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by Borderstan.com December 29, 2008 at 11:36 am 1 Comment

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?


by Borderstan.com December 28, 2008 at 8:05 am 1,025 0

Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Barack Obama and Joe Biden will be sworn in on January 20 on the west side of the Capitol, facing the National Mall. This photo taken during 2008 National Kite Festival. (Image: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

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…)

by Borderstan.com December 27, 2008 at 2:54 pm 1 Comment

Borderstanians: I received this email from the MPD today about a robbery that occured Friday evening on the 1700-block of Corcoran Street NW:

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

by Borderstan.com December 26, 2008 at 6:56 pm 1 Comment

Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street NW recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. It now has the next-door space and will open a new restaurant there. (Image: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

From today on Dcist:

Native Son To Helm “Next Door” Kitchen
The Post reports that Rahman “Rock” Harper — former “Hell’s Kitchen” winner and an Alexandria native — will return to the area to run the show at Next Door, the new U Street space neighboring Ben’s Chili Bowl.

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by Borderstan.com December 25, 2008 at 11:03 am 0

Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Los Angeles–The Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown was designed by Frank Gehry. (Image: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

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.

by Borderstan.com December 25, 2008 at 10:46 am 0

The Washington Post, December 25.)

The yellow areas have been designated for charter bus parking on January 20. (Image: The Washington Post, December 25.)

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:

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by Borderstan.com December 24, 2008 at 11:35 am 0

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.

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by Borderstan.com December 24, 2008 at 11:13 am 0

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.

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by Borderstan.com December 24, 2008 at 1:06 am 0

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. 

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by Borderstan.com December 24, 2008 at 12:26 am 0

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.

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by Borderstan.com December 23, 2008 at 3:06 pm 0

Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

The buit-in Art Deco style furniture in the main hall of Los Angeles Union Station is incredible. It is also a metro and commuter center. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Los Angeles--A wall mural and shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe near the El Mercado Market in East L.A. just south of Cesar Chavez Avenue.

Los Angeles–A wall mural and shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe near the El Mercado Market in East L.A. just south of Cesar Chavez Avenue. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

 

 

 

Good morning, Borderstanians. Our L.A. holiday continues. Yesterday we went to Union Station, the Walt Disney Concert Hall (a Frank Gerhry building), downtown L.A….and cruised East L.A. Luis, my partner, has nice posting on One Photograph Day about East L.A.

by Borderstan.com December 23, 2008 at 3:07 am 1,577 1 Comment

Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

WMATA has announced the holiday schedule for metrorail and bus service. (Image: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

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…)

by Borderstan.com December 22, 2008 at 1:58 pm 0

Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Sunday’s weather in Los Angeles was sunny and ’60-ish. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Good morning, Borderstanians. We’re on holiday in Los Angeles. Today is rainy and cool, but yesterday was sunny and ’60-ish (I hear it is 17 degrees F in D.C. today).

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.

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