TGIF, SFDB readers. The weekend widget has risen to the top of the right sidebar so make sure you check it out for some interesting things to do during the next few days. Let's get you rolling with your morning Sift...
A- In what could be an interesting new feature at Transit Miami, the license plate and photo of a careless driver is shared with readers.
Earlier this evening, around 6:15pm, my fiancé and I decided to ride our bicycles to Miami Beach from Brickell. While riding on north on NE 1st Ave we were nearly sided swiped by two cars within a 30 second period. The first car got away. The second driver wasn’t so lucky. I caught up with him and we exchanged a few words. I told him he almost ran me off the road. He literally came within a foot of hitting me. He proceeded to tell me that I had no idea about what I was talking about because he was a lawyer.B- Coconut Grove Grapevine says the bar closing hearing that was held last night was a total waste of time.
All in all, dozens of people spoke for hours on either side and nothing was decided in the end. Mayor Tomas Regalado sat in the audience through the whole debate, but made no attempt to step in, aside from saying things like better street lighting and parking would help more than the extra two hours from 3 am to 5 am or the City-wide change to 3 am closing time for all.C- Mambi Watch continues their coverage of the controversial Los Van Van concert and informs us that protesters are going to be mobilizing.
According to [Emelio] Izquierdo, who describes himself as a spokesperson for UMAP News, there will be four locations throughout Miami that will be the departure points for caravans heading to the Knight Center, with some locations providing bus transportation. As expected, the Versailles Restaurant in Little Havana is among the departure locations. The protest at the Knight Center is expected to start around 5pm. Izquierdo suggests the theme of the protest be "GOD, DEMOCRACY, AND FREEDOM FOR CUBA.".