Weekly Update Jan. 31, 2020

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Weekly Update Jan. 31, 2020


Weekly Update Jan. 31, 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.


Cross-border Sewage D.C. Trip: City officials met in Washington, D.C. earlier this week with members of Congress and their staffs as well as with the Pentagon, the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House. The topic revolved around how the $300 million contained in the recently signed trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada will be spent to address San Diego’s cross-border sewage issue. EPA officials will be meeting with local leaders in Coronado as a follow-up on March 9. Additional reports and legislative direction are expected in the future. For the past two years, the City has successfully lobbied federal lawmakers to fund sustainable solutions.


Deadline Extended on NASNI Airport Land Use Plan: The San Diego County Airport Authority has extended the deadline to Feb. 18 for public review and comments on its Draft Environmental Impact Report. The draft EIR is related to the creation of the Draft Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for Naval Air Station North Island. If adopted, the plan will have zoning implications on more than 1,000 existing residential units and commercial properties in Coronado. The City mailed a courtesy notice a few weeks ago to impacted Coronado property owners because it is important for Coronado property owners to be aware of documents will affect how they can development their land. The City is working on comments. Individuals also can make comments. There are review copies of the documents at City Hall and the Library.

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Explore Coronado Art: Locals and visitors are encouraged to grab Public Art Walking Tour brochure and discover something new about the City’s growing public art collection. The Cultural Arts Commission recently updated the City’s former brochure to include new art pieces to the public art collection, which includes sculptures, murals, mosaics, interpretive signs, fountains, wraps, panels and public art galleries in Coronado. The brochure is available online at CoronadoARTS.com. Hard copies may be picked up City Hall, the Public Library or the Coronado Visitor's Center.

Public Art Walking Tour page 1 


Navy Air Operations PresentationNaval Base Coronado, with support from the City, will hold a public meeting on Feb. 12 at the Library. Naval Base Coronado Commanding Officer Capt. Timothy J. Slentz will provide a presentation on Navy air operations. The meeting will be like one held last year about the same time on the same topic. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. on a Wednesday in the Winn Room, 640 Orange Ave.


Bike Arrest:  Officers arrested a man on Wednesday, Jan. 29, for stealing the Police Department’s remotely monitored bicycle. Police received notification at about 5 a.m. that the bicycle was moving away from where it had been locked. Officers found the man riding the bicycle on Tenth Street. He was arrested for grand theft and possession of stolen property and taken San Diego Central Jail. The same man was arrested on Adella Lane the night before for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, and he was found in possession of numerous credit cards and driver’s license that had been previously reported stolen.

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Kayak Launch Repaired: Public Services’ Facilities crews recently reinstalled the kayak ramp at the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp. Fleet Division crews repaired the kayak launch ramp and the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp after it was reported that someone on a personal watercraft attempted to use the ramp and caused damage. Staff rebuilt both side railings and reinstalled the ramp earlier this week with the help of a diver to install the underwater fasteners.

Kayak Launch Ramp Installed three images 


Coastal Campus Sewer Main:  The contractor on the Coastal Campus Sewer Main project completed installing the 20-inch case jack and bore under state Route 75, The 8-inch sewer pipe was pulled through the steel casing, pressure tested and grouted in place. About 2,000 feet of sewer pipe was placed by open excavation on base within the Coastal Campus property. Work will continue on the installation of the pipeline, manholes and related valving. Because construction operations remain active on the Coastal Campus, crossing SR 75, and along the Bayshore Bikeway adjacent to the Cays. Bayshore Bikeway users are advised to continue to use caution when passing by the construction areas.


Orange Avenue Palm Pruning: The City’s contract arborist will complete a project to trim hundreds of palm trees in the Orange Avenue medians. The final Saturday of work is Feb. 1. The work will impact traffic so residents should be aware of work crews and plan accordingly 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 Feb. 1 Map 


Pet of the Week: Bernardo, an 8-year-old Chihuahua mix, is this week’s Pets of the Week. Bernardo was found as a stray on Ninth Street. He is shy at first, but it doesn’t take long for him to warm up. Bernardo also has a spunky side and he loves a little exercise and being on a leash. He would love a home where he can have someone there with him. His adoption fee is $65. To set up a visit with Bernardo, call PAWS, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Bernardo 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.

Vacancies Civil Service


Events Coming up at the Library:

  • Join the Library at Tinker Tuesday for Lava Lamp Science at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 4. Learn about density, polarity, and chemical reactions while making a mesmerizing lava lamp in the Ruby Room. These kid-friendly lava lamps are made from oil, water and food coloring.
  • The general manager of KPBS television, Tom Karlo, will be the speaker in the next popular Human Library Series. “So You Want to Be A Newscaster?” is the title of the talk. Karlo will read children a story, play news clips, discuss his path to journalism, and review media responsibility. Questions will be welcome at this event for kids ages 4-9 at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Ruby Room.
  • For anyone interested in joining the military, the Library is offering help with the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Math Workshop, with test prep focused on the math portion at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Winn Room.
  • Teens in the library’s Junior Volunteer program are putting on their own production of “Cinderella” at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6. The teens wrote, directed and star in this free play in the Winn Room.

    Jr Volunteers Cinderella  

  • In connection with the Library’s current exhibit, “Hotel del Coronado: A Living Legend,” General Manager Harold Rapoza Jr. and Master Plan Communications Director Kathy Breedlove will provide a presentation on plans to restore the historical hotel. Learn how past stewardship efforts have preserved and protected the hotel and set the stage for its next chapter at the talk “Hotel del Coronado: Past, Present and Future.” The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Winn Room.

     Hotel del Coronado Talk at the Library


  • The Friends of the Coronado Public Library invite the community to help celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. The Golden Jubilee celebration will include food, drinks and entertainment. Tickets are $55 for members and $75 for nonmembers and can be purchased here.

Night at the Library flier



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

  • Streets Division made some asphalt repairs this week at 732 Adella Ave. and 1132 Alameda Blvd. These areas were heavily damaged by roots.

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Golf Driving Range Repair: Coronado's driving range repair will start on Monday, Feb. 3. The driving range will close for 2-3 days while the range netting is replaced. We will keep the community up to date on the progress and reopen date. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve our practice facility and complete this project.


Tennis February Sessions: Every month, Junior Tennis Programs begin a new session. The February sessions of the Junior Tennis Programs are about to begin, most start the week of Monday, Feb 3. Register children for their age-appropriate programs: Red Ball, Orange/Green Ball, or Junior Competition Yellow Ball. Coronado Tennis Center’s certified pros have a passion for teaching high quality progressive tennis. The program is recognized as one of San Diego’s premier junior programs. Registration for tennis programing is available online at www.coronado.ca.us/recreation or at the Coronado Tennis Center Scheduling Office at (619) 522-2650.

Youth Programs: Spring Recreation youth programs begin the week of February 10. Register your children in advance to secure their spots. To register, visit www.coronado.ca.us/register or call Recreation and Golf Services at (619) 522-7342. Reminder: Online registration ends at 5 p.m., the Sunday prior to the first day of each scheduled class or activity.

  • Jump Rope Class: Children in grades 1-8, can get their heart pumping by jumping in weekly jump rope class on Monday nights at 6 p.m. at the Community Center. Jump rope class participants will learn basic to intermediate jump rope including single rope, two-person-one-rope, Chinese wheel, traveler, double-dutch, and long rope skills.
  • DIY Divas: DIY Divas class is a creative crafter workshop for kids in grades 1-5. Ranging from art pieces to jewelry to room decorations and clothing accessories, divas will make and bake on Fridays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Community Center. The six-week class includes pick up at Village Elementary at 2:55 p.m. and transportation in a recreation van to the community center.Students who attend other schools can meet at the community center at 3:30 p.m.
  • Youth Yoga: Children of all ages are welcome to join in the new yoga classes for youth. The classes feature music, games, props, poses, flows, partner and group work, dancing and tools to practice breathing techniques as well as mindful meditation. Through movement, creative expression, mindfulness and play, this class strives to create a safe space for self-awareness, support, growth and fun. For some classes parents or other adult participation is required. Check out Page 39 of the Recreation and Golf Services Guide for all of the spring sports and fitness information.

Youth Yoga

Community Teens: The Community Teens program is open to youth in grades 6-12. This program provides an opportunity for teens to volunteer to help with local causes and make a difference in Coronado and the surrounding San Diego area. Teen participants earn community service credits for school through this program. Starting Feb. 10, the Community Teens program meets every Monday at 3:05 p.m. at Coronado Middle School to go on a service-project-adventure. To register for the community teens program, go to www.coronado.ca.us or call (619) 522-7342.

Friday Night on The Strand Recap: Last week, Recreation and Golf Services teen staff hosted the first Friday Night on The Strand event of 2020. The theme was “Star Wars.” One of the classic films played in one room while the light side and dark side battled in the gym in rousing games of light saber dodge ball. Rock wall climbing, dancing in the dance studio, ping pong and heads up in the Sand Dollar Room and tons of snacks rounded out the rest of the event. About 40 teens attended. The next event is being organized. Stay tuned, follow us for updates: @putsomeplayinyourday on facebook, @recreate_coronado on Instagram.

Friday Night on the Strand 2 images

Friday Night on the Strand 2 images



Spreckels Center Adult Programs:

  • Free Lecture: On Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 2:30 p.m., the Spreckels Center will stream a free pre-recorded lecture on, “A New Look at Impressionism: Claude Monet” in partnership with UC San Diego’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Call (619) 522-7343 to reserve your seat.
  • Saturday Osher Lecture: On Saturday, Feb. 22, at 9:30 a.m., the Spreckels Center will stream a free lecture on, “The Architecture of the Silk Road: Silk Road vs. Silk Roads” in partnership with UC San Diego’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Call (619) 522-7343 to reserve your seat.


Trails and Ales: Join in the trek to Garnet Peak in the Laguna Mountains of San Diego on Monday, Feb. 10. This cool inland hike is approximately 2.2 miles of trail and is suitable for all hiking levels. The hike is followed by an American-style lunch at the Trails Eatery in San Carlos. Depart for the trail at 8 a.m. from the Spreckels Center and plan to return at about 2:30 p.m. Sign up today to reserve your seat. Parking, admission, transportation, and the guided hike with first aid/CPR trained staff are included in your resident admission of $55, or $59 for nonresidents. Lunch is not included in the cost. Call (619) 522-7343 or visit www.coronado.ca.us/register to register.

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Stay Informed CoronadoDo 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.



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