Weekly Update March 12, 2021

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Weekly Update March 12, 2021

Weekly Update March 12, 2021

Weekly Update
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Mathewson Park Ribbon-cutting Ceremony: A virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially reopen Mathewson Parks new playground was held on Wednesday, March 10, at 11 a.m. Mathewson Park was recently renovated and the new playground now includes universally assessible structures. The ceremony included remarks on the new equipment, why the decision was made to renovate and a history of the park. Public Services crews will install the drinking fountain/bottle filler and a second bike rack once delivered later this month. Click here to watch the ceremony recording.

Mathewson Park Ribbon Cutting

Tree Vandalism: Earlier this week, two juvenile trees in Spreckels Park were vandalized. Unfortunately, the inner bark, which nurtures and helps the young trees grow, was destroyed. Due to this damage, both trees must be removed and replaced. This type of vandalism is discouraging and costly. The City would like to remind residents who witness vandalism to call 911 to report the incident.

Tree Vandalism in Spreckels Park

Winn Room Renovation:  Poor acoustics and sight lines to the stage in the Coronado Public Library’s Winn Room and limited capacity have hindered the presentation of certain events. The Winn Room has long been the center of free cultural enrichment in Coronado. It is the one venue in Coronado that offers a wide range of free cultural programs. There is no charge for the local nonprofits providing programming and no charge to those attending. But the Winn Room is aging. Conceptual plans and costs for a new facility have been developed for public review and are now available at the Library. Concepts have been developed to meet the needs of a space that Coronado residents have come to depend on. Residents now have the opportunity to weigh in on “The Winn”. A town hall presentation and Q&A is planned for March 24. For  now, residents may check out a new page on the Comment Coronado public engagement site to learn more about “The Winn,” take a survey and go to the Library to view the concept plans.

Library Winn Room Plans

Coronado Vaccination Site Update: San Diego County is now vaccinating Emergency Service Personnel, Childcare and Education, and Food and Agriculture sectors. Due to vaccine supply availability and the tier expansion, residents trying to get appointments can expect delays. Staff at the Coronado Public Library have been helping residents without access to email or help from nearby family. If you need help, call the Library at (619) 522-7390. San Diego County residents must make appointments by using the County’s Vaccination Sites and Locations site. Those who received their first dose in Coronado will receive an email with available dates for a second dose. Appointments are required. Site hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

COVID-19 Testing Site Update: The City’s site for COVID-19 viral, rapid and antibody testing is now operating one day a week – on Mondays – due to a reduction in the number of people seeking testing. The site at the Coronado Club Room and Boathouse, 1985 Strand Way, will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays only. The City has offered this testing site for the convenience of Coronado residents since January. Insurance is accepted but individuals may be tested and pay directly. If paying onsite, COVID-19 tests will cost $120; antibody testing is $65; and rapid tests are $85 and not typically covered by insurance. Visit the City’s COVID-19 testing webpage for more information and a link to the reservation system.

Golf Lighting Upgrade
: The project to install new parking lot lighting at the Coronado Golf Course continues. The contractor completed Phase 1 ahead of schedule. Crews installed and backfilled Phase 1’s underground electrical power conduit and poured the concrete bases that will support the new light bollards. Earlier this week, the contractor began Phase 2 to complete electrical and concrete base work. Phase 2 parking impacts are illustrated in the diagram below.  The bollards themselves will be installed when delivered; they are currently scheduled to arrive by the end of April.

Phase 2 Parking Lot

Adaptive Signal Communication Conduit:  The City hired a contractor to install a two-inch PVC conduit across Silver Strand Boulevard at Avenida de las Arenas to facilitate installation of a fiber optic communication line that will link the four signals running the dynamic, online, real-time method of signal control, called SCOOT, with the City’s computer server room. This communication line will provide a more reliable link between the City’s traffic signals in the area and computer software. The contractor will begin potholing work on Monday, March 15, and be finished with the conduit installation by Friday, March 19.

Public Sporting Events: Coronado Recreation and Golf Services would like to remind the public that all sporting events held on Coronado parks or beaches require a permit. At this time, no permits for group activities, sports practices, scrimmages or games are permitted due to the current youth and adult sport COVID-19 guidelines. Click here to learn more about Coronado’s parks and beaches and available amenities at each location. 

Easter Events: Coronado Recreation and Golf Services is bringing a number of Easter-related events to the community to celebrate the changing season, blooming flowers and warmer days.

  • Recreation and Golf Services’ annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza event will be held as a drive-thru Easter activity on Saturday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents may register for this event now, and registration for nonresidents will open on March 22. This event is free. A “to-go” egg-hunt kit will be provided for each car and the event will feature Easter themes including Bunny Bakery, Candyland and Bunny Boulevard. To register for this event, call (619) 522-7342.

Easter EggStravaganza Flyer

  • Learn how to create hand-made Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs on the CoronadoARTS YouTube channel. Tie-Dye Easter Egg kits are available for purchase for $5 from the Recreation and Golf Services Department by calling (619) 522-7342. Click here to watch the Tie Dye Egg Craft instructional video.

Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs Craft

  • Teens, adults, and seniors can learn how to create personalized spring wreaths by following along with the Spring Wreath Craft’s instructional film on CoronadoARTS YouTube. Wreath kits are available for purchase for $10 at the Recreation and Golf Services Department. Call (619) 522-7342 to reserve your kit. Click here to be redirected to the CoronadoARTS YouTube page.

Spring Wreaths Craft

Human Library for Coronado Youth: The Coronado Public Library is excited to announce a new enrichment program called “Human Library for Coronado Youth” to connect Coronado youth to inspiring professionals. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with professionals, hear about different career paths and ask questions. This month’s program will feature computer architect, Korey Sewell, and marketing coordinator, Katy Titus. This virtual program will take place on Monday, March 15, at 2:30 p.m. and is geared toward students in grades 6 to 12. Click here to register for this event and receive the Zoom link.

Human Library for Coronado Youth Event

Coding with Python: This month’s “Coding with Python” lesson will teach students Computer Logic to make simple games using the PyGame library. Coding classes are a great opportunity for students in grades 4 to 8 to learn the Python programming language. Each coding class includes a “Careers and Innovations” discussion which explores how coding is used to produce today’s most interesting technology trends. This hour-long class will take place on Wednesday, March 17, at 4 p.m. Click here to register for this virtual event and receive the Zoom link.

Junior Volunteer Virtual Meet Up: Each month, the Coronado Public Library invites junior volunteers to join an informal Zoom discussion to brainstorm volunteer ideas with others. This is a great opportunity for young volunteers to suggest ways to assist the community. Participants will receive volunteer hours for attending this meeting. This month’s event will take place on Thursday, March 18, at 4 p.m. Click here to register for this event and receive the Zoom link.

A Lesson in Pantomime: Experienced theatre instructor, Andrea Gonzales, will be hosting a fun workshop in pantomime. Gonzales will teach kids how to express meaning through gestures accompanied by music. This event is geared toward preschool to fifth grade. This virtual event will take place on Friday, March 19, at 3 p.m. Click here to register for this event and receive the Zoom link.

Pantomime Library Event

Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: The following positions are open on the Civil Service Commission, Mobility Commission and Design Review Commission. Responsibilities, qualifications for appointment, term of office and deadline for receipt of applications can be found at the bottom of the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees page.

Board Vacancies

Pet of the Week Enzo, an 8-year-old Shepherd Mix, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Enzo came to PAWS with some issues related to a life of neglect, but he is sweet, trusting and ready for a loving forever home. He is timid around new people but, once he is comfortable, is a loving companion. To find out more about Enzo, call PAWS, which operates the City’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Enzo, Pet of the Week

March Blood Drive: The City and American Red Cross have scheduled the third blood drive for 2021. This next drive will be held on a weekend, Sunday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John D. Spreckels Center, 1019 Seventh St. All blood donations are now tested for COVID-19 antibodies. In 2020, the City sponsored nine blood drives, that attracted 367 participants of which 159 were first time donors. Coronado had the highest collection total for the year in the Central-South San Diego region. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Blood Drive Coronado Flyer

COVID-19 Information: The City is working diligently to provide the latest news and information on the coronavirus pandemic. The City issues a newsletter on an as-needed basis with news, resources, features and information on how Coronado is working to help stop the spread of the virus. To subscribe to the COVID-19 Update, click on this link to see a copy of the newsletter, then click "Join Our Email List" and provide your email address. News may also be found on the City’s website: www.coronado.ca.us. You can follow the City on social media (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) and check the Coronavirus Information webpage to get City updates throughout the day and weeks.

COVID-19 Page

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 COVID-19 information? The City issues a newsletter on an as-needed basis with news, resources, features and information on how Coronado is working to help stop the spread of the virus. To subscribe to the COVID-19 Update, click on this link to see a copy of the newsletter, then click "Join Our Email List" and provide your email address. 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 03/12/2021
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