Irving Fields was the original “Miami Foodie,” celebrated Miami chef Allen Susser said. Fields brought the concept of healthy eating to South Florida with the opening of his franchised chain Granny Feelgood’s in Coconut Grove in 1971. After selling in 2004, Fields became cafe manager at various restaurants, most recently a decade at Books & Books in Coral Gables.
Coral Gables commissioners gave initial approval to a zoning and land use map change at the current police department headquarters, 2801 Salzedo St. The city has prepared plans to move the department to a new location.
In 2009, Tiffany Dominguez of Miami opened her online-only business with only one employee handling all the work: herself. She named her new jewelry company T. Audrey, combining her name and that of her idol, Audrey Hepburn. The name evolved into Taudrey, as fans began pronouncing it as one word.
The trolley garage in the West Grove, which federal officials found that Miami-Dade County and the cities of Miami and Coral Gables violated a landmark civil rights law in building it in the historically black neighborhood without sufficiently notifying residents, has been sold to a private buyer, the property owner said. The city of Miami had wanted to buy the facility and convert it into a neighborhood space.
A group of Coral Gables residents met Saturday to discuss their next steps as the call for the removal of two public art sculptures designed by Alice Aycock. The group may pursue a ballot item to make it happen.
A watch party for the first presidential debate at the University of Miami’s Bank United Center brought out a large crowd of supporters for Hillary Clinton, who cheered, clapped and laughed at her jabs at Donald Trump.
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski says he has asked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to help create a group of countries to support Venezuela amid a political and economic crisis that many fear will end up in bloodshed.
A group of Coral Gables residents are organizing in hopes to have two sculptures, designed by New York artist Alice Aycock, removed from traffic circles on Segovia Street. The city said the move will be tough while residents say the artworks are unattractive and distracting.
Marcos de la Rosa, the city fire department’s current deputy chief, will be promoted to the top spot after the current fire chief retires next month. He has more than 25 years of experience as a firefighter, much of it in Hialeah.
Joe Natoli, former president of the Miami Herald and the former publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News before joining the University of Miami as its chief financial officer 10 years ago, will step down at the beginning of 2017, the university announced Monday.
Coral Gables residents will vote on five proposed charter amendments on the Nov. 8 ballot including items related to removing commissioners from office if they’re charged with a serious crime, the appointment of the vice mayor and creating runoff elections.
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.