Weekly Update September 13, 2019

Weekly Update September 13, 2019

   

Weekly Update September 13, 2019

 

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Coronado Historic Context Statement and Survey Project: The City hosted a public workshop on Thursday, September 12, to kick off the City’s Historic Context Statement and Survey Project. The meeting was held to provide an overview of the process for development of a historic context statement and the subsequent survey of potentially significant resources. Opportunities for the public to provide input on what events and places have helped shape Coronado’s history were also introduced, including an interactive map and questionnaire that can be found on the City’s Context and Survey website, which is www.coronado.ca.us/contextsurvey Information received from the public will help inform the development of the historic context statement, which will help guide decisions regarding historic significance. At the end of the survey process, surveyed properties that are not considered potentially historically significant will not be subject to the current Municipal Code requirement to review all structures over 75 years old for historic significance prior to demolition or remodel. This will provide more clarity to the public and allow the city to focus attention on the remaining properties to determine their historic eligibility.

Historic Workshop image

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‘Penelope’ Installed at Tidelands: The San Diego Unified Port District and the City celebrated the installation of “Penelope,” a 6-foot-tall bronze sculpture of the wife of Odysseus in homer’s “Odyssey.” The sculpture is now in the northeast corner of Tidelands Park overlooking San Diego Bay and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. The artwork was first commissioned by the Port’s Public Art Program in 2009 and was installed on the San Diego Waterfront. The City’s Cultural Arts Commission reached out the Port’s counterparts looking for art to install along the tidelands two years ago. Eventually, Penelope became available and was a perfect fit. In honor of the unveiling, the Library hosted a lecture this week by author Dr. Laurel Corona on the mythical character that is the inspiration for the sculpture. Corona is the author of the historical novel “Penelope’s Daughter.”

Penelope two images



9/11 Ceremony: Coronado Firefighters, Police, Lifeguards and local military personnel gathered at Fire Station 36 early on the morning of September 11 for a brief 9/11 memorial ceremony. Coronado’s first responders marked the attacks of that day with an invocation, a moment of silence and a symbolic ringing of the station’s bell. The ceremony was an opportunity to reflect on and remember the nearly 3,000 people who died.

9/11 Ceremony 2019 4 images 

 

Last Weekend for ‘All Things Seuss’: If you haven’t made it over to the Coronado Community Center’s C3 Gallery to see the “All Things Seuss” exhibit, you’re still in luck. The display will be up through the weekend. However, it comes down on Monday, September 16. The show is free and open to the public. The exhibits feature the private collection of local resident Louise Gens Wicarius.

All Things Seuss 4 images 


 

Affordable Housing Celebration: The City invites the community to a ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of work to renovate 35 deed-restricted affordable housing units. The ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. On Tuesday, September 24, at 406-430 Orange Avenue, where a majority of the work was performed. The units show how well the City’s affordable housing units integrate into the community. The City entered into a long-term agreement with San Diego Interfaith Housing in 2018 to renovate and manage a majority of the City’s affordable housing units.

Affordable Housing flier 




‘Voice of the People’ Award: The City has earned a “Voice of the People Award for Excellence in Foundations,” an honor given to cities that best listen and act for the benefit of their communities. The award is presented by the International City/County Management Association and National Research Center to the communities with the highest or most improved ratings as voiced by their own residents. Nominees are identified from the top-performing or most improved communities that took part in The National Community Survey in 2018. Coronado residents reported the highest ratings for the Foundations category compared with all other participating jurisdictions. This includes overall appearance, 96% positive; overall quality of life, 97% positive; overall feeling of safety, 97% positive; and place to retire, 82% positive. The City will accept the award at the Association’s 105th annual conference in Nashville in October. The National Community Survey enables local governments to gather information at a reasonable cost ($23,985) from residents and use it to measure a community’s services and its quality of life. The results are reviewed with staff to serve as a guide.

Voice of the People Award

 


Silver Strand Weed Trimming: Urban Corps crews will begin trimming weeds about 3 feet back from the edge of the Bayshore Bikeway along the Silver Strand on Monday, September 23. This should help reduce the number of flat tires we have had reported. A crew of six will start from the south end of the Silver Strand and head north toward Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, a distance of about 7 miles. The work will take about 10 working days to complete.

Urban Corps trimming map 



 

Cays 50th Anniversary Celebration: The City will honor the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Coronado Cays with a daylong celebration on Saturday, September 28, at Coronado Cays Park. The celebration is free and open to the public. The Coronado Cays Community turns 50 this month and the City is partnering with the Coronado Cays Homeowners Association and volunteer Cays residents to plan a community party that will officially begin with a commemoration program and conclude with a family friendly outdoor movie. The event will run from 2 to 9:30 p.m. An aerial photo capturing the residents spelling out “50” will be taken by drone to memorialize this day at about 3:25 p.m. Bands play at 3:30 and 5 p.m. The movie, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” begins at 7 p.m. Cays residents are encouraged to walk, bike or share a ride to the event.

Cays 50th Poster 



SuperFrog Triathlon:  The annual Ironman 70.3 Superfrog triathlon will be held on Sunday, September 15. The event involves a swim, run and bike race. The bike course is the only part of the race that will take place in Coronado. The bike’s four-loop course includes Silver Strand State Highway with a turnaround at Tarawa Road near Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. During the event, all vehicle traffic traveling between Coronado and Imperial Beach will be rerouted to the northbound lanes of state Route 75 and will be divided so traffic can flow in both directions using the northbound lanes. Beginning at 6 a.m., traffic will be diverted and is expected to be restored at around 1:30 p.m. Drivers should expect slow traffic and are asked to watch for pedestrians. A temporary posted speed limit of 45 mph will be in effect during the event.

Superfrog Map 2019 



 

MTS Free Ride Day October 1:  The Metropolitan Transit System is offering free rides on its entire system on all buses and trolleys on Wednesday, October 2. Coronado residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. The 901 route goes through Coronado and the 904 bus serves the Village area of the City. 

 

 

Orange Avenue Banners: The next nonprofit series of banners for the Orange Avenue Banner Program installation will mark the 25th anniversary of Lamb’s Players Theatre. Banners will be installed the week of September 15 and remain up through the Thanksgiving holiday. The program, initiated in 2016 and funded through a Discover Coronado grant, displays banners on the Orange Avenue corridor from First Street to Avenida de las Arenas. Two of the five annual banner installations are open to local nonprofit organizations. The application deadline for the January through March 2020 series is October 15. Applications are available on CoronadoARTS.com. For more information, call (619) 522-2633.

Lambs Banners 



Traffic Signal at Fourth and Alameda: The contractor on the installation of a traffic signal and Alameda Boulevard and Fourth Street has made good progress over the last week and finished installing the signal pole foundations as well as the underground conduits. Work will continue with demolition and reconstruction of pedestrian curb ramps and extension of the median nose on Navy property. Signal poles and loop detectors will be installed next week and signal turn-on is anticipated to occur the week of September 23.

Fourth and Alameda Work 



 

Street, Curb and Gutter Work: The contractor is continuing with concrete work on the Street, Curb and Gutter Work project in the Country Club area and will be finished with this phase of the work by September 20. Once the concrete work is complete, crews will mobilize the asphalt grinding and paving equipment to begin asphalt replacement operations. The City would like to remind residents in the area of construction to adhere to the posted no parking signs so that paving operations can occur without the delays of trying to get residents to move their vehicles. All work is expected to be completed by the middle of October.


 

Pet of the Week:  Tucker, a handsome and friendly mixed breed dog, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Tucker was found as a stray on Second Street. He is fun and social and loves walking, other dogs and human friends. He is 6 years old and still is full of life. His adoption fee is $125. To set up a visit with Tucker, call PAWS, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Tucker Pet of the Week
 







LIBRARY SERVICES

Fizzy Drip Tinker Tuesday: On Tuesday, September 10, children explored science and art at this week’s Tinker Tuesday with Fizzy Drip Paintings in celebration of National Arts in Education week.

Fizzy Tinker Tuesday 2 images 


 

Explore the Microcosmos: Join a lecturer from the University of San Diego and build your own portable paper microscope at the “Explore the Microcosmos with Foldscopes” program on Saturday, September 14, at 2 p.m. in the Winn Room. Discover the design principles of microscopes and learn how to prepare slides to explore a variety of samples. This program is open to all ages, but scientists under 12 should bring an adult collaborator. Call the Library at (619) 522-7390 or stop by the Children’s Reference Desk to register.

 

Vegetable Gardening: The fall is a great time to start growing vegetables in Southern California. ‘Vegetable Gardening 101’ at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, at the Library will teach the basics for a successful harvest.

 

Taco-Bout It: On Monday, September 16, sixth through12th graders are invited to the inaugural “Let’s Taco-Bout It” seminar, a series in which expert speakers will talk to teens about skills and careers. Following the talks, attendees will eat tacos. Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary of San Diego will start the series with a presentation on working at a mortuary and bring along a hearse for the teens to check out. The seminar starts at 5:30 p.m.

Let's Taco-Bout It
 



 

Résumé Writing: Jamie Hill, founder of “Résumés Done Right” has prepared résumés for professionals in every occupation and will share his expertise at 6:30 p.m. at the Library on Thursday, September 19. Bring your résumés, notebooks or laptops to take notes and get your résumé done right. The presenter will also provide tips for a top-notch LinkedIn presence.

Resume Workshop 



 

Brain Workshop: On Thursday, September 19, kids in grades 1-5 are invited to participate in a Brain Workshop hosted by scientists from San Diego State University. Scientists will lead the kids in a dissection of a sheep’s brain. Attendees will get a chance to touch or even hold the brain. Register by calling the Library at (619) 522-7390 or sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk.

 


Piano Concert Series: The Autumn Piano Concert Series continues at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 20, with the Aviara Trio. Comprised of pianist Ines Irawati, violinist Robert Schumitzky, and cellist Erin Breene, the trio will play a program titled “From Darkness to Light.” The chamber music program will include the sprightly Beethoven “Gassenhauer Trio” and the tragic “Piano Trio” by Smetana.











PUBLIC SERVICES

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

  • Streets Division Streets Division replaced 25 feet of sidewalk in front of the Little League field, touched up a few some fading paint and replaced downed signs this week.

Street Work all 4 images 

  • Storm Water-Wastewater crews cleaned the Parker Pump Station storm wet-well in preparation of the upcoming rainy season. In the City’s commitment to prevent water pollution and to maintain optimal station performance, the Parker and Bandel wet-wells receive scheduled cleanings before the rainy season and after the rainy season ends in April. As-needed wet-well cleanings occur during the rainy season. Before the storm pumps discharge debris to the ocean, the debris is removed from the wet-wells and disposed of via landfill. Both storm stations discharge to North Beach outfalls. An indicator that City maintenance programs are effective in preventing potential municipal pollutant discharges to the water ways are corroborated by the weekly water samples taken at North Beach. For more information about water monitoring programs throughout the City search Water Quality on the City website.

Pre-Rain Training

 







RECREATION AND GOLF SERVICES

Tennis Tournament: The City of Coronado is hosting a USTA Junior Tournament for top level players ages 10-18, September 20-22, 2019.  Matches will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon at the Cays, Library, High School and Tennis Center Courts.  Saturday matches will be held at the Coronado Tennis Center and Robbin Adair Tennis Complex courts with the finals being played at the Coronado Tennis Center on Sunday.



Armchair Travel September: The Armchair Travel program returns on Tuesday, September 17th, for a trip to the Taj Mahal. Coronado resident Helen Anderson is the evening’s featured speaker. The event will be held in the John D. Spreckels Center, 1019 Seventh St. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. Followed by the speaker’s presentation at 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 for a social hour. The cost is $6 for residents, $7 for nonresidents. For more information, call (619) 522-7343.

 
Armchair Travel Taj Mahal

 


Spreckels Happy Hour Social: The Spreckels Center will host its first Happy Hour Social on Thursday, September 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost is $9 for residents and $11 for nonresidents. Mingle with new friends while having fun. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided. Register early as seating is limited.

Happy Hour Social







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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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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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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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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Penelope at Tidelands Park
Posted on 09/13/2019
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