Stories written by Gail Shivel

Rene Landa sworn in as Chief of Police

Chiefs of police for dade county

The mayor and city commission of South Miami voted unanimously at a special commission meeting Friday to appoint South Miami Police Department Major Rene G. Landa permanent Chief of Police. Landa has served as Acting Chief since August 2013, when former Chief Orlando Martinez de Castro was terminated. Chief Landa’s swearing-in was attended by chiefs […]

Vice Mayor DuBois questions redevelopment plans

Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John DuBois convened a town hall meeting January 6 before the regular village council meeting to address questions he has about financial projections for downtown redevelopment plans. The Palmetto Bay Downtown Redevelopment Task Force, headed by Ed Silva, Palmetto Bay Village Director of Buildings and Capital Improvement, in September presented a […]

Turley Jewelers hosts “Live Like Bella”

Raymond Rodriquez-Torres (Bella's dad) and his wife, Shannah, with Charlotte and Eddie De Paula.

Turley Jewelers hosted an elegant evening event November 21 to support “Live Like Bella”, a not-for-profit that supports families enduring pediatric cancer. “When we opened the new store and had more space, we wanted to give back,” said Charlotte De Paula, who owns Turley Jewelers with her husband, Eddie. “We’re people of faith, so we want […]

Skin Specialists, LLC and Vivant Skin Care, LLC zap acne and more

Skin Specialists CEO Kelly Fulton-Kendrick and Lead Skin Specialist Olga Fulton

Carrying on the legacy of a beloved founder, Skin Specialists in Coral Gables continues to offer what many consider the best acne treatments around, as well as product lines developed locally and sold internationally through Vivant Skin Care. Vivant Skin Care was founded Sara Fulton, President, and her husband James E. Fulton, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., […]