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See how cities are connecting workers to builders as labor pool shrinks

A year ago, Jeromy Gaviola was struggling to find steady and meaningful work in San Francisco. Living in the working-class neighborhood of Hunters Point, he heard about a program that was training residents to build the Chase Center, the $1 billion, 18,000-seat arena in Mission Bay that will be the new home of the Golden State Warriors when it opens this fall. Gaviola, 33, applied to the program, was accepted and completed six weeks of training in early September. He then began working at the ar...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Jobs, Colorado, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Wisconsin, Miami, Denver, Golden State Warriors, Commercial Real Estate, Miami Dade County, Crespo

2 Little Pigs ‘Pardoned’ Ahead of Miami Christmas Eve Feasts

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he was instituting a new holiday tradition when he pardoned little pigs Layla and Luna outside a Miami restaurant.
Tags: News, Animals, Miami, Luna, Miami Dade County, Carlos Gimenez

Florida man awaits execution in stabbing of elderly woman

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida was preparing to execute a man Thursday for beating and stabbing an elderly woman to death in Miami-Dade County 26 years ago. His defense still maintains he didn’t do it, saying all the evidence against him was circumstantial, and accusing investigators of lying to pin the crime […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Miami Dade County, Nation & World, STARKE Fla

Letter Of The Law

The Florida Supreme Court has reprimanded a Miami-Dade County Court Judge. we approve the parties’ stipulation to the allegation that Judge White-Labora improperly provided a character reference letter, on her official court stationery, on behalf of a criminal defendant awaiting... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Miami Dade County, Florida Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, White Labora

Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test delivering products with self-driving cars (WMT, F)

Ford announced on Wednesday that it is partnering with Walmart and Postmates to explore how the companies can use self-driving vehicles to deliver products in Miami-Dade County in Florida.  Ford expects to test delivery of items such as groceries, toiletries, pet food, and other consumer products.  As part of the program, Ford will be testing various vehicle designs to see what works best for shipping different items.  Ford's self-driving cars could soon be delivering Walmart products in Miam...
Tags: Florida, Trends, Walmart, Ford, Miami, Volkswagen, Mckinsey, Wolf, Miami Dade County, Jim Hackett, Ford Autonomous Vehicles, Brian Wolf, Waymo Cruise, Miami Dade Country

Ford, Walmart test self-driving grocery delivery service

Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test a self-driving grocery delivery service. The pilot program in Miami-Dade County will use Postmates as its delivery partner to bring items such as groceries, diapers, pet food and other items to customers. The vehicles used will collect data about consumer preferences to help the companies understand what […]
Tags: Business, News, Walmart, Ford, Miami Dade County, Ford Walmart

Ford partners with Walmart and Postmates to test autonomous grocery delivery

Ford is partnering with Walmart and Postmates to test the business of delivering goods like groceries and pet food using self-driving vehicles. The pilot project is focused on Miami-Dade County, according to Ford’s announcement Wednesday. This is an area where Ford is already embedded and testing out what a commercial self-driving vehicle business might look like through collaborations with Postmates, Dominoes and local merchants. Ford is pursuing two parallels tracks — develop and test the self...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Washington, Tech, Walmart, Automotive, Ford, Miami, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Miami Dade County, Waymo, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, Walmart Postmates, Walmart Ford, Detroit Pittsburgh Miami

Heat reach out to Miami-Dade officials as naming deal looms

With arena naming-rights deal up for changes, Miami Heat state their case to Miami-Dade County officials            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Miami Heat, Miami Dade County, Miami Dade

Florida county collects uncounted ballots left in a mail facility

The elections board in Florida's Miami-Dade County has collected a set of mysterious ballots in the Opa-locka mail facility after Democrats raised concern about the uncounted votes.
Tags: Florida, Cnn, Miami Dade County

As Florida Recount Begins, Broward County Delayed Due To Machine Problems

The recounting of Senate and gubernatorial ballots has been delayed in Florida’s second most-populous county because of problems with the machines. Broward County is scheduled to begin counting about 700,000 ballots Sunday morning, but a tested machine wasn’t registering all ballots. Republican representatives asked that all machines be retested and county officials agreed. The heavily Democratic county is one of two where Republicans have made allegations of possible ballot fraud. State elec...
Tags: Florida, News, Senate, Ap, Republican, Donald Trump, George W Bush, St Petersburg, Trump, Bush, Hillsborough, Tamara Lush, State, South Florida, Scott, Tampa Bay

Florida election recount underway, tensions rise

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The first election workers have begun the enormous task of recounting ballots in Florida’s bitterly close races for the U.S. Senate and governor, ramping up their efforts after the secretary of state ordered a review of the two nationally watched contests. Miami-Dade County election officials began feeding ballots into scanning machines […]
Tags: Florida, News, U S Senate, Miami Dade County, TALLAHASSEE Fla, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics

Trapper captures record-setting python in Everglades

MIAMI (AP) — Officials say a Florida trapper has captured a record-setting python as part of a program to remove the invasive species from the Everglades. A South Florida Water Management District news release says Kyle Penniston captured a 17-foot, 5-inch (5.3-meter) female Burmese python while hunting on district lands in Miami-Dade County late Monday. […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Miami, Everglades, Miami Dade County, Nation & World, Kyle Penniston

Nelson Campaign ‘Confident’ It Has The Votes To Win Florida Senate Recount

Florida’s Senate race appears headed for a recount, and the lead lawyer representing Sen. Bill Nelson’s campaign claims he’s “confident” the results will end with a Democratic victory over Republican Gov. Rick Scott. “I firmly believe that at the end of this process Senator Nelson is going to prevail,” Perkins Coie partner Marc Elias told reporters on a Thursday call. Elias, a Democratic superlawyer who chairs the firm’s political law practice, was retained by the Nelson campaign Wednesday af...
Tags: Florida, News, Senate, Cnn, Dc, Nelson, Democratic, Allegra Kirkland, Scott, Palm Beach County, Miami Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach, Broward, Rick Scott, Elias

2018 November Election Guide: Six Florida Constitutional Amendments to Vote Against

There are 12 ballot items relating to the Florida Constitution, due largely to the work of the Constitutional Revision Commission which had its 20-year meeting. They voted out a lot of amendments, then — wrongly, I’d argue — grouped them so that we don’t get to vote on each one individually. That is wrong on principle, and also I think bad in practice as the ballot has become even more opaque than usual. TL/DR on Amendments Amendment 1: NO Amendment 2: NO Amendment 3: YES Amendment 4: YES!!!! Am...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, US, Gop, Kelsey Grammer, Chevron, Medicaid, Don, Legislature, Miami Dade County, Constitutional Revision Commission, Constitutional Review Commission, Office of Domestic Security, Dept of Law Enforcement

2018 November Election Guide: County Referendum

Miami-Dade County has five issues on my ballot (some people living in the north-east of the county have a bonus issue about incorporation). I’m for four of them. TL/DR:County Referendum 1:NOCounty Referendum 2:YESCounty Referendum 3:YESCounty Referendum 4:YESCounty Referendum 5:YES. The hardest issue is County Referendum 1, which would make the election for Clerk of Court into a non-partisan race, like the other current elected offices in the County. Some people may be tempted to vote for this o...
Tags: Miami Dade County, Clerk of Court

Pipe bombs suspect arrested in Florida – live updates

Officials name suspect as Cesar Sayoc, 56, of AventuraTwo more suspicious packages discovered in US on Friday 5.57pm BST The suspect’s Facebook page features photos from a Trump rally in 2016 and various political memes, per the New Republic’s Matt Ford.The alleged bomber's Facebook page includes a lot of political memes, assorted selfies, and personal photos from what looks like an October 2016 Trump rally. 5.46pm BST Kevin Cooper, the Republican Executive Com...
Tags: Florida, Media, US, World news, US news, Cnn, Democrats, TV News, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, New Republic, Miami Dade County, Aventura, Kevin Cooper, US pipe bomb packages

Police: Driver fires at officer, prompts long highway chase

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Police in South Florida say a suspect fired at an officer, led authorities on a lengthy chase on Florida’s Turnpike and then suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Miami-Dade County Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta tells The Miami Herald that the suspect began to fire Saturday at an officer who tried to […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, South Florida, Miami Dade County, Miami Herald, Nation & World, STUART Fla, Alvaro Zabaleta

Red tide reaches Florida’s Space Coast

MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A toxic algae bloom has reached Florida’s Space Coast. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday said red tide had reached parts of Brevard County. The wildlife commission says red tide now spans from Miami-Dade County to halfway up Florida’s east coast. Red ted also has been found […]
Tags: Florida, News, Miami Dade County, Brevard County, Wildlife Conservation Commission, Nation & World, Melbourne Beach Fla

Statue of limitations: Miami moving HR sculpture

The Art in Public Places board of Miami-Dade County unanimously approved the Marlins' plan to relocate the seven-story-high "Homer" sculpture outside the stadium.
Tags: Miami, Baseball, Marlins, Miami Dade County

Miami-area beaches closed after lab tests confirm red tide

MIAMI (AP) — Some beaches north of Miami are closed because of a rare red tide outbreak along Florida’s Atlantic coast. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez tweeted Thursday that public beaches north of Haulover Inlet were closed after lab tests confirmed the presence of the toxic algae that has caused massive fish kills on Florida’s […]
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Ap, Atlantic, Miami, Miami Dade County, Carlos Gimenez, Nation & World, Haulover Inlet

Miami-Dade County’s $100,000 Incentive Is Starting to Lure Hollywood

The $100,000 production incentive recently launched by Southern Florida’s Miami-Dade County is making the area even more welcoming of producers who are already lured by its warm climate, natural beauty, the Renaissance gardens of its Villa Vizcaya estate, the nightlife of its bustling Coconut Grove neighborhood, the exoticism of its Little Havana, the art deco […]
Tags: Hollywood, Artisans, Production, Havana, Miami-Dade County, Coconut Grove, Southern Florida, Production Incentives, Villa Vizcaya

Miami F1 race takes new blow as county mayor cancels delegates trip

The mayor of Miami-Dade County has intervened to cancel a delegation's fact-finding trip to the Singapore Grand Prix, in a fresh blow to plans for a Miami Formula 1 race
Tags: Sport, F1, Miami, Miami Dade County, Autosport

United States: Jenny Craig Sheds $3 Million In TCPA Class Action Settlement - BakerHostetler

In May, Miami-Dade County resident Zoey Bloom filed an ambitious class action complaint against weight-loss giant Jenny Craig in the Southern District of Florida.
Tags: News, United States, Miami Dade County, Jenny Craig, Zoey Bloom

2018 August Ballot Recommendations: Judges

There’s an election on Aug. 28, and vote-by-mail-ballots dropped a week ago so it’s time for me to offer a voter guide. I’m starting with the judicial elections because those are the ones that get the least attention — but they matter. Plus a lot of folks ask me for them, and I’ve come to suspect that these judicial recommendations may be the most (only?) important thing I do on this blog these days. Summary of recommendations Circuit Court Group 8: David Miller (line 131) Group 14: Renee Gord...
Tags: Florida, California, Nike, Spain, Miami, Herald, Stephen, Joe, Miller, David Miller, Abreu, Miami Dade County, Gordon, Martinez, Florida Supreme Court, DCA

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Everglades Trail, Florida

Photo submitted by Gary Mendenhall, “Taking a short break from the heat on The Edge of The Everglades Trail. This gravel trail zigs and zags along the border of Miami-Dade county and the Everglades National Park for 20 miles with other access roads and canal roads connected.” We always love seeing photos from where you […] The post Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Everglades Trail, Florida appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Everglades National Park, Miami Dade County, Pic of the Day, Everglades Trail Florida, Gary Mendenhall, Everglades Trail

Pseudoscientific Curriculum Offered by Miami-Dade County Schools

Throughout the United States, there seems to be a general push to teach children in public schools what certain politicians, religious leaders, and interest groups [...] The post Pseudoscientific Curriculum Offered by Miami-Dade County Schools appeared first on Archaeology Review.
Tags: United States, Anthropology, Africans, Miami Dade County, Pseudoarchaeology, Olmec, Afrocentrism, Olmec Heads, Trans-atlantic, Van Sertima

Groups sue Miami-Dade County over immigration holds

MIAMI (AP) — Immigrants and immigrant rights groups are challenging Miami-Dade County’s policy of holding immigrants for federal officials. WeCount, the Florida Immigrant Coalition and others filed a federal lawsuit Monday. The lawsuit challenges the county’s decision to comply with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests. It claims the immigration detainers are unconstitutional, among […]
Tags: News, Ap, Miami, Miami Dade County, Customs Enforcement, Nation & World, Florida Immigrant Coalition

Mourners begin to assemble to honor Long Beach fire captain killed in the line of duty

Firefighters representing agencies across Southern California watched Tuesday morning as a procession bringing the body of slain Long Beach fire Capt. David Rosa arrived at the Long Beach Convention Center for a memorial service drawing thousands of mourners. Across from the Convention Center, law enforcement personnel representing multiple agencies practiced “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes during the early hours and residents on their morning walks stopped to take in the scene and snap photos. ...
Tags: News, Funeral, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, ALEC, Local News, Bell, Southern California, Samuel, FELIX, Rosa, Miami Dade County, Convention Center, Troop, Shoreline Drive

Mourners assemble in Convention Center to honor Long Beach fire captain killed in the line of duty

Firefighters representing agencies across Southern California watched Tuesday morning as a procession bringing the body of slain Long Beach fire Capt. David Rosa arrived at the Long Beach Convention Center for a memorial service drawing thousands of mourners, and then they went inside to hear emotional speakers talk about the man who left his mark on many. Before the service, across from the Convention Center, law enforcement personnel representing multiple agencies practiced “Amazing Grace” on ...
Tags: Florida, News, Funeral, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, ALEC, Little League, Local News, Southern California, Ventura, Samuel, FELIX, Rosa, Miami Dade County, Troop