Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sunset 3-31-15

Is Indiana discriminating against LGBT's?

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In 1993, the federal version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was signed into law.

Read about Indiana's law.

Governor Pence of Indiana says that he wants to see legislation on his desk this week that makes it clear there is no discrimination towards the LGBT community.

We don't want people with religious beliefs treated like second-class citizens either. And now everyone is climbing on the politically correct bandwagon, even West Palm Beach mayor, Jeri Muoio.

American University students want to aid ISIS

This just shows you how crazy and liberal our campuses are today, producing morons. Insanity reigns.
Let's start with the liberal professors.  Read about the disparity. Colleges are worried about guns on campus.  They should be worried about nutty people supporting those committing terrorism.

Common Ground Church to hold Easter Services at the Cultural Plaza

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The service will begin at 10am. Pastor Mike Olive, one of the most dynamic preachers I have ever heard, will give the sermon. If you're not a Christian yet, or if you are but have never felt attending church services were necessary in your life, you will change your mind after you listen to him. He has announced that John James will be with them that morning. He is the former lead singer of the Newsboys (at one time one of the largest christian bands in the country)

Easter is the most important holy day for Christians. The literal resurrection of Jesus is why there is a Christian religion to begin with. It's how we know that Jesus is the Son of God--He rose from the dead.

And for a little trivia: There are 2.18 billion Christians living in 200 countries around the world. This figure represents nearly a third of the global population of 6.9 billion. At the moment, there are 1.6 billion Muslims.

That means YOU! 
Everyone is invited

Important vote tommorow in Florida Senate

Politicians always seem to do what they want to do, not what the voters have told them to do. And this is true regarding Florida Amendment 1 that was passed by 4.2 million voters or (75%), ensuring that keeping our drinking water clean, protecting our rivers, lakes, and springs, as well as restoring the Everglades without any increase in taxes would be a law they could not screw around with. We voted and spoke and this vote was placed in our Constitution. The information below hit my desk this morning from Dave Cullen, Sierra Club and it is important.

The Senate will meet on Wednesday  to vote on, SB 2500, the General Appropriations Act (the budget).   The current Senate proposal provides only $2 million for Florida Forever, and the House is not much better at $10 million. But an important amendment that would provide $300 million for land acquisition under Florida Forever has been filed by Sen. Thad Altman (R - Brevard and Indian River counties). The amendment would also provide $15 million for state parks and $20 million for Kissimmee River land acquisition.

The Altman amendment is a chance for the Senate to fulfill the intent of the 4.2 million Floridians who voted for Amendment 1 by an overwhelming 75% because they know conservation lands are important for Florida’s future. 
It is amendment number 24, barcode 995031, and it can be seen here: http://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2015/2500/Amendment/995031/HTML

Everyone please contact Senator Jeff Clemens asking him to vote YES at 850-487-5027 or e-mail him at clemens.jeff.web@flsenate.gov and anyone out of the Palm Beach area, call your state Senator.

SB 2500: Appropriations
GENERAL BILL by Appropriations

Appropriations; Providing moneys for the annual period beginning July 1, 2015, and ending June 30, 2016, to pay salaries, and other expenses, capital outlay-buildings, and other improvements, and for other specified purposes of the various agencies of state government, etc.

APPROPRIATION: $80,424,571,670.00 Effective Date: Except as otherwise provided herein, this act shall take effect July 1, 2015, or upon becoming law, whichever occurs later; however, if this act becomes law after July 1, 2015, then it shall operate retroactively to July 1, 2015

Last Action: 3/26/2015 Senate - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/01/15 Location: On Special Order Calendar Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sunset 3-30-15

Marco Rubio says, "Let's stand with Israel"

Friend,

It's outrageous how President Obama has been treating one of our strongest allies.
This month, millions of Israelis took to the polls to elect their representatives, and now that the Israeli people have made their decisions, it is time for the United States to continue to stand firmly with our ally.

Unfortunately, the Democrats' boycott of Prime Minister Netanyahu's address set a dangerous precedent. And the President's actions since the election have been irresponsible.

We cannot allow Israel’s enemies to think that America’s commitment to the future security of Israel is not as strong as it once was.

Netanyahu's address reminded us of what kind of threat a nuclear Iran poses to Israel, as well as the rest of the world.

But even with these warnings, President Obama plans to continue moving ahead toward a bad deal with a country that is responsible for countless terrorist acts and human rights violations.

It’s unfortunate that the Obama Administration currently treats the Ayatollah in Iran with more respect than the Prime Minister of Israel.

That’s why we need to continue to send a strong message that the United States STILL stands with Israel, just as strong as ever.

Will you lend your name? If the Democrats won't stand with Israel, let's show them that you will.

Proud to Stand,

Marco

P.S. Do you also think the Obama Administration is treating the Ayatollah in Iran with more respect than the Prime Minister of Israel? We need to show Israel our support.
Click here to Stand with Israel today.

I don't feel the Love

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Listen,” Lt. Col Ralph Peters seethed.  “Bowe Bergdahl came home –  he’s in good health – he’s got four limbs, he’s got ten toes, he’s got ten fingers. He’s functional on a day to day basis. Where is the left’s sympathy, where is the media’s sympathy for the soldiers who didn’t come home – for their families? Where is their sympathy the soldiers, Marines, and Navy corpsman who suffered burns all over their bodies, and lifetime disfigurement, where is their sympathy for all those who suffered grievous wounds and permanent disabilities – some of them searching for Bowe Bergdahl. Where is the sympathy for those guys? I don’t feel the love!”

Quote of the Day - Norman Braman

"I just think he's the candidate of today and tomorrow and he's the only one, the only candidate that has come up with specific proposals dealing with the issues facing this nation. Read his book and you'll see."

~ Norman Braman

82 year old billionaire car dealer from Miami who is supporting Marco Rubio for president. Source: Mother Jones

Support Maier on Cancellation of ITN

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Letters to the Editor
Palm Beach Post
March 30, 2015

Support Maier on Casino proposal

I commend [Commissioner] Ryan Maier for adding the “Cancellation of the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN)” item to the Lake Worth City Commission agenda at his first meeting. The discussion and vote that took place was timely.

I support Maier’s proposal to cancel the ITN due to the inclusion of the word “expand” in the contract. Adding that one word mixes need with want.

Maintaining and leasing the vacant second-floor Casino space is a need; however, adding commercial space to the beach complex is a desire.

I hope the commission will go back to the drawing board so that the city can focus on renting the vacant Casino space.

RICHARD STOWE
LAKE WORTH

Jeff Clemens - High on Hemp

A Senate committee unanimously approved a bill last Monday to let Florida farmers grow hemp for industrial uses in a wide range of products — but not for getting high. Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, said his bill would create jobs and create a major cash crop. But he said the type of cannabis used for hemp production is low in THC, the element that produces euphoria for smokers, but high in fibers with uses in food, beverage, cosmetics, textiles, paper, insulation and other materials.

Read about it...

SB 902: Hemp Production

GENERAL BILL by Clemens
Hemp Production; Citing this act as the "Hemp Industry Development Act"; providing that hemp is an agricultural crop; providing legislative intent; requiring registration of hemp producers; providing registration requirements; providing exemptions; requiring rulemaking; providing for an affirmative defense to certain charges relating to cannabis; providing exceptions to other laws, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 3/24/2015 Senate - Now in Criminal Justice
Location: In committee/council (CJ)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Iran Nuke agreement worse than feared

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned on Sunday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by international negotiators, saying it was even worse than his country had feared.
Israel has mounted what it terms an "uphill battle" against an agreement that might ease sanctions on the Iranians while leaving them with a nuclear infrastructure with bomb-making potential. Tehran says its nuclear program is peaceful.
Read more... from Reuters.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunset

House fire on Hillcrest

House fire a few blocks away from Vice Mayor Maxwell's. Several pets were saved.

Read about it...

It's a bad deal - Negotiating with the Enemy

A former Iranian journalist who once had close ties to President Hassan Rouhani said top Obama administration officials are toeing such a conciliatory line at the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program that they appear to be speaking “on Iran’s behalf.” Read more...

Haaretz.com cartoon

Policy - Social Media and this blog

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There is a balancing act when writing a blog or writing to your Facebook page or other social media. The biggest challenge is our First Amendment, as free speech is what separates this country from many in the world where people are suppressed and extreme actions are used against them, even death for stating an opinion or speaking out. That is why Freedom of Speech is so important to me. There are many who come here to comment and those comments are weighed as carefully as I can scrutinize them, to consider what's acceptable, what may not be and if freedom of speech is being impugned in any way if I choose not to publish them.

Lynn's Little bit of Trivia has had a comment policy since inception. Because of the explosive politics in this city, I spend way too much time monitoring each comment. The basis for me in making a decision whether to launch or not derives from whether I believe the comment is truthful and is not a personal attack. Some slip through. It is impossible to catch all of them as this blog has had 33,199 comments.

I have decided to not accept any more comments on the N word issue, pro or con on the subject. People have pretty much made up their minds, thanks in some respects to politics, that someone is guilty or not guilty of the charge. Let's hope that if you ever have to be tried by a jury in this country, that the jury hasn't already considered you guilty based on no evidence other than someone saying you are.
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Judge Jeanine - Stop Sleeping with the Enemy


Pride Fest

Channel 5 advertises Lake Worth's Pride Fest.  Click here

Sunrise at the Lake Worth Beach

Photograph by Jennifer Poppke
 my 2nd cousin

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sunset 3-28-15

Earth Hour

As a reader has said, "Tonight from 8:30-9:30 please turn out all your lights for EARTH HOUR.

Thanks for the planet."



King City, California to be booted out of the Insurance Authority?

There are ten cities in California that are members of the Monterey Bay Area Self  Insurance Authority (MBASIA)  in order to stabilize risks costs.  All ten members have equal say in governance matters — that works with Alliant Insurance Services to provide liability insurance for southern Monterey County, among other communities.

In February 2014, six members of the King City police department were arrested plus a federal lawsuit was filed seeking class action status alleging King City officials targeted low-income Latinos in a for profit tow and vehicle impoundment scheme. Source: The Californian

The MBASIA put the matter on the agenda for discussion on the possible termination of King City as a member.  Susan Stanton, city manager of Greenfield made the right decision when she declined making a statement.

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Proved or Sued

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Tort: a wrongful act, not including a breach of contract or trust, that results in injury to another's person, property, reputation, or the like, and for which the injured party is entitled to compensation.

This is now what is happening in our city. A citizen is verbally being drawn and quartered and publicly assassinated because of an alleged use of the N word...no witnesses, no audio, no legal judgment in a court of law--it was all HEARSAY. And now there is direct proof of malice by her accusers.

This entire incident has been embellished beyond belief and even after the city manager took sides in this "he said, she said" and wrote some explosive e-mails, now we have a member of a city board calling for a demonstration at this citizen's property with John Szerdi saying that he will attend. This board member has gone one step further in his pursuit to malign her reputation and defame her, he is now interfering with her civil rights and her livelihood.

This is the group that wants all of us to get along. This is the group that blames everyone else for their circumstances in life and tells us that the roads haven't been fixed in 100 years. This is the group that condemned the Common Ground Church with that same city board member calling for a boycott of the Common Ground Coffee Shop.  I for one hope legal action will be taken. It could be YOU next who is maligned on the front page of the Lake Worth Herald that was encouraged by City Hall on a statement that can not be substantiated. You see, in this country, things have to be proved--if not, you can get sued.

Innocent until proven guilty. There is, by law, a presumption of innocence, (the burden of proof is on he who declares, not on he who denies). Have we all forgotten our American principles and the burden of proof? We don't live in Syria.

Obama wants to end tax-payer funded sports stadiums

When a resident of the ROLO neighborhood was asked by Democrat John Szerdi why he wasn't voting for him, his answer was one word--"ballpark."

In an historic move, President Obama’s new budget proposes eliminating the longstanding practice by governments of forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for wealthy sports franchises to build, renovate, and maintain costly stadiums. For far too long, this shameless giveaway has left city budgets in ruins while showering the franchise owners with hundreds of millions in corporate welfare.

President Obama’s not having it any more. In a small article placed in his 2016 budget proposal, he called for ending tax-free government bonds for sports facilities, which have cost taxpayers $4 billion over the past thirty years.

Read about it... at Occupy Democrats.

Marco, he's my man

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It has been strongly suggested that Marco Rubio will announce his presidential bid on April 13 (Thomas Jefferson's birthday) at the Freedom Tower in Miami.

As Marco Rubio is a son of Cuban immigrants, what better place than the Freedom Tower, a landmark building that once housed Cuban refugees fleeing from the communist dictator, Fidel Castro.  Read more... at the Miami Herald.

And what better venue than the Freedom Tower when Marco Rubio said on the Senate floor, “Let me tell you what the Cubans are really good at--what they are really good at is repression ... They have exported repression in real time, in our hemisphere, right now.”

There are many reasons why I like Marco Rubio but one important quality he always exudes is that of a leader who always keeps his cool making his points. The biggest debate among Republicans has been immigration. While helping to draw an immigration bill, he treated his opponents with respect. He never ignored or belittled them if they had a different view. It has been reported that he always enthusiastically engaged them with respect and candor. (Some of our Lake Worth commissioners could learn from this).

He loves this country and he is definitely a living example of the American Dream. Believing in freedom in the greatest country in the world, one in which has a set of ideals allowing prosperity and success achieved through hard work, if elected, he would be the same age as John Kennedy when he was elected President of the United States.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1960750.html#storylink=cpy


Friday, March 27, 2015

Hudson Holdings, the ITN and our Beach

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Steven Michael of Hudson Holdings probably wasn't kidding when he said that the Selection Committee regarding the ITN issued by the city of Lake Worth would be decided at the end of this month. It sounded like he thought he had it in the bag--to be given the contract on a long-term lease at our beach complex. The city is now saying that there must be a public meeting (singular) before any commission recommendation.

We know what Hudson wants--he told us. And we don't trust this majority commission.  Why should we?  Look at their past performances.

From: Christy Goddeau [mailto:christy@torcivialaw.com]
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 2:38 PM
To: Deborah Andrea
Subject: RE: Selection Committee
Debbie – Please let her know the next meeting is March 31 but it is a closed negotiation strategy meeting (with just the evaluation team) under section 286.0113(2)(b)(2), Florida Statutes.  Since it is exempt from the Sunshine Law, it is not posted.  However, it will be recorded and the audio will be available on April 2, 2015.

When the evaluation team has a public meeting, the public meeting will be posted.  More than likely we will try to make the notice as reasonable and varied as possible given the interest.
Thanks!

Soyuz launched in space

Watch Now Expedition 43 Soyuz

At 3:42 p.m. EDT, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station. Kelly and Kornienko will begin a one-year mission in space, testing the limits of human research, space exploration and the human spirit.
> LIVE: NASA TV Coverage
> Latest: Space Station Blog

Race Card being thrown around again

Probably right out of Rules for Radicals

The Democratic Party and its Chairwoman Allison Tant are behind Patrick Murphy's bid for U.S. Senator and the Party has already been working on who will run for his Congressional seat.  African American Pam Keith (with impressive credentials), from North Palm Beach wants to run but the Party has not gotten back to her.

Speaking of the Party Chairwoman Tant, Progressive activist Leslie Wimes said, "Of course, she's a racist.  She had a chance last year to galvanize the base by being inclusive of African-American women, but she doesn't care. She doesn't think we're important. But, hey, she is what she is, she victimized Pam with shabby treatment, what else is new?"

People (other than liberals and Scott Maxwell) get tired of people using the race card for every excuse in the book.

Read about it... at Sunshine News.

Quote of the day - Scott Maxwell

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  • We're going to set this new commission off on the right foot.
  • We're going to tell the truth when we sit up here.
  • We're not going to distort reality.
  • We're not going to massage what you think your version of  history was.

all the while raising his voice and pointing his finger at Commissioners McVoy and Maier regarding Maier's request to cancel the Invitation to Negotiate that was set up originally by city manager Michael Bornstein without it coming to the Commission or agreed to in the Sunshine. The mayor referred to it as "secret." And that's the problem. For the Vice Mayor to constantly be disrespectful, not only to  these two commissioners but the public as well by accusing them of being racists and liars, is outrageous.

Even former commissioner John Szerdi who suffered a resounding defeat only winning 37.39%, weighed in asking why the pool was not part of the original project.  He was not at the meeting in the city chamber the day that city manager Paul Boyer negotiated our pool away over lunch to Greater Bay. Originally, Paul Boyer recommended that we NOT contract with Greater Bay but the arrogant commission in place back then did not listen. Retha Lowe signed the contract as she was sick and tired of that "football" being kicked around for 30 years. (Sick and Tired is an expression used by Lowe and now adopted by Maxwell).

Tuesday night, Szerdi was rude to Commissioner Maier and still visibly upset about losing his election. He compared Maier to a Cheshire cat saying that the rumor regarding our beach and Hudson Holdings was being "spread by the Cheshire."  He doesn't understand why he lost. And Scott Maxwell has no clue as to whom is lying and who is not.

The Commission voted to put Maier's request to cancel the ITN on the Agenda. The vote was 3/2 with Triolo and Amoroso dissenting. No public discussion regarding our casino complex was going to be allowed by those two. The public had their 2 minutes to weigh-in  (most did not know about this inclusion or even if it would be approved to add to the agenda) and they will have it at some publicly noticed meeting in the future before the commission decides the fate of our casino or approves of any expansion by John Szerdi's employer, Hudson Holdings. 

Shanon Materio writes letter about campaign irregularities

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On the day of the election, Shanon Materio wrote a complaint letter to the City Manager and the City Clerk of West Palm Beach complaining about Muoio campaign workers and other irregularities at the polling precincts.  Gosh, some people don't know when to just calm down--

Read the letter

PEEPS Show, Tonight at Clay Glass downtown Lake Worth

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sunset 3-26-15

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Crime Lake Worth

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VERBAL THREATS--15051951--1300 BLOCK CENTRAL TER--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/20/2015 12:58:00 PM

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THEFT/LARCENY--15053156--14TH AVE S & S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/23/2015 7:03:00 PM

BURGLARY - BUSINESS--15053135--1800 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/23/2015 6:15:00 PM

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VANDALISM--15053722--1000 BLOCK S G ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/24/2015 11:55:00 PM

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STOLEN VEHICLE--15054183--400 BLOCK VIRGINIA DR--Palm Beach County Sheriff 3/26/2015 5:29:00 AM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15054151--600 BLOCK S FEDERAL HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/25/2015 11:46:00 PM

ROBBERY - PERSON--15054098--200 BLOCK N C ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/25/2015 8:05:00 PM

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BEVERAGE VIOLATION--15054028--300 BLOCK N DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/25/2015 5:58:00 PM

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BEVERAGE VIOLATION--15053930--600 BLOCK LAKE AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/25/2015 2:40:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15053901--100 BLOCK N LAKESIDE DR--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/25/2015 1:06:00 PM

BEVERAGE VIOLATION--15053873--300 BLOCK N DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/25/2015 12:20:00 PM

In the Sunshine

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From the The Fayetteville Observer

People come to Florida for its sunshine and overall great weather.  However, there is one Sunshine we don't think about too often--our strict Sunshine law policy: Any discussion of public business by two or more members of the same board or commission must be opened and noticed to the public.

As an example, if we had access only to the meeting after the vote of the Selection Committee on the ITN, we would not know of any of the reasons or anything about the others who answered the Information to Negotiate on our beach complex. Under our laws in Florida, we have a right of access to the entire deliberative process and it is a right that all of us take seriously.

Because we take it seriously and often times perception is reality, we filed a complaint with the Inspector General's office on what we felt was a possible/probable Sunshine Law violation--three commissioners driving to Tallahassee along with the City Manager in the same vehicle on what is an 11 hour drive. In the end, perhaps all of them traveled separately as I have not yet received the public information request. We do know that the Mayor and Commissioner McVoy were not in the vehicle.

The Sunshine Law does not prohibit advisory boards or commissioners from conducting trips provided that the board members do not discuss matters which may come before the board for official action. There is one exception--See Finch v. Seminole County School Board, 995 So. 2d 1068 (Fla. 5th DCA 2008) which essentially was about some school board members who were even separated from each other on a bus trip and did not express any opinions or their preference for anything coming before them and did not vote during the trip. This was ruled a Sunshine Law violation.  We feel that our commissioners who rode together in the same van very easily could have committed a Sunshine law violation. There is not too many things to have conversations about in a drive of that length...talk about the weather? The kids? Missing all that camaraderie at Dave's?

Peggy Fisher, electric utility board member, was so concerned that we might have a "fuzzy" understanding of the law because the IG told us that there was no violation, suggested, as did the Vice Mayor, that we should have a presentation on Sunshine Law  to explain that riding in a car together is not a violation whether it's for 4 hours or just around the capitol in Tallahassee.

Christopher McVoy and Ryan Maier both believe that commissioners are held to a higher standard. Maier said that "if inconvenience is the cost of an open society, then we welcome that inconvenience...it's about setting the bar higher and higher with each passing day for our city."  Scott Maxwell has a different perspective. He said, "I've had it with the lies in this city. Have someone come in and explain the Sunshine Law...I won't put up with the lies anymore."

Quotes of the Day - Tossing out the Race Card

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MAXWELL: Pointing his finger, he angrily asks, WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

MCVOY:  Pointing his finger, he answers, YOU, when you start calling people racists; you need to stop.

MAXWELL: If the shoe fits, wear it.

Maxwell had just finished reading Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals and got excited about dirty political techniques like tossing out the Race Card. All losers do it but they've been doing it for years.

Floridians split between Bush and Rubio

"The poll shows Rubio in good shape if he decides to run for the Senate again instead of the presidency, with 52 percent saying they will or probably will vote for him while 37 percent say they won’t or are leaning against him. Rubio does very well with Florida Republicans as 87 percent say they will vote for him or probably will support him if he runs for a second Senate term," according to Sunshine State News.

Read more... at Polling Institute Saint Leo University.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sunset 3-25-15

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Lake Worth seeking grants for Park of Commerce

Another Channel 12 hot topic..."The city of Lake Worth is asking Florida lawmakers for a whopping $7.5 million, which will be used to attract companies and bring jobs in a town with double digit unemployment." The Vice Mayor mentioned this last night saying that he was very excited, that he has been to Tallahassee twice now in the last few weeks to try and get grants for the Park of Commerce.

Read about it... at WPEC.

The Fireball - Commissioner Scott Maxwell

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Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell
Quote of the Day

"...the biggest racists in town, in this room, have walked the streets, have talked about social justice and all the other people in this room have not seen the overt racism that has gone on in our city for years. Look at the western side in this community. You talk about environmental racism--why do you think there's no streets on the west side of town or the south end of town. I have been talking about infrastructure for 15 years...

The very people who shot down the Lake Worth 2020 Plan [the general obligation bond] are the very people and the biggest racists in town."

The Meeting from Hell

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Tuesday night, Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell gave one-half of the voters the finger.

I am not sure if this was the absolute worst city commission meeting I have ever attended, but it is right up there in the top 5. Last night at city hall was the meeting from hell.  It is clear that the Visionary Trio is madder than hell...mad about losing the election...mad that people are rejecting their "vision."  After all, they have lost the last three elections.  You would think that they would get the message. Last night, the trio lost their cool and common courtesy flew right out of the window.

It's bad enough when you defame a citizen who has not been tried in court and hang her in public and get your friends there to help you do it--have them put on a show...get them all riled up--and use a a former black commissioner and get her bent out of shape because she was led to believe that someone used the word "nigger" although not proven-- Black people shouldn't use it (Retha Lowe used it last night) if they don't want anyone else to use it. But to explode and appear as if you are about to have a stroke and call all the voters who defeated the bond "racists," is beyond words really.

When you are losing the argument, you resort to name calling and everyone automatically is a "racist." Maxwell even quoted Saul Alinsky accusing his opponents of using Rules for Radicals.  He probably took one look at Cara Jennings and went "nuts." But it was he that fit nicely into  RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear).

When you have the Vice Mayor tell the world that "We are going to set this commission off on the right foot," we all need to worry about this arrogance.  How dare he. The voters, defeated their candidates by a wide margin.  They are still in denial, still not listening and even loser Szerdi had to speak and give more excuses.

What will it take? There is only one alternative--change out this majority commission next year.

Christopher McVoy sounds off on "secret" meetings involving the Lake Worth beach

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After much discussion about placing commissioner Maier's request to cancel the ITN and put it on the agenda for discussion, it was finally placed on the agenda last night by a 3/2 vote with Mayor Triolo and Commissioner  Amoroso dissenting.  In Maier's mind, it was an emergency for discussion and under the Rules of Procedure, the request to include can be the Friday before the Meeting. The mayor said that she hadn't had time to read it and Amoroso said that the Selection Committee of which he is a member has not made any recommendations on any proposal.

See Channel 12 video.  McVoy demands more transparency.  The word "secret" was never used when talking about the Invitation to Negotiate in September 2014 nor has the word been used since.  There was also no explanation of the word "expand." Now we find out it is all under a cone of silence...everything is secret except what Hudson Holdings wants to tell the public which is, expansion at our Casino and build with a long-term lease thrown in.

The Selection Committee will meet on March 30. If you recall, this is the date that Hudson Holdings said it would know if their proposal will be accepted, only 5 days from now.  The city attorney said that they must hold a public meeting before they make their recommendation.

“There’s been no public discussion, and no public input, and that’s completely inappropriate,” said Commissioner Christopher McVoy. McVoy takes the issue seriously, telling us the meetings, titled an “Invitation to Negotiate” or INT, need to be watched by Lake Worth residents. “There’s a certain amount of private enterprise and that’s fine but it’s a public park and anything that happens there needs to have plenty of time for approval or non-approval by the community.”

Scott Maxwell - Always playing the Blame Game

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Pg. 5, Regular Meeting, 02/17/2015
Vice Mayor Maxwell commented that there was mismanagement of City revenue in 2005 - 2009 when it had mega-millions of dollars in undesignated funds which should have been spent on infrastructure--it was not the current administration responsible for past mismanagement. This commission likes to believe that it is the savior of Lake Worth---tax the people to save them from themselves...and save them from another pothole.

FACTS:


2005-majority commission: Romano, Burns, Lowe, Egly (did not always vote with the majority), McKinnon
2006-majority commission: Burns, Vespo, Lowe
2007-majority commission: Clemens, Vespo, Lowe
2008-majority commission: Jennings, Mulvehill, Golden
2009-majority commission: Jennings, Mulvehill, Golden (the commission that hired Susan Stanton to STOP THE BLEED, which she did)
  • Expenditures in 2005 exceeded Revenues
  • Expenditures in budget year 2007/2008 exceeded Revenues...budget set in Fall of 2007.
  • Expenditures in budget year 2008/2009 exceeded Revenues big time. This Budget was set in September 2008
  • City Manager Susan Stanton was not hired until April 2009, six months after the Budget started. She worked on the 2009/2010 budget where Revenues exceeded Expenditures for the first time in years. 
  • Suzanne Mulvehill won her election on November 18, 2008 with 58.79% of the vote which was after the 2008/2009 Budget was already set and voted upon.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

City Manager's rant answered

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M--

Your anonymous city employee entered  the Commission chambers where I had been seated in my usual place during the ten years I regularly attended Commission meetings, front row left aisle, on the side of the  winning candidate I had supported.

Although Laurence and I were the only ones in the room, this light haired, white woman immediately took it upon herself to tell me, and not Laurence, to move to the back of this totally empty public forum room.

As a non-white or brown person myself I have been referred to by racial slurs regularly from early childhood through adulthood in both Europe and America and I asked her if she was viewing me through the eyes of prejudice, which I believe she was.

If an apology is required from anyone, it is from this nameless City employee, who overstepped her authority and insulted a taxpayer who regularly pays her salary.

Mrs. Dee McNamara

Donald Trump loves him too


Everyone's drinking the Kool-Aid

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From: Michael Bornstein [mailto:mbornstein@LakeWorth.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:55 PM
To:  Dee McNamara and Everyone in the world
Cc: Christy L. Goddeau; Clayton Lindstrom; Dolores Key; Germaine English; Jamie Brown; Joan Oliva; Juan Ruiz; Larry A. Johnson; Pamela Lopez; William Waters
Subject: RE: Lake Worth's 20 Acre Palm Beach Island Beach front land;Deeded to Lake Worth exclusively, not to Hudson Holdings or its' employee.

Due to the your recent outburst in the City Hall Chambers involving a racial slur, not once but twice, I feel compelled to respond.   The honorable thing to do is to issue a publically (sic) stated apology for using the ‘N’ word in the Chambers.  Lake Worth is proud of its diversity and openness, and I will not abide this kind of behavior in the people’s temple.  Your nonfactual rants such as below about the elected officials and the staff will not be a distraction from this incident.


Note:  Instead of losing your temper, the "honorable thing to do" would have been to privately speak with Mrs. McNamara if you were so upset about the alleged comment attributed to her and get her side of the story before making a judgment.  It's understandable that you are protecting your staff member but is that really your job to judge in this case?  Allegedly, this word was used with NO ONE ELSE IN THE ROOM. The mature thing to do would have been to forget it. If you are proud of our diversity and our openness, then you are well aware of the strong-willed people with different personalities. It's still a "he said, she said"  and in this country you are innocent until proven guilty. 

Obama Hates the Heat


Obama unleashed his thoughts about living in a “24/7, Twitter-fed, constant news cycle.”

Hudson Holdings - Blowing in the Wind

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They came in droves...all those "gullible" people as John Szerdi would call them but mostly "hopeful" people...hopeful that we would actually find out something from Steve Michael and Hudson Holdings as to what they are doing at the Gulfstream Hotel.  I had suggested that all attend this "important" meeting held at the golf course last night by the Bryant Park Neighborhood Association, but if you attended, you learned nothing new. In fact, what they told us was less than it had ever been.

In May 2014, the hotel was bought by Hudson Holdings for $7,225,000.  When someone pays that much for an historic property you want to believe that their intentions are sincere especially when the city was jerked around by the former owner who allowed the property to sit there and only be used for an illegal banner. Now, as it turns out, it is becoming a place for vagrants and slum.

On September 22, 2014 at the Pineapple Ridge Neighborhood Association meeting, Hudson Holdings' rep, Steve Michael, told us that they planned on renovating it, making the rooms larger, build a parking garage and a "65' building built to code" on the vacant lot that will consist of rooms and apartments and the demolition of the outer buildings would begin in 90 days.  We learned more of their intent at that meeting than we did last night. Last night's meeting was nothing more than PR and blowing in the wind.  Nothing has been done at all on this property and no specific news was shared to the crowd in attendance last night. Once again, it was the big stall...they would begin within 6 to 8 months after they submit design plans that they say will be in 60 days for phase I (the existing hotel renovation) and Phase II (garage and new building addition).

John Szerdi gave a lecture to the crowd but never mentioned that he is an employee of Hudson.  He sounded like he was campaigning. His people were there. Steve Michael said that Hudson wanted to have a "partnership with the community." When asked about his proposal to the City of Lake Worth to expand the beach and its desire to obtain a long-term lease (recently revealed at the meeting they had at the Gulfstream Condos), the question was not answered but we were told that "we don't know if we are going to build at the beach." He then said that there was a cone of silence. Margaret Menge of the Lake Worth Tribune was heckled when she asked Michael about the beach. Commissioner Maier reminded Michael that Hudson Holdings was not under a cone of silence, only the commissioners, and that Michael could share that information with the crowd. Maier got heckled.  The meeting became politically charged and you would have thought you were right in the middle of a campaign or that Szerdi had actually won the election.

Peggy Fisher, a faithful supporter of the present commission majority and resident of Lake Worth, interjected and had to inform the crowd that the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) at our beach property was revealed to the public as early as September 2014...nothing new...no one was hiding anything and implied that we all were aware of it. (No one was aware that Hudson wanted to build a 20,000 s.f conference center). We were told that we could ask questions last night. Nothing was said by the president of the Bryant Park NA that we could stand and give political speeches as did Fisher and Szerdi.

This hotel is being used as leverage to get hold of our beach...pure and simple-- and they had the perfect crowd to give their pitch.  They know how desperate the city is to get a hotel opened.

Jim Walker said that he wanted to be the first one to make a reservation for ten when Hudson opened the restaurant at the Gulfstream.  I'm afraid that he will have a very long wait.

LGBT Month in Lake Worth

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J.T. Parker photo

From Compass:

Join everyone in the community on the steps of City Hall as the Lake Worth mayor and the Lake Worth City Commission raise the gay pride flag and proclaims March as LGBT Month in the City of Lake Worth. Support the community and support that our elected officials reaffirm their commitment to all of this great city's residents as they raise the pride flag and proclaim March as LGBT Equality Month.


Join Compass staff, board, volunteers and community members on the steps of Lake Worth City Hall Tuesday,  March 24th at 4:30pm.7 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Monday, March 23, 2015

Gorgeous Orchids

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My birthday present from Suzanne S. It's still gorgeous--has not shed one flower now in over two months. I usually don't have a lot of luck with orchids as there is zero humidity in my condo. This was bought at Family Produce, 7620 S. Dixie Highway, WPB from Jamal.

Greenacres wants to communicate with Staff directly

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We are always comparing ourselves to Greenacres as it has similar demographics and we wonder how they can  have their own police department and can run their city cheaper than we can.  Now their city commission is entertaining the idea of a policy review involving communication with staff.  Right now, everything has to go through their city manager if a commissioner wants to discuss city business with an employee. A few commissioners in Greenacres don't like it.  There should be a separation of powers--policy and administrative--staff jobs should not be politicized.

What our charter says this under Article 3, Legislative:

Section 6, Prohibitions (b) Interference with administration. Except for the purpose of inquiries and investigations, the city commission or its members shall deal with city officers and employees who are subject to the direction and supervision of the city manager solely through the city manager, and neither the city commission nor its members shall give orders to any such officer or employee either publicly or privately. Nothing in the foregoing is to be construed to prohibit individual members of the city commission from closely scrutinizing by questions and personal observation, all aspects of city government operations so as to obtain independent information to assist the members in the formulation of sound policies to be considered by the city commission. It is the express intent of this charter, however, that recommendations for improvement in city government operations by individual commissioners be made to and through the city manager, so that the manager may coordinate efforts of all city departments to achieve the greatest possible savings through the most efficient and sound means available.


Section 23.2-1. - City commission. The city is governed by a city commission consisting of five (5) elected members, including a mayor as more particularly set forth in the City Charter. In addition to any authority granted the city commission by state law, City Charter or other regulations of the city, the city commission shall have the power and duty to act as the final decisionmaker with respect to certain types of applications and appeals. A table illustrating city commission authority is contained at section 23.2-9. Sec. 23.2-2. - City manager. The city manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the City of Lake Worth, with ultimate authority over the implementation of the LDRs. The city manager has the authority to delegate this authority to city staff as necessary for the effective administration of the LDRs.

Shanon Materio and friends - Caught with a smoking gun?

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It seems as if West Palm Beach Commissioner Shanon Materio was a busy gal.  Now it's the South End Political Action Coalition, a political committee of some type that was formed right before Kimberly Mitchell, her BFF, filed to run for mayor of West Palm Beach in order to replace Jeri Muoio.

The Committee was formed for the benefit of Commissioner Mitchell, Len Fintzy, and Cory Neering in the recent election. The campaign treasurer for Fintzy is no other than Lake Worth's Mary Lindsey, another BFF of Shanon Materio. Lindsey was also the campaign treasurer for Shanon Materio.

Because of a dumb mistake and using the wrong e-mail address, (it should have been Shanon Materio's daughter's e-mail address as Shanon was staying out of the spotlight it seems) the plot was discovered--PAC’s are not legally allowed to coordinate mailings with candidates or candidate staff. The e-mail clearly shows that SEPAC coordinated with Beth Kennedy, campaign manager for Mitchell, Fintzy and Neering, and please notice Richard Pinsky, lobbyist and ex husband of Commissioner Mitchell, was also copied, says West Palm Beach Gov Watch. Richard Pinsky, if you recall, is a paid lobbyist for the City of Lake Worth.

Read about it... Did an "innocent" e-mail auto-fill error expose campaign tampering by all of those in bed together?

Hudson Holdings presentation tonight

Tonight, Monday March 23rd
Bryant Park Neighborhood Association
 Meeting begins at 7PM Doors open 6:30.
 The Beach Club restaurant at the Golf Course. All welcome 

The Hudson Holdings presentation about The Gulfstream Hotel
 will start at approximately 7:15.


State Sen. Jeff Clemens on the "C" word

And speaking of Jeff Clemens and the "C" word--


Ted Cruz running for President

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And speaking of folks running, Harvard educated Ted Cruz says that he is running for President.  He is supposed to announce today.

I like Ted Cruz on many issues, one of which is immigration.  Click here for where Cruz stands on All the Issues.

Click here for 7 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • End Obama's illegal amnesty via Congress' checks & balances. (Nov 2014)
  • Defund amnesty; and refuse any nominees until rescinded. (Nov 2014)
  • No path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas. (Oct 2012)
  • Give police more power to ask about immigration status. (Jun 2012)
  • Boots on the ground, plus a wall. (Apr 2012)
  • Triple the size of the Border Patrol. (Mar 2012)
  • Strengthen border security and increase enforcement. (Jul 2011)

Patrick Murphy to run for Senate

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Patrick Murphy says that he is going to run for Senator, Marco Rubio's seat whether Rubio runs for president or not.  That will leave his congressional seat opened.  Guess who is being mentioned for that seat?

According to the PBPost, Murphy’s decision to pursue the Senate seat rather than a third House term will create a scramble for his District 18 seat.

Possible Democratic candidates include Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, state Rep. Dave Kerner of Lake Worth, state Sen. Jeff Clemens of Atlantis and St. Lucie County Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky.

That has been Clemens' ambition from the very beginning when he became Chair of Lake Worth's CRA.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunset 3-22-15

God's Beauty

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- Tabebuia chrysantha (IpĂȘ-amarelo, Golden trumpet tree)
More of God's wonders
In bloom up and down Dixie Highway

Gorgeous Bougainvillea off of 18th Avenue North

Baby turtle

Walking on our sidewalk today
Another one of God's little miracles

Common Ground Church - Love is Greater Than Hate

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Pastor Mike Olive

"Anything can happen in 24 hours"--that was the message this morning. Mike Olive is a dynamic speaker whose sincerity and love for Jesus is contagious. When you get an opportunity, visit one Sunday and listen to his message and meet the friendly folks who come to worship. You won't be disappointed and you will end up being hooked on God.

"God shows up in the middle of the mess with a message. God can do something at any moment."

The Common Ground Church plans on building a bridge of love in the community with the gospel of truth which will be spoken within the City of Lake Worth.

Next Saturday and Sunday, the church will be serving free coffee from 7am until 7pm during Pride Fest  because they love Lake Worth. They have also asked the city if they can use the Cultural Plaza on Easter for an hour service. They are waiting for a reply.

Eclipse seen as Warning?


The head of El Shaddai Ministries and the author of “Blood Moons, Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs,” says that it is. Pastor Mark Biltz said the prophecies of the Bible need to be acknowledged, because opposition to Israel will increase even as God is sending signs in the heavens that He will intervene.

Biltz’s comments come at a time when President Obama is reportedly preparing to abandon the Jewish state at the United Nations and force sanctions on Netanyahu’s government. Such an action would signal the effective end of an alliance that has extended over decades and the administrations of American presidents from both parties.

An anti-Netanyahu political action group tied to Obama also vowed it is “here to stay” even after its defeat in the elections and has declared a “long march” toward change in Israel.

Read more...

Judge Jeanine - "Who's side are you on anyway?"


The "C" word

No joke!  The Florida government now apparently officially holds the position that anybody who uses the words climate change might be clinically insane.

Read about it...

Is Christian Martyrdom really coming?

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There are some extreme Bible enthusiasts. Is Christian martyrdom really on the horizon like the second coming of Christ?  Prepare for Martyrdom, says Sandy Rios, the director of governmental affairs for the American Family Association and the host of a daily radio show.

Ms. Rios said this to a Christian crowd that citizens need to prepare for the worst – "any Supreme Court that paves the way for gay marriage is going to crush this country."

Read more... at World Net Daily.

Don't forget the service at 10am this morning at Common Ground, a church that loves all people and welcomes the LBGT community even if one of our commissioners doesn't believe it.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sunset 3-21-15

FDOT to host Open house at Lake Worth City Hall

On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host an informational Open House for the Dixie Highway (State Road 805) resurfacing project, from 14th Avenue South to 10th Avenue South, in the City of Lake Worth. The meeting will be held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the City of Lake Worth’s City Hall conference room, located at 7 North Dixie Highway, in Lake Worth, Florida.

Project personnel will be on hand to discuss the scope of work, construction schedule, and address questions and comments one-on-one. No formal presentation will be made.

This 0.35-mile project will begin construction on March 26, 2015 and is expected to be completed in early summer 2015, weather permitting. The construction cost is $547, 622.14. Work is being performed by Weekly Asphalt Paving, Inc., with the Florida Department of Transportation overseeing the project.

Scope of Work
 Roadway resurfacing
 Signal Improvements

Maintenance of Traffic
Project-related lane closures on Dixie Highway, from 14th Avenue South to 10th Avenue South, can be expected Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Access will be maintained to all businesses and residences during this time.

U.S. Military families targeted by ISIS

Calling for their beheadings, a self-proclaimed arm of the Islamic State published a list of addresses purportedly belonging to approximately 100 members of the U.S. military late Friday night. Identifying themselves as the "Islamic State Hacking Division," the group claimed to have obtained the personal information of military... READ MORE

Lake Worth Bridge


This major project will be over by May.

Lake Worth Road (SR 802) Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway (City of Lake Worth)Construction on this 0.3-mile project began Thursday, October 2, 2014, in the City of Lake Worth. Work consists of the full removal and replacement of the bascule and flanking span steel superstructure coating system, spall repair, cathodic protection upgrades and the maintenance and operation of the bridge. The project costs an estimated $2.6 million. The work is being performed by Coastal Gunite Construction Company, Inc. and is expected to be completed spring 2015.

Crime Lake Worth

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BEVERAGE VIOLATION--15049436--600 BLOCK S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/14/2015 1:10:00 AM

SHOOTING--15049408--1500 BLOCK S K ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/13/2015 11:15:00 PM

ASSAULT--15049386--600 BLOCK LATONA AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/13/2015 9:38:00 PM

DISTURBANCE--15049290--6TH AVE S & S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/13/2015 4:52:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15049217--800 BLOCK COCHRAN DR--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/13/2015 1:03:00 PM

VANDALISM--15049127--600 BLOCK LAKE AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/13/2015 9:17:00 AM

ASSAULT--15049745--200 BLOCK N A ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/14/2015 10:30:00 PM

ASSAULT--15049731--600 BLOCK 3RD AVE S--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/14/2015 9:30:00 PM

STOLEN VEHICLE--15049697--600 BLOCK S A ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/14/2015 7:36:00 PM

STOLEN VEHICLE--15049670--10TH AVE N & BARNETT DR--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/14/2015 5:44:00 PM

ASSAULT--15049623--1300 BLOCK LAKE AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/14/2015 3:19:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15049551--100 BLOCK N G ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/14/2015 11:05:00 AM

THEFT/LARCENY--15049511--1700 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/14/2015 9:56:00 AM

THEFT/LARCENY--15049501--1200 BLOCK MATHIS ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/14/2015 8:42:00 AM

THEFT/LARCENY--15049469--1000 BLOCK N G ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/14/2015 6:13:00 AM

STOLEN TAG--15050160--1100 BLOCK RIDGE ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/16/2015 5:44:00 AM

DISTURBANCE--15050129--500 BLOCK S K ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/16/2015 1:35:00 AM

ROBBERY - PERSON--15050105--600 BLOCK N DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/15/2015 10:49:00 PM

DRUNK DRIVER--15050085--400 BLOCK S LAKESIDE DR--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/15/2015 10:46:00 PM

VANDALISM--15050086--1200 BLOCK N H ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/15/2015 10:28:00 PM

STOLEN TAG--15050057--1100 BLOCK N F ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/15/2015 9:05:00 PM

STOLEN TAG--15050046--LUCERNE AVE & N K ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/15/2015 8:48:00 PM

DISTURBANCE--15050048--1200 BLOCK N H ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/15/2015 8:33:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15050035--1100 BLOCK S K ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/15/2015 7:33:00 PM

ASSAULT--15050007--600 BLOCK LAKE AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/15/2015 5:58:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15049989--2700 BLOCK 6TH AVE S--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/15/2015 4:49:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15049924--1400 BLOCK BARTON RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/15/2015 1:08:00 PM

SHOOTING--15049920--1800 BLOCK LAKE OSBORNE DR--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/15/2015 12:10:00 PM

ASSAULT--15049870--2000 BLOCK 10TH AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/15/2015 10:33:00 AM

THEFT/LARCENY--15050501--1900 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/16/2015 9:15:00 PM

JUVENILE TROUBLE--15050463--600 BLOCK S L ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/16/2015 7:13:00 PM

ASSAULT--15050401--2500 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/16/2015 4:56:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15050388--800 BLOCK TRUMAN AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/16/2015 4:41:00 PM

STOLEN TAG--15050351--1600 BLOCK S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/16/2015 3:17:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15050333--1700 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/16/2015 2:17:00 PM

STOLEN TAG--15050292--500 BLOCK S A ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/16/2015 1:05:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15050271--800 BLOCK S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/16/2015 12:15:00 PM

DISTURBANCE--15050204--5TH AVE N & N DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/16/2015 9:08:00 AM

ROBBERY - VEHICLE--15050170--800 BLOCK TRUMAN AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/16/2015 7:29:00 AM

Theft--03/14/15 11:05 AM--100 BLOCK OF G

Vandalism--03/13/15 09:17 AM--600 BLOCK OF LAKE

Other--03/15/15 02:56 AM--100 BLOCK OF FEDERAL

Theft--03/14/15 09:56 AM--1700 BLOCK OF LAKE WORTH

Arrest--03/15/15 10:46 PM--400 BLOCK OF LAKESIDE

Robbery--03/15/15 10:49 PM--600 BLOCK OF DIXIE

Other--03/14/15 01:10 AM--600 BLOCK OF DIXIE

Other--03/15/15 07:51 AM--1700 BLOCK OF SUNSET

Theft--03/15/15 09:05 PM--1100 BLOCK OF F

Theft--03/14/15 06:13 AM--1000 BLOCK OF G

Shooting--03/13/15 11:15 PM--1500 BLOCK OF K

Other--03/15/15 08:33 PM--1200 BLOCK OF H

Vandalism--03/15/15 10:28 PM--1200 BLOCK OF H

Theft--03/14/15 11:49 AM--1200 BLOCK OF 19TH

Other--03/15/15 03:57 PM--1700 BLOCK OF FEDERAL

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15050922--900 BLOCK N A ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/17/2015 8:37:00 PM

STOLEN TAG--15050707--000 BLOCK HOLIDAY DR--Palm Beach County Sheriff-- 3/17/2015 12:55:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15050692--100 BLOCK S M ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/17/2015 12:19:00 PM

STOLEN VEHICLE--15050668--000 BLOCK N FEDERAL HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/17/2015 11:32:00 AM

BEVERAGE VIOLATION--15050654--200 BLOCK N DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/17/2015 11:15:00 AM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15050582--1500 BLOCK LUCERNE AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/17/2015 7:53:00 AM

ASSAULT--15051332--900 BLOCK S G ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/18/2015 8:22:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15051278--1000 BLOCK S G ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/18/2015 5:55:00 PM

SHOPLIFTING--15051273--500 BLOCK LAKE AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/18/2015 5:32:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15051248--1100 BLOCK N L ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/18/2015 4:33:00 PM

FORGERY/COUNTERFEIT--15051233--000 BLOCK N FEDERAL HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/18/2015 3:11:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15051200--600 BLOCK S DIXIE--HWY Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/18/2015 2:22:00 PM

VANDALISM--15051150--1000 BLOCK S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/18/2015 12:41:00 PM

ROBBERY - PERSON--15051809--100 BLOCK S GOLFVIEW RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/20/2015 1:50:00 AM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15051801--1400 BLOCK LAKE VICTORIA DR--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/20/2015 12:23:00 AM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15051762--1800 BLOCK 2ND AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 9:45:00 PM

ROBBERY - PERSON--15051771--N H ST & 4TH AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 9:36:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15051750--600 BLOCK S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 8:23:00 PM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15051722--1800 BLOCK 2ND AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 7:28:00 PM
BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15051723--1800 BLOCK 2ND AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 7:28:00 PM
BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15051724--1800 BLOCK 2ND AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 7:28:00 PM
BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15051720--1800 BLOCK 2ND AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 7:27:00 PM
BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15051721--1800 BLOCK 2ND AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 7:27:00 PM
BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15051718--1800 BLOCK 2ND AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 7:26:00 PM
BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15051719--1800 BLOCK 2ND AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 7:26:00 PM
BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15051714--1800 BLOCK 2ND AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 7:20:00 PM
BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15051713--1800 BLOCK 2ND AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 7:20:00 PM

ASSAULT--15051686--1400 BLOCK N J ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 4:56:00 PM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15051639--1800 BLOCK 2ND AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 3:11:00 PM

JUVENILE TROUBLE--15051608--10TH AVE S & S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 2:30:00 PM

VANDALISM--15051561--600 BLOCK N L ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 1:28:00 PM

DISTURBANCE--15051494--1200 BLOCK S N ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 10:12:00 AM

ROBBERY - PERSON--15051417--1100 BLOCK S FEDERAL HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 6:05:00 AM

ASSAULT--15051424--300 BLOCK N DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--3/19/2015 6:02:00 AM