District Line Daily: Food Truck Regulations Fiesta
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.
All the debate over allegedly food truck-killing vending regulations comes to today's D.C. Council hearing over the rules. Supporters of the regulations say the new rules would provide spaces for more than 150 trucks.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C. Council candidate gets six month in prison for embezzling from legal clients. [Examiner]
- Fur Nightclub to stay closed for at least four days after stabbing. [Times]
- What's Washington weather without Bob Ryan? [City Desk]
- Sequestration kills ceremony honoring District's World War I casualties. [WJLA]
- Malcolm X Elementary to become public-charter hybrid. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Bug Bites: Brood II cicadas are here, so it's time to bust out cicada recipes.
Tunnel Vision: Bloomingdale residents aren't happy about a plan to mitigate flooding by building a Metro-sized tunnel.
Offensive Line: 'Skins owner Dan Snyder says he'll never change his team's name, despite controversy.
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- Old Washington Times HQ to become school. [WBJ]
- First Street NE will get a two-way cycletrack. [NoMa BID]
- Lawsuit alleges school closures hit minorities disproportionately. [WJLA]
- 1941 plan had National Mall extending to the Anacostia. [BeyondDC]
- Ward 8 hydroponic garden will produce one million pounds of produce per year. [EOM]
- National Aquarium will soon be swimming with the fishes. [DCist]
- It's official: All relevant ANCs are against the U Street liquor license moratorium. [Borderstan]
- HPRB finds McMillan plan improved, but still in need of improvement. [Bloomingdale]
- Stead Park set for an upgrade. [GGW]
- Big NoMa development site changes hands. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Steps from H Street
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Nightclub Fur ordered closed after stabbing. [Washington Times]
- In this profile of awesome D.C. musician Mary Timony (Wild Flag, Helium), the songwriter and guitarist opens up about her history of depression. [Post]
- The National Aquarium in downtown D.C. must vacate this fall for building renovations. [Post]
- Watch the first trailer of The Butler, the film based on the life of longtime White House butler Eugene Allen. [Washingtonian]
- Alex Trebek and Susan Lucci donate objects from their TV shows to the Smithsonian. [AP via WJLA]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Quick pick-up meals for Mother's Day [Washingtonian]
- Take a look at Chupacabra, now open on H Street NE. [Frozen Tropics]
- Wolfgang Puck's role in food and politics [Roll Call]
- Where to get your caffeine fix [Eater]
- ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen opening its third D.C. location in Chinatown. [WBJ]
- Six healthy eateries in Penn Quarter [Zagat]
- Where to party like Prince Harry [BYT]