Weekly Update June 2, 2017

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Weekly Update June 2, 2017


Weekly Update June 2, 2017

Weekly Update:  Check out the City Manager’s Weekly Update video 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 City Manager’s Weekly Update and any other documents you would like to receive.


Coronado Lands on Top 10 Beach List:  Coronado is the only California city to make Dr. Beach's 2017 list of the best beaches in the country. The list is put together by coastal expert and Florida International University professor Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach. He uses a number of factors to make his decision, including beach width and condition, sand softness, water temperature and number of sunny days. Said Dr. Beach: “With its lush subtropical vegetation, unique Mediterranean climate, and fine sparkling sand, beach-goers flock to this beach for great ship-watching and the summer’s warm and mild surf.”

Beach Image 

Traffic Enforcement Saturation Patrol: The Police Department had a traffic enforcement saturation patrol on Tuesday, May 30, that resulted in 76 traffic citations, six misdemeanor arrests and two vehicle tows.

Community Reminders:

  • Have you checked out the City's newest art project? It can be found at Coronado Rotary Park and you can’t miss it. The “Sit a Spell and Play a Tune” piano, was unveiled last week with a concert by local residents. Since then, the piano has been played by virtuosos as well as beginners. The City of Coronado and the Cultural Arts Commission invite the public to enjoy either playing or listening. The public art project will remain up through December 2017.

          Piano image

  • If you haven’t tried taking a ride on the Free Summer Shuttles, you should give it a try. The free shuttles kicked off last weekend and run every 15 minutes taking passengers around the Village. Loews Coronado Bay Resort has a new program called “Cays Curbside Service.” Cays residents can call Loews and get picked up by a courtesy golf cart and taken to the resort. From there, residents can get on the Free Silver Strand Shuttle to the Hotel del Coronado. From there, they can hop on the Free Summer Shuttle around the Village. Both the Free Summer Shuttle and Cays Curbside will run through Labor Day weekend. 

         Summer Shuttle

Spreckels Park Restroom: 

  • The Spreckels Park restrooms were open for the first summer concert on Sunday, May 28, and will be open for each concert going forward. However, the building is not complete and the restroom will remain closed during the week so the contractor can complete the remaining work. Park users are encouraged to check out the portable restroom trailer adjacent to the main restroom, which is open for use during daytime hours.

         Spreckels Restroom
         Rail Car Restroom Trailer

  • The new Spreckels Park mosaics, by local artist Kirstin Green, also were completed in time for the first concert.  Inspired by the Coronado Flower Show established in 1922 and held annually in Spreckels Park, the two mosaics “Hibiscus and Passion Flower” and “Daisy and Zinnia” are bold floral designs. They were installed above the trough sinks. Green’s first public art installation, “Concert in the Park” completed in 2002, is adjacent to the new restroom building. Green restored the three large mosaic panels. The panels were re-stuccoed, cleaned and will soon have new lighting. A dedication for the art will be announced soon.

        Spreckels Restroom Art


Art Happenings: Here are a few interesting arts-related happenings in or about Coronado:

  • Check out this video about artist Jon Koehler, who created two kinetic art pieces currently installed in Coronado. Koehler created “Freedom,” an 18-foot-tall sculpture that sits overlooking Glorietta Bay next to the Coronado Yacht Club (see image below left). The other piece is called “Transition” and it sits on the Orange Avenue side of the new John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green (see image below right). It was installed in December.  You can also see the video on Coronado TV.

        Koehler Art   

  • The newest exhibition at the C3 Gallery will open Wednesday, June 7. A reception is set for June 7 at 6 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition features the artwork of six talented local artists selected through a juried process: painters Tina Christiansen and Jim and Glory Palecek; photographer Charlotte Stubel; porcelain painter Mary Hale; and jewelry designer Delores Forsythe. This is the second exhibition of the 2017 season. Two additional exhibitions are planned for 2017.

              C3 Exhibition


Dock C/Boat Launch Ramp:  The contractor on the Dock C and Boat Launch Ramp project is working on completing the Dock C construction by the first part of June with the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp to be completed by mid-June. Last week, the boat wash-off pad and ramp apron were poured. This week, the contractor is scheduled to pave Strand Way and the boat launch approach. The landing for Dock C will have concrete poured and the gangway attachment installed. 

Boat Launch Ramp
Boat Launch Ramp2 


B Avenue Sewer Main Repairs:  Construction was completed this week with the final liner segment installed late Tuesday, May 30, and the trenches backfilled. This concludes all of the work that was required to be performed at night when sewage flows are at their lowest. Street repairs are scheduled to be complete by Friday, June 2.

B Avenue Sewer Main 

Employee of the Quarter: Michele Ledesma, a Human Resources Technician in the Administrative Services Department, has been selected as the recipient of the City Manager’s Employee of the Quarter award for January to March 2017. Ledesma, who has worked for Coronado since October 2014, was nominated for her exemplary customer service skills and for the high standards she keeps in her role as a Human Resources Technician. She goes out of her way to provide exceptional customer service not only to City employees but to the City’s citizen customers as they navigate their way through our municipal organization.



Bayshore Bikeway Work: City contractors should wrap up four days of vegetation trimming they began on Tuesday, May 30, along the Bayshore Bikeway today, June 2. A crew of about six Urban Corps of San Diego members worked this week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on about a 1.2-mile stretch of Bikeway from Fiddler’s Cove to Tulagi Road. The Bikeway was open during the work.

Bayshore Bikeway Map 

Bayshore Bikeway Image  


Pet of the Week: Honey, a 2-year-old Chihuahua, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Honey came to the Animal Care Facility as a stray and is looking for a home. She weighs 16 pounds and has all her shots. Her adoption fee is $125. To set up a visit with Honey, call PAWS of Coronado, which runs the Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Honey pet of week 



Recreation Programs and NewsTo find out about any class or program and how to register online for any programs at the Community Center, go to the Recreation Department’s homepage at www.coronado.ca.us/recreation or call (619) 522-7342.

  • The entire Aquatics Center will be closed on Saturday, June 10, for annual maintenance in preparation for the summer season.
  • The Summer 2017 Brochure is now available and registration is open to all. The City of Coronado Recreation Services Department offers recreation programs that include preschool classes for the very young, youth classes, sports, teen events, fitness, gymnastic and dance classes, camps, skate park and special events.
  • 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 [email protected]. To register for programming, drop by the facility, call or go online at: http://online.activecommunities.com/coronado. Some of the upcoming programs at Center are Vision Boarding on Wednesday, June 7; Try Something New Crew Paddle Boarding on Friday, June 9; and Luxury Trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, July 26. 
  • The first Sunrise Paddle will be held Saturday, June 3, and again on June 24. Full Moon Group Paddles begin June 9 and will continue throughout the summer months on July 8, August 6, and September 6. 

    Paddle Events 

  • Recreation and Golf Services held its annual summer training for new summer camp staff. The theme of the summer is to create memories. Camps and classes begin June 19.

    Rec Group Photos 



Commission VacanciesThe City of Coronado has one vacancy on the Cultural Arts Commission. The City greatly benefits from the expertise and energy of these 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.




Design Review Commission:  On Wednesday, May 24, the Design Review Commission approved the following projects:

  • Request for exterior design approval for construction of a new second unit at the rear of 830 G Ave. in the R-3 Multiple Family Residential zone.

    830 G Ave 

  • Request for design approval for an exterior remodel of The Palms Owners Association condominium complex at 420-432 Palm Avenue within the R-3 Multiple Family Residential zone.

    Palms Owners 

  • Request for exterior design approval for an addition to an existing single-family dwelling with a roof deck at 725 Third St. in the R-1B Single Family Residential zone.

    725 Third Ave 

  • Request for design approval for an exterior remodel of the apartment complex at 712-726 Seventh Street within the R-3 (Multiple Family Residential) Zone.

    712-726 Seventh 


Library Exhibit:  The Library’s exhibit on the Mexican Village Restaurant closed this week. It was very popular with long-time residents, and even sparked the interest and curiosity of new visitors. The next exhibit being installed is “California Before the Gold Rush.” This exhibit will focus on the period before statehood, the time of the Spanish missions and Mexican rancheros.  The exhibit will be anchored by the early California book collection donation by Catherine Bassett Barrios and her sister, Ann Hite. The collection originated with their great aunt, Anita M. Crellin.

Early California Exhibit

Saturday Book Club: The Book Club will meet on Saturday, June 3, to discuss “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly. This is the book that served as the basis for the movie of the same title.

Teen Activities:  The Teen Advisory Board met on Tuesday, May 30, to plan for summer activities. The Teen Event on Wednesday, May 31, was Bingo. The Teen Summer Reading Program begins June 19. Grand prizes will be awarded, including a bicycle courtesy of Holland’s Bicycles.

Summer Reading Program


Concert for the Community:  The Coronado School of the Arts Senior Showcase, Class of 2017, will present a “Concert for the Community” on Friday, June 2, at 4 p.m. in the Winn Room.

CoSA Concert at Library 


Torch Run for Special Olympics: On Tuesday, May 30, four Coronado Police officers participated in the San Diego County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Final Leg.  The morning began at the Chula Vista Police Station with a public ceremony.  Three of the Coronado runners ran from the Chula Vista Police station to the San Diego Police Headquarters. The fourth officer joined the run with other law enforcement personnel at 32nd Street and Harbor Boulevard.

Torch Run 
Left to right: Det. Brian Wray, officers Katherine Candela and Amy Beebe, and Det. Sam Sellers.



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

  • Playground equipment was refurbished at Cays Park North.  Rusted playground equipment at Cays Park South was repaired and last week, the park reopened. Public Services crews inspected Cays Park North and found rust damage that needed to be addressed. A plan was made and the work to clean up rust under the climbing wall was completed late last week.

         Cays Park North

  • Streets Division replaced a broken piece of sidewalk caused by a large root at 145 H Ave. Sidewalk work also was completed at 1001 Pine St. and 1216 Second St.

    145 H Street 

    Driveway Work 

  • The last of the Little Free Libraries was installed along R.H. Dana Place. Streets Division also installed 33 “Free Shuttle” signs at each bus stop along the 904 route.

    Little Free Library 

  • Streets Division painted a white loading zone around Spreckels Park to get ready for summer concerts.

         Loading Zone

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Posted on 06/02/2017
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