Weekly Update March 17, 2017

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Weekly Update March 17, 2017


Weekly Update March 17, 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.

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.

Arbor Day Tree Plantings:  Help plant a tree in Coronado. On Saturday, March 18, the City, will work with volunteers from the Navy, Coronado High School and the community to plant 27 trees throughout Coronado. City staff will be working with the Street Tree Committee, who oversees this event, in coordinating volunteers in teams to plant trees around town. To volunteer, arrive at Spreckels Park by 8:30 a.m. Coffee and snacks will be provided. This year, the Street Tree Committee will plant a Chinese Evergreen Elm by the Spreckels Park playground. The City's public tree inventory totals 9,065 trees from 146 varieties of trees. (Photo: Arbor Day 2016)

Arbor Day

SuperSEAL/SEAL Sprint TriathlonsThe 11th annual SuperSEAL and SEAL Sprint race events will be held this Sunday, March 19, along state Route 75. Event organizers expect up to 1,000 participants. Both swim-bike-run events cover a course along the Silver Strand. No part of the race will be held in the village area. State Route 75 will be open to vehicle traffic at a reduced speed, and some lanes will be closed until about noon. The Bayshore Bikeway will be closed in the morning. The parking lot at Silver Strand State Beach will close at 6:30 a.m. Event organizers have mailed notification letters to those along State Route 75 impacted by the event. Proceeds go to the Navy SEAL Foundation, the Optimist Club of Coronado and the Islander Sports Foundation.

Super SEAL map

Tree RemovalThe City will remove three dying Deodar cedar trees next week from the Orange Avenue median. New, locally raised, cedars will replace them. The trees are being removed because of their very poor condition which is attributed in large part to their age and the four-year drought and high temperatures we experienced from 2012 to 2016. The City’s tree consultant, West Coast Arborists, will remove the trees early next week. Once the soil in the removal area has time to recover, locally sourced replacement trees will be planted. The trees are in the 200, 900 and 1000 blocks of Orange.

Tree Removal
Tree Removal2
Tree Removal3


Pine Tree Trimming on Margarita:  Starting Monday, March 20, and likely lasting through Friday, March 31, the City’s tree contractor will begin trimming pine trees on both sides of Margarita Avenue from Sixth Street to Monterey Avenue. Notices went out to affected residents last week. As part of the City’s tree trimming program and to follow through on the City’s commitment to a healthy urban forest, the City will trim a total of 97 pines of the Canary Island (prominent), Monterey and Aleppo varieties.

Pine Trimming


Notice of Night Work:  The City of Coronado continues to investigate the condition of the failing sewer main that runs under B Avenue. Due to the high service demand of the sewer main during daylight hours, a contractor working for the City has scheduled nighttime shifts to inspect the sewer main to fully understand the pipe's overall condition. This preliminary work is necessary to design the repair solution and order materials. The permanent repair will cover the section of sewer main from near Fifth Street to First Street.  (Photo: Damage to sewer main found earlier and repaired.)

Sewer Work

SDG&E Pole RelocationThe City was notified that SDG&E is doing a pole relocation at 1060 Alameda Blvd. Crews temporarily closed Tenth Street between Alameda and Pine Street, as the work combined with another one of their jobs. 

SDG&E Relocation
SDG&E Relocation2


Pet of the Week:  Daisy, a 2½-year old tuxedo cat, is this week’s Pet of the Week. She is sweet, active and is looking for a home. She is spayed, microchipped and has all her shots. Her adoption fee is $50. To set up a visit with Daisy, call PAWS of Coronado, which operates the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Daisy Pet of the Week

Sustainable Landscapes: California American Water has launched a new Sustainable Landscapes Program, a resource to assist San Diego County residents in adopting sustainable landscaping best practices through education and training, technical assistance, landscaping materials and financial incentives. The program offers qualified applicants $1.75 per square foot to replace water-intensive turf grass with landscaping that provides several environmental benefits. The program was developed in collaboration with the San Diego County Water Authority, the City of San Diego, County of San Diego, Surfrider Foundation and the Association of Compost Producers to encourage customers to always use water efficiently regardless of weather conditions. To learn more about the program, visit sustainablelandscapessd.org or call (619) 446-5706.

Cal Am Water program

Aircraft Increase Expected at NASNI: Due to carrier air wing training requirements and military training exercises, Naval Air Station North Island will have a temporary increase in the number of fixed and rotary wing aircraft from Friday, March 17, through April 24.  Although normal noise abatement procedures and the runway use program will be in place, individuals within the Cities of Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, and San Diego may notice an increase in aircraft noise attributed to fixed and rotary-wing aircraft operations.


Port of San Diego Open House:  The Port of San Diego invites the public to attend an open house to discuss the Port Master Plan Update. The open house is set for Thursday, March 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego. For more information, including future public workshops, or to submit an online comment, visit https://www.portofsandiego.org.


Armchair Travel:  Next Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m., Armchair Travel attendees will be exploring the eternal city of Rome. Former Naval Attaché, Bill Green will discuss his tour in Rome. Refreshments are served at 6 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6:45 p.m. Armchair Travel takes place on the third Tuesday of every month in the Nautilus Room at the Coronado Community Center. Admission is $5 and can be paid at the Recreation front desk.

Armchair Travel

John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green:  Interested in programming and special events at the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green? Join the Spreckels Center interest list by calling (619) 522-7343 or emailing [email protected]. Below are newly announced classes for April. Registration is available online or by calling (619) 522-7343.

  • Technology Tutoring (Barcode: 15314) Monday, April 24; 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.; Free; registration required; 50-plus. Coronado Community Teens will hold a Technology Tutoring event where teens will sit one-on-one with students on topics related to smart phones, tablets and laptops.
  • Sketching Portraits (Barcodes April 8-29: 15325; May 6-27: 15326) 50-plus; $80 resident/$90 nonresident per session; Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn to sketch from the former art director of design at DC Comics, Ed Roeder. This sketching class will work on drawing fundamentals, learning how to draw using geometric shapes working on volume and lighting. Materials not provided.
  • Watercolor Painting (Barcodes: April 7-28 - 15327; May 5-26 - 15328) 50-plus; $80 resident/$90 nonresident per session; Fridays, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Ed Roeder also teaches this class on painting fundamentals. Materials not provided.
  • Tai Chi (Barcodes April 12-May 3, Barcode: 15323; May 10-31, Barcode: 15324) 50-plus; $40/$50 per session; Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m. Learn Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art that offers amazing health and fitness benefits. Learn to relax while strengthening the body.

         Tai Chi 


Coronado SkateparkSkate Class participants are riding down ramps and displaying proper skate etiquette and respecting their fellow skaters. For more information on Coronado Skatepark activities, contact (619) 708-8341 or online at www.coronado.ca.us/recreation.

Skatepark Skaters


Adventures in Paddling:  Recreation is offering a Youth Adventures in Paddling after-school class from April 4 to May 9 for ages 7-14.  For more information or to register online, go to www.coronado.ca.us/recreation or call (619) 522-7342.  See flier below for the details.

Paddle Class 


Take a Class:  Coronado Recreation invites you to “Put Some Play in Your Day!” For more information on enrichment classes or to register online go to the www.coronado.ca.us/recreation. For details or to register by phone call (619) 522-7342.  For ongoing information on all recreation programming:

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Commission VacanciesThe City of Coronado has one vacancy on the Cultural Arts Commission and one vacancy on the Transportation 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.



Historic Resource Commission:  At its meeting on Wednesday, March 15, the Historic Resource Commission determined that the property at 476 A Ave. (pictured below) is a Historic Resource, in association with a Nomination for Historic Designation. The Commission also determined that the properties at 412 Glorietta Blvd. and 424 Orange Ave. are not Historic Resources, in association with Notice of Intent to Demolish reviews, and approved a Historic Alteration Permit for 803 Adella Ave.

476 A AVe



Girl Scouts:  Girl Scouts San Diego celebrated the group’s 100th anniversary at the Coronado Public Library on Sunday, March 12. The catered event featured former and current troop leaders and was attended by Girl Scouts San Diego CEO Carol Dedrich. Coronado Troop 1 was the first Girl Scout Troop west of the Rocky Mountains, and began just five years after the Girl Scouts formed in 1912. The Girl Scout exhibit at the Library will be coming down soon.


Library Board of Trustees:  The Library Board held its monthly meeting on Monday, March 13, chaired by Chelsea Sylvester. The Library Board approved the Library Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget Request, received a report on the Community Read, and attended to other business. 


Library Programs:  On Wednesday, March 15, a special program and author book-signing was held in the Winn Room. Former Water Education Foundation Executive Director Rita Schmidt Sudman gave a presentation on her book: “Water: More or Less.” Her co-author, and the book’s illustrator Stephanie Taylor, was also present to sign books. Cal-Am Water was present to provide literature on water usage. On Thursday, March 16, a medical program was offered, titled “Concussions and Head Injury in Youth: What Parents Should Know.” The program was presented by Jeffrey M. Tomlin, a local neurosurgeon.

Youth Programs:  Last Friday, March 10, children celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with the help Coronado High School. A Kids Craft was held on Tuesday, March 14, where children made Rainbow Pots o’ Gold. On Monday, March 13, there was a Teen Open House in the Digital Media Lab. Teens in sixth-12th grades learned how to use the lab and the 3D printer was demonstrated. On Wednesday, March 15, the Teen event was a screening of the movie “Trolls.”

Dr. Suess Party 
Above and below:  Dr. Suess’ birthday party and the Kids Craft program at the Library.

Dr. Suess Party2 
Dr. Suess Party3
Dr. Suess Party4




Food Bank DriveThe Coronado Police Department is proud to support Coronado Cub Scout Pack 122 as it participates in “Scouting for Food” this month to benefit the San Diego Food Bank. Donations of non-perishable food can be dropped off at the Police Department until Friday, March 24. The most needed food items include canned meats and tuna, peanut butter and other nut butters, spaghetti, cereal, canned soups, rice, canned fruits and vegetables and beans. No glass jars please. Help the Coronado Police Department support Coronado’s local Scouts and the San Diego Food Bank.

PD Cub Scouts

Left to Right:  Coronado Officer Kevin Engelke, Cpl. Ralphy Garcia, and Cub Scout Oliver Brown.

Citizens’ Police AcademyThe Coronado Police Department invites community members to attend a free eight-week course from Wednesday, April 26, through Wednesday, June 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Academy will give you an inside look at the Police Department, to have the opportunity to learn about various divisions, volunteer opportunities, how to be a better witness to a crime, and participate in interactive demonstrations. The deadline to register is April 10. For an application or more information, call (619) 522-7355. Check out the flier below for more information.

Citizen Academy




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

  • Since the new "Ask Coronado" work request system was implemented, the Facilities Division team has been able to address many requests. As of March 1, the Facilities team had completed 1,249 request for repairs with the system and app. To download the app, click here.
  • Streets replaced 200 square feet of asphalt that was damaged by heavy roots along 467 H Ave. Crews also repaired a badly damaged section of gutter at 471 G Ave. and installed new traffic delineators at the roundabout. 

         Asphalt Work
         Gutter Work

  • The contractor for the Facilities Division completed the waterline replacement at the Bluewater Boathouse restaurant this week. It was discovered that the old line had become brittle and needed to be replaced. The PVC line was replaced with a more rigid and durable copper line.

    Bluewater Work

  • The Facilities Division is continuing to update lighting to LED lights throughout the Cays Fire Station and at the Police Department. Additionally, new faucets at the Cays Fire Station were installed resulting in water savings.

         Lighting LED

         Cays LED

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.


Arbor Day 2016
Posted on 03/17/2017
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