Alberto Hernandez-Gutierrez (above left, 19) was arrested by Boca Police and booked early on the 17th. His reported address is an apartment in Boca Entrada west of 441 near the Broward line. West Boca’s James Young (above center, 58) was arrested by Boca PD and booked early on the 20th for DUI and for refusing a DUI test after a license suspension. The latter charge suggests a previous DUI and we see what looks like one in the court records from way back in 1997. His reported address is an apartment in Bella Lago near the west end of Boca Del Mar Drive. Scott Parmelee (right, 44), who may use the nickname Boca Scott, was arrested and booked early on the 22nd by the Sheriff. The charges include DUI, drug equipment, driving with a suspended license. He faces a probation violation due to an incident back in July of 2012 where he was adjudicated guilty of attempted burglary. He was also found guilty on a cocaine charge back in 2006. Parmelee’s reported address is in Boca Country Club northwest of the intersection of Congress and Clint Moore.
Warren Redlich, founder of West Boca News, is a criminal defense and personal injury lawyer who handles cases in Florida and New York. He has handled many DUI cases and is the author of Fair DUI: Stay Safe and Sane in a World Gone MADD. He can be reached at 888-RED-LAWYER (888-733-5299), or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. All arrestees are innocent until proven guilty.
West Boca’s Nixon Charlotin (above left, 35) was arrested for DUI by Boca PD and booked in the morning of the 23rd. The Boca blotter shows Florida Highway Patrol was involved, probably because it happened on I-95. His reported address is an apartment in Boca Entrada. Nicole Melillo (center, 31) was arrested by Delray PD for DUI and booked early on the 22nd. Her reported address is in the Wimbledon Villas near Town Center, and she may work for a health care related company. While she does have some history of traffic tickets dating back to 2004, we see nothing more serious in the county. Michael Quick (right, 46) was arrested by Boca PD and booked early on the 20th. The charges include DUI and Hit and Run with property damage. Mr. Quick made news back in December when he got caught on camera stealing donations from a church in Boca. We see over 40 cases in the county court system for him dating back to 1997, including 13 felonies.
Back in December we mentioned that Jidai Kaiten Sushi is open in the Shoppes at Boca Grove (near Bonefish Grill). We finally got there for lunch today so we could write a review, and we liked it. Kaitenzushi (回転寿司) is pronounced kai-ten-zoo-she with the “kai” like start of the word kayak. A popular translation is “conveyor belt sushi”, though the word kaiten literally translates to automatic circle. This is not an Americanization – we’ve had it in Japan. You can get the idea from the video we shot today:
The sushi is made in the central area, and then placed on plates on a moving platform (the conveyor belt) which travel around so that customers can reach them. Jidai has an interesting variation with the main section being a triangular area. When the place is full they extend the moving platform to reach more tables in a shape like an umbrella over that triangle. In Japan the plates come around uncovered, but Jidai has covers on them. This is probably a smart move to comply with some obscure health regulations. Our dining partner is picky about food safety and definitely appreciated the covers. We tried a variety of items, mostly from the conveyor belt. Manager Asuka Tamura (it’s unusual to see a real Japanese person working in a Japanese restaurant these days) told us to order something if we didn’t see it on the belt. We did order a couple things, a salmon-avocado roll and gyoza (dumplings). There is a menu for items that you would not see on the belt, such as bento box lunches and other lunch specials. Please note some photos are after we started eating.
We had a couple of interesting and tasty items including the tuna roll with mango. The pancake stuffed with sweet red bean paste was good. Red bean paste is a common item in Japan and something you don’t see in a lot of Japanese restaurants here in the US. At the end of the meal your bill is determined by adding up the plates by their color, with prices per plate ranging from $2 for the pink up to $5 for the yellow. It’s a fun way to eat sushi – you see dishes you might not have thought to try. We enjoyed our meal too. Every item tasted good, with no problems in quality or service.
The days are long, hot, and school is out of session for three months. But just because school stops, doesn’t mean work does! Summer camp is a desirable option for many parents because it keeps the kids active, structured, occupied, and–hopefully–safe during the long summer months when kids are out of school, but parents continue working. If the kids go to as summer camp like the Brookwood Camp, they might even be lucky enough to be coached by the one and only Charles Oakley. Thankfully, the Boca Raton area offers plenty of summer camp options and specialty camps that range in price, dates, and theme.
1) City of Boca Raton Summer Camps The city of Boca has the largest selection and length of summer camps available, and often at a good price. The groups are large, but there are specialty camps as well, offering smaller summer camp groups if desired, and some include trips. The camp separates the groups by elementary grades 1-5, and the tween camp for grades 6-8. Camp dates include: Six week camp: June 17 – July 26 Extended Camps – (Elementary): July 29 – August 16 (‘Tween): July 29 – August 9 More information regarding specific camps, dates, prices, and location can be found here . 2) Sugar Sand Park The beloved Boca Raton park offers a slew of summer camps and activities for the kids. Camps such as spy camp, drama camp, and robotics camp are among the few camps offered. Most of the camps run only a few weeks, so these camps are a good option to keep the kids busy for a little while. A list of all the camps, their descriptions, dates, and pricing can be found here. 3) YMCA of South Palm Beach County
The YMCA is a long-standing, trusted organization that offers plenty of summer camp options–from sports, to arts, to traditional camps with trips. There will be a summer camp parent orientation at the Y on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30 PM for all interested parents. Check out the summer camp brochure for specific information regarding camps, prices, and dates. Other information can be found the general YMCA of South Palm Beach County webpage . 4) Florida Atlantic University FAU is offering specialized camps to further educational interests from elementary ages to high school levels. Some feature camps include the School of Architecture Summer Institute for high school and college students, engineering institute, creative writing and piano camps, and basketball camp. Programs, dates, locations, and prices vary, but these options are well worth checking out because they focus on learning for specific interests, and summer is the best time to hone in on those interests. Find information here. 5) Lynn University Lynn University is also hosting plenty of camps called Pine Tree Camps, which include half-day, whole-day, and sleep-away overnight camps. All camps include daily hot lunch and instructional swim. The camps feature specialty camps, such as circus camp and creative arts camp, as well as diverse educational programs, such as paleontology and technology. All information can be found here. These are just the main options available throughout Boca Raton. There are plenty of other special activities and camps that run all summer, a few weeks, or a day. The Boca Raton Recreator is a great source for the many activities taking place in the city from May to August. A PDF version of the most recent Recreator can be found here. Are there any other camps we should add or recommend? Have any good (or bad) summer camp experiences to share? Feel free to share opinions and tips!