Craig Curry entered Coral Gables High in 1965 after court-ordered integration. In 1967, the legendary Gables coach Nick Kotys named him the school’s first black quarterback. He led his team to an undefeated championship season and to a new era in race relations.
A Coral Gables police officer opened fire on a car Tuesday night after officers tried to pull the driver over when the tag was picked up by a license plate reader as stolen, according to police. Nobody was injured but traffic snarled due to closed streets.
A Coral Gables community meeting to discuss a future U.S. 1 development plan was dominated by members of the Riviera Neighborhood Association who oppose any changes to the city’s zoning code and land-use map in that area. The group also opposed the Paseo de la Riviera project.
Coral Gables and Miami are hoping to stamp out prostitution, drug dealing and crime at hotels and motels along Southwest Eighth Street by preventing hourly rentals. Gables leaders approved additional fines for hourly rentals and Miami could follow suit.
Amid a six-month battle with breast cancer, friends and family surprised Ileana Cohn, 33, at Lennar Foundation Medical Center in Coral Gables on Wednesday to celebrate her final chemotherapy treatment — with salty doughnuts and University of Miami mascot Sebastian the Ibis.
Emily Estefan, daughter of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, performed her first major concert at the University of Miami in Coral Gables on Thursday night to a standing room Gusman Concert Hall, hours before the release of her debut album, “Take Whatever You Want.”
Shed Boren and Jose Valdes-Fauli, a longtime South Florida couple well-known for their philanthropy and activism in both the mainstream and LGBTQ communities, will be honored Feb. 11 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables by SAGE, a national organization that provides “services and advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender elders.”
The University of Miami has received a $13 million grant from the Florida Department of Health to fund Zika-related research, including rapid testing and assessments of infants with mothers who have the virus, the university announced Wednesday.
Two more candidates have joined the race to replace Commissioner Jeannett Slesnick as she seeks the mayor’s seat. Attorney Michael Mena and Jolie Balido-Hart, president of public-relations firm Roar Media, will compete against Randy Hoff, vice president of the Gables police union.
Lance Dixon covers Coral Gables, Miami Gardens and North Miami. He joined the Miami Herald in 2013 and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga.