05/26/15 11:09am


From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 1300 block of 6th Street, Northwest.

On Monday, May 25, 2015 at approximately 8:50 pm, members of the Third District responded to a call for a shooting in the area of the 1300 block of 6th Street, Northwest. Upon their arrival, members located an adult female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to an area hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 31 year-old Tamara Gliss of Northwest, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.”

05/26/15 10:40am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Rob

“Dear PoPville,

I’d like to take a moment to share a warning with you that I thought perhaps you could pass on to the Shaw pet owner community. I regularly walk my dog down 7th street, and usually, it is without incident. However, Friday night my dog unfortunately came upon a chicken bone that had been discarded on the sidewalk (between P and O) and managed to swallow it before I had the chance to pry it from him. Although dogs are often depicted happily gnawing on bones, cooked bones can easily splinter and cause internal bleeding or gastrointestinal distress if it causes a blockage. These chicken wing ones in particular are distressing because they can generally be swallowed but may be too large to pass. If you’re lucky, your dog will be able to digest it and escape the experience without harm. At the other end, your dog could potentially die from internal injuries or even choke on the bone as he tries to swallow it.

In my case, it was dark outside, so I didn’t notice the bone before my dog picked it up, and on top of that I wasn’t aware that I should be on the lookout for this life-threatening item on the sidewalk – especially since there was a trashcan 4 steps away. I have seen the bones before, but the last time was several months ago, so it wasn’t fresh on my mind. And my dog almost paid the ultimate price for that. Which is why I am reaching out to you – I thought my fellow Shaw residents should be aware so that they can be on the lookout themselves and avoid the panic and potential harm to their fur baby. My dog has been throwing up all morning and extremely lethargic as a result of this incident. I’ve been on the phone with the emergency vet several times and was just about to take him in when he at last threw up the piece of bone he had eaten the night before. Someone else might not be so lucky.

Just wanted to share.”

05/26/15 10:20am

All photography from DC in Black and White by Shawn Davis. Shawn lives near U Street and is “a local photographer that’s trying to capture the beauty of DC and sometimes capturing the moments that are not so beautiful but are important to capture.” Shawn’s Instagram @D.C.Photos and Facebook.

Vietnam Wall taken last year on Memorial weekend

WWII Vet with his grandson taken last year on Memorial weekend

Honor Flight taken last year on Memorial weekend

05/26/15 9:50am

1635 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Ed. Note: This is the former Custom Fuel pizza location and Potbelly before that.

From a press release:

“After much anticipation, and as a result of the popularity of its shops in Georgetown and Bethesda, Drybar will open its third and fourth DC area locations this summer. Drybar’s refreshingly simple concept: “No cuts. No color. Just blowouts” has captivated a legion of loyal clients across the country. Now Drybar is heading to one of the most historic neighborhoods in our nation’s capitol (Dupont Circle) and is also settling into the hub of downtown (Penn Quarter). With additional openings on the horizon in NYC, Chicago, LA, and Denver, Drybar is on track to have over 50 locations nationwide by the end of 2015.”

05/26/15 9:30am

Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

05/25/15 10:22pm

1376 Park Road, NW

Back in April we saw a permit for a fast food restaurant in the former oxxo drycleaners space next to Sticky Fingers. Turns out it will be Shanghai Tokyo Cafe:


Their website says:

“Opened in 2011, Shanghai Tokyo is the brainchild of Joe Chen, a life-long restaurateur with over 25 years of experience in the food service industry. The family-friendly environment is a choice Joe made because he wants everyone that visits Shanghai Tokyo to feel as comfortable dining with their family, as he does with his.

Every detail is well thought out, from every meal’s ingredients, to the atmosphere provided for his patrons. Joe wants Shanghai Tokyo to be your first choice for College Park restaurants, and will always make the effort to gain your trust and satisfaction.”

Check out their College Park menu here: ShanghaiTokyo_menu (PDF)

Coming this summer. Stay tuned.