Weekly Update September 1, 2017

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Weekly Update September 1, 2017


Weekly Update September 1, 2017

Weekly Update
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Labor Day Schedule 2017
The City will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 4. Here’s a list of those City facilities that will be open with varying hours of operation. Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will not perform regular residential trash collection on Labor Day. As a result, service will be delayed one day. Here is the Labor Day schedule:


Hurricane Harvey ResponseThere are 28 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces within the continental United States, with eight located in the State of California.  The USR Task Forces are deployed by FEMA in response to disasters.  Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force 8 (CA-TF8) is comprised of members from fire agencies and other emergency response personnel from San Diego County.  Coronado Fire Battalion Chief Perry Peake was deployed earlier in the week to the Houston, Texas area as part of CA-TF8 in response to the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.  The Task Force was first sent to Fort Worth and then to a staging area in San Antonio, and then deployed to Kathy, which is just west of Houston.  The Task Force was next deployed to Baytown, Texas on Thursday, August 31, conducting door-to-door searches in flooded neighborhoods.  The following is an excerpt from a letter received from a resident of Texas thanking CA-TF8:

In each vehicle that I passed I saw a driver along with one or more passengers that were fully asleep.  The stark realization came to me of how far these men and women had traveled, where they were headed and how much more they had to go to get there.  These fire and rescue heroes and all of their supplies were headed to Houston.  Google maps show that from where I met them on Interstate 10, that they had already traveled over 1320 miles.  Their final destination is about another 150 more miles which makes their total one way trip close to 1500 miles.  Your men and women left behind family and friends in order to come to Texas to help out.

All I can say to your department and your city is THANK YOU!  We in Texas thank you for your courage, generosity and help. 

We will pray for the safety of the heroes that you have sent and we will ask that they may return safely home once their mission is over.

Above: Battalion Chief Peake. 

Adaptive Traffic Signals The contractor, Siemens Industry, began work this week to install a “smart” traffic signal system at four intersections along Silver Strand Boulevard (Tulagi Road, Tarawa Road, Rendova Road, and Avenida de las Arenas).  The new signal system will allow better progression of traffic during rush hours by modifying the amount of green time given to different traffic movements based on the number of cars waiting to be served.  New modems and controllers have been installed.  The new system will be activated this weekend.  The final piece of the project will be the installation of magnetometers (in-pavement vehicle sensors) within the next two weeks.  

Coronado Responds to Reduce Electric Demands
The City participates in high demand peak pricing for electric service in public buildings.  During this period of intense heat in the region, electric usage is reduced during the hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The public may notice that buildings are darker and a little warmer.     

Summer Shuttle Ends Labor Day
:  Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle and Cays Curbside programs are coming to an end on September 4.  Ridership is up for the fourth consecutive year.  Final numbers should be in within a few weeks after the program ends.  The City contracts with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System to operate the Free Summer Shuttle for Village bus service at 15-minute intervals along the existing MTS 904 route.  The service offers free rides to passengers around the Village area.

Which Wich Robbery UpdatesDetectives arrested a second suspect on Wednesday, August 23.  Miquel Angel Santana, 18, was arrested at his home in Chula Vista.  Santana is charged with Robbery, False Imprisonment, and Assault with a Firearm.  Santana’s accomplice, Ricardo Damaso Mayou was arrested prior to Santana.  His bail was set at $360,000.  On Friday, August 25, Jennifer Aneth Sanchez, was arrested at her home in San Diego for participating in the July 31 Which Wich robbery case. Sanchez was charged with Conspiracy, Accessory, Burglary, and Robbery and was booked into Las Colinas Women’s Detention and Reentry Facility in Santee.  Her bail was set at $150,000.


Citizens Academy - Fall 2017
  The Coronado Police Department invites residents to sign up for the 2017 Citizens Academy, a free 8-week course that provides an inside look into the Police Department. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about various divisions, volunteer opportunities, how to be a better witness to a crime and participate in interactive demonstrations. The academy will be held once a week for eight weeks beginning Wednesday, September 27, and running through November 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. All applicants must pass a background screening. Class size is limited to 15 people. Please visitwww.coronadopd.com for more information and to complete an application. For more information, e-mail or call Dianne Dannemann, at either ddannemann@coronado.ca.us or (619) 522-7355. 

Bradley Field Shade Structure
  The contractor has installed the steel frame for the shade structure over the stadium seating.  Once installed, the shade will make sitting during day games more comfortable by reducing the sun’s heat and secondarily, it will protect spectators from foul balls.

Reminder of Call to Artists
: The Cultural Arts Commission reminds local artists to submit artwork for jury for the final exhibition of the year in the C3 Gallery located in the Coronado Community Center at 1845 Strand Way. The deadline is September 15. The theme for inclusion in this exhibition is “Portraits, Places & Things.” It will open November 1 and run through February 15, 2018. The application packet for this call is available on CoronadoARTS.com or contact the Contract Arts Administrator Kelly Purvis at (619) 522-2633 or kpurvis@coronado.ca.us for a hard copy.

Call to artists

Pet of the Week
:  Betty, a five-year-old female cat, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Betty was found in Tidelands Park by a Good Samaritan, who recognized that she was lost.  No one has come forward to claim Betty so she is patiently waiting at PAWS for her new forever family.  Betty is a sweet and affectionate girl who enjoys human company.  Betty’s adoption fee is $50.  To set up a visit with her, call the Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7340.

Pet of the week


Recreation Programs and News
Registration is open for the Fall/Winter 2017 season, and there are recreation opportunities available for all ages. To find out about programs and how to register online, go to the Recreation Department’s homepage at www.coronado.ca.us/recreation or call (619) 522-7342.

Spreckels Center
Would you like to learn about programming and special events at the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green?  Join the Spreckels Center interest list by calling (619) 522-7343 or emailing spreckelscenter@coronado.ca.us.  You may register in-person, over the phone, by mail or online at http://online.activecommunities.com/coronado.  The Spreckels Center is offering a series of free exciting, informative and engaging Educational Programs to the 50+ community on Thursdays during the month of September, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited.

Coronado Boathouse
Check out the exciting classes offered this Fall at the Coronado Boathouse.  Glorietta Bay Paddle Tours, Full Moon Group Paddles, rowing classes, outrigger paddle classes and so much more. Contact the Boathouse for more information at (619) 522-2655.

 Paddle Event

Pool News
The Aquatics Center will be closed beginning at 10 a.m. on September 22, through October 15, for water polo tournaments, as well as annual maintenance and equipment repairs.  The new pool schedule for the Fall began on August 22, and runs through February 18.  

Pool Hours


Commission Vacancies
:  The City has one immediate vacancy on the Cultural Arts Commission, one immediate vacancy on the Transportation Commission, and two upcoming vacancies on the Street Tree Committee as of October 31, 2017.  Applications for the Street Tree Committee vacancies must be received in the City Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 25.  The City greatly benefits from the expertise and energy of its volunteers and values each one.  If you have an interest in serving your community, call the City Clerk’s Office at (619) 522-7320 for more information.




Stabbing:  Last Saturday, August 26, around 10:20 p.m., officers responded to a call of two men fighting in the 300 F-G Alley.  When officers arrived on scene, they found several people in the alley and one man with multiple stab wounds.  Words were exchanged between the two men when a fist fight ensued, with one of the men being stabbed during the altercation. Jacob Brown was arrested for the stabbing and was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.  The victim was transported to the hospital with stab wounds and was released Sunday morning.  There were several people in the area when this crime occurred. The Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed the stabbing, or have information about the incident, to call (619) 522-7350.


Public Services Work Updates
City crews worked on several projects around the City. Here are the most recent:

  • The Streets Division repaired some portions of a stairway that was in disrepair behind The Shores; two bulb-outs at Second and Orange were reinforced with one inch bolts; and sidewalk was repaired at 305 I Avenue.


Stay Informed Coronado
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Labor Day Sked
Posted on 09/01/2017
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