Weekly Update March 30, 2018

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Weekly Update March 30, 2018

Weekly Update March 30, 2018

Weekly Update
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Tsunami Awareness Week March 26-30 is Tsunami Awareness Week. On Wednesday, March 28, at approximately 10:15 a.m., the National Weather Service conducted a test of the Emergency Alert System. The message was issued as a routine monthly test in the Pacific and coastal areas of central and southern California. The test was also broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, local television and radio stations. The graphics below, from The Tsunami Zone and the City’s Tsunami Preparedness Guide, offer information and tips on what to do and how to protect yourself during earthquakes and tsunami warnings. Another online resource is the California Office of Emergency Services.  

Tsunami Awareness

What is Tsunami

Police Officer Rescues Dog: Last Wednesday, March 21, the Police Department responded to a call on Fifth Street, after reports were made of smoke filling the house. The resident was told to evacuate the home by fire dispatch, and did so when officers arrived. After evacuating, the resident told Coronado Police Officers that one of her two dogs was still in the house. Corporal Bill Canet entered the smoke-filled house and found the dog in the back of the house hiding between the couch and a wall. Corporal Canet was able to convince the dog to safely exit the house.

South Beach Restrooms: The City’s Portable Restroom Trailer (PRT) at South Beach is currently out service and relocated to the Public Services yard for repairs and maintenance. The PRT will be returned to its location at South Beach after City staff is confident that all of its repairs have been made and its ready for the long, upcoming summer season. In the meantime, portable toilets and a hand washing station will be in-place until the PRT returns.

Dockless Bicycles: In December, Dockless Bicycle companies requested permission to operate a commercial business from public property and public streets in Coronado. The City Council did not approve their request for a Coronado Commercial Use Permit. Over the past several weeks, there has been an increase in the number of dockless bicycles left in Coronado.  As part of normal patrol, the Police Department has been tasked with posting the bicycles left on public property or right-of-way. Bikes that remain unclaimed are picked up the next day by the Public Services Department. They are stored until they are retrieved by the owners. The number of dockless bike left in Coronado has dramatically decreased over the past week dropping from over two dozen bikes a day to fewer than six per day. Special acknowledgement is given to OFO bike that has made an effort to pick-up bikes daily and who recently paid the costs associated with collecting their bikes.  It should be noted that Coronado is home to eleven Bicycle rental companies and is designated a silver-level bicycle friendly community by the League of American Bicyclists.   

Upcoming Boat Launch Ramp Closure
: In mid-April, the Glorietta Bay Marina Boat Launching Ramp Facility will be temporarily closed in order to repaint stripes in the parking lot area. The reinstallation of the paint will take approximately two days. The City will provide more details once the closure dates are determined. Notification signs will also be posted.  For alternative boat launch ramps in San Diego, visit the Port of San Diego’s website at  the following link:  www.portofsandiego.org/harbor-police/get-boating-info/269-boat-launching-ramps.html

Port Grant FundingEach year, the City applies for grant funding from the Port of San Diego through its Tidelands Activation Program (TAP).  The Port’s annual grant program is intended to support events that engage the community and inspire visitors to enjoy San Diego Bay.  The Port’s funding is determined through a public evaluation process led by the TAP Advisory Committee, made up of members from each Port Tidelands city.  The Board of Port Commissioners will approve the official 2018 funding amounts at its April 10 meeting.  Port staff and Advisory Board members recommended the following funding amounts for the City of Coronado: $25,000 for Snow Mountain; $25,000 for July 4th; and $3,500 for Movies on the Bay. 

Pet of the Week: This week’s Pet of the Week is Stevie. Sweet Stevie has been through a lot in his relatively short life. Stevie is blind, and recently had to have one eye removed due to swelling. Thankfully he landed at PAWS and was able to get the care he has needed. Stevie loves people and lap time. His impairment doesn’t slow him down much; he is very alert and can still find his friends when he’s called for. Because of his blindness, Stevie can startle easily, and will need a family who understands his needs. Stevie’s Stats: male cat, five-years-old, DSH, Grey Tabby, vision impaired, shots up-to-date, neutered, microchipped, tested for FELV & FIV, Dewormed, flea preventative applied, and his adoption fee is $50.00. To setup a visit with Stevie, call PAWS, the operator of the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Stevie Pet of the Week 

Navy Noise & Training Alerts: The Navy has notified the City of the following upcoming noise and training alerts:

  • At the request of the San Diego Padres and Major League Baseball, the Navy will conduct a flyover at PETCO Park, on Thursday, March 29, at 1 p.m. The route of flight will take the aircraft over, or in close proximity to, the cities of Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, National City, San Diego, and Coronado. For noise concerns or comments about the event, please contact the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) at (858)502-9882. More information about the FAA FSDO may be obtained at: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/field_offices/fsdo/san/.
  • The Navy is conducting small boat operations in the vicinity of San Diego Bay, NAB Coronado, and San Diego coastal waters, starting on March 26, through April 13, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.Questions or concerns can be directed to the Naval Base Coronado Public Affairs Office at either http://cnic.navy.mil/./navbase./about/CommunityConcerns.html or (619) 545-8136.

Florals by Locals - Call to Artists
: The Cultural Arts Commission is calling local artists to submit artwork with a floral theme to be included in an exhibition and sale in the 2018 Flower Show, on April 21-22.  For the fourth year, the Commission will mount an exhibit Florals by Locals to highlight the work of local artists at the annual community event. To participate, artists must be 18 or older and qualify as one of the following: 1) a Coronado resident; 2) an employee, teacher or property owner in Coronado; or 3) operator of a gallery in Coronado. All artwork must be the original work of the registered applicant. Work must be floral or floral-themed and not exceed 24” x 36” in size (including frame). To register, visit www.coronadoARTS.com and use the Opportunity drop-down menu.  The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on April 10. Entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information, contact the Contract Arts Administrator Kelly Purvis at (619) 522-2633.

Florals by locals

Household Waste Collection - Closed March 31: The household hazardous waste collection center, which is located at the Public Services Department, 101 B Avenue, will be closed on Saturday, March 31. It will reopen the following Saturday, April 7.



Commission Vacancies:  The City has vacancies on the Transportation Commission. See flier below for the details.





Library Events: The Library hosted multiple events in support of the Coronado Community Read in the Winn Room this week. On Sunday, March 25, the winner of the Teen Writing Contest read an excerpt from his winning entry, and The Last Starfighter was screened. A screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail was held Monday evening, March 26. A panel discussion entitled “Is Talking About Women’s Issues in Gaming Still Taboo?” was held in partnership with the San Diego chapter of the International Game Developers Association on Wednesday evening, March 28.  The Spoilers Book Club will meet on Saturday, March 31, and discuss Ready Player One.


Upcoming Easter Events
: The Recreation Department is hosting its annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny this Saturday, March 31, at 9 a.m.  Following breakfast, the Easter Egg-Stravaganza will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m., featuring egg hunts, games, crafts, and Easter Bunny visits. For more information, see the flier below or contact Recreation at (619) 522-7342.

Easter events

​ Boathouse Events: The Boathouse has several events starting this month, including teen “Learn to Row” classes, PaddleFit, Kayak Camp, Full Moon and Sunset Paddles, Rowing Machine Fitness classes, and more. See fliers below for more details, or call the Boathouse at (619) 522-2655.

Boathouse Events

Stay Informed Coronado
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Tsunami Awareness Week
Posted on 03/30/2018
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