What will you be doing on January 20, Inauguration Day? At home? Wandering your neighborhood and taking in the sights? At work? Out of town? Attempting to see something related to the Inauguration?
Washington, DC, needs volunteers to help provide information and support to the huge number of visitors expected for Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama on January 20. There is a call for volunteers from Serve DC, whose “mission is to strengthen and promote the District of Columbia’s spirit of service through partnerships, national service and volunteerism.” The following info is from the Dupont Forum listserv on Yahoo! Groups: (more…)
December 26-The Second Police District is currently investigating a Robbery with Knife that occurred earlier this evening at 7:20 pm. The location of the incident is 1700 block of Corcoran Street NW. The suspect is described as a white male, 6’0″, 200 lbs, 25-30 years of age, wearing all dark clothing. The suspect was last seen on foot in the 1700 block of Corcoran Street NW. – Lt. Michelle E. Milam
Good morning, Borderstan. We are still in Los Angeles, house- and dog-sitting. It’s a rainy, gray Christmas here, but we have been fortunate to have some great weather during our stay. Tomorrow we are off to Illinois and we are hoping the temperatures are not too cold. Here is a photo that Luis took on Monday of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown L.A.; it is a Frank Gehry building. Luis’ posting is here, along with additional photos.
The D.C. government has announced a plan for where charter buses will park downtown on Inauguration Day, January 20; the story is in today’s Washington Post. Apparently no charter buses will be parked in front of residences on Inauguration Day, January 20–at least according to the plan. One of the charter bus parking areas begins on the southern border of Borderstan, south of P Street NW. From the WaPo story:
Borderstanians: Following is detailed info on the five robberies that occurred in neighborhoods around Rock Creek Park on Monday evening. This information is from Acting Commander Matt Klein of the MPD Second District. None of the holdups were in Dupont Circle or Logan Circle; all were west or northwest of us.
Dcist summarizes the five holdups for you:
Five Holdups Along Rock Creek Park in 90 Minutes: Residents of D.C.’s toniest neighborhoods were rattled by a quick succession of holdups along Rock Creek Park. Five evening holdups in Georgetown, Tenleytown, Glover Park, and Cleveland Park saw residents robbed of their personal possessions, including wallets and a Burberry scarf.
The table, below, has crime stats for Police Service Area (PSA) 307 for the the first half of December (1st through 16th) for 2006, 2007 and 2008. Generally, PSA 307 encompasses the Logan Circle neighborhood and parts of Shaw.
In terms of overall numbers, crime for the first half of December in PSA 307 has dropped in each of the past two years. There were three violent crimes in 2008 compared to seven in 2007 and 15 in 2006. Regarding property crimes, there were 28 in 2008 compared to 41 in 2007 and 54 in 2006.
The table, below, has crime stats for Police Service Area (PSA) 208 for the first half of December (1st through 16th) for 2006, 2007 and 2008. Generally, PSA 208 encompasses the Dupont Circle and Kalorama neighborhoods.
Violent crime is down. What is striking is the dramatic increase in property crimes in 2008 over the previous two years: burglaries, thefts and thefts from autos. The rate is almost double 2007.
What are Borderstan crimes? They are crimes that occurred within 1,000 feet (circular pattern) of 15th and Corcoran Streets NW (center of Borderstan). Overall, crime in Borderstan was down for the first half of December when compared to 2007.
From WMATA: Metrorail and Metrobus will operate on a regular weekday schedule Christmas Eve (Wednesday, December 24), a Sunday schedule on Christmas Day (Thursday, December 25), a regular weekday schedule with a 2 a.m. closing on New Year’s Eve (Wednesday, December 31) and a Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day (Thursday, January 1). (more…)
My partner and I took in the touristy stuff in Hollywood and the surrounding environs yesterday including the tour of stars’ homes in the Holmby Hills and Bel Air sections of L.A. I couldn’t help myself–it was great fun. Luis has some pics and a posting here from Sunday at One Photograph A Day.