Weekly Update July 12, 2019

Weekly Update July 12, 2019

   

Weekly Update July 12, 2019



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Fourth of July Wrap-up:  Coronado’s Fourth of July was a huge success. Residents and visitors attended many of the Fourth of July events held throughout the day all around town, including the parade, concert at Spreckels Park, and the big fireworks show over Glorietta Bay. The fireworks show was sponsored by a Port of San Diego Tidelands Activation Program grant.  It takes a lot of work to prepare for and handle a big celebration such as the Fourth of July. Here’s a breakdown of the City’s efforts:

  • Public Services: More than 30 Public Services crew members and contracted staff worked before, during and after the Fourth to prepare for and clean up after the festivities. Crews posted no-parking signs, set up grandstand and announcer stages and installed 100 portable toilets around the City. Large trash bins and additional small trash cans were deployed in high impact areas around the City. More than 2,000 trash bags were handed out to the public and used on the Fourth. This practice has a significant impact on reducing litter, giving the public a suitable option for trash disposal as the staged trash receptacles often become overwhelmed due to the crowds. Staff and contractor also set up and removed the 350 security bollards around the parade perimeter and managed, with dozens of contractor personnel, traffic, trash pick-up, and restroom cleaning. On Friday, July 5, staff and contractors finished the final clean-up and removal of trash bins, toilets and debris.

Public Services Placing Signs up 

  • Police activity: Police were out in force for the Fourth, with help from agencies from around San Diego County. There were no incidents to report. There were two arrest of note, both involving excessive drinking. Officers handled 10 tows including eight that violated no-parking signs and two for blocking private driveways and issued 37 parking citations. Police reported 47 private tows. Police deployed four mobile camera trailers and three sky watch towers to aid in ensuring the safety of the community.


PD Preparing for Parade

 

  • Fire/Lifeguard Division: Fire Services reported 21 calls on the Fourth of July, ranging from seizures to Mylar balloons in power lines. The Fire Department used a special “Quick Response Vehicle,” a rented John Deere ATV Dune Buggy with lights and sirens, to help respond quickly to both beach and Village areas. It proved a significant asset in the crowded conditions. The City boat staffed with Lifeguards and Paramedics responded to a medical aid call, managed the Fireworks Safety Zone, assisted with dispersing boats after the fireworks. Lifeguards reported 61 ocean rescues, 16 minor medical incidents, such as stingray stings, and five missing persons reports, all of which were reunited.


Fourth of July QRV for FD

 

  • TV Broadcast: Viewers from around the country were able to watch Coronado’s Fourth of July Parade. Coronado TV provided full coverage with hosts who narrated the show. The parade also was broadcast live on Spectrum Channel 19 and AT&T Channel 99 and via Facebook. The parade as well as highlights of all the City's July 4 activities will air throughout the month of July on channel 19 and online.

 



Lifeguard Incident: There was an unfortunate accident this week involving a beach Lifeguard vehicle that struck a child who was visiting the beach. All lifeguards assigned to drive on the beach receive special driver training. The city is reviewing its protocols to ensure it continues to follow the highest safety protocols. Based on news reports, the child has been released from the hospital.

 


Budget Brief 2019-20: The City has released the 2019-20 Budget Brief with a more modern look. The City Council approved next fiscal year’s spending plan last month. The Budget Brief is intended to provide residents with quick facts about the City; the City’s financial highlights; major sources of revenue, which pay for the services the City provides and the infrastructure the City maintains and rebuilds; as well as major areas of expenditures. We hope the new look is easy to read and more dynamic. Copies can be found at all public City facilities and online.

Budget Brief two pages




Visiting Dignitary: Vice President Mike Pence visited Coronado this week. To assist the Secret Service, the City used a contractor to install no-parking signs mostly along Orange Avenue as the Vice President visited the Naval Amphibious Base.

VP Motorcade




U.S. Quidditch Team in Coronado: Have you ever wanted to play real life quidditch, the game featured in the Harry Potter book series? Join the US Quidditch team for a tutorial on Wednesday, July 17, as fantasy becomes reality in this mixed-gender sport. Test your strength and endurance as you dodge bludgers, score with the quaffle, and catch the snitch. Learn the game from local players, be sorted into your house team, and go for the goal by winning the final match for the house cup. The US Quidditch team will provide the equipment. Elementary, middle, and high school students are welcome to attend. It is recommended that participants wear closed toed shoes and bring a bottle of water. Participants will also need to have their parent or guardian sign a waiver that will be provided. Sign up on at the Library to let us know how many people will be attending.

U.S. Quidditch Team logo

 



Bridge 50th Celebration: The City of Coronado will honor the golden anniversary of the August 3, 1969, opening of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge with a series of celebrations that will include a gathering of local and state officials at the Golf Course Clubhouse, a bridge-coloring contest, a bridge-themed exhibition at the C3 Gallery, an exhibition of bridge memorabilia at the Coronado Library, a plein air paint-out and a community concert on the Golf Course greens. The concert is free and open to the public. Local band “Ron’s Garage” will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will be activities for children, a VW bus-themed photo booth, booths from local agencies, and food and beverages available for purchase.

Free 50th Concert Flier 


 



Spreckels Gallery Opens:
A new City of Coronado-owned and managed gallery is now open at the John D. Spreckels Center. An artist reception was held on Tuesday, July 9, to recognize the local artists and celebrate the Coronado Art Association. The inaugural exhibition in the Spreckels Gallery features artwork from 14 members of the Coronado Art Association. The organization is celebrating 70 years in Coronado. The Coronado Arts Association hosts Art in the Park on the first and third Sundays in Spreckels Park. The artists whose work is on display have been selected by a 5-person jurying process to ensure consistent professional quality and originality. The exhibit will run through December and many pieces are available for purchase.

Spreckels Gallery logo 

Spreckels Center Gallery Art





Port Master Plan Meeting:  The City will host the San Diego Unified Port District as it conducts a meeting in Coronado on the draft Port Master Plan Update. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at the Coronado Community Center’s Nautilus Room. The update addresses allowable uses and activities, future development, and management of water and land within the Port’s jurisdiction on San Diego Bay. Click here to read more about the Port Master Plan Update.


 

Community Center Roof Repair: The pool utility building roof as part of the Community Center Roof Repair project is complete. Crews are working on the banquet room gutters. The contractor is unable to move forward with the copper roof construction on the lobby and banquet room because the manufacturer has delayed the material delivery until next week. The contractor will start work on the gymnasium edge metal and downspouts during the wait. The playhouse demolition and waterproof base sheet work will start this week. The roofers are stopping work at requested intervals to accommodate the Community Center’s playhouse and banquet room activities.

Community Center Roof Project

 




New Traffic Signal: Construction crews contracted by the City will begin identifying existing utilities in preparation for construction at Alameda Boulevard and Fourth Street to install new signal lights as approved by the City Council. A contract was awarded last year. The signals received a careful review by the California Department of Transportation and were then delayed due to material delivery issues. The signals are designed to improve safety along the Fourth Street Corridor by encouraging the platooning of vehicles. The signal hardware will be more decorative than typical signals as the city enhances the appearance of the Third and Fourth Street Corridors. Construction hours are being determined.
New Traffic Signal


 

Pet of the Week:  Blossom, a Siamese mix who was found as a stray and never claimed, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Blossom is shy at first but warms up quickly. She is sweet and affectionate at 11 years old. She is looking for a forever home. To set up a visit with Blossom, call PAWS, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Blossom Pet of the Week 

 







CITY CLERK

Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: The following positions are open on the 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 List 


 






LIBRARY SERVICES

Adult Programs:

  • The Saturday Book Club is meeting July 13 at 1 p.m. to discuss Candice Millard’s book “Destiny in the Republic.” No sign-up is required, just drop in to talk about the book.
  • Learn about the Library’s new e-magazine platform, Flipster, at a Library app workshop on Monday, July 15 at 11 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your device.
  • The Mystery Book Club is meeting at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 15. Join us to discuss Elizabeth George’s mystery “A Great Deliverance.”
  • The documentary “Tea with the Dames” will be screened at the Library at 3 p.m., Monday, July 15. Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith have let the cameras in on a friendship going back more than half a century. The four acting greats discuss their careers and reminisce about their humble beginnings in the theatre.
  • On Tuesday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m. food stylist, caterer and Eagle Journal food writer Denise Lyon will teach ways to use edible flowers in any course from appetizers to desserts.Learn about the history of edible flowers, which florals are safe to eat, how to crystalize flowers, and taste some delectable blooms. Tickets are required but are available at no charge at the Library on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by Friends of the Coronado Library.
  • How is it that Napa Valley produces excellent Cabernet Sauvignon but lacks great Pino Noir? Mendocino grows wonderful white grape varieties but cannot produce world-famous red wines. Wine expert Eric Awes will discuss these questions and more at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18. His class will familiarize you with the six major California grape-growing regions to aid you in making the best choices when purchasing California wines. Attendees will receive a coupon for wine tasting at Coronado’s Wine a Bit shop.
  • The Peter Sprague Trio, winner of San Diego’s 2018 Best Jazz Album, will perform the music of Cole Porter interpreted as samba, funk, salsa and jazz on Friday, July 19 in an after-hours concert beginning at 6:30 p.m.
  • Philip Blanco will speak at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, in the Winn Room about the Apollo program in “Return to the Moon: 50 Years from One Small Step.” The event is free and is part of the Summer Festival.

Summer Festival Library


Youth Events:

  • Come dressed as your favorite superhero at a special superhero-themed family story time and craft on Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. in the Ruby Room.
  • Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with hands-on science experiments and art projects on Tuesday, July 16 at 3 p.m. Using edible treats, model how the Moon’s volcanic period reshaped its surface to create what looked like ‘seas’ to early astronomers. See how planets form by using paint in the salad spinners and listen to audio from when Armstrong and Aldrin stood on the moon.
  • Experienced poet, Ying Wu, from San Diego Poetry Annual for Kids, will hold a poetry workshop for children ages 6-12 on Thursday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ruby Room. Create poetry and/or a drawing in this guided workshop. Register at the Library.
  • Play at the Percy Jackson Party on Thursday, July 18 at 3 p.m. Discover which Camp Half Blood cabin best fits you, pin the eye on the Cyclops, and go on a scavenger hunt through the children’s section looking for the symbols of Greek gods and goddesses, such as Zeus’s lightning bolt and Athena’s owl.
  • On Wednesday, July 17, at 2 p.m., teens are invited to participate in Cookie Wars. Using their favorite movie or TV show as inspiration, teens will be challenged to decorate a cookie using the provided supplies. Prizes will be awarded to participants based on their creativity, skill, and how well the cookie represents their chosen show or movie.
  • On Tuesday, July 9, kids participated in a transportation-themed Bake Off, creating boats, cars, planes and unique modes of transportation using fruit, cheese, pretzels and cookies.

Bake-off Kids

  • On Tuesday, July 2, more than 100 children made Fourth of July T-shirts. The Ruby Room and Children’s Patio were filled with children decorating T-shirts with permanent markers and diffusing the ink with rubbing alcohol to create images of fireworks.

Kids T-shirt Coloring Event July 2








 

POLICE SERVICES

Scottish Rite Officer of the Year Award: On Wednesday, July 10, Coronado Police Officer Bill Hughes was recognized at the Scottish Rite Awards ceremony.  He was selected as the San Diego Scottish Rite Officer of the Year.  Officer Hughes was nominated for good work he did on a case last summer. If you see him in the community, help us congratulate him for his efforts. (Photo: Police Chief Chuck Kaye and Officer Bill Hughes).

Police Officer Bill Hughes









PUBLIC SERVICES

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

  • Streets Division replaced 40 feet of sidewalk in front of 418 Sixth St. due to a substantial root lift. Sidewalks at First Street and Orange Avenue were repainted. Twenty new street signs went up and many small sidewalk patches were repaired.

Streets Division Work


  • Facilities Division crews performed a thorough cleaning of the second floor deck at the Police Department. Staff also power washed the walls, floor and pillars, and touched up the stucco walls with paint.


PD Patio Work on Deck

 

  • Facilities Division staff repainted the upper deck floor at the Marina Building/Harbor Master’s office. Crews used a non-skid paint and a darker color to minimize traffic stains.

Marina Building Work



 





RECREATION AND GOLF SERVICES

Go Play Get Fit:  On Tuesday, July 9, campers and recreation staff members from around San Diego County enjoyed a day of sports, games, dancing and other fun activities at the 15th annual “Go Play, Get Fit Youth Day.” Children ages 5 to 16, enrolled in summer day camps throughout the county come to Coronado for the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event provides an opportunity for children to “play their way to a healthy mind and body” while enjoying a variety of action-packed recreational activity stations, including traditional sports to martial arts to dance.

 

Free Summer Entertainment Series: The Free Summer Entertainment Series continues throughout the season on Wednesdays at the Coronado Community Center. The next show is Wednesday, July 17, featuring Tri Cities Steel Drum Senior Band “Bram Bratá.” The name is derived from two Trinidadian slang words meaning “an unexpected party.” Audiences find this a fitting name as they enjoy the challenging and varied repertoire of Carribean, Soca, jazz, popular and even classical music.

Bram Brata Steel Drum BAnd Summer Festival 


 

Inflatable Thursdays: The Coronado Aquatics Center is hosting “Inflatable Thursdays” this summer with an watery obstacle course that will be open during family swim’s afternoon hours, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants must be at least 5 years old. There is a $5 fee in addition to the family swim fee. Everyone who wants to take a turn at the inflatable must pass the deep-water swim test; if they do not pass, they will be required to wear a life jacket.

Inflatable Thursdays 

 

 

 

New Recreation Registration Program: The Recreation and Golf Services Department is excited to introduce community members to “PerfectMind,” the new Recreation registration software. All patrons taking classes or participating in Recreation activities will need to create a new account in PerfectMind. To create a new account, please complete the New Account Request form. Coronado residents will also need to provide current proof of Coronado residency, and/or current proof of age for minor children (if applicable). For more information or to download the New Account Request Form, visit www.Coronado.ca.us/Register. Print, complete, and submit the form and proof of residency via email to recdept@coronado.ca.us, or bring to the Coronado Community Center. Submit your form on or before Sunday, August 11, to guarantee your new PerfectMind account will be created before fall registration begins.

New Rec Sign-up Form 

 

PreKinder Camp:  PreKinder Campers and Camp Counselors celebrated “Home of the Brave” week in honor of the Fourth of July. Check out the brochure for more details about these offerings for the littlest Coronado residents and more at www.Coronado.ca.us/Register.

PreKinder Class images 
PreKinder Instructors

 


 

Spreckels Center Classes This Week:  

  • The John D. Spreckels Center Floral Design class created a topiary style arrangement featuring sunflowers, spray roses, solid aster, greenery and fresh lemons this week.

Spreckels Flower Class

 

  • The July Line Dancing session began this week. Participants learned basic line dance steps and patterns to the sounds of popular music of all types. The next class is Tuesday, July 16, at 1:30 p.m. 

Spreckels Dancing Classes

Upcoming Spreckels Classes:

  • Cooking with Cyndi: Wednesday, July 31, 2 to 4:30 p.m. The theme is “Vegetables for Carnivores.” In this hands-on class taught by Chef Cyndi Burgunder, participants will learn how to prepare strawberry and leek quesadillas, creamy grains with roasted Portobello mushrooms and peanut butter pretzel tartlets. Cost: $59 for residents/ $70 for nonresidents.
  • Practitioners of oriental medicine and acupuncture from the Healthy Living Center at Sharp Coronado Hospital hold a free presentation on Wednesday, July 17, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. about acupuncture, healthy eating, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, plus other practices that improve health and well-being.
  • Tai Chi classes are Wednesdays from 9:10 to 10:10 a.m. The calluses offer an exercise that supports better function of the muscles, bones, heart, lungs and blood circulation. Classes are held: July 3-31 for $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents; August 7-28 for $32 for residents and $42 for non-residents.

To sign up or receive additional information, visit the Spreckels Center located at 1019 Seventh Street, call (619) 522-7343, or visit www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels.







Stay Informed Coronado:  
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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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