Weekly Update June 28, 2019

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Weekly Update June 28, 2019


Weekly Update June 28, 2019

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Fourth of July: Coronado’s Fourth of July celebration is the City’s biggest holiday event. Big crowds are expected throughout the day and into the night. Activities include a 12K run, 5K run/walk, rough water swim, a 1-mile run, and a parade, a concert and art display at Spreckels Park. The day is capped by a fireworks show, which is sponsored by the Port of San Diego Tidelands Activation Program. The Big Bay Boom and Glorietta Bay Fireworks will be visible. Pay attention to parking restrictions, road closures and safety zones. The Coronado Police Department will create a safety zone using steel bollards around the parade route to ensure event security. Once the 300-plus bollards are in place, those access points to Orange will be closed for the duration of the parade. However, alleys will remain open. The City has created a list of frequently asked questions including when the medians open, what road will be closed and will there be bus service. More Fourth of July news includes:

  • Just in time for the 71st annual Fourth of July Parade, Coronado city crews have installed new patriotic-themed banners along with new flags on the 30 street poles along Orange Avenue, from First Street to Avenida de las Arenas. The City Council approved the two new red, white and blue banner designs that announce a “Star Spangled Summer.” The new banners are courtesy of Discover Coronado.

Fourth of July Banners


  • The City is sponsoring this year’s Fourth of July Concert in Spreckels Park featuring Coronado’s Community Band. The concert begins at 4 p.m. and the program includes patriotic music, opening with the “Star Spangled Banner” and closing with “Stars and Stripes Forever.”This concert is free and open to the Public. 

Fourth Concert Images

  • The City will observe the Fourth of July holiday on Thursday, July 4, and reminds residents and businesses that some municipal facilities will remain open. Public Services will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will not perform regular residential trash collection; there will be a one-day delay in trash pick-up.

         Fourth of July sked 


Port Master Plan Meeting:  The City will host the San Diego Unified Port District as it conducts a meeting in Coronado on the draft Port Master Plan Update. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at the Coronado Community Center’s Nautilus Room. The update addresses allowable uses and activities, future development, and management of water and land within the Port’s jurisdiction on San Diego Bay. Click here to read more about the Port Master Plan Update.


New Traffic Signal: Construction is set to begin on Monday, July 8, at Alameda Boulevard and Fourth Street to install new signal lights as approved by the City Council. A contract was awarded last year. The signals were carefully scrutinized by the California Department of Transportation and delayed due to material delivery issues. The signals are designed to improve safety along the Fourth Street Corridor by encouraging the platooning of vehicles. The signal hardware will be more decorative than typical signals as the city enhances the appearance of the Third and Fourth Street Corridors. Construction hours are being determined.
New Traffic Signal Fourth & Alameda


Bridge 50th Celebration: The City of Coronado is proposing to honor the golden anniversary of the August 3, 1969, opening of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge with a series of celebrations that will include a gathering of local and state officials at the Golf Course Clubhouse, a bridge-coloring contest, a bridge-themed exhibition at the C3 Gallery, an exhibition of bridge memorabilia at the Coronado Library, a plein air paint-out and a community concert on the Golf Course greens. Stay tuned for more details. #BridgeTurns50 #1969-2019 #Aug31969 #50th

Concert Under the Bridge


Shark Sightings: Coronado lifeguards are carefully monitoring local waters after a sighting of at least two juvenile white sharks was confirmed off the City’s coast on Wednesday and Thursday, June 26-27. The sharks were at least a quarter to a half-mile offshore and did not appear to be engaging swimmers or showing any signs of engaging swimmers. Following statewide protocol developed by the California Marine Safety Chiefs Association with the assistance of Chris Lowe, director of the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach, the beach was not closed. The City, however, would like to inform the community that it takes sightings seriously and is working with Lowe to find out more about what might be going on. It is not uncommon to see juvenile white sharks offshore. They are not as big a threat as adults, which can range from 13 to 21 feet long. The shark population is rising, and sightings are becoming more commonplace.


Feast & Fareway:  The newly remodeled Feast & Fareway restaurant located in the City’s Golf Course Clubhouse is now open for dinner. The restaurant hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. with dinner service starting at 5 p.m. The interior is a new look for the Clubhouse and features great views, a living wall, lighted wine case and a fun golf-themed chandelier.

Feast & Fareway OPen for dinner 


Fire Station Alerting System:  The Fire Department emergency dispatch call system project was completed at both fire stations late last week. The existing system was replaced with a modern system using updated, more efficient and robust technology.  This system is also used by the City of San Diego Fire Department and more than 50 other fire stations in the metro zone.

Community Center Roof Repair:  A major milestone was achieved this week – the top cap was installed at the gym building ridge, completing the gym roof. The pool utility building roof continues to progress and is expected to be complete by the end of June. Great Room demolition started on Tuesday, June 26. This will impact the entrance to the Playhouse; however, access remains available. This project causes more noise than usual at the Community Center and obstructs walkways. The Community Center will remain open to the public throughout the roofing project.

Community Center Roof Work 


C3 Gallery 2019 Fall ExhibitionThe Coronado Cultural Arts Commission is calling local artists to submit artwork inspired by the year 1969 for a new exhibition, “50 Years Ago…Inspired by the Year 1969,” in the Coronado Community C3 Gallery. The deadline is August 1. In addition to a man on the moon and Woodstock, the San Diego Padres played their inaugural season, and the Coronado Cays and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge opened. Artists must be 18 or older, a resident of Coronado or work, teach or own property in Coronado. This show will also be open to alumni of all Coronado schools. All artwork must be original and the work of the registered applicant. For information, contact Kelly Purvis at [email protected] or at (619) 522-2633.

Call to Artists 1969 


Pet of the Week: Livvie and Olive, two 7-year-old Charteaux sisters, are this week’s Pets of the Week. Both cats came to PAWS when their owner could no longer care for them. They are bonded and would love to stay together when they are adopted. They have rich double coats and beautiful green eyes. The breed originates in France, where they were prized in monasteries for their rodent control. To set up a visit with Livvieand Olive, call PAWS, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Livvie and Olive Pets of the Week 



Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: The following positions are open on the Design Review Commission (two vacancies) and Library Board of Trustees (one vacancy). 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 Boards Commissions 



Design Review: On Wednesday, June 26, the Design Review commission approved the exterior design for the new location of Bay Books at 1005 Orange Ave. in the old Bullshirt location. It will include a small coffee bar and outdoor patio. The Commission also approved the exterior design for a new house at 515 Ninth St., as well as the exterior design for a new house with a roof deck located at 1030 Pine St.

Bay Books Design 


Children’s Programs:

  • Come for stories and art projects on Saturday, June 29, at 2 p.m. for the Independence Day themed storytime in the Ruby Room. Bring family and friends and enjoy stories, songs and fun projects.
  • Create a patriotic look to celebrate Independence Day by attending the Fourth of July T-shirt Decorating program on Tuesday, July 2, at 3 p.m. on the Children’s Patio. The Library will provide 100 shirts on a first-come, first-served basis. Feel free to bring your own clean T-shirt. All decorating supplies will be provided.


Teen Programs:

  • On Wednesday, July 3 teens can compete in a Trivia Contest at 2 p.m. in the Winn Room. This movie and TV focused trivia game will award prizes to the winners. Test your knowledge and keep your brain sharp this summer.

Adult Programs:

  • This year marks the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s “one small step” on the surface of the moon. With digitally restored footage and hands-on demonstrations, Dr. Philip Blanco, Ph. D., will discuss current and future plans to return, this time not just to leave flags and footprints, but perhaps, to stay. The lecture will be held on Saturday, June 29, at 3 p.m. in the Winn Room.
  • A Library App Workshop will be held to discuss the Library’s newest app, Flipster, which offers patrons access to online magazines. The workshop will be held Monday, July 1, at 11 a.m. in the Conference Room.
  • “Mary Poppins Returns” will be the Monday Matinee feature on Monday, July 1, at 3 p.m.

Summer Festival Flier 


Teddy Bear Fund Fundraiser: Officer Grace DelBagno represented the Coronado Police Department at a Teddy Bear Fund fundraiser that took place on Thursday, June 27, at all San Diego Broken Yolk Cafes.  Twenty percent of proceeds from the event benefited the Teddy Bear Fund at Rady’s Children’s Hospital.      



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

  • Streets Division painted curbs this week in various locations in anticipation of the Fourth of July Parade. Crews replaced 25 feet of sidewalk at 300 Alameda Blvd. Faded “No Parking” signs were replaced around Sunset Park and Ocean Boulevard.

Public Services Work

Free Summer Entertainment Series: The Coronado community turned out for the first installment of this year's free Summer Entertainment Series held on Wednesdays through August 14. The Jr. Crew Percussion Band from Rubio’s Dance Studio performed earlier this week near the Community Center. The Free Summer Entertainment Series continues next week. Upcoming shows are:

  • July 17: Tri Cities Steel Drum Band – Tropical Music from Richland, Washington
  • July 24: USA Jumpstars – Amazing Rope Jumping Athletes
  • July 31: Wild Wonders – Out of Africa Animal Show
  • August 7: John Abrams – Animal Magic and Much More!
  • August 14: Mad Science – Movie Special f/x

Free Summer Entertainment Series Rec



Inflatable Thursdays: The Coronado Aquatics Center is hosting "Inflatable Thursdays" this summer featuring the fun, new inflatable obstacle course. The course will be open during family swim’s afternoon hours, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants must be at least 5 years old. There is a $5 fee in addition to the family swim fee. Everyone who wants to take a turn at the inflatable must pass the deep-water swim test; if they do not pass, they will be required to wear a life jacket. For information, call (619) 522-7342.

Inflatable Obstacle Course



Specialty Youth Summer Camps Openings:  Recreation still has openings in specialty youth summer camps. Secure a spot for your  child in a week or several weeks of summer camp. Check out the brochure for more details on available camps and more at www.Coronado.ca.us/Register. Camp Coronado has openings as well as many of our interest-tailored Specialty Camp, including:  

  • Regular Jump Rope Camp:
  • June 24-28 Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

  • August 5-9 Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

  • Advanced Jump Rope Camp:
  • July 15-19 Time: 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

  • Video Game Design Camp:
  • July 29-Aug 2 Time: 2 to 5 p.m.

  • KinderDance:
  • Tuesday and Thursday, July 30, Aug 1, 6, 8 Time: 9 to 10 a.m.

  • KinderGym:
  • Tuesday and Thursday, July 30, Aug 1, 6, 8 Time: 10:05 to 11:05 a.m.

  • Harry Potter Lego Camp:
  • August 5-9 Time: 2 to 5 p.m.

  • Incrediflix Minecraft Movie Camp:
  •  August 12-16 Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Spreckels Center in JulyThe John D. Spreckels Center will most many programs this July, including:

  • Floral Design: On Monday, July 8, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., join instructor Maribel Herrera for this month’s Seasonal Floral Design class. Learn how to make a topiary style arrangement with sunflowers, spray roses, solid aster, greenery and fresh lemons. Cost is $35 for residents, $45 for nonresidents, plus a $25 materials fee payable to the instructor on the day of class.
  • Saturday Yoga: Sign up for the new Rejuvenating Yoga and Meditation class on Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost for four classes is $32 for residents, $40 for nonresidents. Remember to bring your yoga mat.
  • Monday Meditation: A 30-minute Meditation and Relaxation experience will be held on Monday, July 8 and Aug. 12, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. No prior experience is necessary. Cost is $3 for residents, $4 for nonresidents.
  • Cooking with Cyndi: On Wednesday, July 31, a “Cooking with Cyndi” class will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m with the theme of “Vegetables for Carnivores.” In this hands-on class taught by Chef Cyndi Burgunder, participants will learn how to prepare strawberry and leek quesadillas, creamy grains with roasted portobello mushrooms and peanut butter pretzel tartlets. Cost is $59 for residents, $70 for nonresidents.

To sign up or receive additional information, come on in to the Spreckels Center located at 1019 Seventh St., call us at (619) 522-7343, or visit us online at www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels.

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Fourth of July Parade image
Posted on 06/28/2019
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