansel and Gretel” before it opens on the San Diego Opera stage in early February. There will be a special dramatic reading of the Brothers Grimm classic with live piano music underscoring the narrative at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Winn Room.

San Diego Opera Performance 


Armchair Travel: On Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 5:30 p.m., the Armchair Travel program will travel to Mongolia, a country bordered by China and Russia, and known for vast, rugged expanses and its nomadic culture. Speaker Gloria McCoy, who visited Mongolia starting in Ulaanbaatar for the annual Naadam festival, is past president of the Travelers' Century Club for travelers who have been to 100 countries. Currently, she has visited 200 countries. The event will be held at the Spreckels Center, 1019 Seventh St. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the speaker’s presentation at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $6 for residents and $7 for nonresidents. To register call us at (619) 522-7343, visit www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels, or come by the Spreckels Center.

Armchair Travel Mongolia 


Spreckels Center Free Lecture: On Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 2:30 p.m., the Spreckels Center will host a lecture on, “Health with Ayurveda” in partnership with the Chopra Center. This lecture is the first of a five-part series. The information lecture will feature presenter, Jamie Coleman, a certified Chopra Instructor in the Primordial Sound Meditation and Perfect Health: Ayurveda Lifestyle. To register, call (619) 522-7343, visit www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels, or come by the Spreckels Center at 1019 Seventh St. 

Chopra Free Event


Recreation Winter/Spring Registration: Registration is officially open for our Winter/Spring season. Registration continues throughout the season. Secure your spots in classes and activities such as Tennis, Jr. Tennis, Playmania and Holiday Camp: Spring Break. Register online at www.coronado.ca.us/Recreation, by calling (619) 522-7342, or in-person at the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way.

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Posted on 01/17/2020
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