Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sunset 5-25-16

Maria Elena Salinas booed at commencement for Trump statement

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Graduating students at California State University, Fullerton turned on the keynote speaker at a ceremony honoring the school’s College of Communications over the weekend after she used her speech as an opportunity to attack presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Source: The Blaze

Paul Spain for Congress


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Heart of Palm Beach Report

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Nearly a year ago, there was a joint workshop with representatives from Palm Beach County and seven cities in Shelley's Vana's district. The purpose was to discuss major opportunities and impediments to economic development of her District that comprises 18-square-miles. The population is 62,790 people and includes all or a portion of seven cities, including Atlantis, Boynton Beach, Greenacres, Lake Worth, Lake Clarke Shores, Lantana, and Palm Springs. About 60 percent of the land area is unincorporated county, with the remaining 40 percent falling under the jurisdiction of these seven municipalities.

John Prince Park was discussed:
  • Address homeless camps at John Prince Park
  • Redo John Prince Park based on the changing demographic of the area and potential opportunities for Intracoastal Waterway access
  • Create a new Strategic Plan for John Prince Park.
  • Gold Coast Builders wants to focus on improving John Prince Park
  • Palm Springs said that John Prince Park is a real opportunity that could have a world class facility to attract tourism from all over.
Attendees from Lake Worth: Dolores Key, Economic Development Manager and William Waters, Director for Community Sustainability

Lake Worth's ideas for Economic Growth and comments:

Improve infrastructure within Lake Worth Park of Commerce

Have more community redevelopment; work with other cities to find grant initiatives; provide more housing availability; more business investment. Branding is important.

Crime and panhandling is out of control and gives the cities a bad image. This affects all the community, because it inhibits investment in the area.

Lake Worth has been building consensus from the community on redevelopment and has developed new land development regulations.

There has been $45 million in recent investment to the Lake Worth Park of Commerce.

Read the Heart of Palm Beach Report


Lake Worth City Manager Buys house in Lake Worth

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and now is selling it--

We were all happy when we heard that the city manager was investing in our city to live here in his own house rather than renting an apartment at The Lucerne. This was a positive. Michael Bornstein bought a house in College Park at the corner of 18th Avenue North and Wellesley Drive in November 2015.

What it looked like when he bought it:  $274,000

What it looks like now:
Refurbished and remodeled and on the market for $339,900
A lot of work went into this house...looks really nice.

The Commerce Department said that home sales jumped 16.6% in April, so this is the time to sell.

Obama - Feds can't say "Negro" or "Oriental"

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This PC stuff is too much.

After this, and if Obama has the time to get to it, his agenda will be the ban on using "illegal alien" or just simply "alien."

Perhaps he can order the federal government to stop using these terms but he can't change the First Amendment. We have the right to tell it like it is. Years ago when filling out forms where you were asked your race, the choices were Caucasian, Negro, Oriental etc. Those terms have long gone and have been changed through the years. Why not simply go back to using white, black, yellow, red, and brown? The government wants more distinct classifications (probably for more entitlement purposes) and don't want to emphasize the color of one's skin; they don't want to offend anyone. Didn't we all come from Africa originally about 2 million years ago? Maybe we're all African Americans.

(Breitbart) – President Barack Obama signed a bill into law Friday banning the federal government from using the terms “Negro” and “Oriental,” making the official terms African-American and Asian-American.

The measure, H.R.4238, was an amendment to the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities. The legislation passed unanimously in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate earlier this year.

The law also updates the terms the U.S. federal government uses to describe minorities. American Indians will now be referred to as Native Americans, while, according to the law’s language, a “Spanish speaking individual of Spanish descent” will be referred to as Hispanic.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tonight's Sky after the rain 5-24-16

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Targeting Bathrooms

Courtyard behind Lake Worth Casino

Do you remember when the city was aerating this grass? Here are the results. Looks great.

Gorgeous day at Lake Worth beach

Another Shooting in Lake Worth

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Read about the shooting... on Washington Avenue and Wingfield.

Memorial Day Services Lake Worth

Memorial Day Services

Presented by American Legion Post 47 &
Monday, May 30 | 10am | Pinecrest Cemetery | 12th Avenue South

Pedophilia next stop on Train

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One of these days, in the not too distant future, pedophilia will be the new norm.

Read what Glenn Beck has to say

Drew Martin Candidate for Palm Beach County Commission District 3

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On Sunday, Drew Martin, running for The Board of County Commissioners District 3 (Shelley Vana is term limited), was at the home of Paton White, Atlantis. Ms. White is the president of the Audubon Society of the Everglades.

Drew talked about why he wanted to run for office--to have one more voice for sensible growth in Palm Beach County. He mentioned the humongous development projects in the county as well as in the Agricultural Reserve.

As the Ag Reserve is of special interest to everyone in the County as we passed a bond to protect acreage there, let's touch on that. Residential development is seriously impeding the ability of farmers to conduct large-scale farming operations. Those operations have fallen to thousands of homes, shopping centers and commercial businesses. Because of politicians, our state is being paved over.

According to Drew, Palm Beach County farmland is the biggest in the nation growing peppers, green beans, squash and other vegetables. The nurseries in Boynton and Delray were primarily the ones behind the push to change the land use development in the Agricultural Reserve and the present county commission allowed more development exceeding county rules. Years ago, we approved a $100 million bond issue for the acquisition of environmentally sensitive land and other lands for agricultural use to protect acres of farmland from development. Now things changed with this present commission. With the exception of Paulette Burdick, this county commission always votes for the developer.

The Palm Beach County web site says that Palm Beach County serves one of the largest agricultural counties in the U. S. in value of products sold, exceeding one billion dollars annually. Easing building rules and paving over more of our farmland is what this County Commission did. Shelley Vana in October of last year said, "It's the right thing to do."

Vote for Drew Martin for County Commissioner District 3, a grassroots guy with no hidden agenda; He's for the betterment of our county and all who live here. And he will never vote for a baseball stadium at John Prince Park.

Judge rules on Co-Ed California bathroom bill

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JUDGE RULES IN OPEN-BATHROOMS FIGHT

America's absurdity over bathrooms is now being fought in the courts, and one gutsy judge has just jumped right into the fray with an important decision.

"This is as far as they've ever gone. This is the most extreme" ...

Read about it... at WND.

In 2013, California, a state always ahead of the liberal progressive curve and probably why they're nearly bankrupt, adopted a law allowing students in schools to use facilities, showers, restrooms, locker rooms, etc., based on their “gender identity.”

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sunset 5-23-16

Jon-Henri "Skip" Bonnard Memorial

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JON-HENRI "SKIP" BONNARD
5-22-38/5-1-16 

Skip passed away May 1, 2016, of esophageal and colon cancer. He was 76. Nephew of the French impressionist Henri Bonnard, Skip worked as a newspaper columnist in The Hamptons, NY, and managed the Millenium Art Gallery in East Hampton. He settled in Lake Worth in 2002 and for a while managed an art gallery on Lake Avenue. He was active in Lake Worth's recovery community and on May 4th would have celebrated 41 years of sobriety. He was mentor to many seeking recovery. A raconteur with a vast and sometimes acerbic knowledge of fashion and the arts, for many years he co-hosted the syndicated talk show "Sudsy Says" on WLNG in Sag Harbor, NY. His co-host was Nedda di Montezemolo, "Mrs. Sudsy." The show was briefly reprised on a Lantana radio station in 2013. Skip is survived by Mrs. Sudsy of Washington, DC, and his beloved, Camila Eran Hastings of West Palm Beach. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, May 26, 7:30PM to 9:30PM at Mother Earth Sanctuary Cafe, Lake Worth. Source: PBPostObits

To express condolences and/or make donations: Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries. The memorial will be held at--
Mother Earth Cafe
410 2nd Ave N
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Thursday, May 26
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Our Congressional Representatives Grade on Illegal Immigration

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Marco Rubio never could climb out of the Gang of 8 hole that he put himself in...that was his ultimate downfall while seeking the nomination for President of the United States.

Quote of the Day - Keeping Men Out of Women's Restrooms

"The Dallas Morning News published my latest op-ed about the outrageous, politically correct policies that have emerged in Texas and nationally to allow boys into girls' restrooms and locker rooms.

The policy, imposed by Fort Worth ISD's Superintendent and expanded by a national edict from President Obama, defies common sense and common decency. These policies are disruptive to schools and bad for children, and we are taking a stand in Texas to stop them."

 ~Dan Patrick
 Lieutenant Governor of Texas

PEU/PMSA negotiations Lake Worth

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DATE JUST UPDATED AGAIN!
The Salary Re-Opener for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 / Pension has been rescheduled due to a conflict with our city attorney's schedule.

NOW:
When: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:30 AM-1:30 PM 
Where: City Hall Conference Room