After many months and a special election the City has released the conclusions and plans derived from community input around the re-zoning of Boca's Midtown area. Surprisingly, in spite of the visioning session seemingly being restricted to discussing plans that allowed re-zoning, the conclusions derived from it involve no new residential allowances at all. 

There's something that local parents need to know about the Parkland school shooting: the security cameras at the high school were not showing the cops who arrived a live feed. The video the cops were watching, what they believed to be a live feed for as long as the shooting occurred, was actually a feed that had a 20 minute delay. The events they were watching on the security system in the school administrator office had occurred 20 minutes before hand. As a parent this has me very worried about the condition and configuration of the security camera systems in our local schools.

A recent article was shared across dozens of science websites. It stated 75% of flying insects are gone[1]. They've disappeared. I was never a big fan of flying insects. They seemed to have a special need to bite me in particular, compared to other people. I've been bitten and stung more times than I like. I have to admit there's a certain part of me that feels this should be celebrated in a way. But it's really bad news. It's bad news for the bugs, the plants that depend on them for pollination and of course, the birds who ate them. I say "ate" in past tense, because, if you haven't noticed, certain bird populations are gone too.

Have you seen these little guys, running all over Boca Raton Now: Curley Tail Lizards. Their little curley tails might be cute, but they're not a native species. This means they're competing with and eating the animals that actually belong here. Should you do something about them?

In front of Red Reef Park, only a few steps into the ocean, there used to be a magnificent reef. It's not there at all now, at least not where you can see it. This reef was very beautiful, had so much life growing on it and swimming around it, it was one of the most stunning places to snorkle. But it's all dead and buried now.

A whale carcass washed up on the beach just south of Spanish River Boulevard. Started posting pictures of the washed up whale Thursday. By Friday it was common knowledge that it was a sperm whale, a sub-adult male according to the NOAA people responsible for the necropsy there on Boca's Spanish River Beach Saturday afternoon. It was finally dragged off the shore around 3:30 amid a crowd of at least a hundred people.