Earl Warren, of Fort Dodge, was shopping at the Key on Central Friday afternoon when he heard loud banging noises from across the street.,When he looked outside, he was among the first to notice a section of the building at 1031 Central Ave. leaning out.,The tilting section of the wall fell in three large chunks shortly before 2:40 p.m., raining bricks, dust, mortar and bits of wood down onto the sidewalk and into 11th Street.,Fierke said Friday afternoon that the building owner is responsible for removing any part of the building that is in imminent danger of of falling down.,As he surveyed the fallen bricks Friday afternoon, he remained grateful it wasn’t worse.
For the first time in years, Central Florida won’t be the home base for a U.S. Senator.,But now, as Central Florida and the I-4 Corridor grows stronger in importance in both state and national elections, it will lose its local presence in the upper chamber as Southwest Floridian Rick Scott joins U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Miami on Tuesday.,While a number of lawmakers and officials played a hand in its location and its funding, including U.S. Rep. John Mica, as a Republican Senator from Central Florida, “I was in a unique place and time to nudge [President Bush’s] Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Jim Nicholson.,Rubio, who also has an office in Orlando, visited Central Florida six times in 2018, including attending the Republican Party meeting at the Rosen Centre in January, discussing Puerto Rico issues in April and September in Kissimmee and meeting with the Greater Orlando Sports Commission in December about Orlando’s World Cup bid.,Democrat Linda Chapin, who preceded Martinez as mayor, said the region’s congressional delegation will also play an increased role – especially as its three Democratic sophomore representatives, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Winter Park, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, and U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Orlando, are now in the majority.
Ryan Tuchman, 41, and Danny Tuchman, 35, are co-owners of the North Shore location for Hi-Five Sports Clubs.,Ryan: During that time, we were working on the heels of the success of our San Francisco Sports Zone location so we were handling due diligence on best ways to scale this concept and how to do that, and malls were a natural for it.,Danny: We focus on the kids having fun, and sportsmanship, teaching respect, responsibility and leadership.,Ryan: We believe that a child’s first experience with youth sports needs to be … not intimidating and fun.,Ryan: On top of that, drawing from my childhood, what we want is for kids to take away from this experience and be able to do the same thing with their friends at a local park or at home in their driveway.
WASHINGTON — Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West’s iconic national parks on Monday, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty.,The 10th day of the partial federal government shutdown, which has forced furloughs of hundreds of thousands of federal government employees, has left many parks without most of the rangers and others who staff campgrounds and otherwise keep parks running.,Unlike shutdowns in some previous administrations, the Trump administration was leaving parks open to visitors despite the staff furloughs, said John Garder, senior budget director of the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association.,Feltges and other business owners around Joshua Tree had stepped into the gap as much as possible, hauling trailers into the park to empty overflowing trash bins and sweeping and stocking restrooms that were still open, Feltges said.,At Yosemite, Snider, the local resident, said crowds of visitors were driving into the park to take advantage of free admission, with only a few park rangers working and a limited number of restrooms open.
An aircraft bound for Boeing Field obscures the gleaming sun, flying so low that it feels as though it might land in Harper's salsa.Harper stops to contemplate whether he could throw his support behind a potential run for the White House by Howard Schultz, owner of Starbucks, a Seattle institution.,Schultz completed this transaction 12 years ago, but in Seattle, where bitter Sonics fans still abound, it might as well have been yesterday.How a Schultz presidential candidacy, presumably taking flight with a bid for the Democratic nomination, would play nationally is an open question.,"He sold Seattle down the river, knowing full well what Bennett was going to do," adds Dotzauer, refusing to believe Schultz's claim that he thought Bennett would try to keep the team in Seattle.,The Schultz family left the latter neighborhood after a private driveway they built through a public park didnt go over too well with their neighbors.The office housing Jason Reids and Adam Browns film production companies sits hard by a set of railroad tracks in SoDo, a heavily industrial neighborhood south of downtown Seattle.,There are similarities, to be sure: Both men were raised in New York City (Trump in an affluent Queens neighborhood, Schultz in public housing in Brooklyn), both are polarizing figures in the cities they now call home, both are wealthy businessmen, and should Schultz choose to run, he would have exactly the same amount of experience in public office as Trump had when he successfully ran: zero.But Kaushik thinks it's unfair to compare the two, noting, "Schultz, in his life and work, has shown a genuine belief in the importance of public service and the responsibilities that come with it in a way that Donald Trump absolutely has not.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: 7 p.m., Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, 350 N. Orchard Ave., Vacaville.,Billiards: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fairfield Adult Recreation Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive.,Aquatic Fitness: 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aquatics Complex, Allan Witt Park, 1741 W. Texas St., Fairfield.,Line Dancing: 10 a.m. to noon, Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City.,Info: Wonderland Ice Skating Experience: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Vacaville Ice Sports, 550 Davis St., Vacaville.
The old signs have started coming down at Toyota Park in Bridgeview as the stadium begins its switchover to Seatgeek Stadium.,A longtime sports bar in Countryside served its final drinks Sunday before ending its 22-year run at the end of the year.,Items collected at the company’s Bedford Park location were donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.,Carousel Checks has opened in its new offices at 11152 Southwest Highway in Palos Hills after moving from its longtime home in Bridgeview.,The company was founded in 2003 as Parker Machines by former Palos Hills resident Andrew Crim.