Weekly Update June 14, 2018

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Weekly Update June 14, 2019


Weekly Update June 14, 2019

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Cross-border Pollution Page: The City of Coronado has created a new web page that outlines the City’s efforts to get federal agencies to address contamination in the Tijuana River Valley. Last week, federal, state and local officials gathered in Coronado at the City’s invitation to discuss solutions and coordination between federal agencies to battle the pollution problem. Since 2018, the City of Coronado has lobbied federal lawmakers and agency leaders to fund sustainable solutions to stop the flow of sewage. The coalition-based approach has resulted in increased appropriations. Follow the latest news on the City’s new web page.

Cross-border Pages two images

New Flag Retirement Service:  A new collection service for retired American flags was launched today, Flag Day, Friday, June 14, at the Coronado Library. Coronado residents who wish to dispose of their American flags will be able to place them in a new collection box in the Library’s lobby. The box will supplement an existing service offered by the Coronado VFW. In honor of Flag Day and the new service, the Library held a concert of patriotic music performed by the Left Coast Quintet on the Library lawn. The box is being provided by San Diego County and will initially be serviced by the Boy Scouts, with the VFW as back up. 

New Flag disposal Box


Underage Drinking: Over the past several weeks, there have been multiple instances of large teen drinking parties, including one this week at an outdoor location. Underage drinking has consequences. Adults have a responsibility to monitor their children and those in their care. In addition to being held liable for injuries and damage at parties held at their homes, adults can be fined for providing alcohol to minors. Underage drinking is not harmless and drinking to excess is not safe. Providing alcohol to minors is illegal. Those under the age of 21 who possess an alcoholic beverage can receive a fine and may have their driving privileges suspended.

Funding Approved for Suicide Prevention Measures: The California Legislative Budget Conference Committee this week approved $5 million for suicide prevention measures on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. This allocation will help fund implementation of Senate Bill 656, sponsored by state Sen. Ben Hueso, that will begin the process to explore suicide deterrent systems and barriers. The state budget is expected to pass this week.

Caltrans Road Work: California Department of Transportation crews worked late last month to grind off pavement stripes and remove markers, and to add a protective sealant. Many in the community have asked when the lines will be restriped. Caltrans is tentatively scheduled to restripe and replace the pavement markers early next week, Monday and Tuesday, June 17-18. Work will be done from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on state Route 75 westbound from A Avenue to Orange Avenue, southbound from Sixth Street to R.H. Dana Place/Adella Avenue, and northbound from Tenth Street to R.H. Dana/Adella.

Caltrans roadwork on Third Street


Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation: The contractor on the Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation project completed the final grading and sod installation this week, which has substantially completed the project. The contractor will continue with minor work inside the station and the new vault structures for the next two weeks. A final walk-through is expected to take place the week of June 24.

Transbay Work image 


Second and Orange Streetscape Improvements: The Second and Orange Streetscape Improvements project was designed to enhance the pedestrian experience at all four corners of the intersection. The project at Orange Avenue and Second Street is nearing completion. Tables and chairs have been installed and bike parking has been reinstalled. Improved sandblasting, staining, and sealing of the street names and associated Morse code are in progress. Medallion grouting, staining and sealing will be next, and this will conclude the project.

Second and Orange Parklet 

Free Summer Shuttle Interior Advertising: Coronado is offering interior advertising space on the City’s popular Free Summer Shuttles to local businesses and groups. Four shuttles will operate through Labor Day weekend. The ads are highly visible and are seen by an estimated 1,000 riders per day. They are an effective way to reach visitors as well as locals. Ads may promote Coronado tourism and the community, and can include services, products and events that appeal to residents and visitors, such as special events, local history and culture, local art and artists, and offerings from local businesses and retail stores where visitors can shop or buy. Ads are displayed for a minimum of one month. They must comply with the stated goals of the Coronado Summer Shuttle program and Metropolitan Transit System ad regulations. Cost is $125 per month per ad per bus for for-profit organizations and businesses, and $75 for nonprofit groups. Here are the ad specifications and deadlines, and the order form. Advertisers must provide all artwork for ads. For more information or to place an ad, call (619) 522-7340. 

Summer Shuttle Ads interior 


Community Center Roof Repair:  The copper gutters for the pool utility building on the Community Center Roof Repair project are being installed this week. Both the gym and the side of the pool utility building that faces the pool are planned to be complete before the start of summer activities in mid-June. To focus on the pool utility building, one crew has moved off the lobby roof and onto the pool utility roof. A leak test was performed on the gym roof this week to validate that the roof waterproof membrane remains intact. The first crew continues to work on the north and south sides of the gym as the east and west sides are completed. The Community Center will remain open to the public throughout the roofing project.

Community Center Roof Work 


C3 Gallery 2019 Fall Exhibition: The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission is calling local artists to submit artwork inspired by the year 1969 for a new exhibition, “50 Years Ago…Inspired by the Year 1969,” in the Coronado Community C3 Gallery. The deadline is August 1. In addition to a man on the moon and Woodstock, the San Diego Padres played their inaugural season, and the Coronado Cays and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge opened. Artists must be 18 or older, a resident of Coronado or work, teach or own property in Coronado. This show will also be open to alumni of all Coronado schools. All artwork must be original and the work of the registered applicant. For information, contact Kelly Purvis at kpurvis@coronado.ca.us or at (619) 522-2633.

50 Years Ago 2019 Fall C3 Gallery


Pet of the Week:  Two of the four Galaxy kittens, 3-month-old kittens who have been fostered until they turned old enough for adoption, are this week’s Pets of the Week. These kittens are fun and frisky after receiving a lot of attention in their temporary home. The kittens pictured below from left to right: Aurora, a female, and Comet, Neptune and Cosmo, males. Cosmo and Comet are up for adoption. Their adoption fee is $50 for one or $75 for two. To set up a visit with the Galaxy kittens, call PAWS, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Galaxy Kittens Pets of the Week 



Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: The following positions are open on the Bicycle Advisory Committee (one vacancy), Design Review Commission (two vacancies) and Library Board of Trustees (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.

Vacancies Boards Commissions




Beach Tips: Coronado Lifeguards encourage visitors to enjoy their time in Coronado. Many visitors will get to the beach as a part of their vacation. Lifeguards would like all beachgoers to consider their interaction with marine life when in the water. The most common interaction involves stingrays. Swimmers and waders often disrupt the natural movement of the stingray. When accidentally stepped on by swimmers, the tail of the stingray is whipped up and usually results in a sting to the lower extremities. Lifeguards are there to help. If stung, contact the nearest lifeguard for assistance. The best protection is to avoid stepping on the stingrays by shuffling your feet in the water. Check out this Lifeguard handout on stingrays and remember to do the stingray shuffle.

Stingray Fact Sheet

Sidewalk CPR
: On Saturday, June 8, the Coronado Fire Department, in collaboration with the American Heart Association, participated in the annual Sidewalk CPR event. The program teaches the public how to use CPR to save lives. Instructors taught anyone interested in learning to 1) Call 9-1-1 if you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse; and 2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of a familiar song that has 100 to 120 beats per minute. According to the American Heart Association, immediate CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival. This year, Fire Engineer Brandon Matey and Firefighter Paramedic Craig Haukom provided training to 82 people at Coronado Rotary Plaza. 

Sidewalk CPR Event


Regional Lifeguard Training: Monday and Tuesday, June 10-11, Coronado hosted lifeguards from throughout the region for a beach-driving training course. This critical training provides valuable skills to ensure lifeguards are able to operate vehicles in the beach environment in a safe and effective manner. They must safely respond to emergency incidents, as well as provide routine patrolling, through various beach terrain while ensuring the safety of beach visitors. It was an opportunity to train and interact with the lifeguards from the other agencies.

Regional Lifeguard Training Regional LIfeguard TRaining 2




Microscope Party! Join scientists from the University of California, San Diego, for some microscopic fun at the Library on Saturday, June 15, at 3 p.m. All ages are invited to bring specimens from their backyard, the beach or anywhere else and get help interpreting them under one of several professional grade microscopes in the library’s Winn Room. Residents can drop in any time between 3 and 5 p.m. for this casual event.


Apollo Exhibit: Check out the Library’s Apollo exhibit featuring a timeline of the moon expedition, detailed models of the rockets and some actual artifacts from the rescue teams that pulled the astronauts from the water. For a big screen Apollo experience, the movie “Apollo 13” starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon will be shown in the Winn Room on Monday, June 17, at 3 p.m.  Please see the Summer Festival brochure for more events.

Summer Festival at the Library banner 


Summer Reading Program: “It’s Showtime at Your Library,” starting Monday, June 17, when this year’s show-business themed summer reading program kicks off. The 8-week reading program is open to all ages. Register on any device at coronado.beanstack.org or at the Library. Adults can play Summer Reading BINGO to earn a chance to win prizes including brunch at the Hotel del Coronado, gift certificates, Kindle Fires, or, for the teen program, a brand-new bicycle donated by Holland’s Bicycles. Kids can win prizes for as few as two hours of reading. The Children’s Summer Reading Program kicks off on Tuesday, June 18, at 3 p.m. with a performance from America’s Got Talent illusionists Rafael & Katia. Take a picture in front of the Summer Reading photo booth and make sure to sign up.


Teen Visual Arts Show: Teen artists will launch the Library’s Teen Visual Arts Show with a reception on Wednesday, June 19, at 2 p.m. The reception will feature opportunities to play Super Smash Bros. and ping pong or win door prizes for signing up for the reading program.


Converting to Digital: Did you know that you can preserve your old VHS home videos and make them more accessible by converting them to digital formats at the Library’s Digital Media Lab? Find out how at the Library on Thursday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited so please sign up by calling the Library or visiting the reference desk.


Science Storytime: Water Science will be the topic for curious preschoolers and their caregivers at Science Storytime on Thursday, June 20, at 10:30 a.m. Listen to a story, talk about science and try some hands-on experiments.


LEGO Building Challenge: Join the LEGO Building Challenge on Thursday, June 20, at 3 p.m. in the Ruby Room. Use Library LEGOs and be inspired by this month’s theme “Beach Scene” to build creations to show off in our display case. Preschoolers through fifth graders are invited.  Large and regular LEGOs will be available so that every developmental level can work at their own pace.


Library Lawn Concert: San Diego Music Award winners Berkley Hart will perform country music at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, on the Library Lawn. Seating is limited, so feel free to bring you own lawn chairs and have a picnic while you enjoy the music.



Lt. Frank Greene Memorial Scholarship: On Monday, June 10, Sgt. Ralphy Garcia and Chief Chuck Kaye presented Janine Long with this year’s Lt. Frank Greene Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2017 and is awarded each year to a graduate who will continue their education in a criminal justice-related field.

Frank Greene Memorial Event 



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

  • Facilities Division power washed the Cay’s Park Restroom, the inside and exterior as well as the walkway. Over the next few weeks, crews will be patching the exterior walls, repainting the interior and exterior and performing other preventative maintenance in preparation of the Fourth of July and upcoming busy summer months.

    Cays Park Restroom sidewalk Cleanup 


  • Facilities crews reconstructed the Public Services building trellis due to termite damage and dry rot.

    Public Services Trellis Work 

  • Facilities Division repainted a wall near the staff entrance to the Library in preparation of Flag Day and the new drop-off box for old U.S. Flags.

    Library Door Repainted 


  • Streets Division replaced 25 feet of sidewalk at 310 I Ave. that had lifted from nearby roots. Streets crews are out and about every day to keep up with the sharp rise in graffiti. New signage continues to get installed and various potholes were filled.

         310 I Avenue both images

Graffiti all four before and after images





Summer Team Training:  In preparation for summer, the Recreation Programs and Aquatics divisions of Recreation and Golf Services held team training. The Aquatics Center closed on Sunday, June 9, for lifeguard training. The Club Room and Boathouse closed Wednesday, June 12, for team training on the equipment and policies. Teams attended training for Camp Coronado, Pre-kinder Camp and specialty camps this week.

Rec Summer Team Training images 


Youth Summer Camps:  The City’s staple recreation summer program, Camp Coronado, begins next week along with all of Recreation’s specialty camps. Campers are based in Glorietta Bay Park, outside all day, beginning Monday, June 17. The last day of camp is August 16. Camp runs Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camps offer nine, one-week sessions for ages 5-12. Most weeks are $175 for residents and $185 for nonresidents. Call (619) 522-7342 or visit www.Coronado.ca.us/Register for more information and to register.

Camp Coronado images


June Armchair Travel: On Tuesday, June 18, at 6 p.m., Coronado’s Armchair Travel will feature world Matt Allison, who has visited 170 countries and every continent, living with remote tribes and exploring caves, jungles, mountains and deserts. He will take the audience on his recent journey to both Myanmar and Afghanistan. June’s Armchair Travel event will be held in the Spreckels Center, 1019 Seventh St. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the speaker’s presentation at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for residents, $6 for nonresidents. To register, call (619) 522-7343, visit www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels, or come by the Spreckels Center.

Armchair Travel Matt Allison

Free Impressionism Lecture: The Spreckels Center will host the second quarterly Osher Saturday Arts Lecture on June 22 at 10 a.m. This streaming lecture titled, “A New Look at Impressionism: Renoir, Degas and 19th Century Paris,” investigates the transformative Impressionism movement that shattered the trajectory of Western art. This lecture contrasts the work of Renoir and Degas. To register, call (619) 522-7343 or come by the Spreckels Center, 1019 Seventh St.

Parks and Rec Commission Student Rep: The Parks and Recreation Commission is accepting applications for its next student representative for the 2019/20 school year. The representative will attend meetings, share feedback from peers and give brief reports. If you know someone or are interested in applying, please review the information and application. Find out more about the Parks and Recreation Commission here. Thank you to our current student representative, Lera Hill.

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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Posted on 06/14/2019
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