Home » July 30th, 2010 Entries posted on “July, 2010”

Victim calls on Jesus and prevents robbery; with video

Updated August 1 The wishy-washy would-be robber who made national headlines after a Metro PCS employee talked him out of committing a crime by reminding him that Jesus has “something way better” for him apparently left her store and robbed a shoe store a few hours later. Broward Sheriff’s Office Robbery detectives arrested Israel Camacho, [...]

July 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Sex, love and social media: An Interactive Talk Show in Hollywood


Multi-talented, engaging and funny, Shani knows how to command a stage. And you definitely don’t want to miss the next installment of the Shani Talk Show on Friday, August 6. Part stage performance, part talk show, this live interactive sitcom is a combination of Cheers and Friends, but live at your local bar, with your [...]

July 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Hollywood,Local news,cooper city | Read More »

BSO DUI Patrols

Our Tax Money

9:00 pm Friday, July 30, 2010 to 5:00 am Saturday, July 31, 2010 in Tamarac, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, and Oakland Park Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force and district personnel will be conducting a DUI saturation patrol per the above locations and times. They will be actively enforcing DUI laws and identifying impaired drivers.

July 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fire/police,Local news,Oakland Park,Pompano Beach,Tamarac | Read More »

Parkland News Briefs

Administration News Parkland Obtains 2010 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant The City of Parkland City Commission on July 21, 2010 authorized the City to enter into an agreement with the State of Florida. Executive Office of the Governor and the Florida Energy and Climate Commission.  The grant, in the amount of $180,000, will allow [...]

July 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Parkland,Recreation | Read More »

Ocean spill damage, “Out of sight, out of mind” mentality


By Valerie J. Amor  7.25.2010 It has been 95 days since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank to the bottom of the Gulf. Admiral Allen on Saturday, July 24 estimated timelines for resuming preparations for the static kill and relief well drilling operations once the equipment is reconnected. “I think probably within 48 hours, [...]

July 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Federal Government,Local news,National politics,Oil | Read More »

Commercial Blvd. corridor study meeting in Oakland Park

Live near East Commercial Blvd? Own a business or home between NE 6th Avenue and Andrews Ave. south of NE 51 St. in Oakland Park? If so, you might want to come to the “COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD CORRIDOR STUDY COMMUNITY MEETING.” The City of Oakland Park is hosting the meeting Wednesday, July 28, 6:30 p.m. at [...]

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Meeting on plan to replace Sunrise Key Blvd. Bridge in Fort Lauderdale

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a meeting to inform the community of the proposed plan to replace the Sunrise Key Boulevard Bridge just east of Victoria Park Road in Fort Lauderdale. The meeting will be held Thursday, July 29, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Gateway Terrace Apartments Community Room [...]

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Coyotes in Parkland?


Parkland residents have been sending in reports that coyotes have been spotted in the area. “There have been a number of sightings of a Florida coyote (not believed to be a cougar) within the City of Parkland (“Parkland”) municipal limits,” said city officials. “Upon receipt of this information, the City immediately contacted the Broward County [...]

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Local news,Parkland | Read More »

Tamarac appoints new commissioner to replace Atkins-Grad

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The City of Tamarac’s Mayor and Commission appointed Michelle Gomez to serve as Commissioner for District 2. Michelle Gomez will serve out the remaining term, which ends November 2014, for the seat, which has been vacant since June 25, 2010, or up until the point where the Governor would re-instate the previous Commissioner. Gomez is [...]

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Ethics in Broward,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

News briefs from City of Sunrise


From the city of Sunrise. Click here to sign up for their monthly newsletter. If this link is broken, please let me know so I can replace it. Special Meeting Set for Charter Review Sunrise Commissioners will conduct the first reading of proposed changes to the City Charter on Thursday, July 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. [...]

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Local news,Sunrise | Read More »

State education department seeking more FCAT cost reimbursements

From State Education commissioner Eric Smith on Friday, July 23, 2010: “Today, the Department issued a second letter to NCS Pearson demanding a payment of $11,720,000 for liquidated damages associated with their delays in the delivery of this year’s FCAT results. This request is for the late delivery of mathematics and reading FCAT results for [...]

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Mental health burglar steals vacuum, other tools in Lauderdale Lakes; with video

Break-ins at mental health clinics are unusual, but this burglar did just that in order to steal, among other things, thermostats, tools, and an industrial vacuum cleaner. A surveillance camera was capturing every moment as the man, who partially covered his face with a shirt, used a rock to break a glass door at the [...]

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news | Read More »

Free immunizations, checkups in Davie in August

The Town of Davie in partnership with Memorial Healthcare Systems will offer free back-to-school immunizations and physicals for children ages 5 – 17 on August 14 and 16, 2010. The Memorial Healthcare Mobile Van Unit will be at these locations at the following dates and times:

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Health,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Plans for Oakland Park’s Oktoberfest 2010 already underway


Oktoberfest aficionados and anyone else looking for a fun party need not worry about airfare to Munich when they can drive to Oakland Park’s 6th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration on October 1 and 2. Oakland Park’s annual Oktoberfest is not only the largest in Broward or Dade, but it has become one of the most popular [...]

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Crist signs executive order extending unemploment benefits


Agency for Workforce Innovation Director Cynthia R. Lorenzo today applauded Governor Charlie Crist for signing Executive Order 10-170, authorizing Floridians who qualify for Extended Benefits to resume receiving those benefits through December 4, 2010, as authorized by federal law on July 22, 2010. The Governor’s executive order is in response to this new law that [...]

July 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Employment,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale | Read More »

BSO looking for help identifying Dania jewelry store thieves

Police are hoping the general public can help identify two thieves who used a stun gun to rob a jewelry store. Just after 12 p.m. Thursday afternoon, two men entered B & J Antiques on North Federal Highway in Dania Beach. The robbers used a stun gun on the owner of the store and took [...]

July 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Local news | Read More »

Davie Boys and Girls Clubs need summer clean-up help

The Florence A. DeGeorge and Rick and Rita Case Boys and Girls Club Units need supplies donated and volunteers to help with the Summer Clean-Up that is scheduled for Saturday, August 21, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at each location. Please help to beautify these facilities for the upcoming school year. Some projects [...]

July 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Volunteers | Read More »

Early voting dates, time and locations for August 24 primary

Early Voting dates, times and locations for the August 24, 2010 Primary Election Dates: August 9 to August 14, 2010 and August 16 to August 21, 2010 Times: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

July 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Elections,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Tropical storm warning extended north to Deerfield; Bonnie wobbling

Tropical storm Bonnie

We’ll have to see what South Florida wakes up to Friday morning, but the tropical storm warning has been extended to Deerfield Beach. Bonnie hasn’t strengthened much this evening, and the convection isn’t deep in the storm. Forecasters predict minimal strenghtneing of Bonnie before she comes ashore sometime on Frday. The National Hurricane Center said [...]

July 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Hurricane season,Weather | Read More »

NHC updates tropical disturbance to depression or storm 100%


The NHC has revised its position on the tropical disturbance currently making its way across the Turks and Cacos Islands. The NHC now shows 100% chance of tropical cyclone develpoment after satellite and wind data indicate that the wave has now formed a closed circulation with increasing orginization. Upgrade to tropical depression or tropical storm [...]

July 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Weather | Read More »

Heads Up Report: 33rd Street Wine Bar


For my “Head’s Up” Report this week for the Food for Thought Radio Show, the fine folks at BrowardNETOnline.com set up a tasting for me at 33rd Street Wine Bar right near where Oakland Park Boulevard meets A. 1. A., on fabulous Fort Lauderdale Beach. 33rd Street Wine Bar is absolutely the coolest, yet unpretentious, [...]

July 21st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Taste Broward | Read More »

Technology helping connect with Broward residents during storm

With a busier than normal hurricane season anticipated, local emergency officials are looking to reach out to people in different ways. In addition to creating a Twitter account – www.twitter.com/readybroward which will start sending out Tweets in the instance of an emergency situation in Broward.

July 21st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Hurricane season,Technology | Read More »

Rough Seas Claim Capsized Kayaker Couple, Vacationing Doc Unable To Revive Victim

A man died in rough ocean waters after his kayak capsized Tuesday night in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Just after 6:30 p.m., Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies, LBTS Volunteer Fire Department and AMR Ambulance were called to the shore near the 4100 block of El Mar Drive. A couple was watching their friend in his kayak from the shore [...]

July 21st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,marine | Read More »

Davie to rededicate renovated Bergeron Park in August

The Town of Davie will rededicate Bergeron Park located at 1900 South Nob Hill Road on August 14, 2010, at 10 a.m. In a joint venture, the Town and local businesses improved the park with new and upgraded amenities. In all, 80 % of the project’s funding came from local firms. The partnership between local [...]

July 21st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Davie Boy Scout volunteer arrested for child porn


A two-year Boy Scout volunteer has been booked into the Broward Sheriff Main Jail on 75 counts of possession of child pornography. With his easy access to young children, detectives want to know if his perversion ever went beyond the computer screen.

July 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

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