Weekly Update April 12, 2019

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Weekly Update April 12, 2019


Weekly Update April 12, 2019


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Coronado Flower Show & Events:  The 97th annual Coronado Flower Show and the Coronado Friends of the Library’s 2019 Book Fair are this weekend at Spreckels Park. Be aware of “no parking” signs. Vehicles in restricted areas will be towed. Flower Show admission is $5. Flower Show hours are Saturday, April 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no smoking, dogs or soliciting allowed. 

  • The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held Friday to Sunday, April 12-14, at Spreckels Park in conjunction with the Flower Show. On Friday, the book sale will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. for members only, with a hosted reception and annual membership meeting to follow. Book Sale admission is free on Saturday and Sunday, and credit cards are now accepted.
  • For the fifth year, Coronado’s Cultural Arts Commission is hosting a “Florals by Locals” booth at the Flower Show featuring the floral-themed artwork of local artists. Watercolors, oils, mosaic, and photography are included in this year’s show. Local artists will demonstrate painting and artwork will be available to purchase directly through the represented artists during the exhibition. Additionally, for $5, attendees can create painted tile coasters with instruction from local artists.

Florals by Locals   Florals by Locals



Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: The Recreation Department’s annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg-stravaganza are set for Saturday, April 20. The 10 a.m. seating has sold out. Register soon for the first seating at 8 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, fruit, juice and coffee. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance providing the quintessential Easter photo. The breakfast event includes holiday crafts, a prize wheel to spin and a special Easter egg hunt just for breakfast attendees. The Easter Egg-stravaganza will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The egg hunts are free. Advanced tickets are required for the breakfast event. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for each child. Call (619) 522-7342 to purchase your tickets.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 



Off-leash Dog Park Public Workshops: The City of Coronado Recreation and Golf Services and Community Development departments hosted two public workshops regarding off-leash dog parks this week. Residents participated in exercises to gather public input concerning possible sites and design amenities of a potential off-leash dog park, if the City Council decides to move forward. The exercises included a survey, a mapping exercise identifying potential sites and conversations with City staff. The City will gather public input and present it to the Parks and Recreation Commission, which will make a recommendation to the City Council at a future meeting. For more information on the survey and the meetings, click here or visit the Recreation home page.

Off-leash Meeting Off-leash meeting2



Undergrounding Open House No. 2: The City will host a second open-house forum on Tuesday, April 23, to present information and seek community input on the City’s Utility Undergrounding program. City staff and the City’s consultant, Harris & Associates, will make a presentation and be available to answer questions. The City is looking for input from residents about options that could maximize or stretch the General Fund resources set aside for placing utilities underground. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Coronado Public Library’s Winn Room, 640 Orange Ave. Light refreshments will be provided.

Undergrounding meeting



TsunamiReady Designation: The National Weather Service has re-certified the City as TsunamiReady. Coronado became the 100th city named TsunamiReady in 2012 and renewed its TsunamiReady recognition in 2015. To maintain the designation, communities must verify every three years their continued eligibility, which includes implementation of TsunamiReady guidelines and filling out an application. The renewal process is vital to continue to receive the support that this program offers to communities, such as skills and education needed to survive a tsunami before, during and after the event to help local emergency responders strengthen their local tsunami response operations. The primary benefit of becoming TsunamiReady is improved public safety and reduced losses from tsunamis.



Tsunami Preparedness Contest: Last month, the County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services challenged high school students to create a public service announcement video with tsunami preparedness as a theme. Coronado School of the Arts’ Digital Arts class submitted seven videos. A panel of judges chose “Surviving the Killer Waves” Coronado students Lucy Greenberg, Ariane Ferrer and Tulasi Napolitani. The Coronado students will get special County recognition, and the winning video will be shown on County News Center television in between programming and be featured on the County’s social media channels. The City also will feature the video on Coronado TV. See the video and read the story here on the County’s News Center web page. Congratulations to our local talented students.


Second and Orange Parklets: Construction began on Monday, April 8, on the Second and Orange Parklets project. The contractor has mobilized to the site. The work at each corner of the intersection is scheduled to be completed by the end of June. The project includes new bus stop seating, raised planters to give the space a more three-dimensional feel, tables and chairs to expand the dining experience, and decorative medallions of stamped and colored concrete. The project is designed to provide pedestrians a park-like experience in the business district and beautify the plain concrete bulb-outs. Traffic will be open in both directions during construction with some lane closures as needed. All lanes will be open before 7 a.m. and after 2:30 p.m. Pedestrian traffic flow will be rerouted on sidewalks, and all sections will be accessible.

Parklets Construction

Cays Causeway Bulkhead Maintenance:  The contractor on the Cays Causeway Bulkhead Maintenance project has made good progress with seawall crack and spall repairs and if work continues at the current rate, these repairs should be completed by April 26.


Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation:  The contractor on the Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation project has completed the removal of the existing liner in the wet well and an inspection of the structure was conducted on Thursday, April 11, with the structural engineer and special inspector. Concrete repairs will take place next week and the new liner will be installed when this work is completed. Additionally, the contractor installed a portion of the new sewer force main and continued installation of the new light fixtures in the lower level of the station.



Subsurface Void Update:  The contractor working to repair the subsurface void at Coronado Avenue and Eighth Street backfilled around the new storm drain cleanout structure and excavated and installed shoring for the replacement of the failed portion of the 27-inch storm drain pipe. Once the pipe replacement is completed, the contractor will backfill, replace the water service that feeds the Parker Pump Station, and pave the road. Work is expected to be completed in two weeks.

Subsurface Void


Spreckels Center Open House: The City would like to increase participation at the John D. Spreckels Center. The community is invited on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the Spreckels Center annual Open House.  The Spreckels Center team will lead facility tours and provide detailed information about the latest programs, trips, classes and events offered through the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green. To receive additional information, stop by the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green at 1019 Seventh St. or the Coronado Community Center at 1845 Strand Way, call (619) 522-7343, or visit www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels.

Spreckels Center 

Celebrating Coronado Artists Series: New light pole banners are flying on Orange Avenue celebrating Coronado artists. This is the third year the Cultural Arts Commission has juried artists to have a banner on the light poles from First Street to Avenida de las Arenas on Orange Avenue. A total of 30 artists are represented in this year’s program funded by a grant from Discover Coronado. The banners will remain up through the end of June when the City will install new patriotic designs for the summer. For more information on these programs and Arts and Culture in Coronado visit CoronadoArts.com

Celebrating Coronado Artists 


Pet of the Week:  Samantha, a sweet and affectionate 1-year-old brown Tabby, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Samantha had a rough start to life, being abandoned in Coronado. When she was first brought to PAWS she was shut down and very wary of humans. Thankfully with lots of love and TLC from her friends at PAWS, Samantha has learned to trust and love again. She is ready to be adopted. Her adoption fee is $50. To set up a visit with Samantha, call PAWS, which runs the City's Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Samantha Pet of the Week 



Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: The following position is open on the Bicycle Advisory Committee: one member. Applications are being accepted for this open position. Responsibilities of each commission/committee, qualifications for appointment, term of office, and deadline for receipt of applications can be found on the bottom of the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees page.

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Lifeguard Training Camps: The Coronado Lifeguards invite aspiring lifeguards to attend one of three free Beach Lifeguard Training Camps. Coronado Lifeguards will help participants develop skills such as swimming, running and paddling for a possible future with the City. The camps are on Saturdays through April from 9 a.m. to noon. Minimum age is 16. For more details, email Lifeguard Capt. Sean Carey at scarey@coronado.ca.us.

Beach Lifeguard Camps 



Friends of the Library: The monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library board took place on Monday, April 9. The new library director introduced himself and four prospective new members were nominated to the Friends’ board.


Adult Programs: On Sunday, April 7, the library held a nominating event to solicit suggestions for the 2020 Coronado Community Read. Members of various book clubs attended to recommend titles to be considered for next year’s program. The PBS POV documentary “Voices of the Sea” was screened and discussed on Tuesday, April 9. The documentary follows the struggle of a rural Cuban family as they debate their chances on fleeing the country. On Wednesday, April 10, an adult craft class on creating Psyansky Ukranian decorative eggs was held. San Diego author Bridget Grimes discussed her new book “Corner Office Choices” on Thursday, April 11. The book focuses on financial empowerment for women. Following her presentation, there was a book signing reception. On Saturday, April 13, the Anime Club will be meet at 2 p.m. to screen the anime “Steins Gate: Load Region of Déjà Vu.”


Youth Programs: Children were invited to the “Dragons Love Tacos” Book Party on Monday, April 8. Designed to encourage practice of STREAM skills including the love of reading, the program included a reading of the picture book by Adam Rubin, making fire-breathing dragons, and building and eating tacos. For Tinker Tuesday on April 9, children learned about print making and made their own prints using Styrofoam and paint. The program was created to introduce participants to various types of tools used for print making and encourage creativity when designing their prints. On Wednesday, April 10, teens built mini catapults using rubber bands and Popsicle sticks. This event encouraged teens to use their engineering skills to design their catapult and make modifications so that it will perform the best. 

Dragons Love Tacos

Dragons Love Tacos Event.


Tinker Tuesday

Tinker Tuesday images.


National Library Week: The Coronado Public Library partnered with United Through Reading to celebrate National Library Week from April 7-13. On Thursday, April 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center, families made art projects, learned about Library resources and signed up for library cards. Military families were invited to explore the United Through Reading Mobile Story Station and learn how to record a story for their loved ones.



Beach Security: As in years past, Elite Show Services will provide enhanced security in the North Beach and fire ring areas from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Patrols will be conducted from 5 to 11 p.m. throughout the summer from May 27 to September 2. One of the goals is to intercept people bringing illegal wood, such as pallets, to the fire rings. The City seeks voluntary compliance with its rules regarding fires on the beach, including that fires should not exceed a height of 12 inches above the upper edge of the fire pit.

Drug Store: Coronado Police Officers participated in The Drug Store program that occurs at Coronado Middle School each year. This is an event that teaches students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Students participate in interactive simulations where they learn about the consequences of drugs and alcohol. This event is sponsored by Coronado SAFE and the Kemp Family of Coronado.




April Arm Chair Travel: On Tuesday, April 16, the Armchair Travel Program travels to The Old City of Jerusalem. Coronado resident Art Wilcox will share a photographic tour providing perspective and understanding of the layout of the City and examining the changes of the Old City from Biblical times to the present. Arm Chair Travel is held at the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. Refreshments are served at 6 p.m., followed by the speaker’s presentation at 6:30. Cost is $5. To register or to receive additional information, stop by the John D. Spreckels Center at 1019 Seventh St. or the Coronado Community Center, call (619) 522-7343, or visit www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels. (Photos from our last Arm Chair Travel event.)

Armchair Travel 


Coronado Junior Lifeguards: Test dates for the Coronado Junior Lifeguards are set for April 6, 13, 20 and 27; May 11 and 25; and June 8. Tryouts are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Coronado Municipal Pool, 1845 Strand Way. Registration for the testing is through the Coronado Recreation and Golf Services Department. Contact Recreation at (619) 522-7342. Participants must successfully complete a swim test to participate in the program. More information here.

Spreckels Center Health Presentation: “Steps to Prevent Falls,” a free health presentation, will be offered by Dr. Kimberly Bell at the John D. Spreckels Center on Thursday, April 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Each year, millions of Americans are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. Dr. Bell will present information on this and other research findings relevant to effective fall prevention and discuss the benefits of medical management. Register to reserve your seat by calling (619) 522-7343.

Free Spreckels Center Presentation: April is Cancer Awareness month. Join staff from Sharp Coronado Hospital on Wednesday, April 10, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. at the John D. Spreckels Center for the free National Cancer Control Month presentation. Get helpful cancer prevention tips, and information about screenings that can be the best line of defense against a disease that will claim the lives of half a million Americans this year. To register or to receive additional information, stop by the Spreckels Center at 1019 Seventh St. or the Coronado Community Center at 1845 Strand Way, call (619) 522-7343, or visit www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels.

Session B Youth Programs Underway: There were many participants in Session B Youth Programs this week. The latest session features favorite classes such as Kinder Explorers, Babies and Toddlers are Messy, Little STEAMers and Pee Wee Sports. Check them out below creating butterfly crafts for spring, playing in water, enjoying kinetic sand and crawling through tunnels. The next round of classes will be our Summer Session. Registration will begin on May 7.

Rec Session B



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Posted on 04/12/2019
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