Weekly Update July 7, 2017

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Weekly Update July 7, 2017


Weekly Update July 7, 2017


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 City Manager’s Weekly Update and any other documents you would like to receive.


Fourth of July Overview: Here’s a breakdown of the City’s Fourth of July:

Beach Crowds

  • Fourth of July Staffing: Public Services was at full staffing in two shifts. Beach Lifeguards were at full staffing. The Fire Department staffed an additional ambulance. City staff was supplemented by two contractors, the California Highway Patrol and Community Services Officers from the University of California, San Diego. 


  • Police Activity:  Dispatchers received 124 calls for service and officers initiated 166 interactions or contacts while on patrol, made five arrests; handled a total of 39 tows, including 13 police-initiated tows and 29  private impounds, and issued 23 citations. Police deployed three mobile camera trailers and two sky watch towers to aid in ensuring the safety of the community.

         South Beach

         Sand Smoothing

         GB Park Fourth of July

  • Trash Bags and EDCO ContainersThe City handed out 1,100 trash bags on the Fourth of July to help revelers help the City clean up their trash. More than 130 extra trash cans and 100 portable restrooms were added around town.

  • TV Broadcast:  The City purchased new equipment to allow the live airing of the Fourth of July Parade on Coronado TV, Spectrum Channel 19 and AT&T 99. The parade was recorded and edited for broadcast. It can be seen on Coronado TV through the coming weeks.


Spreckels Center Art Dedication, Citizen Recognition:  The City of Coronado invites the public to attend an unveiling of new public art and a dedication of two plaques recognizing the volunteerism of two Coronado citizens. The event is free and open to the public but the City asks those planning to attend to please RSVP at (619) 522-2633 or https://goo.gl/forms/3ZWr2iXZciRexH2J3. Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, at the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green, 1019 Seventh St., in the Grand Room. “Tea Garden - 1904” by artist Bronle Crosby will be unveiled. It was inspired by John D. Spreckels’ tea gardens as well as by the beautiful tree outside. The City also will recognize citizens Francette Roeder and Bill Hiscock for their contributions to the realization of the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green.

Bronle Art

Dock C Marina:  Dock C was reopened to boaters on Saturday, July 1, just in time for the busy Fourth of July holiday. The original wooden dock, which had exceeded its service life, was replaced with a new concrete dock similar to Docks A and B. The same number of slips were provided but with a new and more efficient configuration. In addition, the slips were moved farther from the seawall, delivering more light in the shallow water to provide better habitat for eelgrass.  The dock also was constructed with an Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible gangway, upgraded power, telephone and data service, and fire protection. As of mid-week, the dock was approximately two-thirds occupied and complete occupancy is expected shortly.

Dock C Marina 

Dock C Marina2

Summer Camps, Classes Abound: You may have seen large groups of children playing at Cays Park in large inflatable bouncers (see photo below). They are attending the Recreation Department’s Laser Tag Camp for older kids. The City contracts with Master Sports to provide that camp as well as Jr. Sports Camp for 4- to 6- year-old children at Cays Park. If you are from 6 months old to a senior and want to have fun this summer, check out all the City of Coronado has to offer. Summer classes and camps can be found at City parks, Spreckels Center, Glorietta Bay Park, Cays Park, Crown Cove Aquatic Center, Coronado Tennis Center, the Golf Course, the Club Room and Boathouse, the beach, and many more. There are weekly camps and daily camps and classes. See the list of offerings for this week and next and call to see what's available. Registration can be done online at www.coronado.ca.us/recreation, or by phone or in person at the following locations:

  • Community Center (619) 977-3548
  • Coronado Boathouse (619) 522-2655
  • Coronado Tennis Center (619) 522-2650, or at the
  • Spreckels Center (619) 522-7343

Jump House Cays Park

Call to Artists: The Cultural Arts Commission is calling local artists to submit artwork for jury for the final exhibition of the year in the C3 Gallery located in the Coronado Community Center at 1845 Strand Way. The theme for inclusion in this exhibition is “Portraits, Places & Things.” It will open November 1 and run through February 15, 2018. The application packet for this call is available on CoronadoARTS.com or contact the Contract Arts Administrator Kelly Purvis at 619-522-2633 or kpurvis@coronado.ca.us for a hardcopy.

Call to Artists


ADOPTED Pet of the Week: Kennedy and his presidential siblings Clinton, Reagan, and Roosevelt were brought to PAWS when their caregiver became concerned for their safety. PAWS is happy to report that Kennedy was adopted. All four domestic, shorthaired, white and grey cats are 1 year old but only Reagan is still available for adoption. His adoption fee is $50. To set up a visit with Reagan or other cats, call PAWS of Coronado at the Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.






Recreation Programs and NewsTo find out about any class or program and how to register online for any programs at the Community Center, go to the Recreation Department’s homepage at www.coronado.ca.us/recreation or call (619) 522-7342.

  • Don’t miss the Free Summer Entertainment on Wednesdays at noon at the Coronado Community Center. This flier contains a listing of the upcoming programs. Don’t forget that the Coronado Pool has recreation swim starting at 12:30 p.m. (admission required).  

    Rec Summer Events 

  • New outdoor furniture arrived at the Community Center pool last week. Pool patrons seem to be enjoying the new look.

    Patio Furniture

  • Check out all the exciting classes offered this summer at the Coronado Boathouse. Youth SUP camp, Glorietta Bay Paddle Tours, Kayak Adventure and Teen Learn to Row, plus so much more. Contact the Boathouse for more information at (619) 522-2655.

    Paddle Classes 

     Paddle Events

  • The Tennis Court at 555 D Avenue is closed until July 14, for a resurfacing project. 

    Tennis Sign

  • Armchair Travel meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Coronado Community Center in the Nautilus Room.  Refreshments are served from 6 to 6:45 p.m., when the speaker begins their presentation.  A $5 admission fee is payable at the front desk in the Community Center. The next Arm Chair Travel is July 18, when Jeff and Candy Tyler share their travels from their 2016 Alaska winter journey. 



Commission VacanciesThe City will have two vacancies on the Library Board of Trustees as of August 31. Applications for these vacancies must be received in the City Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 24. The Street Tree Committee has one vacancy that is available immediately. The City greatly benefits from the expertise and energy of its 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.

Commission Vacancies 


Historic Resource Commission:  At its meeting on Wednesday, July 5, the Historic Resource Commission determined that the property at 548 Adella Lane does not meet the criteria to be designated as a Historic Resource, in association with a Determination of Historic Significance (Notice of Intent to Demolish) application.

548 Adella 



Monday Movie Matinee: “Austenland,” starring Keri Russell as a young woman obsessed with the novels of Jane Austen was screened on Monday, July 3. Movies will be screened every Monday in July at 3 p.m. in the Winn Room.


Summer Festival:  A one-man play, “The Man Behind the Curtain,” was staged Wednesday, July 5, in the Winn Room.  Educator and actor John Newman performed as L. Frank Baum, talking to the audience about how he found his way to creating “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” To complement this event, an Oz Movie Marathon will be held on Saturday, July 8, in the Winn Room.  “Oz, the Great and Powerful” will show at 10:15 a.m., the classic “Wizard of Oz” with Judy Garland will show at 12:45 p.m., and Disney’s “The Return to Oz” will show at 2:45 p.m.


Author Lynn Carrier, Leon Williams Discussion: Author Lynne Carrier will discuss her biography, “Together We Do More: The Leon Williams Story,” about the former long-time San Diego City Council Member and County Board of Supervisors member. Williams and other dignitaries will take part in the dialogue set for Friday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Winn Room.


Youth Programs:  The Kids’ Fourth of July T-shirt craft was held last week. On Tuesday, June 27, the T-shirts were colored and on Thursday, June 29, about 100 children decorated their T-shirts with glitter, paint and jewels.

T-shirt Craft 




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

  • The Facilities Division refinished the dedication plaques at City Hall, the Community Center and Glorietta Bay Promenade. The tarnish was removed, the plaques were polished then finished with a clear coat to protect them from corrosion.

         Plaque at Glorietta Bay Promenade


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Flag Raising Parade
Posted on 07/07/2017
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