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I’ve noticed something since becoming a driver in DC: our city just doesn’t give a sh*t about school zone speed limits. I drive past the PCS on Riggs NW near North Cap and LaSalle a few blocks further north a few mornings a week, and I’m almost always the only sucker who actually obeys these 15mph limits while others zoom on by. Usually I just chalk it up to rush hour impatience, but today I worked from home in the morning and drove up around 1pm, and had the same experience (not sure why the zone lights were flashing in the middle of the day, but they were). I actually had a short but heated verbal confrontation with a fellow in a Home Depot truck when he leaned on his horn behind me in the middle of the zone, which ultimately pissed me off enough to make me want to write.
What is going on here? Do others have this experience in other parts of the city? Are school zones just not enforced generally? I’d imagine if there were ever a place to obey/enforce these limits, it’d be where children are clustered. I didn’t grow up here, but where I did, cops would issue tickets on a daily basis in the hundreds of $ for going slightly above school zone limits, so that probably makes me a bit more cautious than average. Still….Its kind of a appalling. Wondering what others think.”
We’ve hit a weekend with more than 300 DC Open Houses across all 4 quadrants of the District. With such a large number of opens, there is a wide variety…
1300 Connecticut Ave, NW Thanks to Julia for sending: “On Connecticut avenue in old hip city veg space”
Thanks to Roxanne for sending: “This owl was spotted on Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park.” If you spot a hawk, any interesting wildlife or celebrity skateboarder Tony Hawk, and…
2315 18th Street, NW Thanks to Charlie for sending from in front of Dan’s Cafe:
Martha’s Table hosts a Teacher Hiring Fair to recruit Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers. During the Hiring Fair, they will host on-site interviews, and successful candidates can receive job offers, a $3,000 sign-on bonus, and generous benefits. Candidates should bring copies of their education credentials, resume, and (3) professional employer references to the event.
• Date: March 2, 2024
• Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
🎉 Tonight, we invite you to the French Riviera, one of the most exciting places on earth – without ever boarding a plane! And celebrate Mardi Gras and the Carnival of Nice on French soil as we welcome you to a special evening at the Embassy of France!
From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated Rivera nightlife of the 21st Century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food, wine, music, and ambiance.
Enjoy the flavors of Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez in the beautiful and festive Maison Francaise at the French Embassy.
AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology