Dozens of Broward Sheriff's Office deputies descended on Cypress Bay High School on Friday to quell an on-campus disturbance involving hundreds of students. Thanks to the quick-thinking hand of justice that is the BSO, the disturbance was quickly and efficiently silenced, and the suspect, a 17-year ... More >>
At 9 one Saturday morning in mid-August, David Parga threw back the barn doors at his Southwest Ranches farm to a surprise. Marco, one of his two horses, was gone. Parga's first thought: Someone has stolen Marco -- or maybe, by some measure of equine wizardry, Marco escaped. He was wrong on both ... More >>
On a day when President Obama announced that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will take steps to stop deporting people who came to the U.S. illegally as children, there's more big news on immigration close to home.ICE has issued a press release to the media, as reported by Local 10 and othe ... More >>
Oh, what fun it must be to be a congressional representative, traveling your home territory in search of causes to support, being bombarded at every turn by lobbyists and carefully crafted P.R. Balancing pork-barrel people-pleasers with national security interests (and those of your campaign dono ... More >>
Ortis faces off with Southwest Ranches Mayor Jeff Nelson.We've just discovered the austere yet intriguing Twitter account of Southwest Ranches Town Attorney Keith Poliakoff -- perhaps the perfect 140-character medium for the man who stated, "the less we say, the better off we will be."His feed di ... More >>
Photos by Stefan KamphSouthwest Ranches Mayor Jeff Nelson, ICE Director Gary Mead, and CCA exec Tony GrandeMike Machak, who has the unenviable job of public affairs manager for prison contractor CCA, stood at the door of the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines, looking at the line of opp ... More >>
We reported last week from the scene of a Southwest Ranches town hall meeting where so many people showed up to protest a proposed immigrant detention pen that BSO deputies just started blocking people from entering the council chambers, citing fire code.The detention center wasn't on the agenda ... More >>
Canada I have mixed emotions on this day. On the one hand, it's great news that John Canada has been terminated as Southwest Ranches manager, as the council's decision will bring an end to one of the most corrupt fiefdoms in recent South Florida history. And town councilman Jeff Nelson deserves a ... More >>
We objected to John Canada's abuse of power. But the state didn't.
A Broward dealmaker (and ex-con) strikes up a friendship with a county commissioner's husband.
A group of political opportunists is cashing in on the rural town of Southwest Ranches