Weekly Update April 26, 2019

Weekly Update April 26, 2019

   

Weekly Update April 26, 2019



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Celebrating Military Spouses: To celebrate the Coronado homefront, the City of Coronado and Naval Base Coronado are honoring local military spouses of active duty and veterans with a free base tour and lunch on Friday, May 10. Interested military spouses should call the City at (619) 522-7300 to be placed on the reservation list as space is limited. The City and Navy held a similar event in late March to honor Coronado Vietnam Veterans in recognition of National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The event will begin in Spreckels Park in Coronado at 10 a.m. and last approximately four hours with lunch on the Navy Base. The tour will require light walking and a few steps to enter and exit the bus. The bus tour will be narrated and hosted by Navy personnel with visits tentatively planned for several Coronado military installations.

Vietnam Veterans Day

 

Undergrounding Open House Forums: The City hosted two open-house forums in April to present information about a proposed Utility Undergrounding Program and receive feedback from the community. City staff and the City’s consultant, Harris & Associates, talked about options that could maximize or stretch the $33 million in General Fund resources tentatively set aside by the City Council for placing utilities in town underground.  The presentation from the forums can be found here.

Undergrounding Meeting 


May is Bike Month: May is National Bike Month. Coronado will celebrate National Bike Month by encouraging the community to bike to work or school, and to log miles with the San Diego Association of Government’s iCommute program. Participants also can attend one of the many bicycling events planned for Bike Month in Coronado. Join the City in any and all the planned events or just ride your bike. Coronado is proud to have been designated as both a Bicycle Friendly Community and a Bicycle Friendly Business (City Hall) at the silver level by the League of American Bicyclists. Bike month activities in May include:

  • Bike to School Day: Thursday, May 9
  • Mayor’s Ride: Saturday, May 11, at 12:30 p.m.
  • Bike to Work Day: Thursday, May 16
  • Coronado Bikes to the Movies: Families are invited to ride their bikes to Tidelands Park on Friday, May 17, to see a free showing of  “Mary Poppins Returns.” The City will have free pre-screen bike activities starting at 6:30 p.m., including a mini-bicycle rodeo, walk-up bike mechanics and a Bike to Spin Prize Wheel. The movie begins at 8 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic, chairs and jackets or blankets. Coronado Bikes to the Movies is sponsored by the City of Coronado, the San Diego Association of Governments, the San Diego Bicycle Coalition and Holland’s Bicycles. As part of the Coronado Movies on the Bay series, this outdoor movie is sponsored by the Port of San Diego Tidelands Activation Program. For more information, call (619) 522-7342.

Coronado Bikes to the Movies 


 

Gymnasium Roof Repairs: Roof replacement work will begin at the Coronado Community Center on Monday, April 29. Construction should not impact the daily functions of the Community Center. However, there may be slight impacts in the loss of 10 parking spaces, sidewalk closures and additional noise between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the week. The parking spots will be fenced off during work on the project on the west side of the building outside of the gymnasium. The project is expected to be completed before summer.

Community Center

 


Free Summer Shuttle Advertising: Coronado is offering interior advertising space on its popular Free Summer Shuttles, which run from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Cost is $125 per month per ad per bus for for-profit organizations and businesses, and $75 for nonprofit groups. The Free Summer Shuttle program, offering courtesy bus service in the Village area during the busy summer, is sponsored by the City and Discover Coronado. The ads are highly visible and are seen by an estimated 1,000 riders per day. Here are the ad specifications and deadlines, and the order form. Advertisers must provide all artwork for ads. 

Shuttle interior ad




Cays Causeway Bulkhead Maintenance:  The contractor on the Cays Causeway Bulkhead Maintenance project continues work on the seawall crack and spall repairs. These repairs should be completed by May 3.

Cays Causeway 


 

Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation: A subcontractor on the Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation project began lining operations of the wet well structure this week. Excavation continued for the new vault structures; the base slabs are expected to be poured next week. The contractor will begin working longer hours starting Monday, April 29, to complete the job on time. A second shift will end at 11:30 p.m. Crews will verify that they are staying below 65 decibels, the limit specified in the noise permit. The contractor will work to complete the project by May 24.



Subsurface Void Repair Project:  The contractor on the project to repair the subsurface void at Coronado Avenue and Eighth Street replaced sections of the sidewalk, driveway apron, and curb and gutter, and finished the base paving this week. The final paving will be completed next week, which will complete the emergency project. 

 

Second and Orange Parklet Project:  The contractor on the Second and Orange Parklet project completed work on the northwest corner of the intersection at Orange Avenue and Second Street except for the circular medallions. Sidewalk, curb and gutter, underdrain, and curb ramp are complete. Demolition of the sidewalk to install the medallions is underway, to be followed by the medallion concrete pours at all four corners late next week.

Second and Orange Parklet  

 

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


 


2020 Coronado Community Read: Library and Cultural Arts Commission are accepting nominations for the 2020 Coronado Community Read. Visit the Library or its page on the City’s website, www.coronado.ca.us to make a nomination.

Community Read 

 


MotorCars on MainStreet:  The 29th annual MotorCars on MainStreet event is Sunday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in and around Coronado Rotary Park. The free event, which attracts custom car enthusiasts, will feature 400 pre-1973 restored classic, rod and custom cars and trucks and will be held downtown on Isabella and Orange avenues. Expect increased traffic and parking impacts. Affected residences and businesses near Isabella, Park Place and Star Park Circle were notified in advance of the event. There will be live entertainment. The event is presented by Coronado MainStreet.

MotorCars on MainStreet 

 



Pet of the Week: Mama Nora’s two-month-old kittens are this week’s Pets of the Week. Nora gave birth in a foster home after the pregnant cat was taken to the Coronado Animal Care Facility in a box. The kittens are now old enough to be adopted. They are full of energy and fun, and PAWS officials would like them to be adopted in pairs or in homes with other play felines to stay entertained. They were fostered in a home with an older dog so would do well with a calm dog. Their adopted fee is $50 for one kitten or two for $75. To set up a visit, call PAWS, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371. Or check out the kittens’ full profiles at http://www.pawsofcoronado.org/cats-for-adoption/.

Kittens Pets of the Week 








 

CITY CLERK

Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: The following positions are open on the Bicycle Advisory Committee (one vacancy) and Discover Coronado (one vacancy). Applications are being accepted for these positions. 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.

Display Ad Vacancies 






FIRE SERVICES

Fire Department History: The Coronado Historical Association invites the community to enjoy craft beer and be inspired by Coronado Fire Department history at ‘Hops and History’ on Friday, April 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Coronado Historical Association. Hear a panel, led by Firefighter Darren Hall, discuss the history and daily life of the Coronado Fire Department. Beer and light snacks are included in the price. Click here to purchase tickets.

Hops and History








 

LIBRARY SERVICES

Adult Programs: “How to Create Your Own Blog or Website using WordPress” was the topic of a library workshop held on Tuesday, April 23. An introduction to Microsoft Word was held on Wednesday, April 24. On Thursday, April 25, there was a Digital Media Lab workshop about how to use the Library’s graphic tablet to create texture compositions. On Saturday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m., the Library will host a workshop on the Four Elements of Family Communication with bestselling author and consultant Laurie Beth Jones. The Spoilers Book Club also meets on Saturday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m. to discuss Susan Orlean’s book “The Orchid Thief” and watch the movie about an attempt to write a screenplay of the book, called “The Adaptation.” 

Elements Program 


 

Youth Programs: Two early learning computers were added to the Children’s Library this week, comprised entirely of a curated collection of educational games. The award-winning AWE computers are designed for children aged 2 to 8. Games highlight subject areas such as math, science, nature, geography, music, art, and reading. At Tinker Tuesday on April 23, children learned how to make their own kinetic sand and created sand castles and shapes in this sensory experiment. Using liquid dish soap, cornstarch and water, children were able to make the sand particles stick together to form shapes. See images below. On Wednesday, April 24, teens competed in a trivia contest to win prizes. This fun event encouraged teens to use both their existing knowledge and guesswork to see who could get the highest score. Teens enjoyed snacks and socializing once the event finished. 

Kientic Sand Craft 








 

POLICE SERVICES

Stolen Property Returned: Last Saturday, April 20, at 6:45 p.m., Coronado Police Officer Kevin Engelke was investigating a call about a petty theft from a motor vehicle in the 200 block of Prospect Place. Dispatchers provided a suspect description and license plate number from the victim. Officer Steven Snodgrass saw the suspect driving a short while later eastbound in the 1200 block of Fourth Street. Both officers followed the suspect over the bridge and attempted to stop the driver on Interstate 5 at National Avenue. The driver took off and the officers followed but called off the pursuit due to the unsafe speeds and reckless driving by the suspect. Meanwhile, National City Police received numerous 911 calls about the suspect’s vehicle, which the suspect abandoned at the onramp of Mile of Cars. Officers located the man. Officer Snodgrass impounded the vehicle, which contained the Coronado victim’s stolen property, all of which was returned.




Coffee with a Cop: The Coronado Police Department held a Coffee with a Cop event and invited the community to have some coffee and have a casual chat with officers. Police Chief Chuck Kaye thanks everyone who came out to talk to our officers. 

Coffee with a Cop
Coffee with a Cop2

 


Video Shoot:  On Tuesday, April 23, the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards Training filmed a training video on police officer wellness at the Police Department. Members of the Commission traveled from Sacramento with their film crew and actors and filmed for eight hours. The training video will be available to law enforcement agencies throughout California later this year.

Video Shoot at PD 


 

Crime Stoppers Award: On Tuesday, April 23, Officer Ryan Brennan was honored at the San Diego County Crime Stoppers “Enough is Enough” luncheon.  Officer Brennan was honored for his hard work with regard to fraud prevention.     

Crimestoppers 







 

PUBLIC SERVICES

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

  • Streets Division recently installed “percolate pits” at the Bradley Field/Vernetti Stadium ball field to help with storm water runoff. Streets crews also, replaced 220 square feet of concrete at 716 Second St. in the alley and repainted handicaps at the Golf Course.

Public Services Work

 







 

RECREATION AND GOLF SERVICES

Rec Brochures Now Available: Brochures are in mailboxes and also available online. They are available at the Coronado Community Center while supplies last. Summer program online registration opens at midnight on Tuesday, May 7, for Coronado residents. Registration opens to everyone on May 14. The Recreation and Golf Services software upgrade to the program is postponed. If you have questions about the software transition or about registration please contact us: email recdept@coronado.ca.us; online www.Coronado.ca.us/Register; call (619) 522-7342.



Easter Activities: Coronado Recreation and Golf Services hosted the annual Easter Egg-stravaganza on Saturday, April 20. A few thousand of our festive community members joined in the fun to participate in the Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, carnival games, live action Candy Land or egg hunts. The Easter Bunny herself even made an appearance.

Easter Activities 
Easter Activities 2

 

 

Gymnasium roof repairs: Roof replacement work will begin at the Coronado Community Center on Monday, April 29. Community members should be aware that 10 parking spots in front of the gymnasium will be blocked off during the construction. The project is expected to end by summer.


 

Saturday Yoga at the Spreckels Center: On Saturday, April 27, the Spreckels Center will offer a free “Brighten Your Saturday with Rejuvenating Yoga and Meditation” from 10 to 11 a.m.. Grab your yoga mat and get ready to ease into the weekend as you increase mobility and inner peace using your breath, your body, and your mind. The workshop, led by certified instructor Dalia Haas, focuses on a personalized yoga method, breath work, and meditation. Registration is required. Classes are open to all adults 18 and over.


 

Free Lecture at Spreckels Center: On Wednesday, May 1, at 2:30 p.m. the Spreckels Center will be streaming “Food as Medicine” lecture in partnership with UC San Diego’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Gordon Saxe, the director of the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Nutrition and chair of research for the Krupp Endowed Fund, will lead the lecture. Dr. Saxe is a board-certified preventive medicine physician, a nutritional epidemiologist, and trained in non-Western nutrition and various holistic healing arts. To register, call (619) 522-7343 or drop by the Spreckels Center at 1019 Seventh St.







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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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