Key Biscayne candidates make their case

A half-dozen Key Biscayne residents, motivated by issues from sea-level rise to high school choice, are seeking three open Village Council seats. The candidates include: Violette de Ayala, the founder of FemCity; Allison McCormick, a former teacher; Brett Moss, the principal architect of Moss & Architecture Design Group; Katie Petros, a law office administrator; Ignacio

2016-10-01T13:47:05+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Categories: News, Pickups, Politics|

Rivas Logan resumes campaigning after being ‘riled up’ over personal attacks

Democrat Ana Rivas Logan, a candidate for Florida state Senate, resumed her campaign shortly beforeTuesday's Election Day after she said personal attacks against her “riled her up.” The former Republican state representative has spent most of the past week talking to Democratic voters at precincts across Southwest Miami-Dade County, once again asking them to vote for her,

2016-11-07T08:22:39+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Categories: News, Pickups, Politics|

Miami-Dade voters explain their choices

South Florida News Service reporters, in partnership with the Miami Herald, spread out around Miami-Dade County on primary Election Day, asking voters to explain their choices. Here are a few reactions: [Posted 12:02 pm] Republican Charles Stuart voted at the Homestead Branch Library Tuesday morning. He said voting was a smooth process, noting there were

2017-01-25T16:08:25+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Categories: News, Pickups, Politics|

Miami couple thrives while running Spanish-language publishing house

When a young couple in Miami decided to create an independent publishing company, printing works exclusively in Spanish, almost everyone told them they were crazy. But in 2012, Dago Sasiga and Greity Gonzalez ignored that advice and started La Pereza Ediciones with just $400. They said it was the best decision of their lives. Today,

2016-10-01T13:48:11+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Categories: Arts & Culture, Business, Lifestyle, News, Pickups|

South Miami calls for gun restrictions in wake of Orlando shooting

In the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the South Miami City Commission unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Florida state legislature to prohibit the sale and possession of “rapid fire and high power” weapons. Prior to the June 21 vote, Commissioner Gabriel Edmond referenced the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut that

2016-10-01T13:48:37+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: News, Pickups, Politics, Public Safety|

Sweetwater Commission rejects third nomination for chief

Sweetwater’s City Commission has rejected the mayor’s third nomination for police chief -- for the third time in the last year -- underscoring tensions between the board and the city’s chief executive. Earlier this month, the Commission rejected Mayor Orlando Lopez’ third nomination for permanent chief of police, Manny Saavedra, by a 7-0 vote, claiming

2016-06-16T10:12:22+00:00 June 12th, 2016|Categories: News, Pickups, Politics, Public Safety|

Commission falls short in attempt to fire Sweetwater public works director

Sweetwater’s public works director dodged an attempt by the City’s Commission to fire him earlier this month, beating back claims that he allowed work on numerous internal city projects to begin without proper permits. Alan Abolila argued the city had no procedures in place for the projects in question, and that he is being used

2016-06-16T10:14:00+00:00 June 12th, 2016|Categories: News, Pickups, Politics|