* A February date has been scheduled for the trial of movie theater shooter Curtis Reeves. He is charged in the slaying of Chad Olson at a Wesley Chapel theater in 2014. However this turns out—after countless hearings and witness depositions–it’s obvious that America’s gun culture is also on trial. You’re packin’ for a movie (“Lone Survivor”)? A MOVIE! Imagine that checklist before heading to the theater: Keys—check; wallet—check; glasses—check; gun—check.
* Downtown Clearwater redevelopment/revitalization and Scientology: Isn’t that an oxymoron?
* In Hillsborough County, 66 percent of eligible residents 5 and up have been vaccinated.
* Rent prices in Tampa Bay increased by a record 24 percent in 2021, according to CoStar Group, a commercial real estate data firm.