07/25/14 4:45pm

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From an email:

“Climate change means out summers are getting too hot. So let’s cool off. Next week, The Climate Reality Project is giving away free Ben & Jerry’s in DC (and in three other cities) to raise awareness for climate action.

From July 29-31, the EPA will hear from the public on the proposed Clean Power Plan – a rule that attempts to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. One of the hearings will be here in DC.

These ice cream trucks will not only be handing out free scoops, but also serve as climate action centers that will raise awareness and gather support for climate action and the proposed EPA rule.

You can find the trucks on:

Monday, July 28 from 11am-4pm at the Capital South Station
Monday, July 28 from 4-8pm at Union Station
Tuesday, July 29 from 8:30am-1pm at the EPA Headquarters (William Jefferson Clinton East Building, 1201 Constitution Ave, NW)
Tuesday, July 29 from 1-6pm at the Freedom Plaza.”

Full press release after the jump. (more…)

07/25/14 4:24pm

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1103 19th Street, NW

DC Pizza coming to the former Fish! Maki Sushi Joint by Kaz is looking ready to open very soon. Their website is now live and explains their process. Hours are listed as 11am-9pm daily. You can see their menu here: dc-pizza menu (PDF)

Prices are listed as “UP TO THREE TOPPINGS $8.62, JUST CHEESE $5.99, additional toppings $.99″

Their Facebook page explains it succinctly:

“Choose the crust, sauces and toppings you love and we will bake it up in less than three minutes! Yummy”
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07/25/14 3:55pm

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2300-2310 Connecticut Ave, NW

Lots of folks have sent in photos of the facade of the old Chinese Embassy on Connecticut Ave just past the Taft bridge between Dupont and Woodley Park. Here’s the first rendering I’ve seen:

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Here’s an old press release from May 2013 when ground was broken:

“DTZ announced today that ground was broken on a new 370,000 square-foot Residential Compound for Chinese Embassy diplomats at 2300 Connecticut Avenue N.W. The new building will occupy the former site of the first Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the US, which opened in the early 1970s. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has since moved its’ Embassy to 3505 International Place, NW.

The construction phase is programmed for 26 months with a completion date scheduled for the summer of 2015. (more…)

07/25/14 3:30pm

Ed. Note: Thanks to Michelle for putting together this list of adoptable pets. It will be featured the last Friday every month. If you are interested in submitting an adoptable pet you can email Michelle at Help.the.Pups.DC(at)gmail(dot)com

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Lala – Washington Humand Society

Lala is a terrier/American staffordshire mix from the Washington Humane Society.  She is a very fun dog with lots of energy, so she’d love to find an active family that wants to go for runs and long walks.  Her favorite thing is…treats!  She’s mastered sit, so she can pop up to catch them in the air.  And, she’d love to learn new tricks so we can earn some more!  You can meet Lala at our New York Avenue Adoption Center and learn about our adoption process here.

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Foxy – Homeward Trails Animal Rescue

Foxy a less-than-1 year old DSH gray tabby from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.  She is young, super sweet, and incredibly friendly.  She is great with other animals and would love to have a playful feline friend.  She loves to be picked up and will sit in your lap for hours.  If you’re looking for a cuddledud, Foxy’s a match!  If you think Foxy would be a good fit for your home, please fill out our cat adoption questionnaire and email it here.  Homeward Trails needs more cat fosters, including one for Foxy, so if you are interested, please contact Lori here.  You can also meet some of our adoptable animals at one of our events!

More great pets after the jump. (more…)

07/25/14 3:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user JEO Photography

From WMATA:

Red Line
Trains every 10-20 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 20 minutes
Between Grosvenor & NoMa-Gallaudet: every 10 minutes Saturday & Sunday from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Rail tie and insulator renewal between Shady Grove and Twinbrook.

Orange Line
Regular weekend service

Blue Line
Regular weekend service

Silver Line
Opens Saturday, July 26 at noon with regular weekend service

Yellow Line
Regular weekend service between Huntington and Fort Totten

Green Line
Regular weekend service”

2359 Ashmead Place Northwest

This rental is located at 2359 Ashmead Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“OPEN SUN 12-3. 960sqft of bright, private, quiet luxury. 9′ ceilings & open plan w/ lots of light, 4″ cherry flooring; Viking & Bosch appliances, 7′ marble counter w/ bar seating for 5, plantation shutters, marble bathrooms w/ frameless glass showers & decorative listello, private flagstone patio, fenced yard, pet friendly, amazing building & blocks to woodley park metro, adams morgan, & dupont.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,000/Mo.

07/25/14 2:30pm

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“Dear PoPville,

We bought a home two years ago in Bloomingdale with very little down payment and, given the rise in prices in the area, we are thinking on refinancing to get better terms in the loan. We are quite confident that we have more than 20% equity in the house considering numerous recent comparables.

Our surprise is that some lenders are offering more stringent terms because the house has a separate legal basement unit. When we bought the house two years ago it already had a Certificate of Occupancy and it was already classified with a use code 24 (Residential-Conversions less than 5 units). However, no lender raised the question of the second unit, and we closed without any problems or amended terms.

We would be interested in knowing how people are financing the houses that have legal rental units with C of O nowadays. If the terms are indeed more stringent for houses with C of O, that would be yet another reason not to go through the painful process of “legalizing” an english basement.”

07/25/14 2:10pm

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Yogo – 1 on 1:

“Haven’t done Yoga before [have taken stretch classes] and have a few lower back issues. Wondered if anyone in PoPville can recommend 1 on 1 Yoga instructor/class to see if my back is A-OK for a class.”

Classes in Auto/Motorcycle Mechanics and Electrical Installation?

“Does anyone know places in DC where one can learn vocational hands-on skills? I would like to learn more about auto/motorcycle maintenance and electrical installation, but cant’ find any classes in the area. Only tech institutes that offer associate degrees. I’m not looking to be certified, I just want to learn some more skills.”

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