It appears as though everyone in the South Florida blogosphere decided that Wednesday was the day to post. It seems like it's either feast or famine around here. Enjoy a bountiful evening Sift.
A- AshAndBurn shares some images of events he's been kicking around the last few days.
B- Martin Luther King Day thoughts from Searching for Signs and Bark Bark Woof Woof. From the latter...
If you don't remember Dr. King when he was alive, you are certainly aware of his life and his legacy, and I don't just mean because you might get the day off on his birthday in January. Regardless of your race, your religion, your sex, or your occupation, Dr. King's work has changed it, either during your lifetime or setting the stage for it now. And no matter what history may record of his life as a man, a preacher, a father, a husband, or a scholar, it is hard to imagine what this country -- and indeed the world -- would be like had he not been with us for all too brief a time.C- Eye on Miami associates a boatload of South Florida legislators with a anti-gay Christian group.
D- Troubles continue at the Miami Beach Police Department, as Random Pixels notes.
Miami Beach Police Chief Ray Martinez will recommend the demotion of one of his police lieutenants Random Pixels has learned.E- South Florida Theatre Scene wraps up The Carbonell Awards that were held last night.
Martinez plans to recommend that Miami Beach police Lieutenant Paul Acosta be demoted to the rank of sergeant.
One word kept coming up again and again and again; and it wasn't "winner" or "loser." The word everyone kept using was "community."F- This year, Go Hydrology! thinks twice about wading into a pool of water in the swamp.
"I'm so lucky to live in such a community of actors." "We have a wonderful theater community." "I'm so proud to be a part of this theater community."
Members of our community made sure to mention their debt to the Caldwell Theater and Clive Cholerton as they won awards for work done at other theaters; so many of us have worked there at least once over the years. Most accepting their awards thanked the other nominees in that category - acknowledging that this year, everyone had a legitimate claim to the recognition.
G- A Colombian chicken chain is on it's way to Brickell, says Eater Miami.
A branch of Colombia's popular rotisserie chicken chain Kokoriko will open on Brickell sometime this month featuring the fine fare of Mexico City native and James Beard nominee, chef Richard Sandoval.H- Ever wonder what happens when you're on the way to a fetish party and your car breaks down in Miami-Dade County? Wonder no more because Salty Eggs has the story.
I was in provocative clothing and put in a vulnerable situation, so I stayed in my car and called roadside assistance. All my doors were shut, all windows up. (I eventually got scared when a man speaking gibberish pulled up on his bicycle.) The hoots and hollers can get bad enough in the daytime while I’m in baggy sweaters. I cringed at the thought of getting hollered at there, hunkered down in my Chevy TrailBlazer.I- The Miami Bike Scene shares a couple videos from last Friday's Critical Mass ride.
J- South Florida Guy is down with the food trucks in Hollywood.
Today was the first attempt to bring these rolling kitchens to Hollywood City Hall. What I understand from the Assistant City Manager, Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark, is this four week experiment may be extended if it's successful. Personally, I hope so since it's a half block from my office. I like to walk to lunch and there are plenty of places nearby. I've eaten locally for years. This is more of an exciting treat than an everyday lunch choice. Maybe a bit on the pricey side for some, but I love trying new flavor combinations and a couple of bucks is a small price to pay for unique and inventive flavors.K- Transit Miami trains their video camera on a Brickell sidewalk and captures the action as cars ignore humans.