PSA 305 meets tonight. For U Street-area residents, the monthly Public Safety 305 meeting is tonight, 7 to 8:15 p.m., at the DC Housing Finance Agency, 815 Florida Avenue NW. This monthly meeting is for residents of Police Service Area (PSA) 305 and includes representatives from MPD (DC police) and Howard University Police. Got questions about crime in the area? This is your chance to speak directly with MPD representatives.
Kal Penn leaving Borderstan for Hollywood? Looks like the star of the Harold and Kumar movies and TV show House is leaving his White House post to return to work as an actor; a new Harold and Kumar movie is set for release later this year. Penn moved to the area after taking his position at The White House and is often spotted walking to work. He is an associate director of Public Engagement.
Who Murdered Robert Wone? The editors at the Web site devoted to the Wone murder are posting regularly these days–nine postings last week. On Tuesday, they had a post, “Hocus Pocus,” about the sudden appearance of evidence in the case. According to the editors, crime scene documents and even a videotaped recording of one of the residents of the Swann Street house were Wone was murdered. To date, no one has been charge in Wone’s murder. The current court proceedings are related to the upcoming trial of the three Swann Street residents for obstruction of justice in the case.
And they are very high in Borderstan. Via Washington City Paper’s Loose Lips column: “How high are D.C. rents? We’re No. 6, Examiner reports. We’re behind San Francisco, Honolulu, Santa Cruz, Calif., Santa Ana, Calif., and Long Island, N.Y.”
U Street Neighborhood Association meets Thursday. The monthly meeting of U Street Neighbors is this Thursday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Source Theatre, 2nd Floor Rehearsal Room, 1835 14th Street NW.
Think Facebook is a fad? Don’t think so… and neither are other forms of social media. Here is a recent piece of blurbage from The Washington Post on Mayor Adrian Fenty’s travel: “…The City Paper reported that it had learned through Facebook that Fenty boarded a plane from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the District on Wednesday evening.” And what is the traditional media says about bloggers just regurgitating stuff… from Facebook?
RFP Released for Dupont Down Under Project. DCmud has the story: “The District is seeking developers to utilize a neglected piece of prime real estate 20 feet below Dupont Circle. The Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development released an RFP today for the Dupont Trolley Station. Interested parties will have until June 3rd to submit a response, which would then go before the ANC for review and comment.” I smell an interesting round of ANC 2B/Dupont meetings on this project.
Clark Ray’s news release on the South Capitol Street killings. DC Council At-Large candidate Clark Ray issues a press release last week following the March 30 gangland-style shootings and four deaths on South Capitol Street. So? Ray is running against incumbent Phil Mendelson who chairs the Council’s public safety and judiciary committee. Naturally, Mendelson responded. See what dcist has to say and read Ray’s press release for yourself. (Full disclosure: I know Clark Ray and am supporting him.)
Did President Sarkozy eat free at Ben’s Chili Bowl? That’s what I want to know: Did French President Nicolas Sarkozy pay? It is my understanding that only Bill Cosby and President Obama eat free at Ben’s. If you somehow missed the fact that Sarkozy and his wife, former supermodel Carla Bruni, had a bite to eat at Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street last Tuesday, then here is the story from Washington City Paper.