Ralph de la Cruz

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    April 2, 2009

    Taxpayers Expense: $30,000 To Pretty Up Senator's Office

    State Sen. Eleanor Sobel is renting an office from the City of Hollywood. Nothing wrong with that. What is wrong is that the city is planning to spend $30,000 to renovate the office for Sobel and the lobbyists and suckers -- oops, I mean constituents -- who visit her. I ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Ralph Says Goodbye

      Ralph De La Cruz, who had a column with the Sun-Sentinel for more than seven years, wasn't given the opportunity to write a farewell (his final column, which was about farting, actually ran this weekend). So he made his goodbye here in a post below. Some of it: ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    UPDATED: Latest Round Of Layoffs Have Begun At Sun-Sentinel

    An anonymous source supplied three names that I won't repeat until further word, but they are all three very high-profile journalists. The faces of the newspaper, in fact. I'm afraid tomorrow is going to be Black Thursday. UPDATED: Okay, this is now from multiple sources (including a comment below): ... More >>

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    April 29, 2008
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    December 10, 2007
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    August 28, 2007
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    July 30, 2007
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    December 4, 2006

    Sinking Saban

    The Dolphins blew it yesterday, or I should say the Dolphins' offense blew it. Had Miami beaten Jacksonville, they'd have been in the thick of the playoff race, believe it or not. And even though Jax QB David Garrard was sensational, the D held them pretty well. Naw, it was Joey Harrington, O-coordi ... More >>

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    November 13, 2006
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    November 7, 2006

    Don't Vote... It Only Encourages Them

    I keed. Vote. It's important. Ralph De La Cruz has an inspirational column about it in the Sun-Sentinel today, but for some reason it's not on the newspaper's web site. So if you don't have the paper, you'll just have to take my word for it. But there's more than just voting happening today -- t ... More >>

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    September 21, 2006

    De La Cruz Empowering Cheapskates Everywhere

    Lifestyles columnist Ralph de la Cruz asks us in a headline today, "'Are we tightwads for wanting our 'loose change'?" The answer, before we go any further, is a resounding "hells yes." But here's the key passage, which comes after he tells the story of his family getting overbilled one Thanksgiving ... More >>

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    August 21, 2006

    Weekend Walkup

    -- Ralph De La Cruz impressed the hell out of me this weekend. Check out this courageous little column. -- The story by Thomas R. Collins and Tony Doris on West Palm Commissioner Jim Exline's conflict of interest shows that Palm Beach Post is still, pound-for-pound, the best watchdog of local poli ... More >>

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    March 30, 2006

    Tube Boobs Take Over Newspaperland

    Newspapers have lost it lately over television. The fearless leaders of the industry seem to think it sells newspapers to talk about television and reporters are more than happy to oblige them by writing about it. Beats work, you know. There's nothing wrong with good TV reporting, but endless jabber ... More >>

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    November 21, 2002

    That's not Journalism. That's Poetry!

    The biggest, baddest bloviators in town match witlessness in our Columnist Poetry Slam