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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Interviews with two finalists for Hollywood CRA Executive Director slated for Thursday: Tangie White, Julio Martinez

Above, October 27, 2010 photo by South Beach Hoosier of Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Florida, looking northwest.

I was up in Hollywood late Wednesday afternoon to check out the Early Voting scene at the site for it in Southeast Broward County, the Hollywood branch of the Broward County Library, which has been the source of some customer service/usability complaints by me to County and Library Division officials over the past two months, as well as Hollywood city officials.
(I'll have more to say about the specifics of those complaints soon, but not now.)

Above, October 27, 2010 photo by South Beach Hoosier of the Hollywood branch of the Broward County Library, looking southeast.

I plan on running some of the better photos of what I shot Wednesday afternoon within the next day or so, but I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know something important.

Above, October 27, 2010 photo by South Beach Hoosier.

While I was up there, I took advantage of the proximity and walked into the next-door Hollywood City Hall, one of my home away from homes, and what I found on their Sunshine Board, i.e. postings of upcoming public meetings, sort of surprised me.

Not that you would know anything about it at all from reading the Miami Herald or the South Florida Sun-Sentinel or even local TV, because they have NEVER mentioned it, but the finalists for the very critical position of Executive Director of the Hollywood CRA has been narrowed down to two candidates: Julio Martinez and Tangie White.

It turns out that closed-door interviews with them will take place on Thursday afternoon at Hollywood City Hall, after which I hope to post some professional career information about them and let you know when the City Commission is tentatively scheduled to decide the matter.

I formally requested that biographical/resume info as well as copies of their applications today, but because it was so late in the day, I agreed to wait until tomorrow afternoon to pick it up.

You'd think that having actually written a few times about what's been gone on with the Hollywood Downtown CRA and the Beach CRA for the last few years, after-the-fact, as well as the vague reasons given for why the last CRA Director left so soon after being hired -and the Herald somewhat curiously patting themselves on the back after being LATE to the party on these stories- the two newspapers would actually want to engage in some pro-active reporting.

Below is the notice as it appeared on the board when I snapped this shot.

Above, October 27, 2010 photo by South Beach Hoosier of Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Florida, looking northwest.
P.S. August 2011 Update:

I found out a few months after I first posted this that there were many more people interviewed for the position, but the City of Hollywood would NOT provide that complete list to me.

Given that the CRA position has been like a revolving door, I can tell you without a doubt that 99% of the voters in Hollywood can NOT tell you the current name of the CRA director -Jorge Camejo.
You'd think the City Commission would have a problem with that, but they seem not to.

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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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View of Rio De Janeiro from my room.

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"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." - Martin Luther King, Sept. 1962. #MLK I was a young kid living in #Memphis with my family that April night in 1968 when we returned home from a trip to #McDonalds and like so many nights before, I raced to the TV set in the living room to beat my two younger sisters to be the one who turned on the TV. As my parents walked in and settled down on the family couch, to see what was on TV, literally, within one minute, came the Breaking News that Dr. King had been shot elsewhere in the city. And the news only got worse as the night went on as news soon confirmed that Dr. King had died as a result of the assassination attempt, and soon there was widespread looting and violence in Memphis, the very things he had adamantly opposed. Eventually came the news that the city was under curfew, and sometime before midnight, because my family lived in a new-ish apt. complex that was on the same road as the nearby Armory, my parents and I and many of our neighbors watched in silence from the sidewalk/curb as tanks driven by members of the mobilized National Guard drove towards downtown Memphis, because the city's powers-that-be had decided that this would show the people who was boss. As my mother tells the story, one of my neighbors remarked on the irony of U.S. Army tanks being used to try to stop violence by Americans who were upset about the murder of a great man who had won the #NobelPeacePrize. It was the first time I remember ever hearing this strange word: #irony.

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When you leave but bring the spare key because it is yours to keep.

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2 0 1 7. I made new mistakes and old ones again. I learned things I didn't know and I things I had already learned the hard way but needed to repeat either way. I fell in love again and again, with the same man, and realized that is the way to do it. I stopped thinking life happened to me and started enjoying taking control of what tomorrow would entail. I wrote even when it hurt and I apologized even when they didn't. I almost gave up but woke up and stood up and spoke up and didn't budge and moved on and forgave myself for not always knowing what to do. I decided the most important thing is to be proud of who I become and to make sure she is someone to be proud of. All I truly have is the opportunity to be whoever I want to be, and knowing that is everything.

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I'm not the only poet in this relationship ❥

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The boyfriend of Mikaela -Malin and Jennifer's sister- wrote above: "Honey, you are my everything, my dream, my imagination, my reality, my future. Sounds like something that I would write to someone special -and have!
FYI: There are 10 photos below, including a rare one of yours truly!