Coral Gables http://wlrn.org en How Miami's Cute New Trolleys Led To A Civil-Rights Investigation http://wlrn.org/post/how-miamis-cute-new-trolleys-led-civil-rights-investigation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In recent years, snazzy trolleys painted like </span>old-timey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> street cars have been rolling on Miami-Dade streets.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They're free to ride and hit hotspots from Miami’s Midtown to Coral Gables. </span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:13:27 +0000 Arianna Prothero 30130 at http://wlrn.org How Miami's Cute New Trolleys Led To A Civil-Rights Investigation West Grove Trolley Garage Unearths Vulnerabilities Of Low-Income Neighborhoods http://wlrn.org/post/west-grove-trolley-garage-unearths-vulnerabilities-low-income-neighborhoods <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami’s West Grove residents, unhappy a trolley garage servicing Coral Gables was built in their neighborhood, may soon be able to claim a small victory. After a series of legal battles <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/how-miamis-cute-new-trolleys-led-civil-rights-investigation" target="_blank">including a civil-rights investigation</a>, Coral Gables and the garage's developer are now looking to pull out of the West Grove. </span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:35:35 +0000 Arianna Prothero 30056 at http://wlrn.org West Grove Trolley Garage Unearths Vulnerabilities Of Low-Income Neighborhoods What West Grove Residents Are Saying About The Trolley Garage http://wlrn.org/post/what-west-grove-residents-are-saying-about-trolley-garage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city of Coral Gables has a short-term solution to the battle over a trolley garage it has built in West&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coconut Grove. The solution is to move the garage to Coral Gables, the community the trolleys serve. The only problem is that the new facility won't be ready for another two to three years.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Residents in the West Grove aren't too pleased with the solution.&nbsp;</p><p>Williams Armbrister is a community activist fighting against the garage since the project was first announced.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:39:36 +0000 Lisann Ramos 28795 at http://wlrn.org What West Grove Residents Are Saying About The Trolley Garage What (Pre-Approved) Home Colors Are Trendy In Coral Gables? http://wlrn.org/post/what-pre-approved-home-colors-are-trendy-coral-gables <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; ">In the city of Coral Gables, you can't paint the exterior of your home unless the color is pre-approved by the city's Board of Architects, otherwise you'll need to:</span></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:29:05 +0000 Karelia Arauz 17918 at http://wlrn.org What (Pre-Approved) Home Colors Are Trendy In Coral Gables? How Coral Gables Has Been Doing Since It Lifted The Pickup Truck Ban http://wlrn.org/post/how-coral-gables-has-been-doing-it-lifted-pickup-truck-ban <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; ">For residents of the city of Coral Gables, there are all kinds of strict rules and regulations,&nbsp;<a href="http://wlrn.org/post/you-cant-own-elephant-coral-gables-and-other-weird-laws" target="_blank">like the ones that we explored yesterday</a>.</span></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:36:26 +0000 Karelia Arauz 17665 at http://wlrn.org How Coral Gables Has Been Doing Since It Lifted The Pickup Truck Ban You Can't Own An Elephant In Coral Gables (And Other Weird Laws) http://wlrn.org/post/you-cant-own-elephant-coral-gables-and-other-weird-laws <p></p><p>Coral Gables has a reputation for its very strict—and frequently unusual—city codes.</p><p>As recently as 2007, the entire zoning code was revamped, but to this day, there are still a few ordinances that are... well, peculiar.</p><p>While flipping through the <a href="http://www.coralgables.com/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=7951">464-page zoning code manual</a>, there were seven ordinances that stood out.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:45:48 +0000 Karelia Arauz 17565 at http://wlrn.org You Can't Own An Elephant In Coral Gables (And Other Weird Laws) Former Franklin Roosevelt Campaign Manager Settled In Pioneer-Era Coral Gables http://wlrn.org/post/former-franklin-roosevelt-campaign-manager-settled-pioneer-era-coral-gables <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">My father, Ernest Peyton Jones, worked for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was his campaign manager for the southeastern United States and became the associate commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration. &nbsp;&nbsp;My mother, Betty Schwab Jones, was the secretary for Sen. George Norris of Nebraska.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">They married in 1936 and lived in Washington.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 14:22:00 +0000 Louan Jones Zagarino 14195 at http://wlrn.org Former Franklin Roosevelt Campaign Manager Settled In Pioneer-Era Coral Gables Miami-Dade Public Transportation Has Many Options, And Some Are 'Not Bad' http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-public-transportation-has-many-options-and-some-are-not-bad <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For many years I both lived and worked in Coral Gables, and since my house was less than a mile from work, I decided to ditch my car and purchased a scooter. I conveniently biked, walked or </span>scootered<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> around town. I could get to the beach or the Grove by scooter, bike or public </span>transportation<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:58:07 +0000 Christine Rupp 8208 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Public Transportation Has Many Options, And Some Are 'Not Bad' Tonight: Come Hang Out With Us At Books & Books http://wlrn.org/post/tonight-come-hang-out-us-books-books <p></p><p>Florida voters could decide the 2012 presidential election. We have more electoral votes than any other swing state. Miami Herald Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Patrick Farrell and WLRN-Miami Herald News radio reporter Kenny Malone are on a 10-day quest to capture the faces and voices of the powerful Florida voter. Maybe it's an oyster farmer in Apalachicola, a psychic in Cassadaga, a bartender in Cedar Key, a tomato picker in Immokalee.</p><p><a href="https://plus.google.com/113315037894882229046/about?gl=us&amp;hl=en">Join us for a discussion upon their return.</a></p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:37:54 +0000 2907 at http://wlrn.org Tonight: Come Hang Out With Us At Books & Books Front-Row Seat To Death Row execution http://wlrn.org/post/front-row-seat-death-row-execution-0 <p>Before his execution by lethal injection in Florida State Prison on September 28, Manuel Valle had spent 33 years on Death Row for killing Coral Gables Police Officer Louis Pena in 1978 and wounding another officer during a traffic stop. Valle was driving a stolen car and ran a red light. Officer Pena pulled him over and was subsequently shot in the neck. Valle fled, but was caught two days later.</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 19:11:32 +0000 Patricia Mazzei 3626 at http://wlrn.org Front-Row Seat To Death Row execution True South Florida Story: Club Kid http://wlrn.org/post/true-south-florida-story-club-kid <p><strong style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><span style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:10:50 +0000 Jeremy Glazer 2449 at http://wlrn.org True South Florida Story: Club Kid True South Florida Story: Drama http://wlrn.org/post/true-south-florida-story-drama <p><strong><a href="http://lipservicestories.com/" target="_blank" title="Lip Service"><em>Lip Service</em></a> co-producer <a href="http://wlrnunderthesun.org/2011/01/10-questions-with-esther-martinez/" target="_self" title="10 Questions with Esther">Esther Martinez</a> read her story <em>Drama</em> at a live event she helped produce with <em>Under the Sun</em> at the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables. The sold-out event featured true stories about life in South Florida. The full show will air on WLRN June 4-5.</strong></p> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:02:58 +0000 Staff 2725 at http://wlrn.org True South Florida Story: Drama True South Florida Story: Respect http://wlrn.org/post/true-south-florida-story-respect <p><strong>Assistant State Attorney <a href="http://wlrnunderthesun.org/2011/01/10-questions-with-brenda-mezick/" target="_self" title="10 Questions with Brenda">Brenda Mezick</a> read her story <em>Respect</em> at a live event produced by <em>Under the Sun</em> and <a href="http://lipservicestories.com/" target="_blank" title="Lip Service"><em>Lip Service</em></a> at the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables. The sold-out event featured true stories about life in South Florida. The full show will air on WLRN June 4-5.</strong></p> Thu, 12 May 2011 17:20:39 +0000 Brenda Mezick 2714 at http://wlrn.org True South Florida Story: Respect