Weekly Update October 13, 2017

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Weekly Update October 13, 2017

Weekly Update October 13, 2017


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Public Safety Open House:  The Police Department and the Fire Department and its Lifeguards welcomed the community on Sunday, October 8, to the annual Public Safety Open House. Locals got to meet the City’s public safety officials. Firefighters showed off their life-saving demonstrations and the Police Department opened its doors to allow the community to check out its facility, vehicles, training and other tools of the trade. Hundreds of people dropped by for a tour. Many in the community participated in activities designed for the whole family. The streets were closed off around the main fire house and Police Department for the daylong event. Other local, state and federal public safety agencies were on hand to provide information on the services they provide. City employees attended and handed out pet waste dispensers, reusable shopping bags, water bottles and discussed house hold hazardous waste and storm water quality.

Open House

Open House

Remembering Lt. Frank Greene:  On Thursday, October 12, the Police Department honored Coronado Police Lt. Frank Greene, who was shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle occupied by three subjects on October 12, 1954. As he spoke with one the occupants, a struggle ensued and Greene was shot. The suspects, who were planning a robbery, were apprehended a short time later and charged with murder. The shooter and another suspect were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. The third suspect was convicted of robbery conspiracy and sentenced to 5 years to life. Greene had served with the Coronado Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife, son, father, and three brothers. He played college football with the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes and in 1934 and 1935 was a fullback in the NFL playing for the Chicago Cardinals now the Arizona Cardinals.

Frank Greene

Coastal Campus Entrance Construction:  The Navy has informed the City that it will soon begin construction on the State Route 75 entrance of the new Coastal Campus, a SEAL training complex that is being built along the ocean south of the Coronado Cays. Beginning on or before Wednesday, October 18, those in the area may see temporary lane closures, continued speed restrictions and traffic control signage from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as crews build the new entrance. The improvements to the entrance, which includes the installation of a new traffic signal, turn lanes and gates on the ocean side of SR-75, will be done in eight phases with a completion date of May 31, 2018. The Navy announced that it will rename the road entering the Coastal Campus from Hooper Boulevard to Old Fort Emory Boulevard. Fort Emory was the old Army installation along the Silver Strand from 1942 to 1947, when it was turned over to the Navy. It was named after William Hemsley Emory, a U.S. Army officer and surveyor.

Coastal Campus 


Decal Parking Permit ZoneThe City Council agreed to suspend the City’s Decal Parking Permit Zone for a one-year trial period. The zone was established in 1991 to protect the residential character of the neighborhood near Naval Air Station North Island. At the time, Navy personnel parking off base significantly impacted the area. The initial parking boundaries were expanded in 1996, 2001 and 2005. The Council action, taken Tuesday, October 3, revokes permits and calls for the removal of street signs during the trial period. A letter was mailed this week to inform area residents about the trial period. It has been posted online


Annual Street, Curb and Gutter WorkConstruction began this week on the City’s annual Street Curb and Gutter project, this year in the Cays. The contractor removed and replaced a cross gutter and six pedestrian ramps in Port Royale Village in the Cays. Next week, the contractor will perform paving operations on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 17 and 18, on Port Royale Road, St. Kitt’s Way and portions of Bridgetown Bend. 

Cays Road Work 

Street Preventive Maintenance:  The Street Preventive Maintenance project will apply a slurry seal to nearly all streets within the Coronado Cays. Work is anticipated to begin the week of October 16 with crack sealing and other minor road repairs. The application of the slurry seal is likely to begin on or around November 1 and be completed within approximately one week.

Slurry Seal Sked 

Pool Reopens Early: The Aquatics Center annual maintenance and equipment repairs were completed early and the pools reopened a few days earlier than planned. Swimming resumed at 5 a.m. on Thursday, October 12. Please note, the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Center will no longer have hours for those Community Center pool patrons who were using the BBMAC pools during the maintenance. Its reciprocal agreement ended Wednesday, October 11. The Aquatics Center thanks the swimming community for its patience. New pool pumps and timers replaced older, outdated equipment. The pool was drained and cleaned. 


New Trash Receptacles: The City of Coronado and Coronado MainStreet are testing out new trash receptacles on the northeast corner of Orange Avenue and Tenth Street. The City hopes to hear from the community about the new look. If the community likes the bins and they successfully do the job, they may replace the 60-plus square concrete receptacles in the business district. Please provide your input to Public Services at (619) 522-7380.

Trash Bins

Rideshare WeekFrom October 2-6, City of Coronado employees logged 285 miles of walking, bicycling, and carpool trips to work. Visit the iCommute Rideshare webpage for more information about trips saved during Rideshare Week, and for tips and guidance on ridesharing, bicycling and using transit.

Temporary Telephone Poles at State Beach:  Drivers passing by Silver Strand State Beach may have noticed more than a dozen telephone poles grouped in the sand directly across from Loews Coronado Bay Resort. They were installed as part of a special team-building rope course event in conjunction with Loews. The poles will continue to be set up through Wednesday, October 18, with cables, rope pulleys and safety ropes. They will be in use by organizers through Friday, October 20, and removed by Monday, October 23.

Telephone Poles


Village Theatre Celebrates 70 Years: The community is invited to celebrate the Village Theatre's 70th anniversary on October 25 at 5 p.m. The Coronado Island Film Festival’s Classic Movie Series will present a special screening of Steven Spielberg’s “Back to the Future.” Marty McFly, the17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. Tickets are on sale at the theatre box office for $5.

Back to the Future

Film Festival Set for Veterans Day Weekend: The City of Coronado is a sponsor of the second annual Coronado Island Film Festival opening Veterans Day Weekend, November 9-12.  “Darkest Hour,” will open the festival on Thursday, November 9. The inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II. Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany or fighting for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. The film is produced by Coronado’s own Lisa Bruce, “Darkest Hour” is a Focus Features Release. A special Veterans Day program will highlight artist Steve Maloney’s sculpture “Take Me Home Huey,” and the screening of the documentary about Maloney’s work on Saturday of the festival. The complete film festival schedule and list of screenings will be available soon at www.coronadofilmfestival.com. Passes may be purchased online through Eventbrite.


Volunteers Needed: Coronado Seniors Out and About is a volunteer driver program that provides scheduled rides for a nominal fee -- $1 to $4 depending on the distance traveled -- to residents who are 60 and over. The rides are provided to medical and health-related offices, grocery stores, banks, events, activity centers, and barber and beauty shops. Rides are provided both locally and into the San Diego region, up to 25 miles. Click here to view our ride map. The program needs drivers. If you would like to volunteer to drive or if you need a ride, call (619) 522-6302.

Out and About

Halloween HappeningOn Friday, October 27, the Coronado Recreation Department is hosting its annual Halloween Happening from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. “Mons-terrific” crafts, carnival games, jump houses, gruesome grub and a tot lot will highlight the Halloween Happening activities. Everyone will be entertained by the H2A Dance Teams as they perform hip-hop dances to popular Halloween tunes. Even the youngest trick-or-treaters can run, tumble and spin in the dance studio tot lot. There will be the popular spooktacular cake walk and ghostly cookie decorating, which are held in the banquet room. Returning this year is the Tricks and Treats Room for a sensory experience. Wear a costume to get in the spirit.

Wounded Warriors ReceptionThe 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.


Pet of the Week: Ninja, a friendly feline who came to PAWS as a stray, is this week’s Pet of the Week. He loves human company so he must have been part of a loving family. He is known as Mr. Personality and has a playful side. Ninja is 8 years old. His adoption fee is $50. To set up a visit with Ninja, call the Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.



Coronado Golf Course: Golf Digest Magazine ranked the Coronado Golf Course as the fifth of “25 Courses That Offer the Most Bang for Your Buck.” You can read the article online.

Golf Course 


Spreckels Center: The Spreckels Center offers free informative and engaging educational programs to the 50-plus community on Wednesdays during the month of October, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required and seating is limited. “The Aging Process: What is Normal and What is Not” is the next Wednesday program, set for on October 25.


Coronado Boathouse:  Earlier this month, Boathouse staff led participants on a full moon group paddle. It was the first October Harvest Moon since 2009. Check out all the exciting classes offered this fall at the Coronado Boathouse. Glorietta Bay Paddle Tours, Full Moon Group Paddles, rowing classes and outrigger paddle classes plus so much more. Contact the Boathouse for more information at (619) 522-2655. 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 $15 for non-residents and $10 for residents, plus the cost of the vessel.     

Moonlight Paddle Moonlight Paddle2


Armchair Travel:  The next Armchair Travel presentation is Tuesday, October 17, when David and Lei Udell will share their recent visit to New Zealand. Armchair Travel meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Coronado Community Center in the Nautilus Room. Refreshments are served at 6 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6:45 p.m. A $5 fee is payable at the front desk in the Community Center. 

Armchair Travel             

Turkey Coloring Contest 2017:  The annual contest began on October 3. The final date to submit entries is October 24. Winners will receive their awards at the November 7 City Council meeting. Turkey coloring sheets will be available online at www.coronado.ca.us/recreation or for pick-up at the Community Center. Contact (619) 522-7342 for more information.

Turkey Trot 


Recreation Programs: Programs and classes are back in session and there are recreating opportunities for all ages.

  • In the Preschool Class Book and Cook, the youngest ones read “Zoo Zen” and did yoga poses along with making animal toast. Meanwhile, in Babies and Toddlers are Messy, Halloween preparations began.

    Book and Cook  

  • The Community Teens made more than 40 bags to donate to a local San Diego organization that disseminates the bags to those most in need. They include items such as water, snacks and notes of encouragement. 

         Community Teens

Gymnastics Open Gym: Along with the ongoing 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 so there is no need to preregister or participate in other gymnastics classes is required to attend. Recreation and Golf Services offers gymnastics and tumbling classes for tots through teen ages. 



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.

  • Two vacancies on the Street Tree Committee; applications are due on October 23
  • One vacancy on the Bicycle Advisory Committee; applications are due on October 23
  • 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





Design Review Commission: On Wednesday, October 11, the Design Review Commission approved with conditions exterior balcony screening for two condominium units at 510 and 526 E Ave. and two new single family dwellings at 540 I Ave. and 364 Glorietta Blvd.

540 I Ave 

540 I Ave.


364 Glorietta Blvd.

364 Glorietta Blvd.


Library Programs:  A PBS POV documentary, “Presenting Princess Shaw,” was screened Tuesday, October 10, in the Winn Room. This music documentary about a young musician won a 2017 Critics’ Choice Award. On Thursday, October 12, an Open Mic Poetry Night was held in conjunction with the Coronado Scribes.


Youth Programs:  A Kids Movie screening of Halloween cartoons was held Tuesday, October 10. The Wednesday Teen program on October 11 featured “Teens Create: Book Page Pumpkins.”

Teen Photo


Piano Concert:  The Autumn Piano Concert series continues with Katherine Dvoskin on piano and Michael Dvoskin playing violin on Friday, October 13, at 12:30 p.m. in the Winn Room.


Anime Club: The Library’s Anime Club for ages 17 and older met Saturday, October 7, to watch and discuss “The Boy and The Beast.”


Library Exhibit:  On Monday, October 16, the Library will open its new exhibit commemorating the late art director for Universal Pictures, Alexander Golitzen. Golitzen won three Oscars for his work on “Phantom of the Opera” (1943), “Spartacus” (1960) and “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962).  He received 10 additional Oscar nominations. His grandson, Phil Garn, lives in Coronado.  Memorabilia including original scene design art will be on display. The exhibit complements the Coronado Island Film Festival.

Library Exhibit 



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

  • The Facilities Division refurbished all the benches in Centennial Park. The work included tightening or replacing missing hardware, power washing and adding two coats of teak oil to preserve the wood.


  • The Facilities Division hired a contractor to apply a sealer to the pool deck while it was closed for annual maintenance during the past two weeks. The sealer is applied by rollers and the concrete absorbs the sealer. When the concrete fully absorbs the sealer, it will encapsulate the rebar, which helps prevent the rebar in the concrete from rusting from the pool chemicals and water. This process will help extend the life of the concrete decking.  The concrete will look darker and discolored while it absorbs the sealer.

         Pool Cleaning



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Posted on 10/13/2017
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