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Kayla Dimick

C&G Staff Reporter – Southfield Sun


Staff Writer Kayla Dimick covers Southfield, Lathrup Village and Southfield Public Schools. Kayla has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2014 and attended Oakland University and St. Clair County Community College.

Published November 19, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Police are still investigating a fiery crash that took place Nov. 11 on the northbound Lodge Freeway in which Ferndale resident Kayla White was killed.

Troopers from the State Police Metro Post were dispatched to northbound M-10, or the Lodge Freeway, near Telegraph Road, at around 4:45 p.m. Nov. 11 on a report of a three-car crash with serious injuries.

When troopers arrived on the scene, they determined that the chain-reaction crash involved four cars and resulted in fatal injuries.

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Published November 12, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — “For every tire, for every bump in the road, we are so excited to say, ‘Let Greenfield Road open,’” said Mayor Brenda Lawrence Nov. 6 at a dedication ceremony for the completion of the Greenfield Road construction project.

The dedication, which took place at 11 a.m. in the Northland Center parking lot, 21500 Northwestern Highway, was a two-for-one ceremony, celebrating the opening of Greenfield Road between Eight and Nine Mile, as well as heralding renovations to the new Northland Bus Transit Center.

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Published November 12, 2014

SOUTHFIELD —  A woman preparing to go on a trip Nov. 2 had her vehicle stolen from her driveway in the 26000 block of Castleton Drive.

She told police her 2010 Ford Edge was running in her driveway at around 12:54 a.m., and she was going between her house and vehicle, loading her belongings.

At one point, she went inside to get her luggage. When she came back outside, the vehicle was gone, she told police.

Her purse, wallet and credit cards were all in the vehicle, and she told police she did not see who took the vehicle.

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Published November 12, 2014

LATHRUP VILLAGE — As part of Small Business Saturday, the Lathrup Village Recreation Department is offering its first Holiday Market Saturday, Nov. 29.

Small Business Saturday is a relatively new concept that began in 2010 as a way to support small, local businesses, according to American Express, which launched the trend. It takes place every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, to counter Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which generally feature sales at stores that belong to big corporations.

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Published November 12, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Troopers from the State Police Metro Post were dispatched to northbound M-10, near Telegraph Road, at around 4:45 p.m. Nov. 11 on a report of a three-car crash with serious injuries.

When troopers arrived on the scene they determined that the chain-reaction crash involved four cars and resulted in fatal injuries.

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Published November 6, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Room D at the Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Divisional Headquarters looked more like Santa’s workshop Nov. 3 as volunteers gathered to wrap Christmas presents for children with incarcerated parents.

Volunteers from local organizations such as Quicken Loans, Ford, AT&T and many more came to the organization’s Michigan headquarters, located at 16130 Northland Drive in Southfield to chose, organize and wrap presents 1:30-3 p.m. The organization will anonymously donate the presents to the children on behalf of the parents.

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Published November 6, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield City Council approved an ordinance to establish a Public Arts Commission Oct. 20.

The ordinance will create and establish a new Public Arts Commission for the city of Southfield.

The new commission will be made up of nine members, six of whom will be appointed by the City Council, with the remaining three members appointed by the mayor with council confirmation, said Community Relations Manager Michael Manion in a written statement.

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Published November 6, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — If you’ve always dreamed about traveling to Italy but can’t quite commit to buying a plane ticket, the Sips and Sounds Festival has you covered.

The annual wine tasting event will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Southfield Pavillion, 26000 Evergreen Road.

Southfield Parks and Recreation Special Events Programmer Janet Husaynu said the event will allow patrons to taste the wines of Italy.

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Published November 6, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — In history class, most of us were taught about the Holocaust — the genocide of 6 million Jews by the Nazi regime between 1938 and 1945.

We learned that survivors of the Holocaust were able to find refuge in other countries, but what we may not have been taught is that roughly 1,300 Jews found refuge in an unlikely place: the Philippines.

The Philippine American Community Center of Michigan, located 17356 Northland Park, will be holding a film screening and presentation by Dr. Sharon Delmendo, who co-produced the film, at 3 p.m. Nov. 24.

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Published November 5, 2014

The Southfield Police Department has located a missing Southfield man after his disappearance Nov. 4.

Police issued a request for help in locating Grant Sanford, an 83-year-old man, Nov. 5  after family members reported him missing.

Sanford spoke to a family member on the phone at 5 p.m. Nov. 4. He told the family member he was lost somewhere on the east side of Detroit, but also said he was somewhere near Grand River, police said.

On Nov. 7, police issued a statement saying Sanford had been found.

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Published November 5, 2014

METRO DETROIT — If you’re still trying to bring your home back to its condition prior to the record rainfall and flooding Aug. 11, or facing any other home repair, take a second to look at the credentials of the people you hire to help you, according to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office.

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Published November 5, 2014

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Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence came out on top Nov. 4, beating Republican Christina Barr for U.S. House District 14, to replace Gary Peters.

According to the unofficial election results from the Michigan Department of State, Lawrence received 165,116 votes, and Barr received 41, 801 votes.

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Published November 5, 2014

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Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence came out on top Nov. 4, beating Republican Christina Barr for U.S. House District 14, to replace Gary Peters.

According to the unofficial election results from the Michigan Department of State, Lawrence received 165,116 votes, and Barr received 41, 801 votes.

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Published November 4, 2014

On Election Day, voters were asked whether they approve a $99 million bond to improve the city’s streets and roads. They said yes.

According to the unofficial results from the Oakland County Elections Division, 17,913 people, or 65.01 percent, voted yes, and 9,642 residents, or 34.99 percent, voted no. 27,555 votes were cast.

The money will be used to improve the condition of sidewalks, curbs, gutters and drainage systems by paving, repaving, reconstructing and improving streets, according to the city.

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Published November 4, 2014

Southfield City Councilman Jeremy Moss is celebrating a victory after winning the race for state House District 35.

Democrat Moss beat Robert Brim, a Republican, with 82.55 percent, or 31,659 votes, according to the unofficial results from the Oakland County Elections Division.

“It’s really a testament to a huge Democratic base in Southfield that really wants to move this state in a different direction than it has been moving in the last four years,” Moss said.

Brim received 16.88 percent, or 6,473 votes.

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