6 Crime & Safety An Indiana man suspected of multiple vehicle burglaries in Manatee County was arrested in Sarasota, the sheriff's office said. Tiffany Razzano , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Replies MANATEE COUNTY, FL — An Indiana man faces charges related to multiple vehicle burglaries in Manatee County, authorities said. Michael Martin, 38, was taken into custody Wednesday night in the 900 block of University Parkway in Sarasota, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office news release. His arrest came following several days of investigative work by MCSO detectives with assistance from the Sarasota Police Department and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Martin is suspected of committing numerous burglaries of unlocked vehicle in neighborhoods between Lockwood Ridge Road and Palm Aire Drive on Saturday, the sheriff’s office said. Based on surveillance photos and other evidence, detectives … [Read more...] about Vehicle Burglaries: 1 Charged In Break-Ins, Manatee Sheriff Says
We cannot Afford A Spring Break Vacation
0 This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Kids & Family Spring break is coming up and many families can't afford a trip. This article discusses how to explain it to kids & look at being grateful Michael Rubino, Ph.D, MFT , Community Contributor Posted Reply Spring break is around the corner and high school students are wondering where their family will be going. Many college freshmen are hoping their parents will give them enough money so they can go to Mexico or Florida. Many high school and college students feel they are entitled to spring break because they have to work hard in school. https://yourteenmag.com/family-life/communication/no-plans-for-spring-break http://www.RubinoCounseling.com or his Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/drrubino3 . Thank Reply Share The views expressed in this post are the … [Read more...] about We cannot Afford A Spring Break Vacation
How to Pay Off a Porn Star (If You Really Must)
We’ve all been there. You’re running for federal office, the race is hot, the polls are tight, but you’re doing OK. Then, whammo: A porn star informs you that she’s about to tell the world you had an extramarital affair with her a few months after your wife gave birth to your youngest child . What do you do? You pay her off, of course. Well, let’s not be hasty. Maybe you should deny and ride it out—an especially appealing option if it was a lie or a dubious claim that the vast majority of people, including your wife, would not find credible. Joe Biden did this in 2020 and won. But you’re not Joe Biden. You’re a self-aggrandizing womanizer with a known history of extramarital affairs and allegations of sexual misconduct . Worse, one day before this porn star approached you, the world learned that—right around the time of this alleged affair—you’d also been caught on tape bragging that you’re so famous you can do “anything” you want to women, like, for … [Read more...] about How to Pay Off a Porn Star (If You Really Must)
From tech hub to empty husk: How S.F. building shows city’s latest cycle of boom to bust
One of the saddest architectural sights on the blocks near San Francisco’s Civic Center is the backside of 1455 Market Street . The ground floor is coated in speckled beige concrete that looks as if it was patterned by pushing giant egg cartons into wet cement. The walls above are the same concrete, but here the facade shifts to a ribbed corduroy finish that’s not necessarily an improvement. The stubby, 16-story tower atop the five-story base has a certain blunt rigor. The scene along Market Street does its best to be inviting, no easy task within two blocks of misery-filled United Nations Plaza. Overall, though, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would want to work here — and no surprise that the tech firms that briefly made this a coveted address have packed or are packing their bags. Once again in San Francisco, as in all cities, the underlying power of place is reasserting itself. Or to put it in real estate terms: location, location, location. I visited 1455 Market … [Read more...] about From tech hub to empty husk: How S.F. building shows city’s latest cycle of boom to bust
Office rents rise in once-blighted Mid-Market
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 2 An office shortage in San Francisco's existing high-tech district is aiding the revival of the Mid-Market neighborhood, as young companies migrate to a new hub with fast-rising rents. Asking rates on Market Street between Fifth Street and Van Ness Avenue jumped 18 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier to an average of $46.48 a square foot, data from brokerage CBRE Group show. Internet firms have driven the gains. The once-bleak stretch of largely empty buildings has had $2.4 billion in development and property sales since 2011, including projects by Hudson Pacific Properties, AvalonBay Communities and Shorenstein Properties, according to CBRE. San Francisco's surging job growth and scant new-office supply sparked the renewal, along with a 4.4 percent vacancy rate in the South of Market neighborhood that constrained growth there. "We knew there was going to be overflow, but … [Read more...] about Office rents rise in once-blighted Mid-Market
Who Fears a Free Mikhail Khodorkovsky?
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once his country’s richest man, has resided in “gulag lite,” as he calls the Russian penal system under Vladimir Putin, for six years. Since the spring, on most working days he is roused at 6:45 in the morning, surrounded by guards and packed into an armored van for the drive to court. For two hours each way, the man who once supplied 2 percent of the world’s oil crouches in a steel cage measuring 47 by 31 by 20 inches. Convicted of tax evasion and fraud in 2005, Khodorkovsky now faces a fresh set of charges that add up to the supposed theft of $30 billion. In the dark of the van, Khodorkovsky tries to prepare for his trial, replaying in his mind his night reading, the daily stack of documents from his lawyers. But Russia’s most famous prisoner worries too about what would happen if a car slammed into the van. (Collisions are routine in Moscow’s clotted avenues.) “Your chances of making it out alive,” he wrote me one day this summer, “at any speed, are next to … [Read more...] about Who Fears a Free Mikhail Khodorkovsky?