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Well done sir. Update – Damn you if this is a not a legit fundraiser.

Thanks to a reader for sending from Craigslist:

“I have a three year old Koala Bear named GumNut that I’m desperately trying to find a new home for. I bought him back in January figuring it would be an awesome pet that would enjoy living in my greenhouse, sadly I was wrong. I paid $3200 for him back in January and I’m not sure what the used Koala Bear market is like in a good economy or the one we have now; so I’m open to offers. Please use some common sense before contacting me, don’t be an idiot, I’m not interested in trading my Koala Bear for your busted up 1980’s Camaro, an XBOX, or an offer to paint my garage door. (more…)

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This rental is located at 3616 14th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“NEW 1BR/1BA rentals in Columbia Heights! Open + flowing floorplans w/ large windows for natural light. Gleaming hardwood floors. Kitchen fts. granite + sst appl. W/D in units. Pets allowed + no move-in fee. Excellent location: near Metros, DC USA retail (Target, Best Buy, Petco), Giant, + local restaurants. Four units avail.: – Units #5 & #6: $1,600/mo | Units #4 & #7: $1700/mo- private balcony!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,600/Mo.

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From an email:

“4th Annual Columbia Heights Christmas Tree Lighting – Dec 6th
Columbia Heights Civic Plaza at 14th and Park Rd., NW.

The lighting ceremony will be Saturday, December 6th at 6:30pm. Last year we had over 400 people attend the lighting. The tree is a wonderful way for residents from across the city (not just Columbia Heights!) to come together as a community during the holiday season.”

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3462 14th Street, NW

The agonzing, for many, wait is almost over! Thip Khao opens this Friday in the former Thai Thanic II space on 14th Street in Columbia Heights.

From an email:

“Starting December 5th, 2014 at 5pm Thip Khao will officially be open

Thank you for patience while we worked to bring Lao food to the District. We are happy to announce that on Friday, December 5th, 2014 at 5pm will be officially open for dinner! We are not taking reservations yet, so that everyone will get the same chance to enjoy dinner with us.

Our hours will be Friday & Saturday 5pm until 11pm. Sunday, Monday, Wednesdays through Thursday we will be serving dinner from 5pm until 10pm. Closed Tuesdays.

We are so excited and looking forward to see you soon!

The Team at Thip Khao”

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“Dear PoPville,

A friend of mine in the building we live noticed a white bunny behind our building earlier this week, usually wouldn’t think anything of it, but we’ve seen it now almost a half dozen times (picture attached). Additionally we aren’t close to any “big” green space, except Meridian Hill Park and even then, I’ve rarely if ever seen a bunny there.

Anyway, someone has set up a makeshift box/home for it behind our building on the minimal grass we have. I figured I would send it your way to see if anyone was missing a bunny. I really don’t think it’s a wild bunny as it’s shown up so much. If we don’t find the owner I’ll notify the Humane Society if the bunny shows again.”

Thanks to all who emailed, tweeted and facebooked us.

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying three persons of interest in reference to a Burglary II incident which occurred on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, between 11:57 AM and 12:33 PM in the 1100 block of Euclid Street, NW. The subjects were captured by the home’s surveillance camera.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”

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14th and Columbia Road, NW

A reader sends word and the photo above that 14th and Columbia Rd, NW is blocked by police as of 9pm. Multiple readers also report on twitter the the sound of possibly 5 gunshots (@PoPville) around 13th and Columbia Rd, NW with a helicopter circling. Updates when more info is known.

Update from MPD:

“The third district is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of Columbia Road anyone with information please call Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099.”