Weekly Update Feb. 7, 2020

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Weekly Update Feb. 7, 2020

Weekly Update February 7, 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.


Water Main Break: Repairs to the Bayshore Bikeway following a water main break on Monday, Feb. 3, have been completed and the bike path has been reopened. The asphalt repairs are smooth, and bicyclists are using the bike path. The late-Monday night water main break flooded the area, damaged the bike path, caused a water outage and temporarily closed the northbound lanes of state Route 75. A detour around the damage allowed bike path users to bypass the work area. Cal-Am Water crews made repairs and re-energized the water main at about 2 p.m. the next day. This was followed by cleaning and back filling the area.

Water Main Break image

Bike Path Detour image 
Bike Path Restored


Navy Air Operations PresentationNaval Base Coronado, with support from the City, will hold a public meeting next week at the Library. Naval Base Coronado Commanding Officer Capt. Timothy J. Slentz will provide a presentation on Navy air operations starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Winn Room, 640 Orange Ave. The meeting will be like one held last year, which was well attended (see image below).

Air Operations Meeting 2019


City to Receive Large Sand Placement: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Port of San Diego, will soon begin maintenance dredging to re-establish authorized channel depths at the southern end of San Diego Bay. The work is expected to begin in mid-February. Vessels will be visible from the Coronado Cays and Silver Strand State Highway. About 240,000 cubic yards of sediment will be suctioned from the bottom of the bay next to the National City Marine Terminal and Sweetwater Channel. About 175,000 cubic yards will go to a site six nautical miles southwest of the entrance of San Diego Bay. The rest, about 65,000 cubic yards, will be taken to a site offshore of Coronado to nourish Silver Strand State Beach. Work is expected to be conducted around the clock using a clam shell dredge. Army Corps officials say the sand is beach quality material. The work is expected to be completed by March 31. The sand likely will remain offshore until storms bring it onshore. There is no cost to the City.

Nearshore Placement Site 


Deadline Extended on NASNI Airport Land Use Plan: The San Diego County Airport Authority last week extended the deadline to Feb. 18 for public review and comments on its Draft Environmental Impact Report. The draft EIR is related to the creation of the Draft Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for Naval Air Station North Island. If adopted, the plan will have zoning implications on more than 1,000 existing residential units and commercial properties in Coronado. The City mailed a courtesy notice a few weeks ago to impacted Coronado property owners. The documents will affect how property owners can development their land. The City is working on comments. Individuals also can make comments. There are review copies of the documents at City Hall and the Library.

AlUCP Docs at City Hall 



Aquatics News: The latest edition of the Aquatics Newsletter is out. Learn about upcoming classes, facility closures, and more in this bi-monthly publication. Hard copies will be available at the Coronado Community Center and Aquatics Center. Click here for the February/March Aquatics News.

Aquatics Newsletter




Upcoming Art Gallery Openings: Two City galleries will have exhibitions opening this month, both hosted by the Cultural Arts Commission. An exhibition opening at the Coronado Community Center, or C3, Gallery will highlight the 130th anniversary of the Coronado Public Library. The display is being curated by the Library and will include art, historic architectural drawings and artifacts from the Library’s collection. The opening reception is on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Nautilus Room at 6 p.m. Former Library Director Christian Esquevin will speak at the reception. The Spreckels Gallery at the John D. Spreckels Center will have its first artist invitational with four local artists and a reception at 6 p.m. on Feb. 27. The events are free. Food and a no-host bar are provided.

The Library flier for exhibition opening 

 Spreckels Art Gallery Opening



Coronado Community Read 2020: Activities related to this year’s Community Read selection, “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean, are about to start. The author herself will be in Coronado in March to discuss her book. The official kick-off for the Community Read activities is “Wine and Cheese with Richard Lederer: A Celebration of Books and Libraries.” Lederer, the language columnist from the San Diego Union-Tribune, will share heartwarming stories about how libraries change and enhance our lives. Free and open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Library. RSVP to [email protected] Tickets to see the author will go on sale soon for the March 13 event.

Susan Orlean, author image 


Fountain Out of Service: The “Sea Passage” fountain between City Hall and the Community Center is temporarily out of service due to mechanical failure. After a routine service check, the vault was found to be filled with water. Public Services’ Facilities Division crews are working with the contractor to replace the motor, pump and filter and get the fountain by James Hubbell reopened.

Hubbell Fountain

Presidents’ Day Holiday: The City of Coronado will observe the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 17, and reminds residents and businesses that some municipal facilities around town will remain open. Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection on Presidents’ Day. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation.

Presidents Day Sked 



Valentine’s Day Run:  The annual Coronado Valentine's Day 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held on Sunday, February 9. The race begins and ends at Tidelands Park. Approximately 2,000 runners will take the Bayshore Bikeway under the San Diego-Coronado Bridge to Glorietta Boulevard, which will allow only southbound vehicle traffic, and Strand Way. Runners will turn around at Glorietta Bay Park. A section of Pomona Avenue near Silver Strand Boulevard will be closed at 7 a.m. Area residents and businesses will be notified. The 1 Mile run begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 10K and 5K at 8 a.m.

Valentine's day 10K logo 

Pet of the Week: Rafaela, a sweet black cat, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Rafaela was found in a Good Samaritan’s back yard before being brought to the Animal Care Facility. She would love a quiet home because she seems to have had a rough start to life. She is shy at first but then warms up. She is a young adult with many years ahead. Her adoption fee is $50. To set up a visit with Rafaela, call PAWS, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Pet of the Week Rafaela 


Resource Kits Available at the Library: The Library was awarded a grant from the Mental Health Initiative of the California State Library to purchase kits on mental health topics. Topics include anxiety, depression, grief, mindfulness, stress reduction and emotions. The kits come in backpacks available for checkout and provide resources to parents, caregivers and children to help ease sometimes difficult conversations. They include books and other resources to help children reach developmental and emotional milestones, learn healthy social skills and cope with difficulties. Ask more about the kits at the Children’s Desk in the Library.

Backpack two images


New Library Catalog: The Library has a new catalog with great new features, such as allowing patrons to store their reading lists and see book reviews. The catalog uses up-to-date software to make searching for books faster and easier.

New Catalog My Library Dashboard 


STEM Programs at the Library: The Library offers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, programs to create critical thinkers, increase science literacy, and enable the next generation of innovators. The idea behind STEM is to make students more competitive in technology development by bringing up generations of children who can excel in high-tech jobs. The next STEM program at the Library is part of Tinker Tuesday. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 3.30 p.m., kids will make simple tiny robots that use batteries and a motor to buzz around. No previous experience with robotics is needed. This is a great introduction into the science behind robotics.

Spinning Robot image 

Wine, Chocolate Health Benefits Talk: Are those Valentine’s chocolates good for your heart? Find out in this talk by Dr. Phil Goscienski at the Library on Thursday, Feb. 13. Goscienski is a former captain in the Navy Medical Corps and a retired professor at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine.

Wine Chocolate Talk flier 

Golf Course Range Netting: The Golf Course driving range was closed for a few days this week while the range netting was replaced. It reopened on Thursday, Feb. 6. We appreciate the patience of the community as we work to improve our practice facility and complete this project.

Netting Installed Golf Course 



Junior Golf League 2020: Junior Golf at Coronado continues to grow, and Teaching Professional Petra Cole is launching a new program. Registration is now open for the PGA Junior League at Coronado. Juniors play eight matches on course in a scramble format, competing against other teams. Participants will receive jerseys and membership gifts from the PGA Junior League. Registration closes March 1, and matches begin in about mid-March and run until June. The total cost is $325 for the season. Register for Coronado’s PGA Junior League here. To learn more about the PGA Junior League click here. 


Community Center Gym Closure: The gym will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for basketball hoop maintenance on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The only activity affected is open play basketball. This maintenance is an annual inspection of the gymnasium basketball hoops and center divider to ensure the equipment is lowering and raising properly.


Aquatics Training: In January, aquatics coordinators and lead staff participated in a two-day lifeguard training course and became certified as StarGuard Instructors. The StarGuard curriculum is founded on the latest and best practices in lifeguarding and emergency care, including the most current CPR, AED and First Aid protocols based on international guidelines. From surveillance to prevention and emergency care, this training course prepares lifeguards with the decision-making, emergency response, and first aid skills necessary for preventing water emergencies and saving lives. Current and incoming Aquatics Center staff will be trained as StarGuard lifeguards and Boathouse staff, including new hires, will receive a Safety Training and Aquatic Response Basic Life Support course.

Aquatics Training images 


Youth, Teen Programs: Spring Rereation youth programs begin next week. Register your children in advance to secure their spot. To register visit www.coronado.ca.us/register or call Recreation and Golf Services at (619) 522-7342. Reminder: online registration ends at 5 p.m., the Sunday prior to the first day of each scheduled class or activity. Some of the classes offered is dessert making, jump rope and babysitter training.

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Air Operations Meeting
Posted on 02/07/2020
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