Manny Diaz

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    January 17, 2013
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    August 14, 2012

    Miami-Dade Election Results Liveblog: Pit Bulls, Primaries, and County Hall

    Miami-Dade voters went to the polls today to vote on a long ballot filled with primary battles for both federal and state level legislative races, and the first (and in some cases, possibly final) rounds of the county mayor race, and several county commission seats. Longtime Miami-Dade State Attorne ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    December 2, 2010
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    March 18, 2010
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    February 19, 2010

    Sources Say Miami City Manager Pete Hernandez Has Resigned

    via City of Miami Pete Hernandez has handed in his resignation.​Miami City Manager Pete Hernandez has handed in his resignation, two of Riptide's sources at City Hall have confirmed. Herandez's ouster is a major victory for Mayor Tomas Regalado, clearing the way for Regalado to bring in an ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    News Roundup: Manny Headed to Harvard; Voters Head to Polls

    It's Election Day! All over again! Voters in Districts 1 and 5 will head to the polls to replace Angel Gonzalez and maybe Michelle Spence-Jones. [CBS4]Former Mayor Manny Diaz is headed to Harvard to be a resident fellow at the JFK School of Government. Guess this means his name is complete ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Weekly Wrap Up: The Friday Cheers Gotdammit

    Photo via Flickr/CC 2.0​You worked all week at your desk job, factory, kitchen, office, street corner, or couch, and now it's time to let loose and let that weekend energy plow you over like a bulldozer. So things are tough all over; jobs, school, money, healthcare, war, that kind of stuff, but we ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    News Roundup

    The President of the United States was in town last night, here's what he did:Was greeted by both protesters and supporters... [SoFlTimes]...Including Kendrick Meek, Dan Gelber, Alex Sink and Manny Diaz. [NakedPolitics]Rallied the democratic base at a fundraiser. [Herald]And raised nearly $1.5 milli ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    The Return of Loco Joe

    Alex Izaguirre​ The tepid race to replace Miami Mayor Manny Diaz could soon get a shot of Sazon if the chatter emanating from city hall is true. A handful of political consultants said earlier today that former Mayor Joe Carollo is seriously considering jumping into the contest. As of now, it ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    News Roundup

    Manny Diaz is going to try bringing Miami 21 before the commission again, and is confident it will pass this time. [Herald]Miami, along with 27 other cities, has made the shortlist US's shortlist to host World Cup Games. All that needs to happen now is for the US to actually win the World Cup bid. [ ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    News Roundup

    The Miami 21 zoning plan surprisingly was defeated last night, probably because Joe Sanchez wants to send a message he is not Manny Diaz's mini-me. [Herald]The suspect in the Sean Taylor murder case had previously pleaded guilty, but he's expected to try to withdraw that plea. [AP]Pictures ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Outrage: Police Review Board Screwed Again By City Politicians

    Back in the bad old days of 2002,  the City of Miami Police Department had some nasty habits: shooting dozens of people, beating suspects, ripping through the city on dangerous chases.City police averaged 80 shootings every year and killed 15 suspects -- most black and poor. Things got so bad t ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalOnce-great writer visits once-great newsroom. [Herald]The death of two infants in March at Miami Children's Hospital is being blamed on bad plumbing that spread a virus. [NBCMiami]More poll numbers confirm what everyone knows: There is a snowball's chance in Hell that Marco Rubio is going to wi ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    The Week That Was: We All Really Deserve a Three Day Weekend

    We are trying not to give up at 6:00pm on a Friday afternoon, but sorry this is the picture. A bunch of cats are being killed down there in South-Dade, but luckily are own Magic City Kitty has escaped the murder's open legs. John Wall went to Kentucky, while Robert Marve picked purdue.&nbs ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Dear Politicians, Please Exploit Your Family Dogs

    The liberal, elitist media would like you to think that Barack Obama is the first ever dog-owning politician in history. Charles Beauregard "Bo" Hussein Kennedy-Obama (yes, we've made that joke today but we will continue to call him that until the Obama administration produces his birth certificate. ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    What Blagojevich Teaches Us About Political Appointments

    Welcome to biggest blatant political scandal in years starring Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich. Basically the dude tried to leverage his power to be able to select the successor to Obama's Senate seat for money (note to wingnuts: There's no evidence that the Obama camp is involved in this at al ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    News Roundup

    Hey, why not? Hair Gelz Carvalho thinks that while all this bail-out stuff is going, the public schools should be bailed out too. [Herald]Manny Diaz would also like some sort of Federal stimulus package that would make his job a lot easier, too. [Reuters]Charlie Crist is considering a moratorium on ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    By Appointment

    Katherine Cue, of course, isn't the only recent controversial appointment to an elected office. Yesterday, Delaware's Governor announced that she would appoint Vice President-elect Joe Biden's chief of staff  Edward Kaufman to his soon to be vacated senate seat. The Governors of Illinois and po ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008

    Go Green

    Hit the streets — it’s good for you!

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    November 5, 2008
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    September 12, 2008

    Homophobe Media Whizzes Not Doing So Great

    This past week, The Miami Herald blasted a comforting message: The state’s proposed gay marriage ban isn’t doing so hot. Polls show Amendment 2 is lacking up to 19 percent of the voter support it needs to pass in Florida. On top of that, Mayor Manny Diaz, the Miami City Commission, and the Browa ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008
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    July 31, 2008

    Tomas Regalado Is the $5,000 Man

    And he's doing just fine, thank you.

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    May 9, 2008

    Convert Coral Way for Bikes

    In recent months, Miami Mayor Manny Diaz and District 3 Commissioner Joe Sanchez have shown increased interest in promoting bicycling in Miami. Last March, Mayor Diaz announced the formation of a new Bicycle Action Committee as part of his Green Commission, which Comm. Sanchez chairs. A month late ... More >>

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    March 19, 2008

    This City . . . Has A Bike Committee!

    Well, it happened: last week, we wrote that Miami mayor Manny Diaz was expected to announce the formation of a bicycling committee at last Thursday’s City Commission meeting. He did: from high on the dais, the mayor announced the formation of the Miami Bicycle Action Committee, a subcommittee of ... More >>

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    February 13, 2008

    Politicians Get Peek-a-Boo from Bicyclists

    Last Saturday, Miami bicyclists riding with Emerge Miami’s Critical Mass were afforded a rare opportunity to engage their elected officials when the ride came upon Commissioners Joe Sanchez, Marc Sarnoff, and Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, schmoozing with locals at the recently-established Legion Park Gr ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007

    Spence-Jones Faces Indictment

    State attorney investigates ethically challenged Miami commissioner.

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    October 4, 2007

    Surprise Pregnancy Stuns EMTs

    Kendall girl gives birth after complaining of stomach cramps

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    September 20, 2007

    John Timoney, Americas Worst Cop

    He has spent 138 days on the road in just a few years on the job. Whos minding the Miami Police Department?

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    March 8, 2007

    Booby Tube Trap

    Probable cause got flaws like dirty drawers.

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    March 9, 2006

    Arriola Resign? Fuhgeddaboutit!

    In the wake of Miami's fire fee scandal, the city manager goes nuclear on the Herald, Tomas Regalado, and taxpayers

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    November 24, 2005

    21,000 Code Citations Can't Be Wrong

    Three years into the Magic City's battle against illegal minutiae, residents want to know: quality of life? Whose?

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    September 15, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of September 15 , 2005

    New logos, bad awards shows, and pricey nightclubs

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    July 14, 2005
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    June 2, 2005

    Terror Alert, Miami Style

    Clandestine meetings and a hungry press

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    August 19, 2004


    There are good reasons to vote August 31, but the county mayor's race isn't one of them. Here are five reasons why.

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    June 3, 2004

    Head Case

    No buts about it

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    April 29, 2004

    Density Turns on the Radio

    WLRN grovels; school board makes vote count

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    December 25, 2003
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    November 27, 2003

    Rah Power

    Cheerleaders get their props

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    October 16, 2003

    The People's Bank is Now Open

    You're smart and hard-working, but you don't qualify for the loan that could mean success

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    May 22, 2003

    Lehtinen for Mayor

    Unless Manny Diaz tops him, Dexter is the hottest candidate for the 2004 county race

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    December 12, 2002

    Poor Miami: More Good Ideas

    According to these folks, there's hope for America's most impoverished city

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    November 21, 2002

    Raul Martinez's Goddaddy

    Why was Camilo Padreda so anxious to save the Chief?

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    June 20, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of June 20, 2002

    What, is everybody's brother gay?

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    May 23, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of May 23, 2002

    Comments about black people, gay people, and restaurant people

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    May 16, 2002


    Three Kings Parade

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    January 17, 2002

    What a Difference a Bay Makes

    On the Beach side gay life flourishes, but on the Miami side it's Anita Bryant déjà vu

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    November 22, 2001

    Riptide über alles

    How Manny Diaz got to be Mayor of Miami

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