Saturday, September 19, 2020

City Manager’s Weekly Update: September 23, 2016

New stop signs on Orange; Damaged gas line on E; Walk to School Day; Cite Day; Coronado Currents; Free Shuttle ending; Pet Parade & Chili Cookoff; Writers Workshop; Ironman Superfrog Triathalon; Public Safety Open House

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.

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Get up to speed on what’s going on in Coronado with this video preview of the latest edition of the Coronado City Manager’s Weekly Update and some bullet points below. Read more detailed information on the City’s website.

  • New Stop Signs at Seventh Street, Orange Avenue:   New stop signs have been installed in the median on Seventh Street at Orange Avenue. Those traveling east or west on Seventh across Orange will encounter them. The California Department of Transportation installed the signs within the past few days. The City was not aware that the signs were going to be installed. The City was aware of Caltrans’ concerns with the accident history at that site. Most accidents are low-speed rear-end accidents. The intersection has a vehicle collision rate higher than the state average. As a result, Caltrans evaluated the intersection and considered possible actions including changing yield signs to stop signs, installing a traffic signal or closing the intersection to cross traffic. The City asked Caltrans for the least disruptive course of action. This area is a Caltrans right of way and the agency has no obligation to inform the City of any work it conducts. The City will continue to work with Caltrans to better coordinate these types of changes to traffic patterns.

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  • UDT Commemorative Statue:  A donated bronze statue of an Underwater Demolition Teams swimmer was delivered to the Public Services Yard from its casting yard in Texas. It will be stored there until the pedestal base has been cast and approved. The contractor prepared the soil for the statue footing and will be building forms for the concrete pedestal next week at the Glorietta Bay site. The statue, titled “Naked Warrior” by sculptor J. Seward Johnson Jr., depicts a Navy combat swimmer wearing shorts, fins and a face mask. The piece, which is a gift to the city from the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, pays homage to all maritime commando units but especially those early swimmers who had minimal equipment and weapons.
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UDT Commemorative Statue Site

  • Writers Workshop:  Registration is open for the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission’s third annual Coronado Writers Workshop, set for October 15 at Coronado High School, 650 D Ave.  The full-day event features Robert Masello, author of “101 Rules of Writing” and “Writer Tells All – Insider Secrets to Getting Your Book Published” as the keynote speaker. Sessions on memoirs, promoting your book on social media, developing characters in your book, inside publishing tips and much more will inspire your writing efforts. For information, visit
  • Pet Parade, Chili Cook-off:  The City and PAWS of Coronado invites the community to the fifth annual Coronado Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off Contest on Sunday, September 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Promenade Park, 1845 Strand Way. Proceeds benefit PAWS of Coronado.

For the complete City Manager’s Update, visit the City’s website


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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to:


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