Weekly Update September 28, 2018

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Weekly Update September 28, 2018

Weekly Update September 28, 2018

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2019 Coronado Community Read AnnouncedThe Coronado Public Library and the Cultural Arts Commission are proud to announce the 2019 Coronado Community Read: “The Practice House” by local Coronado resident Laura McNeal. The selected book, a historical coming-of-age love story, was revealed at 92118 Day on Friday, September 21. Sixty-five total books were nominated for the Community Read and narrowed down to a field of five. Then the community voted. Nearly 670 ballots were cast in person and online. The selected book was announced during the 92118 Day event on Friday, September 21. The Coronado Community Read is a library program aimed at bringing the entire community together through the shared reading and discussion of one book planned for February 22 through April 5. To host a book discussion or participate in the events, contact Kelly Purvis at [email protected] or Franklin Escobedo at [email protected]  

The Practice House


Cross-border Pollution Meetings: Mayor Richard Bailey, Councilman Whitney Benzian and the City Manager traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with federal representatives concerning the Tijuana River and cross-border pollution issues. The meetings were to help firm up major meetings in mid-October in California, sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, to address the problem and to continue progress in solving the issue of sewage from the Tijuana River. The group met with local Congressman Scott Peters and with key staff members for Congressman Juan Vargas and Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSall, as well as with staff of the Western Caucus, the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, US Trade Representative, and the Pentagon.


92118 Day: 92118 Day was held on Friday, September 21. The event was organized by members of the community as a celebration of Coronado. The event was well-attended, and no issues were reported. The event included activities on the beach and on parts of City roadways that were closed for the event. The Library, Recreation Services and Fire Department had booths. The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission sponsored an art project held in partnership with the Coronado High School Visual Arts Department. A five-panel art piece of the numbers 92118 was painted by attendees. The Commission also had the Adella Plaza “Sit a Spell and Play a Tune” piano in its booth.

92118 Day Art 
92118 Day 4 images

92118 Day more images

Skatepark: Construction at the Coronado Skatepark will begin in November to make enhancements for the use of scooters at the facility. California Skateparks has designed four features for the Skatepark to make it more optimal for scooters. Non-motorized scooters have been allowed in the skatepark since July 20. The work will begin November.  

Skatepark scooter image 

Orange Avenue Pavement Repair: The California Department of Transportation will begin overnight work to rehabilitate sections of Orange Avenue between Sixth Street and Adella Avenue on Monday, October 15. Caltrans manages the state highway and has hired a contractor who has done street work for the City. The work will take approximately four weeks to complete and go from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday evening and ending Friday morning. Saturday closures will be from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. and Sunday closures will be from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. The work was postponed until the end of the tourist season to ensure the work is completed before the beginning of the holiday season. Noise and normal construction activity impacts should be anticipated. Caltrans and the City will work to minimize any inconveniences.

Orange Avenue Work 


Silver Strand Fencing Project Phase 2: The Silver Strand Fencing Project Phase II consists of replacing the existing fence along the beach side of state Route 75 from the Coronado Cays Boulevard exit to the Navy’s Coastal Campus. Construction commenced this week. The contractor is working on completing a 30-foot trial section just south of the on-ramp from Coronado Cays Boulevard which is expected to be reviewed early next week. The project is anticipated to be completed within six weeks. Phase I of the project was completed earlier this year and included removing the existing unsightly chain link fence along the beach side of SR-75 from Coronado Cays Boulevard to the northern end of the Silver Strand State Park and installing new round wood fence posts and fencing panels that matched the height of the existing fence with openings measuring six inches by six inches.

Silver Strand fencing 


Security Bollards Project Phase 2:  A contractor was on site this week to install several bases to house temporary bollards for various special events. Phase 1 of the bollard project included all locations for the Fourth of July parade. Phase 2 includes locations around town for the Public Safety Open House, Holiday Parade, Motorcars on MainStreet and Halloween on Margarita Avenue. Work is expected to be completed within three weeks.



Upcoming Event Across the Bay: The County of San Diego has notified the City of the twice-a-year CRSSD Music Festival, at its Waterfront Park, on Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego. The music festival will be held from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, and from noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, September 30. Organizers expect 16,500 people. Volume will be monitored by an independent sound engineer throughout the event. 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].

MTS Free Ride Day October 2:  The Metropolitan Transit System is offering free rides on its entire system on all buses and trolleys on Monday, October 2. Coronado residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. The 901 route goes through Coronado and the 904 bus serves the Village area of the City. 

Free Ride Day 

Pet of the Week: Otis, a fun 3-year-old male Brown Tabby, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Otis is looking for an interactive family who will appreciate his calm nature. He’s handsome and social. Otis is not easily rattled and is looking for a good home. To set up a visit with Otis, call PAWS of Coronado, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Otis Pet of the Week 




Moved? County Says Update Your Voter Registration: If you want to vote in the Nov. 6 Gubernatorial General Election, the deadline to register is Monday, October 22. If you have recently moved or changed your name, you will need to complete a new registration form. If you’re not sure about your registration, check your status online at sdvote.com. If you’re not registered or need to change your registration, you’ll find that information there. For more information, visit sdvote.com or call (858) 565-5800.

SD Vote  


Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: The recent resignation of a Transportation Commission commissioner opens an immediate vacancy for a position to be filled by a resident from the Village. The term will expire February 28, 2020. Openings will occur on the Bicycle Advisory Committee, Historic Resource Commission, and Planning Commission between the end of November and the end of the year. Applications are being accepted for all open positions.  Responsibilities of each commission/committee, qualifications for appointment, term of office, and deadline for receipt of applications can be seen here




Library Programs:  On Tuesday, September 25, the Library held its first “Introduction to Email” workshop, using new laptops. The Digital Media Lab workshop on Thursday, September 27, provided instruction on converting photos to illustrations. On Friday, September 28, Saichiko Rieners will perform at 1 p.m. in the Winn Room as part of the Autumn Piano Concert Series. The Spoilers Book Club will meet on Saturday, September 29, at 2:30 p.m. in the Winn Room to discuss “Emma” by Jane Austen, and watch “Clueless.”


Youth Programs: On Tuesday, September 25, a Playdough Party was held in the Ruby Room. Participants were challenged with making their own playdough using flour, salt, cream of tartar, oil and boiling water.  Children shared tools and ingredients and mixed up concoctions with which to play. The Friends of the Library and the Children’s Library held the annual Pirate Party on Wednesday, September 26. Families made pirate hats and shark hats, played pin-the-eyepatch-on-the-pirate game while enjoying Shark Bait goldfish crackers and Pirate Grog root beer. The Raggle Taggle Pirate Band led the group in fun kids songs and sea shanties, and got everyone involved in a Pirate limbo.

Playdough Party 
Pirate Party game

Pirate Party 4 pics

Teen Programs
: The Teen Advisory Board held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 25.  On Wednesday, September 26, the Teen Outdoor Events Day was held. Teens played giant Jenga, giant ring toss and giant bowling on the Library lawn.




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

  • Streets Division recently replaced a bad section of sidewalk at 219 G Ave. (See first photo below.) Crews are in the process of replacing a badly root damaged sidewalk at 701 Coronado Ave. (See second photo below.)

219 G

701 Coronado

  • Streets crews installed a new bus unloading zone at the intersection on westbound First Street, east of B Avenue. Streets needs to install a new parking meter in front of The Landing. The Council directed earlier this month that the existing loading zone adjacent to The Landing be shortened by 10 feet and that the adjacent red curb zone be shortened by 10 feet to create a new 20-foot-long metered parking space. The Council also directed that two metered parking spaces at the intersection of First and B be removed to create a new 40-foot-long bus loading zone, on a trial basis.

Bus Loading Zone



Aquatics: Aquatics is looking to fill positions within the Recreation Department division. Work as a Pool Lifeguard, an Aquatics Instructor or at the Boathouse on the bay. Apply online here.

Lifeguard poster 


Recreation Programs: There are so many programs taking place this season. There is something for every interest and any age. From tots to seniors, and every age in between, Recreation has programs available. Check out the recreation brochure for information on all the fun recreation happenings. Register for programs, classes and camps here or call the Recreation Department at 619-522-7342.


Turkey Coloring Contest begins Next Week: Students can begin coloring their turkeys for the Recreation Department’s annual Turkey Coloring Contest. The fun begins October 2. The City with the support of the Coronado Junior Women’s Club hosts the coloring contest every year. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade, who live in Coronado or attend school in Coronado, are eligible to enter.  Using crayons, markers or colored pencils, junior artists are encouraged to color the outlined turkey in the most creative way that they can. Prizes will be awarded by the mayor and city council to the top entries in each division (K-1st Graders, 2nd-3nd Graders and 4-5th Graders) at the City Council Meeting on November 6. The deadline is October 23. To find the turkey to color online go to www.coronado.ca.us/recreation. For questions regarding the Turkey Coloring Contest, please contact the Coronado Recreation Department at (619) 522-7342. 



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The Practice House
Posted on 09/28/2018
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