Weekly Update October 7, 2016

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Weekly Update October 7, 2016



Weekly Update October 7, 2016

Get up to speed on what's going on in Coronado with the latest edition of the Coronado City Manager’s Weekly Update. Each week, the City Manager's Office provides an update that includes information on programs, services and issues within the City, as well as news, project updates and follow-up information when necessary. For more information, visit www.coronado.ca.us every Friday at noon.

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Public Safety Open House October 9The community is invited to this Sunday’s 24th annual Public Safety Open House, with live demonstrations and activities for the whole family. Coronado Firefighters and Coronado Police Officers will close off the streets around the main fire house and Police Department for the daylong event and invite residents to meet the City’s public safety personnel. Parking in the area will be impacted. There will be Fire, Lifeguard and Police displays, and Police Department tours. Other local, state and federal public safety agencies will be on hand to provide information on the services they provide. For information, call (619) 522-7374.

Public Safety Open House flier 

Public Safety Open House

Concert on the Green:  The City and the Cultural Arts Commission will host an afternoon concert on the Coronado Golf Course from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 9. Seating is festival-style so bring your own chairs. Food and beverages can be purchased from the Bayside Grill at 3:30 p.m. The concert features local band, Ron’s Garage. The event is generously sponsored by resident Michael B. Copp.

Concert on the Green

International Walk to School Day: On Wednesday, October 5, Coronado students walking or biking to school were cheered on by school staff, student leaders, parents, City staff, including Police Officers and Firefighters, and City elected officials. While in most places Walk to School Day is about encouraging more students to walk or bike to school, Coronado holds the event to celebrate the more than 50 percent of students who already do.

Walk to School Day 

Walk to School Day2

Walk to School Day3

City-School District Joint Facilities Use Grand Opening:  The City of Coronado and the Coronado Unified School District will host a grand opening on Saturday, October 15, of the Coronado High track and field to the community. Residents are invited to check out the track and field that will now be open on weekends and holidays from 6 to 10 a.m. thanks to a joint agreement signed over the summer. City and School District leaders invite the community to the grand opening event, which will begin at 9 a.m.

Track and Field 

Holiday Schedule:  The City of Coronado will observe the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 10. Police, Fire and Lifeguard safety personnel will be on duty. Public Services will be on call over the holiday to respond to emergencies but will not sweep streets Monday. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection. Here is the holiday schedule:

City Facility


Aquatics Center

5 a.m. to 8 p.m. (lap)

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (family swim)

City Hall


Club Room and Boathouse

7 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.

Community Center

6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Golf Course





10 a.m. to dusk

Tennis Center

8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2:15 to 7 p.m. (office)

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (courts)


Bus Shelter Refurbishment Project:  The contractor has completed work on five bus shelters along the Silver Strand State Highway. All of the rusted areas, including some legs, were replaced with new steel. Crews sand blasted the remaining parts down to the raw metal, then applied marine grade primer and paint. The bus shelters sit in a salty atmosphere, which creates a highly corrosive environment for the metal bus stops. The bus shelters are part of an art project installed in 1999 to beautify the Scenic Highway. They include images of sea birds and sunsets. The art work also was refurbished. 

Bus Shelter Refurbishment

Bus Shelter Refurbishment 2 

Bus Shelter Refurbishment 3


Summer Shuttle Final Numbers Summer 2016:  The City of Coronado increased the frequency of the Free Summer Shuttle to every 15 minutes from last year’s every 20 minute increments, which resulted in a capacity increase of 33 percent. Together, the increased frequency and capacity resulted in a 24 percent increase in daily ridership in August and a 22 percent increase in September over the same time periods last year. City staff will be analyzing these results and the results from the Silver Strand Shuttle pilot project and report back to City Council with recommendations on how to best to use the public transportation programs for next summer.

Summer Shuttle


John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green:  The contractor on the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green project has started to wrap the building in waterproofing material and will begin installing insulation and drywall this week. The contractor moved his trailer off the site to begin the grading and landscaping east of the center. The construction fence will encroach slightly onto the Orange Avenue sidewalk during this process; pedestrians should use caution walking in this area. Staff will meet this week with the Public Arts Commission to designate the location for the Jon Koehler sculpture planned to be installed east of the center. 

Spreckels Center


Utility Relocations at the First Street and I Avenue Intersection: The contractor performing the utility relocations for SDG&E at the intersection of First Street and I Avenue is in the final stretch of work. Work is expected to be completed the week of October 17.

SDG&E Work

Pet of the Week:  Wallace is this week’s Pet of the Week. He is a sweet and easy-going guy who is an affectionate and interactive cat. He is always front and center to greet new visitors to the cat community at PAWS. Wallace came in with his feline sibling Gromit and PAWS would love to adopt them out together. But if there is another cat in the home, that would be OK, too. Wallace is 4, grey and white and his adoption fee is $50.

Wallace Pet of the Week 


C3 Gallery New Exhibition:  The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission held an opening reception of a new exhibition at the Coronado Community Center, or C3, Gallery, featuring local student art. The 2016 Genuine Islanders exhibition opening reception on Wednesday, October 4, was well attended. The show features work from more than 35 students in Coronado School of the Arts Visual Arts Conservatory and the Advance and Portfolio Ceramics classes at Coronado High School. “Genuine Islanders” will remain up through October 20. The next exhibition, “Five in the Fall” opens Tuesday, October 25 and features the work of five local artists. For more information on these shows and the C3 Gallery visit CoronadoARTS.com.

Genuine Islanders  

Genuine Islanders 2 


Spreckels Park Restroom:  Staff held a pre-construction meeting on the Spreckels Park Restroom project with the contractor and provided staff with a preliminary schedule indicating that work will begin later this month and should wrap up well in advance of the annual Flower Show, typically held in April. The project will demolish the existing restroom, which has run its useful life and does not meet current demand or Americans with Disabilities Act codes. It will be replaced by a larger restroom and pads for new portable restrooms for occasions that require greater capacity. The Park electrical components also will be upgraded to provide more stability and greater capacity for park events.

Spreckels Park Restroom


Street Preventive Maintenance: This week, First Street, Strand Way, the Bayshore Bike Path from Fiddler’s Cove to the Coronado Cays entrance, the Municipal Golf Course parking lot, and residential streets in the Country Club area will have received a slurry seal. Work to slurry seal one-seventh of the City’s roadways, which is an annual occurrence, wrapped up on Wednesday, October 5. Striping will be reinstalled along each street roughly one week after the slurry coat has been applied.

Slurry Seal


October is Rideshare Month:  Join the City of Coronado this month in celebrating the many benefits of commuting alternatives. The City encourages residents, employees and businesses to try an alternate commute in October to save money, reduce stress, and have fun. Find out more about the program, special prizes and incentives, corporate challenges your employer may be sponsoring, and about the special UberPool promotion by visiting http://icommutesd.com.

Rideshare Month
City of Coronado commuters participating in Rideshare Month.


Upcoming Events: The City is providing the following information about these upcoming events in town.

  • Taste of Coronado:Next Wednesday, October 12, the Coronado Junior Women’s Club will hold its Taste of Coronado event from 5 to 9 p.m. The event is not expected to impact traffic or parking. An Old Town Trolley will run a continuous loop along Orange Avenue, using the Ferry Landing and McP’s Irish Pub & Grill stops for event attendees. Organizers also received approval from Metropolitan Transit System for the trolley to make stops at its bus stops in the 200 block of Orange; 900 block of Orange; at Coronado Rotary Plaza; and in the 1000 block of Orange. 
  • Coronado High School 2016 Homecoming Parade: Coronado High School will hold its annual Homecoming Parade next Friday, October 14, with four floats and about 10 vehicles. The parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will travel from Orange Avenue north to Seventh Street and end on E Avenue in the teachers’ parking lot. There will be no parking on the 1000 block of Adella Avenue, between Tenth Street and Ynez Place before and during the parade. The 1000 block of Adella will be barricaded while the parade is being staged. Intersections will be temporarily closed by Coronado Police as the parade moves.


Noise Alert:  The Hotel del Coronado has requested a permit for a fireworks show on Saturday, October 22, at 6:45 p.m. The display will last approximately five minutes and be set up in a cordoned-off site on the beach west of the hotel.


‘3 on Thursday’:  The Cultural Arts Commission wants you to start planning your weekend with this short “3 on Thursday” list of three featured events happening in Coronado this weekend, as well as show times at the Vintage Village Theatre. Click here or on the logo for a link to this week’s list.

3 on Thursday 


Recreation Programs & Events:  The Community Teens class served a meal through the Third Avenue Charitable Organization on Monday, October 3. They served a total of 150 meals. Every Monday, the teens volunteer their time to a different charitable organization. Please see fliers below for upcoming events.

Community Teens  

Rec Activities Oct Nov

Halloween and Classes



Coordinated Golf Course Work:   The City continued some coordinated Golf Course work, including parking lot resurfacing (as part of the citywide Street Preventive Maintenance project), painting and flooring inside the Bayside Grill restaurant, as well as a new bar. The work is expected to last until Thursday, October 6. During renovations, the Golf Course closed for one day, Wednesday, October 5, so the parking lot can receive a slurry seal surface, the Front 9 can get aerified and overseeded, and the flooring can get installed and tile cleaned. The work will be completed this week.

Golf Course Work 

Golf Course Work2 


Coronado City Amateur Tournament:  The Coronado Golf Course held its annual Coronado City Amateur Golf Tournament, on Sunday, October 1. The tournament included 88 amateur players who competed for prestige and a trophy. Coronado local Jake Meloche took home the trophy by shooting a record 11 under. Golf coaches from San Diego State University and the University of San Diego were out scouting the event for future talent.

California Amateur 



Commission VacanciesThere are currently four vacancies, one on the Bicycle Advisory Committee, one on the Transportation Commission, and two on the Cultural Arts Commission. The City has many volunteer opportunities for residents interested in serving on any of its boards, commission and committees. See notice below for details.




Historic Resource Commission:  At its meeting on Wednesday, October 5, the Historic Resource Commission determined that 1144 Isabella Ave., 500 Glorietta Blvd. and 825 Alameda Blvd. are Historic Resources in association with nominations for historic designation. The Commission determined that 216 H Ave. does not meet the criteria to be designated as a Historic Resource in association with a Notice of Intent to Demolish review.

Photos of 1144 Isabella Ave.


500 Glorietta Blvd.


825 Alameda Blvd.


New Exhibit:  “First Ashore: Commemorating UDT and SEAL Teams” is the new exhibit at the Library, presented in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission.  Retired Navy Underwater Demolition Teams/SEAL, and Naval Special Warfare historian Don Crawford is serving as guest curator. On display are more than 100 photos depicting the history of Navy SEALs from the early days of Scouts and Raiders, and Naval Combat Demolition Units in World War II to recent missions in Afghanistan. Objects include vintage diving equipment, models, blasting machines, patches and other special items. The exhibit will be up through December 4.

Library Exhibit 

Library Exhibit2


Library Programs:  Last Sunday, October 2, Nikki Klugh presented “How to Design Your Personal Sanctuary.” Today’s Brown Bag Piano Concert features Ed Kornhauser. The Saturday Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow, October 8, in the Library Conference Room to discuss “Brilliant Blunders” by Mario Livio.


Youth Programs:  A “Kids’ Craft” to make Autumn Leaf Suncatchers was held Tuesday, October 4. The Teen Tech Team was open on Monday, October 3, to help all comers with their smart devices, and the Teen Book Club met on Tuesday, October 4. Teen Wednesday, October 5, featured “Games & Grub.”

Autumn Leaf Suncatchers 

Autumn Leaf Suncatchers2    


Pets and Hot Cars: On Tuesday, October 4, the Coronado Police Department received a call from a concerned citizen that a dog, locked in a kennel with no water, was inside a minivan. Officers arrived on scene and the temperature inside the vehicle at 9 a.m. was 82 degrees. Within five minutes the temperature was almost 90. Officers, with the assistance of a tow truck driver, were able to unlock the car and safely remove the pet. Please remember even though it seems cool outside, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise very quickly and pets are wearing a fur coat.

Dogs in Car 

National Coffee with a Cop Day:  In honor of National Coffee with a Cop Day, Coronado Police were at Café 1134 this morning between 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. to interact informally with the community.  The event was not hosted and there was no agenda or speech, just casual conversation. Capt. Jesus Ochoa and a few patrol officers were there to exchange ideas and concerns over a cup of coffee. (Photo right: Officer Kalli Insalaco at Café 1134.

Coffee with a Cop Day                                                                                                                                                       



Public Services Work Updates:  City crews worked on a number of projects around the City. These are the most recent:


  • The Streets Division patched a number of small cracks around the church at First Street and Orange Avenue, and in front of the Community Center. They also repaired a broken sidewalk at 505 Alameda Blvd. and installed four concrete pads at Triangle Park for new benches that are coming soon. Village Elementary also got a new concrete pad for its new gate.

Patched Sidewalk

Concrete Pad

Bench Pads


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 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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