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D.C. voters will likely vote to legalize marijuana next month at the polls, but the D.C. Council could delay the initiative by more than a year as it introduces legislation to more strictly regulate the new law.


  • New campaign finance reports show that Muriel Bowser has $1 million left to spend before election day. David Catania has about half that. [WAMU]
  • A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted by her D.C. cab driver early Sunday morning between the 600 and 700 blocks of Kennedy Street NW. [News4]
  • The bad news for people working this Columbus Day? Metro is running on its Saturday schedule. The good news? Free meter parking. [Washington Post]
  • David Catania‘s passion—-which is often perceived as his temper—-sometimes alienates people in the process of him getting things done. [Washington Post]


The D.C. Manual of Style and Usage: For our latest cover story, the Washington City Paper staff compiled a style guide for all things D.C. Learn the proper way to spellbama,” punctuate “D.C.,” and refer to Chevy Chase, the actor.

Ice Ice Baby: Second State, a new D.C. restaurant, will charge $1 extra for artisanal ice in its already pricey cocktails.

Guns Out?: Mayor Vince Gray signed emergency legislation into law last week defining who can obtain a concealed carry permit. Here’s a roundup of where those permit holders can and cannot legally carry their guns.

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

  • Vince Gray’s administration sends audit on missing Park Southern money to the IRS. [Post]
  • Muriel Bowser leads in mayoral race fundraising. [Post, AP]
  • David Catania‘s former staffers relate stories about his temper. [Post]
  • Catania tops the Mayoral Power Rankings. [LL]
  • After the pot vote, what next? [Post]
  • Former Councilmember Kathy Patterson could be the next D.C. Auditor. [Post]
  • Ward 8 ANC member asks U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate mysterious checks. [LL]
  • Gray reluctantly signs gun law. [Post]
  • Where you still can’t carry a gun in the District. [City Desk]
  • Colby King: Councilmembers aren’t doing enough on violence. [Post]
  • Khalid Pitts goes on WAMU’s The Politics Hour. [WAMU]
  • Police investigate barber shop killing. [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener, is on vaccation (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Local 24-year-old painter Ariel J. Klein uses his iPad as a sketchbook when he’s not in his studio. Young people, eh? [East City Art]
  • An illustrated rendering of the final hour of the final day of the Corcoran Gallery of Art [Post]
  • Photos of Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada‘s gigantic National Mall portrait, “Out Of Many, One”, taken from a satellite [DCist]
  • Listen to the Afrobeat horns and toms on the Funk Ark‘s “Man is a Monster.” [Bandwidth]
  • How Flying V’s Lobster Alice ended up with a surrealist ballet that gave its director nightmares [DC Theatre Scene]
  • What to see at the Spooky Movie International Horror Festival [DCist]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Where to find Columbus Day brunch [Zagat]
  • Tom Sietsema‘s fantasy dinner menu [Post]
  • Chef Ed Hardy to open Bacon N’ Eds food trailer at Reston Station Plaza. [Eater]
  • Why restaurants should stop serving breakfast for two [Washingtonian]
  • Watch second graders enjoy a seven course $220 tasting menu [NY Times]
  • ChurchKey named among the best 21 beer bars in the world. [Thrillist]
  • Willie’s Brew & Que set to open Thursday in Navy Yard. [PoPville]
  • Ugly Mug seeks to double seating and add a retractable roof. [Capitol Hill Corner]