Weekly Update Jan. 24, 2020

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Weekly Update Jan. 24, 2020


Weekly Update Jan. 24, 2020

Weekly UpdateCheck out the City Manager’s video update for a quick look at what's going on in town. If you are interested in receiving an emailed notice of the Weekly Update, sign up for eNotifications on the City’s website, enter your email address and click on Weekly Update and any other documents you would like to receive.


Increased Business District Safety Measures: Following three recent pedestrian-involved accidents where drivers did not see pedestrians in the City’s commercial district, Coronado Police last week stepped up pedestrian safety efforts. Officers are balancing their campaign between making educational contacts, issuing written and verbal warnings, and writing citations for pedestrian or vehicle infractions. Two pedestrians involved in the accidents were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The City encourages people to take extra care when traveling in the commercial district. Pedestrians should never assume drivers see them. Drivers should slow down and never assume pedestrians see them. From Jan. 18 through Jan. 21, officers wrote nine citations, issued 17 written and 34 verbal warnings, and made two educational contacts. A total of 31 pedestrian and bike and 20 vehicle stops were made.

Safety Measures on Orange 


NASNI Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan: The City wants to clarify why it recently mailed a courtesy notice to certain Coronado property owners. The notices are about a Draft Environmental Impact Report released by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. The EIR is related to the creation of the Naval Air Station North Island Draft Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan. If adopted, the Draft Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan will have zoning implications on more than 1,000 existing residential units and commercial properties in Coronado. The draft EIR concludes that the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan will “result in significant and unavoidable impacts to land use/planning in the City of Coronado.” Although these are not the City’s documents, notices were sent out because it is important for Coronado property owners to be aware of documents that will affect their properties. The City is working on its own comments in response to the documents. Individuals can make comments. Both the draft Environmental Impact Report and the Draft Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan are available for public review through Feb. 7. There are review copies at City Hall and the Library. Here are the links to the documents:


Noise and Safety Zones

Library Offers Automatic Renewals: For those who never seem to have enough time to read a library book before the lending period ends, the Coronado Library has introduced Auto Renewals. Launched this month, any book now checked out from the Library will automatically renew twice as long as another patron has not placed a reserve on the item. From January 2 on, library patrons will receive an email three days before the original due date with a “due date update.” The email will either give you a new, extended due date, or let you know the item is still due in three days if there are restrictions on the item or if it was reserved. Items will renew for as long as the original checkout period. Patrons can log into their account within three days of the original expiration date to see if their items have automatically renewed. The move reduces the threat of fines and gives readers more time to enjoy their books.

Auto Renewals Sign


Navy Air Operations PresentationNaval Base Coronado, with support from the City, will hold a public meeting next month at the Library. Naval Base Coronado Commanding Officer Capt. Timothy J. Slentz will provide a presentation on Navy air operations. The meeting will be like one held last year about the same time on the same topic. More than 60 people attended the information talk. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Winn Room, 640 Orange Ave. (Photo: From the 2019 meeting.)

navy Air Operations 2019 

Fire Department Ballistic Gear Featured: A story in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Law Enforcement Quarterly newsletter features the use of ballistic gear by Coronado firefighters. The City provides stories from time to time for publication in the quarterly online publication.

law enforcement quarterly cover


Coastal Campus Sewer Main:  The contractor on the Coastal Campus Sewer Main project has installed the 20-inch diameter steel casing under state Route 75. Each section of the casing was 20-feet long and had to be welded to the preceding section prior to being jacked into place, which made the installation a slow process. The contractor also installed about 1,000 feet of the 8-inch sewer main under the Bayshore Bikeway via open excavation and 2,000-feet of sewer main adjacent to the Bikeway via horizontal directional drilling. The contractor requested and the City accepted this drilling method because it saved time and money and is less disruptive. The contractor also installed approximately 1,600-feet of sewer main on the Navy’s Coastal Campus via open excavation. Bike path users are asked to be cautious when traveling along the bike path and to continue to use the detour until the path is fully restored and opened once the highway crossing is complete and the new sewer main installed, the trench back filled, and pavement restored. This work will be done in the next two to three weeks, depending on the arrival of new manholes that have to be installed every 1,000 feet.

Coastal Campus Sewer Jack and Bore images


Orange Avenue Palm Pruning: The City’s contract arborist began trimming hundreds of palm trees in the Orange Avenue medians last Saturday and will continue the work over the next two Saturdays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. On Jan. 18, crews pruned the center median palms. On Jan. 25, workers will work on the southbound side of Orange beginning at First Street to R.H. Dana Place, closing the lane closest to the medians as they go. On Feb. 1, they will then head northbound from R.H. Dana Place to First. Crews will work from 7 a.m. to about 3:30 p.m. Please note the no-parking signs in the work area.

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Pedestrian Ramp Work: Work crews from the California Department of Transportation are once again working on the handicap accessible sidewalk ramps at Orange Avenue and Eighth Street. Residents may have thought the work had already been completed but it has not. Caltrans has assured the City that this time the work will complete the project.

Pet of the Week: Merlot, a sweet and special 1-year-old black cat, is this week’s Pets of the Week. Merlot came to PAWS of Coronado when she was found in a box with several other cats. She is easygoing and loves affection. She had a rough start and is missing an eye but she is happy and healthy. Her adoption fee is $50. To set up a visit with Merlot, call PAWS, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Merlot Pet of the Week

Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: One position is currently open on the Civil Service Commission available immediately. It will remain open until filled. 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.

Civil Service Vacancy 

Events Held at the Library:

  • The LEGO Building Challenge for January was “New Year, New Inventions.” Builders brought their ideas to life on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and those inventions will be on display in the Children’s Library until our next build on Feb. 18. 

    LEGO Challenge images

  • Trainers gathered in the Ruby Room on Jan. 16 for the monthly Pokemon meetup.

    Card Meet-up images 



Events Coming up at the Library:

  • There will be a special dramatic reading of the Brothers Grimm classic “Hansel and Gretel” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Winn Room for the San Diego Opera Story Time. Two costumed singers from San Diego Opera’s Young Artist Program will delight guests of all ages with a condensed performance, in English, with piano accompaniment.

SD Opera flier

  • Traveling on a budget has become easier with the internet and this “Online Travel Planning” class at the Library at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, will provide expert tips on how to get a bargain. Join presenter Barbara Smith, a veteran teacher at San Diego community college and Oasis, as she shares ideas about budget travel.

Online Travel planning

  • Teens are challenged to create a delicious snack using the Super Bowl as inspiration at the Library at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, with the Super Bowl Snack Challenge. Teens will be given a choice of base ingredients such as chips or tortillas. With a maximum of four additional ingredients, will create their snack with either the Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, or Miami as inspiration. Once complete, judges will award points for creativity and presentation.

Teen Cooking Challenge flier


Golf Course Maintenance: The City’s Golf Maintenance crews have been coordinating the trimming of the palm trees on the course. The maintenance will not affect play. Trees on the back nine will be trimmed. The driving range netting replacement will begin on Thursday, January 30. there may be some driving range availability affected. The Golf Maintenance crews have also begun work on reconditioning the bunkers, including rototilling the sand and spiking to allow for an even spreading of sand.

Golf Course Work images


Youth Programs: Spring Recreation youth programs begin the week of February 10. Register in advance to secure a spot. To register visit www.coronado.ca.us/register or call Recreation and Golf Services at (619) 522-7342.

  • Gymnastics: Swinging from bars, balancing on beams, tumbling, and vaulting highlight the exciting activities of our Gymnastics Classes. All ages and levels can join. Classes begin on Feb. 11. Check out Page 36 of the Recreation and Golf Services Guide Winter/Spring 2020 for all the gymnastics information.
  • Dance: The dance offerings will provide opportunities for children to learn the basic steps and fundamentals of many styles of dance such as jazz, contemporary and cheerleading. By using fun, relevant, age appropriate music, dancers will learn popular, simple rhythm techniques as they express themselves creatively. Check out Page 33 of the Recreation and Golf Services Guide for all of the spring dance information.
  • Cooking Classes: Kids in grades 1 to 5, will be introduced to the culinary arts on Mondays and Wednesdays in our cooking classes. Children will learn how to follow a recipe, measure ingredients, use proper knife safety and overall nutrition.Check out Page 19 of the Recreation and Golf Services Guide for all the spring cooking class information.
  • Youth Yoga: Children of all ages are welcome to join in the new yoga classes for youth. The classes feature music, games, props, poses, flows, partner and group work, dancing and tools to practice breathing techniques as well as mindful meditation. For some classes, parents or other adult participation is required. Check out Page 39 of the Recreation and Golf Services Guide for all the spring sports and fitness information.
  • Friday Night on the Strand - Teens: Teens in grades 6 to 8, join us on Friday, Jan. 24, at the Coronado Community Center for a night of fun. Enjoy activities like rock climbing, dodge ball, video games, movies, dancing, and more. We provide music, snacks and supervision. The fun is from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is $12. Register at www.cornado.ca.us/register or call (619) 522-7342.

Adult Programs: Spring Co-ed Adult Softball League needs another team. The season starts on Sunday, Feb. 23, and plays through May 2. Games take place weekly on Sunday mornings at Tidelands Park. The cost to register a team is $350 ($35 per person for a 10-person team). Contact league organizer Sam Sonne at ssonne@coronado.ca.us with any questions and to register.

Co-ed Baseball Flier


Valentine’s Day Luncheon: Invite your friends and loved ones Thursday, Feb. 13, to the Spreckels Center Valentine’s Day Luncheon, form 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for residents and $15 for nonresidents. Participants can enjoy lunch provided by the Coronado Golf Course Restaurant, Feast and Fareway, followed by a Valentine's Day craft to commemorate the day. Call (619) 522-7343 or visit www.coronado.ca.us/register to register.

Valentine's day Luncheon flier

Trails and Ales: Join in the trek to Garnet Peak in the Laguna Mountains of San Diego on Monday, Feb. 10. This cool inland hike is approximately 2.2 miles of trail and is suitable for all hiking levels. The hike is followed by an American-style lunch at the Trails Eatery in San Carlos. Depart for the trail at 8 a.m. from the Spreckels Center and plan to return at about 2:30 p.m. Sign up today to reserve your seat. Parking, admission, transportation, and the guided hike with first aid/CPR trained staff are included in your resident admission of $55, or $59 for nonresidents. Lunch is not included in the cost. Call (619) 522-7343 or visit www.coronado.ca.us/register to register.

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Stay Informed CoronadoDo 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 01/24/2020
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