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SPOTLIGHT ON HOLLYWOOD


A AHollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

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Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th Of July Celebration On Beach 

HOLLYWOOD - Celebrate our nation’s 239th birthday on Hollywood Beach this Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the annual Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Sponsored by the City of Hollywood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency-Beach District, this annual event features entertainment beginning at 2:00 p.m., highlighted by a dazzling offshore fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. The afternoon is packed with entertainment along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk including:
• DJ and Gamesmaster Tony Mixx from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. beachside at Connecticut Street. ?• At 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., the beachside stage at Connecticut Street will feature live music performances by Beach Party (4:00 p.m.) and Private Stock (7:30 p.m.) followed by the offshore fireworks display. Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th of July Celebration on Hollywood Beach
• From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Cachi Velez and Friends (Latin Music) will perform beachside at Fillmore Street and Carl Stanley & Silk Steel Drum (Caribbean Music) will perform at Missouri Street.
• Official Welcome and Flag giveaway at the beachside stage at Connecticut Street at 7:15 p.m.

INFORMATION TO HELP MAKE IT A SAFE AND HAZARD-FREE HOLIDAY
   Personal fireworks, sparklers, glass containers, coolers, and barbecues are prohibited on the beach and could be confiscated by Hollywood Police. Picnicking is permitted on the beach only between Sherman and Custer streets. Picnicking is also allowed within Charnow Park at Garfield Street, Keating Park at Magnolia Terrace and Harry Berry Park at Azalea Terrace.
   It is prime nesting season for several protected species of sea turtles. If you plan to stake out a spot on the sand to watch the fireworks, please remember the nesting habits of sea turtles can be impacted by light sources. You should refrain from using flashlights. If you do encounter a sea turtle or sea turtle nest, do not disturb it. Knowingly interfering with a sea turtle nest could result in civil or even criminal penalties and fines.
   All boaters are advised to travel at safe speeds and to watch for endangered species including manatees and sea turtles. Any collisions with or injury to sea turtles, manatees or other protected species must be reported to Sea Turtle Emergency Line (24 hours) at 954.328.0580 and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1.888.404.FWCC. Spectator boats are not allowed to anchor on or above sea grass, hard bottom or coral reef structures and could face fines or criminal penalties for doing so. This is a condition of the event permit from the U.S. Coast Guard. Boaters also must remain at least 1,400 feet from the fireworks barge. The Hollywood Police Department Marine Unit will be on hand to assure boaters follow these regulations.
   Restrooms are located at Tyler, Fillmore, Garfield, Taft and Missouri Streets and Azalea Terrace on the Broadwalk for your convenience.

TRAFFIC INFORMATION
Due to heavy traffic and limited parking, spectators are encouraged to use the free shuttle buses departing from two downtown parking garage locations to Hollywood Beach at Connecticut Street and N. Ocean Drive. The shuttle information is as follows:
• Radius Garage (HOURLY PARKING RATES APPLY)
251 N 19th Avenue
• Van Buren Garage (HOURLY PARKING RATES APPLY)
251 S 20th Avenue
    The free shuttles will run from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Please note the last shuttles will leave for the beach at 8 p.m., at which time regular vehicular travel on A1A between Hollywood Boulevard and Sheridan Street will be restricted. Returning shuttles begin at 9:30 p.m. at the conclusion of the fireworks display. Hollywood Police will restrict vehicular access to the beach when available parking is full and traffic levels reach roadway capacity.
    Following the event, vehicles parked on Garfield Street and all points south will be directed southbound on A1A to Hallandale Beach Boulevard. Vehicles parked on Connecticut Street and all points north will be directed northbound to Sheridan Street. Vehicles parked at North Beach Park and all points north will be diverted northbound to Dania Beach Boulevard. Southbound traffic north of Sheridan Street will be diverted westbound on Sheridan Street.
   Intracoastal Waterway bridges will maintain their regular schedules throughout the day and early evening, but from 8 p.m. to midnight the following bridges will remain in the down position to allow vehicular traffic to enter and exit the beach: Dania Beach Boulevard, Sheridan Street and Hollywood Boulevard.
   The Hollywood Trolley will run on its normal schedule starting at 10 a.m. The trolley service is $1 per ride and will be free beginning at 4:00 p.m.

PARKING
   Garage parking is available at the following locations on Hollywood Beach: Hollywood Beach    Garage at A1A and Hollywood Boulevard; North Beach Park at Sheridan Street and A1A (must enter before sundown), Garfield Parking Garage at Garfield Street and A1A; Keating Park at 2400 S. Ocean Dr.; the Dunewalk/Summit Lot at 1200 S. Ocean Dr. and the Westin Diplomat Landings Garage at 3555 S. Ocean Dr.

    For additional event information, contact the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts at 954.921.3404.


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City of Hollywood Police Memorial Dedication
The Hollywood Police Department will dedicate a new police memorial to the six courageous officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty since the City’s founding in 1926.  The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Hollywood Police Department at 3250 Hollywood Boulevard.
The Hollywood Police Memorial features six Officer Podiums to individually honor each fallen officer.  Installed in each officer’s podium is a photo along with a plaque with silver-colored raised lettering, a silver-colored badge and a silver-colored patch. There is also a Main Podium adorned with an aluminum plaque that matches each officer’s plaque.
The six officers whose 
service and sacrifice are 
honored by the memorial include:
Officer Owen Coleman (09-1925 to 01-25-1926) was one of the first men hired when the newly formed City was establishing the police department.  Officer Coleman was killed in a shootout in Davie in January of 1926.  Most news accounts of his death were destroyed in the hurricane of 1926. In the early 1990s, an historian of South Florida Police Officers killed in the line of duty discovered records of his death.  Officer Henry T. Minard (9-6-1971 to 11-18-1972) was killed in the line of duty on November 18, 1972.  Officer Minard was answering a silent holdup alarm at a jewelry store and interrupted a robbery in progress.  He was fatally shot by the robber. 
Officer Byron W. Riley (10-11-1971 to 8-30-1973) and Phillip C. Yourman (10-11-1971 to 8-30-1973) began a pursuit of a strong-arm robbery suspect vehicle.  As they sped through a quiet residential neighborhood, the police vehicle struck a tree and they both were fatally injured. 
Officer Frankie Shivers (12-20-1981 to 9-6-1982) lost her life while responding as a back-up to a car accident. This bizarre incident began with a traffic stop by another officer, John Lunney.  While writing the citation, another car slammed into Lunney's police cruiser, hurling him onto the roof of the vehicle he had stopped. The vehicle causing the crash burst into and Officer Shivers attempted to rescue the woman in the burning vehicle. The female driver grabbed Officer Shivers, revolver and shot her several times. 
Officer Alex Del Rio (4-12-99 to 2-22-08) is the City of Hollywood’s most recent fallen officer.  Officer Del Rio was conducting traffic enforcement on Sheridan Street on the evening of February 22, 2008.  In an attempt to stop a speeding motorist, he was involved in a motor vehicle crash and lost his life.
For more information, please call the Hollywood Police Department, 954.967.4371.