Weekly Update March 3, 2017

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Weekly Update March 3, 2017


Weekly Update March 3, 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.

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Community Walk and Bike ToursNearly two dozen Coronado residents met with members of the Active Transportation Plan project team on Saturday, February 25, to discuss their transportation concerns for Coronado at the Community Walk/Bike Tours. If you missed the tours and would still like to share your feedback, there is still time. Download the forms on the City’s Active Transportation page or give your input by taking the Active Transportation Plan Survey. Also last week, more than 30 residents weighed in on transportation issues in Coronado at the first public workshop for the new Active Transportation Plan being prepared to address walking, bicycling, skateboarding, and other non-vehicular transportation issues in the community. Two more workshops, a series of Stakeholder Advisory Committee meetings, which also are open to the public, and online surveys are planned for this project. Call (619) 522-2423 e-mail [email protected] for more information.

Bike Walk Tour  

Bike Walk Tour2 

Glorietta Sewer Main Inspection
: An inspection was completed this week of the Glorietta Sewer Force Main under the 200 block of B Avenue. The line transports effluent from the Glorietta Bay collection point to the Transbay Pump Station. Odors in the area indicate a leak. Video footage of the inside of the pipe is being reviewed to determine the condition of the pipe and required repairs. As soon as the analysis is complete, a repair method will be immediately selected and repairs scheduled. The work is a high priority.

Sewer Main 


Beach Closure/Debris Washing Ashore: The ocean shoreline from the border to the north end of Coronado has been closed due to runoff from the Tijuana River. A spill of nearly 150 million gallons of sewage was reported to have spilled into the Tijuana River over a period of several weeks. The river drains into the Pacific Ocean just north of the border. Avoid water contact until sampling confirms the area is safe to re-enter. http://www.sdbeachinfo.com/ The recent storm brought debris to the City’s beach, including tires, metal and trash. Public Services crews worked to clear the debris only to find more the next day. Crews will continue to clean until the beach remains clean.

Beach Clean-up 

Sea Level Rise and Port Master Plan Update:  City staff is working with its colleagues in the South Bay and at the Port of San Diego to jointly address sea level rise. The new Master Plan for the Unified Port of San Diego has been identified as a cornerstone to assess risk and develop mitigation plans. The first of a series of public meetings to discuss the Master Plan will be held by the Port of San Diego at the Kona Kai Resort, 1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego at 1 p.m. on March 9. For those interested in sea level rise, this is an opportunity to emphasize the need to incorporate assessment strategies and sea level rise response into the Master Plan.  


Coronado Community Read:  The final event for the 2017 Coronado Community Read will be held Saturday, March 4, at 2 p.m. in the Coronado Library’s Winn Room. See the Library entry below for details on the discussion in the context of the 2017 Community Read Book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot. This book explores the story of the HeLa cells, the origins of this “immortal” cell line and its impact not only on the Lacks family but yours. The goal of the program is to bring the community of Coronado closer together with the shared reading of one book, enhanced by discussions and programs centered on the book.  Funded in part from a grant from the Friends of the Coronado Public Library as well as programming funds of the Coronado Public Library and the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission.  For additional information on the program or to nominate a book for the 2018 Community Read, visit www.CoronadoARTS.com.

Community Read

C3 Gallery Exhibit
: The City of Coronado Cultural Arts Commission announces the “Inspired by the Masters” exhibition set to open today, in the Coronado Community Center Gallery through May 30. A reception featuring all three artists is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gallery and Nautilus Room. The event is free and open to the public. This exhibition features the artwork of three talented local artists selected through a juried process. Oil painters Lucinda Ribant Swain and Philip Martin, and sculptor Jarose Dufaut. This is the first exhibition of the 2017 season and three additional exhibitions are planned for the year. For more information about the gallery, visit www.CoronadoARTS.com or contact Kelly Purvis [email protected] or (619) 341-0137.

Inspired by the Masters

Little Free Libraries:  City staff is working with the Friends of Coronado Library to install Little Free Libraries at several locations around the City. Little Free Libraries are small, approximately 2-by-2-foot models of a one-room library or schoolhouse sitting atop a wooden post. They serve as a depository and exchange for free books to be provided to the public for their leisure reading. The Little Free Libraries will be done as Eagle Scout projects and will be placed at the following locations by mid-March:

  • First Street adjacent to the Ferry Landing (see rendering below);
  • Coronado Cays at South Cays Park across from the Fire Station (see rendering below);
  • Near the entrance to the Community Center; and
  • On R.H. Dana Place near the Paseo del Mar to the Hotel del Coronado.

Little Library logo
Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries2

John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green:  As final work continues at the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green, new programming and special events are being offered. Join the Spreckels Center interest list to receive emails about upcoming programs by calling (619) 522-7343 or emailing [email protected]. Below are some upcoming classes for April. Registration is available online at http://online.activecommunities.com/coronado or by calling (619) 522-7343.

  • Mindful Meditation (Barcode: 15310); Saturdays, April 15 through May 13 (No class May 6); Fee: $22 resident/$27 non-resident. Learn techniques to manage and reduce stress, calm your mind and increase overall awareness in your daily life. 
  • Try Something New Crew: Pickleball (Barcode: 15312); April 28, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Meet at High School Tennis Courts (north of Fire Station, 555 D Avenue); Price: $30 residents/$40 non-residents. Sign up for the Try Something New Crew to try something new, such as Pickleball, with others. Pickleball is a fun paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong on a badminton sized court.


San Diego Waterfront Park Event:  A large music festival will be held at the County of San Diego’s Waterfront Park, on Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego, this Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5 from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Organizers expect 15,000 people. Questions can be directed to the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation at (619) 232-7275. Complaints or concerns regarding the event can be directed to the event’s Community Relations Manager Christian Clark at (858) 337-8001 or [email protected].

Waterfront Park Event 

Waterfront Park Event2

Spreckels Park Restroom:  Rain delayed work on the Spreckels Park Restroom project for the first part of this week but once the site dries out the block work will continue. Steel, brick, and electrical components for the next portion of the work are arriving. The electrical work in the park is nearly complete which will allow visitors to utilize the open space. 

Spreckels Restroom 



Navy Noise Alert: The Navy will conduct small boat blank fire and pyrotechnic training exercises from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Sunday, March 5, near Naval Amphibious Base Coronado and in San Diego Bay between NAB and Naval Base San Diego. The training began yesterday, March 2. Residents may hear blank weapons firing and see pyrotechnics during these training exercises.


Pet of the Week (Adopted)Great news. Pepe, a 7-year-old male, tuxedo cat, who was supposed to be this week’s Pet of the Week has been adopted. There are plenty of other felines at the Animal Care Facility so go by or call PAWS of Coronado which runs the Animal Care Facility on behalf of the City at (619) 522-7371.

Pepe Pet of the Week 



Coronado Seniors Out & About ProgramFriday, February 24, marked the graduation day for the first group of Coronado Seniors Out & About volunteer drivers following two days of training that included First Aid, CPR and AED; good driving habits; driver sensitivity and expectations; and RideScheduler Software program. The program provides scheduled rides for a nominal fee ($1 to $4 depending on distance traveled) to residents 60 and over who have limited or no transportation options. Rides are provided to medical and health related offices, grocery stores, banks, events, the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green and much more within a radius of 25 miles from Coronado.  Numerous Coronado residents began receiving rides on March 1, 2017. To volunteer, go to www.coronado.ca.us/outandabout or call Coronado Recreation Services at (619) 522-6302.

Out and About Class

Golf Services:  On Friday, February 24, the City of Coronado officially welcomed Brian Smock Golf, LLC. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the updated Coronado Golf Shop at the City’s Municipal Golf Course. Updates at the Golf Course also include new driving range mats, range balls and range ball dispensers, golf carts with GPS, golf course logo and merchandise. For all information on Coronado golf, go to www.golfcoronado.com or call (619) 522-6590.

Golf Shop Ribbon Cutting 

Golf Shop Ribbon Cutting2    

Golf Shop Ribbon Cutting3 

Pool News: The March 2017 “Monthly Water Log” is out. The Aquatics newsletter is full of great information for users of the City’s pools. See below.

Water Log 

 Water Log2 



Boathouse and Club RoomThe Recreation Department's Aquatics Division is looking for input on a clock design for the Boathouse that boaters and paddlers can see from Glorietta Bay. A mock-up as seen in the photos below is currently on display at the facility at 1985 Strand Way. Check it out and let us know what you think by calling (619) 522-2655. Aquatics staff will be working with local artists to come up with a decorative design to showcase the clock with input from the community. The next Full Moon Group Paddle is set for March 12. See flier below for details.

Clock at Boathouse 

Clock at Boathouse2 

Full Moon Paddle 


Recreation Programs: Congratulations to our H2A Dance Teams for their award-winning performance at the Showstoppers Dance Competition in Anaheim, California. The minis placed second in their category (6-years-old, small group, hip-hop). The Juniors placed second in their category (9-years-old, large group, hip-hop) and the Pre-Teen received first in their category (11-years-old, large group, hip-hop). The Pre-Teen team also came in first overall in their division out of 23 total groups. Coronado Skatepark was lit up on Friday, February 24, and staff hosted a BBQ for skaters ages 10-18. On Saturday, February 25, skaters, grades 6-12, registered for Skate Escape and traveled to Lake Forest, California, and held session at the Etnies Skatepark. In Rainbow Fruitopia, preschoolers use fruit to make art. 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 programing "like"" us on Facebook and follow us at recreate_coronado on Instagram.

Above and below: Showstoppers dancers.

Showstoppers dancers.  

 Skate Escape     

Above and below: Skate Escape.

Skate Escape2

Rainbow Fruitopia    

Above and below: Rainbow Fruitopia.

Rainbow Fruitopia2 


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.




Library Programs:  An adult craft program, “Learn How to Knit,” was held on Thursday, February 23, in the Library’s Conference Room. It was the first of three classes taught by Ann de la Torre. On Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m., author William Matson will be speaking about his book “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life & Legacy.” The final Coronado Community Read event will take place on Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. with a talk, “Henrietta Lacks: Immortal Cells and Enduring Questions,” with Dr. Laura Rivard. The Saturday Book Club will also meet on March 4 at 2 p.m. in the Conference Room to discuss “Inside the Kingdom” by Carmen Bin Laden.

Immortal Cells 

Crazy HOrse        


Youth Programs:  A Kids’ Craft program was held on Tuesday, February 28, where children made Mardi Gras masks. The Teen Advisory Board also met on Tuesday, and the Teen Event on Wednesday, March 1, was Games and Grub.

Mardi Gras Mask 

Mardi Gras Mask2    


Water Leaks: The rains caused a steady leak from the roof over the “addition” section of the Library, fortunately not directly above a book stack. Water was also seeping from a crack in the wall where the John D. Spreckels Center abuts the Library.

Library Programs Next Week:  

  • A streaming Osher lecture will be held Monday, March 6, at 10:30 a.m., in the Winn Room. “Empirical Studies in Conflict: Implications for ISIS and Syria” presented by Eli Berman will be followed by a moderated discussion.
  • “Instagram 101: How to maximize social media for your small business” will be offered on Tuesday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Winn Room.
  • “Healthy Habits: Shake the Salt Habit” will be presented at 11 a.m., on Thursday, March 9, in the Winn Room. 
  • Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party is coming up on Friday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m., presented by the Children’s Library and the Octagon Club from Coronado High School.
  • A “St. Patrick’s Day Concert” featuring the Raggle Taggle Irish Band will be held on Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m. in the Winn Room.

Osher Lecture

Knitting Class
Instagram Class


Donated Hygiene Kits: The Coronado Police Department recognizes the Coronado Women’s Club donation of two dozen hygiene kits for victims of domestic violence. Officers will carry the kits in their patrol cars and will offer them to victims of domestic violence, with the hope that the kits provide a little bit of comfort during a traumatic situation. The kits include a soft blanket, T-shirt, soap, shampoo, toothbrush and other personal items.

Women's Club 

Sergeant Marc Langlais with Corporal Jackie Hurtado accepting hygiene kits from the Coronado Women’s Club


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

  • Public Services reminds the community to save the following dates: The annual paper shredding event is set for April 8 in the City Hall parking lot and the annual “Spring Cleanup” will be May 1-5. EDCO will pick up bulky items during its regular residential trash pick-up at no charge.


  • The Streets Division worked around the clock to cleanup storm damage and stock sandbags throughout town during the recent rainstorms. They repaired a badly damaged section of concrete at 1116 Third St., installed a residential handicapped space at 555 H Ave., and touched up paint at the curb in front of the El Cordova Hotel.  

1116 Third

Blue Curb

White Curb

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.


Walk Bike Tour
Posted on 03/03/2017
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