District Line Daily: War on the War on Cars
A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There's no war on cars in the District, according to this week's cover story, available in the print Washington City Paper today. So who keeps talking about it?
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Washington City Paper endorses Elissa Silverman in next week's D.C. Council election. [WCP]
- Mayor Vince Gray wants pay increases for some city employees. [Examiner]
- Man convicted on unusual mask-wearing charge. [Times]
- Thunderstorm ahead Friday. [Post]
- Wizards regular season ends with a loss. [Post]
- Sexting case goes to trial in Fairfax. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Twins With Hoops.
Radio Daze: Local community radio station WPFW needs to move. But where?
Platekeepers: "Small plate" restaurants are a hit with restaurateurs, but don't call them that.
I'm on a Boat and...: The Sequoia Presidential Yacht was behind on its payments and couldn't dock in the District, so its owner decided to make some friends in D.C. government.
Closing Time: The Smithsonian doesn't know which galleries will be closed following sequestration cuts.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Vince Gray to give 13 percent raises over 4 years to most city workers raises. [Post]
- AFCSME's Geo Johnson (whose union hall used to house Gray campaign meetings featuring Vernon Hawkins) says he'll support a Gray re-election bid. [Examiner]
- AAA's John Townsend calls David Alpert a "nerd," "ninny" and "developmentally retarded." [WCP]
- Vote Elissa Silverman, says LL's bosses. [WCP]
- Gray's school budget panned. [Post]
- Forensic accountant looking over Jeff Thompson's Medicaid books. [Post]
- Kenyan McDuffie to the city's IG: what is wrong with you? [Post]
- Ben Olsen supports budget autonomy and so should you. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The rent is still damn high, getting damn higher. [Examiner]
- And people are buying way more million-dollar homes. [WBJ]
- Mary Cheh thinks her bill for more ANC input isn't a huge deal; developers disagree. [UrbanTurf]
- The best bike rides in and around town. [DCist]
- Worst bike ride? The one with headphones. [Washingtonian]
- Man falls on Metro tracks while texting; father-daughter duo come to the rescue. [Post]
- The United States Institute of Peace wants to move Constitution Avenue 'cause, you know, noise. [NBC4]
- A temporary food, drink, and games operator may open up shop near Nationals Park. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Petworth doesn't have to be pricey
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- The Air and Space Museum is giving away items from its collection. [WJLA]
- As expected, Artisphere is over budget again and it requires an additional $800,000 from Arlington County. [Examiner]
- Library of Congress wins a special Grammy. [AP via WTOP]
- WPFW has to move in a month, but where? [City Desk]
- The Kennedy Center will produce a musical inspired by Degas' "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen." [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Cupcakes are on the decline. [WSJ]
- Sneak peek of Del Campo, opening soon in Chinatown. [BYT]
- The city's best veggie burgers [Eater]
- Local bartenders toast pre-Prohibition black bartenders [Washingtonian]
- The toasted coconut doughnut from Dunkin' Donuts is the worst. [Post]
- Le Mirch Restaurant coming to Dupont. [PoPville]
- Order off-menu dishes at Marcel's, Mandu, and more. [Express]