03.20.17

In today’s Buzz: Trump continues to weird out the world with his handshake (or lack thereof), anarchists fix potholes, and a dude in Colombia is building a metropolis. This buzz is brought to you by the amazing Chuck Berry.

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What I’m Listening to – A Seat at the Table by Solange

What I’m Reading – catching up on letters to the editor

What I’m Watching – Big Little Lies

What I’m Doing – eating a ham sandwich

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Local Government Confidential

  • Two sheriffs elected as reformers end up destroyed by corruption scandals: they swept away an old guard to lead the two of the largest sheriff’s departments in the nation, promising reforms — treating drug offenders in jail, reaching out to long-neglected minority communities, training officers in a gentler approach with the homeless and mentally ill.
  • A City to Grow Into: “It sounds utopian, I know,” says Daniel Haime, standing over the map of Serena del Mar, the city he is building on the Caribbean Sea. He plans to transform a 2,500-acre site outside Cartagena, Colombia – which his family bought in 1968 – into a lively metropolis. There will be a world-class hospital, low-income housing and state-run schools, a marina and bike trails, a luxury hotel and waterfront dining. One day, vaporetti on the lagoon could connect Serena del Mar to downtown Cartagena.