Weekly Update November 3, 2017

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Weekly Update November 3, 2017

Weekly Update November 3, 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 Weekly Update and any other documents you would like to receive.

Halloween Fun: Coronado’s Recreation Department hosted its Halloween Happening and the Library its Halloween party on Friday, October 27. Many children participated in both events. On Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, Orange Avenue was awash in goblins, princesses and other costumed children and adults. Merchants participating in Coronado MainStreet’s Downtown Goes Ghostly set up outside their storefronts to greet trick or treaters and hand out candy and other treats. The Coronado Police Department had a table set up outside of the station, 700 Orange Ave., handing out both candy and non-food treats. City officials closed a two-block stretch of Margarita Avenue at the request of residents. The City acknowledges that this street is significantly impacted due to the volume of activity there and will be exploring safety protocols for next year.

Halloween PD/Ghostly

Halloween Rec/Lib ​

Silver Strand Traffic Community Meeting: Coronado City Manager Blair King hosted a community meeting in the Cays attended by City Council members and staff  this week to discuss traffic along the Silver Strand. The City received letters from concerned citizens about traffic back-ups earlier this month. Residents attended the meeting and discussed their concerns. City staff provided an update on the new smart traffic signal system recently installed at four intersections from City Hall to Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. City staff representing Public Services & Engineering and Coronado Police departments also attended.

Traffic Meeting

Daylight Saving Time:  It’s time to set your clocks back. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 5, at 2 a.m. “Fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour to “regain” one hour and to get back on Standard Time. It’s a good reminder to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Daylight Saving Time

C3 Gallery Exhibition Opening: More than 300 people attended an artists’ reception for the C3 Gallery’s newest exhibition “Portraits, Places and Thing,” on Wednesday, November 1. The exhibition, featuring 33 local artists and more than 70 pieces of artwork, will be on display through February 15. The Cultural Arts Commission operates the gallery. Since opening in November 2015 during the City’s 125th anniversary celebration, there have been four exhibitions a year featuring the artwork from local Coronado artists. The gallery is in the Coronado Community Center adjacent to the Nautilus Room. For more information on the C3 and the 2018 exhibition schedule, visit CoronadoARTS.com.

C3 Gallery Reception

Palm Pruning:  The City's palm pruning contractor will be taking on southbound Orange Avenue on Saturday, November 4. The schematic below shows the plan. Two crews will be conducting work through the business district. The work should be completed from Adella Avenue to Seventh Street by 11 a.m. but hopefully sooner. Posted signs will be removed as soon as crews complete an area to open parking spots as soon as possible.

Palm Pruning Map

Glorietta Bay Beach Advisory: County health officials issued an advisory for the Glorietta Bay Park shoreline early Friday, November 3. Advisories are issued when bacterial levels exceed state health standards. The County Department of Environmental Health advises avoiding water contact during the advisory. A sanitary sewer spill occurred earlier this week on the nearby naval base. However, it is unknown whether that was the cause of the advisory. Sources also could include discharge from a water vessel or tidal action. The City will continue to monitor water quality in the area and all around Coronado’s waterways.

Coronado Veterans Day 2017: The City will observe the Veterans Day holiday on Friday, November 10. Some municipal facilities will remain open. Public Services will not sweep streets on Friday, November 10. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection that week. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation. Here is the holiday schedule:


Full Slate of Veterans Day Weekend Activities:  It’s going to be a busy Veterans Day weekend in Coronado with several special events scheduled. Residents should expect an increase in pedestrian and vehicle traffic over the three-day holiday weekend. Here’s a rundown of each event and what to expect:

    • The Coronado Island Film Festival has events scheduled from November 9-12 throughout town. Organizers have contracted with Old Town Trolley to shuttle participants between venues. Shuttle stops will be marked with a sidewalk decal. On Saturday, November 11, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the event will have a helicopter displayed on a flatbed truck outside of Coronado High School parked on the curb. It should not impact traffic.
    • On Saturday, November 11, the inaugural Pedal the Cause event will pass through Coronado but will begin and end at Petco Park in downtown San Diego. The bicycle event is put on by the San Diego Padres and expects about 2,500 participants. Participants will ride over on the bridge, reconfigured to accommodate bicyclists and vehicles, then take Glorietta Boulevard to the bike path and proceed to Imperial Beach, around the bay, ending at Petco Park. The bridge is anticipated to be clear of riders before 9 a.m.
    • On Sunday, November 12, the 18th annual Silver Strand Half Marathon with an expected 3,000 runners will begin at 7 a.m. at Sunset Park. Notification signs will be posted in areas impacted by the event, and residents will receive notification letters. Runners will leave Sunset Park and travel south on Ocean Boulevard to state Route 75, into Imperial Beach, where the race ends. Coronado Police will shut down the southbound lanes of SR-75 at 6:30 a.m. and temporarily reduce the speed limit. Traffic is expected to return to its normal configuration and all equipment will be removed by 12:30 p.m.
    • The City is co-hosting the Wounded Warrior Reception on Sunday November 12, at 3 p.m., at Maretalia Ristorante, 1300 Orange Ave. Iraq War triple amputee Bryan Anderson will speak and be presented a key to the City of Coronado. To attend the reception, register here.
    • Coronado City Amateur Golf Tournament at the Golf Course, 2000 Visalia Row, on Saturday and Sunday, November 11-12. Tee times for the open and senior championship tourney will start between 7 and 9 a.m. both days. Expect extra traffic in the area both days.
    • The Navy is hosting “Naval Air Station North Island Centennial Celebration - Saluting a Century of Service” at the base on Saturday, November 11, Veterans Day. Residents near NASNI can expect traffic entering the base from 9 to 11 a.m. and leaving at about 4:30 p.m. Only the gates on Third Street, for entering, and Fourth Street, exiting, will be open.

Street Preventive Maintenance Project:  The contractor on the annual Street Preventive Maintenance program began placing the slurry coating to the designated roadways in the Coronado Cays on Wednesday, November 1. “No Parking” signs were set up in advance with closure dates and details so residents can make the necessary arrangements to access their homes. Slurry coating operations will continue through next Wednesday, November 8. Residents should expect the roadways to be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the day of the slurry operations.

Cays Sewer Cleaning

Cays Sewer Main Cleaning:  The contractor completed cleaning and video operations for Phase I (Coronado Cays to Navy housing) and is performing excavation work at the seven access point locations included in Phase II (Navy housing to Glorietta Bay Pump Station). Night work will resume on Monday, November 6, to clean and video the northern half of the sewer main. Night work is set to be complete by November 16 and the project is anticipated to be finished by December 4.

Slurry Seal

Coronado High School 2017 Homecoming ParadeCoronado High School will hold its annual Homecoming Parade this afternoon, Friday, November 3, with several floats and about 10 vehicles. The parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will travel from Orange Avenue north to Seventh Street from B Avenue. Intersections will be temporarily closed by Coronado Police as the parade moves. The parade will move quickly. 


Cays Tennis Court Lights:  Courts #1 and #3, along with the basketball court, have been upgraded to LED lights; with this work the entire Cays tennis/basketball complex has been converted to more efficient LED lighting.  The new lights have increased energy efficiency and provide brighter, more uniform court coverage.  The lights are available from dusk to 10 p.m., at which time they automatically turn off.

Pets of the Week: A bonded pair of dogs found wandering Coronado together, Angelica and Charity, are this week’s Pets of the Week. Angelica, a 9-year-ild Chihuahua mix, had a fractured jaw but underwent surgery to repair it. Charity was always by her side. Their adoptions are currently pending but PAWS of Coronado, which runs the Animal Care Facility for the City, has many other dogs and cats available for adoption. To set up a visit, call PAWS at (619) 522-7371.


Navy News:

  • On Tuesday, November 7, Naval Base Coronado security will be conducting training exercises at Naval Air Station North Island that will include temporary closures of both the Carrier Gate at First Street and the Ocean Gate at Ocean Boulevard. Closures will be short and conducted outside of the peak traffic hours in the morning and afternoon. However, vehicles may queue outside gates during the temporary closures.
  • The Navy has released a draft environmental impact statement now available for public comment on the environmental impacts associated with ongoing military training activities conducted on the high seas between Hawaii and Southern California, including the use of active sonar and explosives. One of five public meetings will be held in San Diego on Monday, November 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. to allow those interested to provide written or oral comments. To review the document, visit www.hstteis.com or visit the Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Ave.


Gymnastics Open Gym: Along with instructional gymnastics classes, the Community Center is hosting an Open Gym gymnastics session weekly for gymnasts ages 8-17. Whether your child concentrates on the balance beam, uneven bars, tumbling or the vault, the weekly Open Gym gymnastics session on Tuesdays from 5 to 5:40 p.m. will give them a chance to perfect fitness and skills. The new session is a drop-in program. Recreation and Golf Services offers gymnastics and tumbling classes for tots through teen ages. 

Spreckels Center:  The John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green has a variety of classes and activities including Tai chi, Fit & Flexible, Cardio Dance, Beginning Yoga, Sketching & Watercolor, Seasonal Floral Design, Passport to Cooking classes, meditation, Technology Tutoring, trips and tours, Osher lectures, and hikes. For information on all the offerings, call (619) 522-7343, visit us online, or stop by for a tour Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coronado Boathouse: Upcoming Full Moon Group Paddles are the November 4 Beaver Moon and December 3 Cold Moon paddles. Check-in is 6:45 p.m. at the Coronado Boathouse, 1985 Strand Way. The fee is $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents, plus the cost of the vessel. Check out other classes offered this fall at the Coronado Boathouse: Glorietta Bay Paddle Tours, Full Moon Group Paddles, rowing classes and outrigger paddle classes among them. Contact the Boathouse for more information at (619) 522-2655.    



Commission Vacancies:  The City has one immediate vacancy on the Transportation Commission and Discover Coronado, and the below vacancies will occur by or before the end of 2017. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on the deadline day.

  • One vacancy on the Civil Service Commission; applications are due on November 13
  • One vacancy on the Planning Commission; applications are due on November 13



Library Programs:  The Library’s continuing series of Author Events featured Tom Sanger speaking on Wednesday evening, November 1, in the Winn Room.  Mr. Sanger’s book, “Without Warning,” gives the history of the British passenger ship Athenia and its sinking by a submarine attack on the first day of WWII.  The ongoing “Journaling Circle” led by Joyce Chapman met on Thursday at 12:30 p.m.  The next “Journaling Circle” will be December 14.

Piano Concert:  The final performance in the Autumn Piano Concert series will feature Vania Pimentel playing “A Program of Toccatas.”  The concert will be held today at 12:30 p.m. in the Winn Room.

Saturday Book Club:  The Saturday Book Club will meet on November 4 to discuss “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Greeting Card Craft:  A class to make “Holiday Greeting Cards” using the Zentangle Art Method will be held on Sunday, November 5.  Register for the class by e-mailing rsvp@coronado.lib.ca.us.  The class is free and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Halloween Events:  Earlier this week, the Library hosted a Halloween party for kids and a Halloween-themed Toddler Time story hour. (Photos are in the Halloween section above.)


Portable Restroom Out of Service:  The Portable Restroom at South Beach, at the end of Avenida del Sol, is out of order and has been closed. Staff is working to identify the issue. As soon as the problem is identified, staff will estimate the time it will take to make repairs and provide the information to the public. Portable restroom units have been placed at the site. The City thanks the community for its patience.  

PRT Out of Service

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.

Downtown Goes Ghostly
Posted on 11/03/2017
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