10/25/16 10:00am


“My cat, Harry got out some time early this morning in Anacostia. He does have a collar but he’s slipped out of that before so he might not have it on. His belly is shaved from a recent ultrasound.

He got out around the area of Talbert Ct/Dexter Terrace SE.

He doesn’t really come when called (he’s a cat, after all) but he loves all food and would probably come if someone put food down.


10/25/16 9:45am


One reader reports:

“3 unmarked cars on Irving b/w 14 and 16 just now. Jeep flying down sidewalk westbound, 2 others speeding east on road. Unmarked sedan crashed into Unmarked SUV. About four or five men had a guy pinned down on the sidewalk. Scary stuff.”


“Ambulance tried to scoop the traffic at Michigan And North Capitol, but got saddled on the median and stuck. Unclear about patients on board, but a body board was on the median behind the ambulance. Traffic was backed up southbound all the way past Rhode Island”

10/25/16 9:25am

courtesy Smithsonian’s National Zoo

From the National Zoo:

“A 23-year-old male Andean bear named Cisco died at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo Oct. 24 during an emergency veterinary exam. In the past week, Cisco became less active and began breathing more heavily with an occasional cough. Those signs worsened over the weekend and his appetite declined, which prompted keepers and veterinarians to move an exam scheduled for later this week to Monday morning. (more…)

10/25/16 9:10am

Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

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10/24/16 10:22pm


I love when the sidewalks open back up. Also reveals where the new Wydown Coffee Bar will be located at 600 H Street, NE, right across the street from the new Starbucks. The liquor license placard says:

“A coffee shop with a small bakery serving coffee, espresso, baked goods, juices and healthy snacks. In the afternoon and evenings, wine and beer will be served with desserts. Total Occupancy Load: 64. Total number of seats: 27. Total Occupancy Load of Summer Garden: 16.”


And you can taste the Whole Foods coming:


If you passed out or moved away in 2012 and woke up today, you’d find the whole scene pretty surreal:


10/24/16 10:05pm


Thanks to a reader for sending from Capitol Hill, NE.

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