From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced an arrest has been made in the sexual assault which occurred in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest.

On Sunday, July 20, 2014, at approximately 2:35 am, detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit responded to the report of a sexual assault in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest. The victim reported that an Uber Cab driver sexually assaulted her.

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at approximately 6:00 am, 31 year-old Reshad Chakari of Alexandria, Virginia was arrested pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Second Degree Sexual Abuse.”

07/26/14 4:47pm

From MPD:

“Today at approximately 12:25 pm MPD responded to the sounds of gunshots in the unit block of P Street, SW. Upon their arrival they located a female victim who had been shot in her lower extremities. The injuries are non-life threatening. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-2746. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Additionally, remember to call 911 if you observe suspicious persons or activity”

07/25/14 4:45pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user gerdaindc

From an email:

“Climate change means out summers are getting too hot. So let’s cool off. Next week, The Climate Reality Project is giving away free Ben & Jerry’s in DC (and in three other cities) to raise awareness for climate action.

From July 29-31, the EPA will hear from the public on the proposed Clean Power Plan – a rule that attempts to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. One of the hearings will be here in DC.

These ice cream trucks will not only be handing out free scoops, but also serve as climate action centers that will raise awareness and gather support for climate action and the proposed EPA rule.

You can find the trucks on:

Monday, July 28 from 11am-4pm at the Capital South Station
Monday, July 28 from 4-8pm at Union Station
Tuesday, July 29 from 8:30am-1pm at the EPA Headquarters (William Jefferson Clinton East Building, 1201 Constitution Ave, NW)
Tuesday, July 29 from 1-6pm at the Freedom Plaza.”

Full press release after the jump. (more…)

07/25/14 4:24pm

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1103 19th Street, NW

DC Pizza coming to the former Fish! Maki Sushi Joint by Kaz is looking ready to open very soon. Their website is now live and explains their process. Hours are listed as 11am-9pm daily. You can see their menu here: dc-pizza menu (PDF)

Prices are listed as “UP TO THREE TOPPINGS $8.62, JUST CHEESE $5.99, additional toppings $.99″

Their Facebook page explains it succinctly:

“Choose the crust, sauces and toppings you love and we will bake it up in less than three minutes! Yummy”
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07/25/14 3:55pm

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2300-2310 Connecticut Ave, NW

Lots of folks have sent in photos of the facade of the old Chinese Embassy on Connecticut Ave just past the Taft bridge between Dupont and Woodley Park. Here’s the first rendering I’ve seen:

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Here’s an old press release from May 2013 when ground was broken:

“DTZ announced today that ground was broken on a new 370,000 square-foot Residential Compound for Chinese Embassy diplomats at 2300 Connecticut Avenue N.W. The new building will occupy the former site of the first Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the US, which opened in the early 1970s. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has since moved its’ Embassy to 3505 International Place, NW.

The construction phase is programmed for 26 months with a completion date scheduled for the summer of 2015. (more…)

07/25/14 3:30pm

Ed. Note: Thanks to Michelle for putting together this list of adoptable pets. It will be featured the last Friday every month. If you are interested in submitting an adoptable pet you can email Michelle at Help.the.Pups.DC(at)gmail(dot)com

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Lala – Washington Humand Society

Lala is a terrier/American staffordshire mix from the Washington Humane Society.  She is a very fun dog with lots of energy, so she’d love to find an active family that wants to go for runs and long walks.  Her favorite thing is…treats!  She’s mastered sit, so she can pop up to catch them in the air.  And, she’d love to learn new tricks so we can earn some more!  You can meet Lala at our New York Avenue Adoption Center and learn about our adoption process here.

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Foxy – Homeward Trails Animal Rescue

Foxy a less-than-1 year old DSH gray tabby from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.  She is young, super sweet, and incredibly friendly.  She is great with other animals and would love to have a playful feline friend.  She loves to be picked up and will sit in your lap for hours.  If you’re looking for a cuddledud, Foxy’s a match!  If you think Foxy would be a good fit for your home, please fill out our cat adoption questionnaire and email it here.  Homeward Trails needs more cat fosters, including one for Foxy, so if you are interested, please contact Lori here.  You can also meet some of our adoptable animals at one of our events!

More great pets after the jump. (more…)