Major Accident in Delray: West Boca Tesla Driver Involved

Shortly before 10:30 pm on Friday night there was a fatal accident on Linton Blvd at its intersection with Jog Road. Four vehicles and a pedestrian were involved. One of the drivers and the pedestrian were both killed. One of our readers shared this video of the scene:

According to Investigator Fazzino of the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, a BMW convertible driven by Alan Ziperstein (age 72) was driving the wrong way on Linton, eastbound in the westbound lanes. Ziperstein, a resident of the Addison Reserve community, collided with a Jaguar driven by Victor Goo (60) of Kings Point, a Tesla driven by Arthur Sezman (76) of St. Andrews Country Club (West Boca), and a Hyundai driven by Gloria Sheehan (82), also of Kings Point.
After hitting the three vehicles, Ziperstein’s BMW continued on, striking pedestrian San Miquel Ramiro (52) of Boynton Beach, and then rolled over.
Sadly, Ziperstein was pronounced dead at the scene and Ramiro passed away at Delray Medical Center. Mr. Goo suffered critical injuries and was also taken to Delray Medical Center. Sezman and Sheehan suffered minor injuries.
We received four photos from readers at the scene:
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It was unclear from the accident report as to why Ziperstein was traveling in the wrong direction and we may never know.

Suspect Wanted for Burglarizing Boats

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From the Palm Beach Sheriff:
Suspect Wanted for Burglarizing Boats located at a Storage Facility in Unincorporated Delray Beach.
A total of four boats were burglarized. The unknown suspect helped himself to Yamaha Engines ‘lower units’, along with GPS systems, and rods/reels.

The incident took place on the 13000 block of Military Trail, just north of West Boca.

The suspect was carrying a black cloth tool box which can be seen in a photo in the corner of the boat with the straps sticking up. He seemed to be well versed in boat mechanics as he did not damage the center consoles when removing the electronics and was very clean.
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The suspect is a white male, approximately 6’0”, 170 lbs., has dark hair, clean shaven, wearing camouflage shorts, a black tee shirt, black ball cap with unknown emblem, and black gloves.
If anyone can identify this suspect they are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
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Papalani Gelato On Jog Road – Delray

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There’s no new sheriff in town, but there is a new gelato place just outside of town. Papalani Gelato is on Jog Road just north of the Boca-Delray line, in the plaza across from the Morikami Museum and Gardens and near the D’Angelo’s Italian restaurant.
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The Hawaiian theme means surfboards on the walls, Hawaiian coffees, and some Pacific flavors. On top of that they’ve got an array of chocolates, breezes (aka smoothies) and Belgian waffles too. The place looks very clean and has nice seating with cushy booths.
Getting good pictures of gelato in a cooler ain’t easy but we did the best we could. First here’s a tall shot with sorbetto in the foreground and the gelato in the background:
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As we understand it, sorbetto is fruity, dairy-free and very low fat. Gelato has dairy but is lower fat than ice cream. All of them have lots of sugar.
Here’s the best shot we got of the gelato:
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We tried a few different varieties, all gelato, including white chocolate macadamia nut, Belgian chocolate (one of their most popular), Maui mint chip, cheesecake, and peanut butter explosion. All were delicious.
This is the chocolate display case:
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Pricing is in the ballpark of what we’ve seen elsewhere. $4 for one scoop. Breezes start at $6.50 but mostly 7.50 and up. Hours are 7 am – 10 pm, open a bit later to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday. Our server, Gino, was very helpful.

58 Violations? Restaurant Inspections for Near Boca

Our Near Boca restaurant inspection reports cover parts of Delray Beach Coconut Creek, Parkland and Deerfield Beach, and a few other spots.

Odyssey Diner; Image: Google
Odyssey Diner; Image: Google

Odyssey Diner on Jog Road in Delray Beach was hit by inspectors in February with a whopping 58 violations. Seven of the violations were “high priority” and included a stop-sale on bean soup that was not kept at the proper temperature for over 24 hours.

Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. 0 PPM CHLORINE
Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food. Cook. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation**
Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Pancake batter 72°, corned beef hash 68°, egg wash 56°, egg white 69°, butter 72°. Single service bitter 68°. And single service sour cream 69°. Items had been on the cook line for one hour per the cook. Corrective action taken, told operator to ice down items and make an application for using time as a public health control for breakfast items on the cook line.
Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw unwrapped beef on top of box of ready to eat lasagna in Walk in freezer.
Shell eggs held at room temperature with an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Shell eggs on cooks line held for one hour – temperature at 72°. Corrective action taken – placed back on reach in cooler.
Spray bottle with chemical/toxic substance stored near/on/above food preparation surface or food. WD40 on shelf in cook line area.
High Priority – Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Bean soup walk in cooler 46° for more than 24 hours. Corrective action taken – operator immediately threw out.

The diner is across the street from Kings Point, which likely serves as a major source of customers. Their previous inspection in December had 32 violations.
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Our regular readers in West Boca and West Delray may be more concerned about the 48 violations found at Japango in Delray Marketplace in early January (yes, we fell a little behind). Eleven of those were high priority, including an unclear stop sale and live small flying insects:

All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in reach-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream cheese, tuna, surimi and eel at 47-54°f in to sushi bar display case. Corrective action taken, moved inside a cooler.
Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands. **Corrected On-Site**
Live, small flying insects in food preparation area.
Nonexempt fish offered raw or undercooked has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded. No proof of parasite destruction provided for escolar and smoked salmon served at the sushi rice.
Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Shredded cabbage 79°f, tempura batter 78°f at the prep area, discarded Eel, white fish and roe at 61°f in a flip top reach in cooler, discarded. **Repeat Violation**
Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Brown rice at the sushi bar at 87°f, discarded. Sushi rice at 84°f, no time control, operator unable to test the ph with their ph meter. Discarded.
Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw shrimp over tofu in a reach in cooler. Raw beef and fish over soy sauce in the walk in cooler **Repeat Violation**
Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in freezer – all products not commercially packaged. Poultry over seafood.
Shell eggs held at room temperature with an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees Fahrenheit. At the cookline. Corrective action taken moved inside a cooler.
Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse.
Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb. Sushi bar hose attached to prep sink faucet

On the bright side they also had an inspection on Monday, March 9th and that had only one minor violation.
Other restaurants in Delray Marketplace had less than stellar inspections including Terra Fiamma, Bella Amici Pizzeria and Cinebowl with 19 violations each. Cinebowl had stop sales on chili and queso, but had a perfect follow-up inspection yesterday. Cabo Flats had 18 violatons while Tap Global Beer had 13. Shula Burger did better with only 10. On the bright side Apeiro had a perfect licensing inspection.
The best routine inspection in this report goes to the Tijuana Flats on Hillsboro in Coconut Creek (across from Walmart and near Bru’s Room) with only two violations. Jimmy John’s on 441 in Coconut Creek also did well with three minor violations.
The full list of inspections, from most violations to least, is below in Excel form:
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Downtown Delray Offers Friday Night Fun for Everyone

Across the Universe: A Beatles Tribute band plays the classics for a toe-tapping, head-bopping crowd during Delray Beach’s weekly free Friday night concerts.

After a long week of working and school, a Friday night out can either sound like a wonderful escape or a call for exhaustion. It is also very rare to find something to do on a Friday night that is good for all ages, inexpensive, enjoyable, and safe.
Enter the city of Delray Beach’s “Free Friday Concerts in the Pavilion.” Every Friday night at 7:30 PM from now until January, there will be a host of local bands and singers performing for free for all to enjoy. The event is located right on the Old School Square at at 51 N. Swinton Avenue. There will be food vendors and a cash bar on premises.
Last Friday was the opening night celebration, with over thousands coming to enjoy the sounds of a Beatles Tribute Band. Many danced while others sat out in the grass, tapping their toes to the Beatles’ iconic hits. The concert could be heard all throughout the downtown strip, providing great background music to walk the street to while scoping out restaurants and enjoying the cool October breeze floating from the ocean.
While admission is free, donations are appreciated. More information on upcoming performances can be found here: Delray Free Friday Concerts
Parking is available throughout downtown Delray, with garage parking costing $5 for the evening. Don’t forget to bring blankets and lawn chairs, and no pets or outside food/beverage.