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Jose Hernandez came to D.C. in the late ’80s, settling in a rent-controlled apartment in Mount Pleasant two years later. Though he’d fled civil war in his native El Salvador, he eventually found himself in a different kind of battle with his landlord over living conditions and rent. Hernandez’s is one of many stories about attempts to push the District’s Latino residents out of their homes.


  • Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld gets flak for proposing to end late-night trains. [WAMU]

  • The D.C. Public Library is putting on a scavenger hunt for “banned books” this month. [Post]

  • A security guard was killed late last night in a double shooting in Southeast. [FOX5, WUSA9]

  • Jingle: Streetcar, streetcar moving along. Streetcar, streetcar something when wrong. [DCist]

  • Shaw beer garden Dacha will launch a supper club next week. [Young & Hungry]

  • Another steamer, another record for temperatures in the D.C. region. [Post]


  • Eastbound and Down: As D.C. nightlife shifts, Dupont Circle eateries rely on regulars.

  • Pizza and a Movie: Nonprofits launch a downtown drop-in center for homeless youth.

  • Sports!: Matt Terl looks at the WashingtonPost’s Sports Bog. It turns 10 this month.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Post ed board: Nuisance laws need reform. [Post]

  • Eleanor Holmes Norton wants District mayors treated like governors, after they shuffle off the mortal coil. [LL]

  • Trading Metro for MARC. [GGW]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Freshly signed to Merge Records, Sneaks is poised to keep moving on and up. [WCP]

  • Janel Leppin’s “favorite records are very confusing.” [Post]

  • Listen to Ras Nebyu’s new mixtape. [DC Music Download]

  • Take a guided tour of the Air and Space Museum … in Klingon. [Washingtonian]

  • Chuck Brown is going to be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Is Five Guys is better than In-N-Out? [Post]

  • Chef Jamie Leeds is profiled in “Women Who Mean Business.” [WBJ]

  • The Hello Kitty food truck will make a D.C. stop. [Eater]

  • Goodbye reusable salad bowls at Sweetgreen. [Washingtonian]

  • This restaurant requires a doctor’s note for gluten-free food. [Thrillist]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • People still have a lot of feelings about that ugly SunTrust plaza in Adams Morgan. [Post]

  • Ex-George Washington University dorms are being converted into luxury housing. [Post]

  • Dupont Circle is set to get more boutique condos—this time on P Street NW. [UrbanTurf]

  • More townhouses: A solution to the city’s housing crunch? [Greater Greater Washington]

  • Analysis: Nine in 10 black mothers in D.C. are family breadwinners. [Housing Complex]

  • Airbnb announces new policies designed to combat housing discrimination. [CityLab]