A Tallahassee proposal to force Miami-Dade to end its 23-year ban on pit bulls took a major hit last night when a group of county commissioners supported giving Dade voters a say in whether to keep the prohibition. The House bill's sponsor said he'd withdraw his legislation if the ban went to a c ... More >>
C-Ride is a Carol City rapper well known in Miami's underground. You can hear his name ringing in the streets from Richmond Heights to County Line Road and past. He has a new album out called "The Arab Store" and it's available as a free download through his website. The album is executive produc ... More >>
via wikimedia commonsMe in 30 years. Creeping into 3rd quarter 2009 and things may be starting to look up for the economy, maybe even in Florida, possibly even Dade. Could be the thought of Summer's heat subsiding, but the the streets are talking, and there's optimism in the air. Recent South Flo ... More >>
via Wikimedia CommonsInuit medicine man.10. Garlic for a scorpion sting - Sure you city folk probably don't have scorpion problems, but in rural Dade they do. The sulfur in garlic might neutralize toxins if you get stung. 9. Mango for heat stroke - You been outside lately? It's scorching hot. Que ... More >>
We take it all back -- all the vitriol regarding the lack of a public process for the new stadium, all the accusations of backroom deals, dirty money, and no-bid contracts. Build the Marlins whatever they want. This team is amazing. 3-0? How about 162-0? How about just by watching them on TV, I was ... More >>
The Burger Beast is a South Florida eating machine chewing his way through fried-food-America and blogging his reviews of various establishments at BurgerBeast.com. Most of his posts center on Dade and Broward, but they also cover cities as far as Atlanta, where he recently found himself, and soon M ... More >>
If you haven't heard of the Fort Lauderdale based hip-hop group, Major League, they've been making a strong name for themselves as one of the hardest working groups in South Florida for close to a year now. They gig all over town, throw a weekly every Friday at the White Room, and operate one of the ... More >>
Last week, Riptide reported the unveiling of two new bus "shelters" (think benches with roofs) outside the Miami U.S. Veterans Medical Center at 12th Avenue and 16th Street. Mayor Diaz himself cut the ribbon, with three city commissioners, one city manager, and a small flock of corporate flacks from ... More >>
Opening shots on September 10th's gay-rights ballot
Developers are hungrily eyeing Dade's agricultural heartland, where farmers are a dwindling breed
Bulldozers. Pesticides. Fertilizers. If you live in South Florida, golf's threat to the ecosystem might get you teed off.
It feels good to do it. But recycling doesn't always save money or protect the environment.
A salute to the small but dedicated cadre of elevator professionals who see to it that your next ride won't be your last
Scaling Mount Trashmore, sorting through the clues to the mystery of everyday life
Dade's property tax assessment appeals system features sloppy record-keeping, a lack of oversight -- and a whole lot of money for those who know how to ask for it
Six years in the works and still controversial: Dade environmental officials submit their manatee-protection proposal
And one big raspberry for the supervisors who allowed Dade's AmeriCorps to go down the tubes
Dade and its municipalities have more sister cities than you can shake a nightstick at
Undeterred by Miami's history of hops flops, local microbreweries unleash a new round of beer pressure
It's sad when a manatee dies because of a careless boater. What took place on Watson Island went beyond sad.
When authorities pledged to reflood the Everglades, they tried to accommodate residents of the 8 1/2 Square Mile Area in Southwest Dade. They're still trying.
A century of messing with Mother Nature has robbed the Everglades of too much water. Now we don't even have enough for ourselves.
By state law, judges get elected just like politicians -- a system so idiotic it's criminal. Will somebody please reproach the bench?
The fight to end homelessness has moved to the boardrooms -- and Donna MacDonald, brash and outspoken, is having trouble finding a way in
A "proactive" Metro-Dade is dragged kicking and screaming into environment consciousness
The housewife who saved FDR's life, the ghosts that roam Vizcaya, the sea serpent of Biscayne Bay, and other Miami legends, yarns, and flat-out lies
It's a fair bet that your favorite Dade big shot is a sure shot, too
Which will kill you first: Commuting regularly across I-395 in the pitch blackness, or holding your breath until the DOT fixes the streetlights?
Imagine a string of saloons where the barstools are comfy, the conversation giddy, and the drinks are always free
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers. Fido is another matter.
Cutbacks in the state attorney's Worthless Check Division may have given carte blanche to aspiring check bouncers
When is a taxi not a taxi? When it's a limousine. And when is a limo legal? Not very often.
Crushed in a garbage truck, poisoned by a landlady, crapped out-literally--during a dice game. These and more are buried in this county's cemetaries, and come Halloween night, they'll be dying to get out