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Barry offends, apologizes:
Councilmember Barry apologized
for offending Asian-Americans after a day of criticism for his Tuesday remarks. He had disparaged Asian-Americans
for "coming in" to Ward 8 and "opening those dirty shops." (DCist, Post)
Old Town Theater may stay theater:
When we reported that Alexandria's Old Town Theater was likely to become retail space
, a number of residents said they would have patronized the theater but for its mismanagement. The new owner heard this, and now may resurrect the theater
, or at least will preserve the marquee. (AlexTimes)
Recall effort dies quietly:
The nascent effort to recall Mayor Gray and Chairman Brown has been suspended
. Organizers hope ongoing probes into campaign efforts might ultimately oust the two anyway. (Washington Times)
Youngsters ditch car for bike:
The car is no longer an attractive option
for America's young people. Driving is down 23%, and bicycling is up 24% over 11 years ago - an incredibly rapid shift. Transit use, too, is increasing. (Streetsblog)
Smart growth LA:
The Los Angeles region approved a major 25-year plan
to improve transit and walkability across Southern California. Half the $524 billion in funds will go to transit projects, and bike/ped funding will triple to $6.7 billion. (CP&DR)
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