After the hero vanquishes the villain, it's usually our cue to leave the theater. And so it is with Hollywood politics. Peter Bober (right), the fresh-faced, sweet-talking protagonist who in lieu of a Bat-mobile drove a Segway, toppled the tyrannical regime of Mara Giulianti a year ago. Say what you ... More >>
Coddle the Cows
ArtsPark Village puts the city at the mercy of developers
Mara Giulianti's allies don't know when to stop
Nobody's talking about the Hollywood Beach Resort, but campaign contributions scream Next Big Thing
Judge Lazarus takes justice into his own hands in the Keith Wasserstrom trial
Well, New Times, anyway
The Sun-Sentinel's front-page feature on Hollywood Mayor Mara Giulianti left me wondering why the hell it had been written, other than to gross us all out with the information that the 62-year-old Giulianti and her husband like to "skinny-dip" in their backyard hot tub. That horrific image is not go ... More >>
Mara Wants "Transparency" Mayor Mara Giulianti, after decades of being against any type of ethics in government at all, has finally seen the light. In her "Facets of the Diamond" column in the puffy South Florida Sun-Times the Hollywood honchess breaks the news that she is now recommending a new "E ... More >>
Michael "Corleone" Giulianti To help you get through the day I thought I'd share this with you. It's from a bullet hole-and-firearm-adorn web site for the "Outlaw Legal Group" in Los Angeles which is run by Michael Giulianti, one of the illustrious sons of Mara Giulianti, our very own mayor of Holly ... More >>
Scarberry Another morning, another day of Hollywood fallout. First came the news last week that four veteran officers in the Hollywood P.D. had become ensnared in an FBI sting. The four believed they were protecting a mob family from New York and helping it run heroin when really the wiseguys were ... More >>
It's the end of an era on Hollywood Beach, where small, cheap motels are all that stand in the way of another playground for the wealthy
A friend just pointed out what he called the quote of the month. I say it might be the quote of the year in local politics. It appears in Todd Wright's story in the Miami Herald about a contentious Hollywood Commission meeting and it comes from the mouth of Commissioner Cathy Anderson. Here's the ke ... More >>
Even with a housing bust and bad court verdicts, the show goes on.
Gov. Jeb Bush's office released e-mails exhanged between the gov and disgraced congressman Mark Foley yesterday and, thankfully, we are none the wiser on the size of Jeb's member. But Dara Kam of the Palm Beach Post reports that there were some interesting exchanges about Foley's concern about getti ... More >>
The Sun-Sentinel's John Holland and Ihosvani Rodriguez have their first version of the Wasserstrom bombshell on the website. Holland is a driven reporter who has been following this thing closely so it's no wonder it's a helluva start (though it is rather vague on how the investigation started). It' ... More >>
A Fox News Stipend for Gay Newsgroup Has Homophobes Worried.
Hollywood's Mara Giulianti voted to bury power lines outside surprise! her very own condo
Once a commission candidate, always a critic:
John Coleman's dance with developers lost him popular support. But will that stop him from spoiling the mayoral race?
Hollywood's power brokers raise a big, frozen margarita glass at a new beachfront eatery
SunCruz’s problems are much deeper than you think they are
A sinister tale of how the mayor of Broward's number two city displaced her number one critic
Letters for February 10, 2000
Districting in Hollywood was supposed to ensure at least one minority candidate on the commission. Think again.
Pushy polling and John Henry passes on Fort Lauderdale
Hollywood gadfly Pete Brewer is on a one-man crusade to expose the city's unnecessary spending on pensions
Bubble, bubble, toil, and trouble
Sea, sun, and pedophilia
Political battles in the city are making it hard for developments like Turtle Nest Suites to win approval. Enter Alan Koslow.
John Coleman and his fellow reform candidates in Hollywood face an uphill battle against mayor Mara and Co.