12/22/14 4:15pm

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Photo via Canali’s facebook page

This comes from a very reliable source. Canali’s Website says:

“Canali has been a paradigm of tailor-made Italian luxury and men’s elegance for 80 years.
Since 1934, it has been promoting the values of Made in Italy excellence through its artisanal know-how, creating sartorial masterpieces of exceptional wearability and comfort in a perfect balance of elements that blends culture and history with style and taste. The Canali Tailoring Principle uses innovation to achieve aesthetic perfection, continuously renewing its styles with a meticulous attention to detail and the use of premium fabrics.

For a truly personalized experience, Canali offers the SU MISURA service, which combines the expertise of our Made-to-Measure specialists and the artistry of our master tailors to create distinctive suits, jackets, trousers and shirts from the finest materials, all handcrafted in Italy.

A family-run company now in its third generation, Canali is a modern-day design and manufacturing group with its own production centers all located in Italy and more than 1,600 employees worldwide. In addition to its 240 boutiques, a number that continues to grow, the brand can also be found in over 1,000 retail stores in more than 100 countries across the globe.”

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12/22/14 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 6-8 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Hank and Harriet sunbathe together. Based in LA but I (their aunt) live in Columbia Heights.”

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“Skittle, thinking he should be the only orange creature in the house, faces off with Jack (O’Lantern) on Webster St.”

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“Grover (left, white rabbit) and Gertrude (right, black rabbit). Grover is Dracula and Gertrude is dressed as the she-devil that she is—Grover was smitten with her when he met her at a rabbit matchmaking. Both are rescue rabbits. They live in Foggy Bottom.”

12/22/14 3:10pm

From MPD:

“On Saturday, December 20, 2014, at approximately 4:30p.m., Third District Mountain Bike officers were flagged down by a witness who observed a female suspect take numerous mail packages from several homes in the 1900 block of 13th Street, NW.

The Third District Mountain Officers canvassed the area and was able to locate and stop the female suspect in the 1300 block of T Street, NW. After further investigation the female suspect was arrested and charged with numerous counts of Theft and receiving stolen property.

Thanks to the quick action of one of your neighbors we were able to make the arrest!!”

12/22/14 3:00pm

1005 Quincy Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1005 Quincy Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! MUST SEE WILL NOT LAST LONG. 2 MASTER BR ,2 MASTER BATHS,UPDATED KITCHEN,SUNNY PRIVATE BALCONY, BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS, MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OF PARK,TREES & UNIVERSITY,THREE BLOCKS TO BROOKLAND METRO STATION ,UNIQUE SHOPPING,EASY COMMUTE TO CATHOLIC,TRINITY,AND HOWARD UNIVERSITY.IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES. ELEGANT LIVING AT AN GREAT PRICE. 1 BLOCK TO THE “YES” ORGANIC STORE.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,900/Mo.

12/22/14 2:30pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user philliefan99

“Dear PoPville,

A little more than a month ago my parking and towing saga was profiled on PoPville. My car was wrongfully ticketed, then towed and stored by a private towing firm at the request of a contractor who apparently wasn’t satisfied with blocking off 60 feet of street parking – significantly more than the 20 foot roll-off dumpster he was authorized for.

I documented the abuse, complete with photos and measurements and got the $100 ticket dismissed in parking ticket court, which felt like the road to redemption was opening up before me.
Next, I filed a complaint with the DC Office of Risk Management, detailing the $220 in towing and storage fees I incurred after receiving a parking ticket that the city had subsequently dismissed, which was roundly rejected.

But thanks to advice from a PoPville poster, I found perhaps the one person in the DC gov’t capable of comprehending the disconnect between public action (faulty ticket issuance) and private fee acquisition, and the crevice that city residents fall into when the initiating event – the parking ticket – is found to have occurred in error.

And just yesterday the towing company hand delivered a refund check for $220.
No small claims court. No legal fees. No headaches. It pays to pursue grievances based on principle, no matter the sum in question.

Basically, this staffer oversees the city’s private towing contractors, and those contracts are more valuable to them than any one disputed ticket. Many thanks to popvart, who provided the essential guidance below.

popvart November 12, 2014 at 4:58 pm
I was faced with (and resolved) a nearly identical situation. First lesson: every relevant part of DC government is clueless and acts like this situation it is more rare than a talking unicorn. Second lesson: you must set aside all notions of fairness and law. Third lesson: litigation or threats of litigation should be a last resort. I contacted my city council member and Daniel Scott (who manages all things towing at DPW, including private tow companies). He has no authority to compel a towing company to return your money for towing fess from a dismissed ticket, but he did help convince the tower to give me back my money. Although adjudication services should reimburse you for towing fees related to a dismissed ticket (it is their fault after all) I’m pretty sure that would never happen (you can’t get blood from a stoned idiot). In your case, you might start with your city council member and Daniel Scott, and hopefully they will support your polite request to the contractor.”

12/22/14 2:10pm

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Loiterers around 7-11:

“I used to live near the 7-11 on 14th and Rhode Island, and would always see people hanging around outside – just chalked it up to it being a part of 7-11’s nationwide charm. But recently, I’ve noticed, pretty consistently, there are no more loiterers.

Now that I live near the 7-11 at U and 12th, with 2-3 people always asking for money, I’m wondering….how did the 7-11 at 14th and RI get rid of the loitering? Was is it the store? Was it the neighbors? Curious to see if I can implement any similar tactics at the 12th and U st store. Open to ideas. Thanks.”

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