Sh*t happened 2/17/15: Apryl Foster, transportation workshops and more

Happy Fat Tuesday! A bit of seriousness before we get to the usual, if you please, because many of our readers are nightlifers who might be able to help find the woman who's been missing since Thursday:

Authorities are still searching for Apryl Foster, the 33-year-old Brandon woman who disappeared after last being seen outside Ybor's Bad Monkey early Thursday morning. Her car, an '09 red Chevy Aveo (license K12 5YC) is still missing as well. Anyone with information can call the Tampa Police Department at (813) 231-6130.

The first of a whopping 36 public workshops on fixing transportation in Hillsborough County will be held tonight at 6 p.m., at Tampa's Mount Olive A.M.E. Church. That's an awful lot of listening to somebody speak passionately about how the person that spoke passionately before them is a total moron with total moron ideas, and also is this where I yell about fluoride in the water being poison?

In an early sign of cultural cooperation between the Bay area and Cuba, the Gasparilla Music Fest announced it has booked one of the island's biggest music stars, Laritza Bacallao, for next month's event. Which is actually very cool, despite the unfortunate fact that most fest-goers have already looked at her name on the schedule, not recognized it from, and thought to themselves, "beer and bathroom break right there, hells yeah."

And finally, the luxury condo market is exploding on both sides of the bay, with record prices being paid — a Gulf-front place in Clearwater, according to the Times, recently went for more than $3 million. Because there's just something intrinsic to the human will that, when faced with something that still remains some microscopic semblance of the innocent or unique, says LET'S KILL THIS WITH GREED.

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