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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.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
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]
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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
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? email@example.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]