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Parking Meter Relief?

WASHINGTON D.C. (WUSA) - City Council Member Jack Evans wants to rollback the parking meter increase that was passed in Spring.

The Ward 2 representative is getting more complaints about the meters than any other issue. It costs $2 to park for one hour in premium parking zones. He wants to bring it back to when one dollar bought you an hour.

Evans said he also wants to allow for free parking after 6:30 pm. Currently, parking meter enforcement can dole out the expired meter tickets until 10pm in premium parking zones.

"I work around here and I see them giving out tickets all the time. It's outrageous and they're just preying on people like vultures," said JoAnn Slaight on a Friday night in Chinatown. "Last night at Massachusetts Avenue at 20 minutes before 10pm, I was going to my car and I saw a meter person giving out 10 tickets. "

Fannie Mae Mini-Walk for Georgetown Ministry Center

On Sunday, October 17th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Fannie Mae invites you to their Help the Homeless Mini-Walk in Georgetown.

The event will take place at Grace Episcopal Church, located at 1041 Wisconsin Avenue NW.  It will be held rain or shine.

Some of the attractions include:

  • Grilled food provided by Whole Foods
  • Live music by John Lange, GMC's treasurer
  • A Moonbounce
  • Cotton Candy
  • Face-painting
  • And prizes

When registering, you will receive a t-shirt from Fannie Mae.  Registration costs are $15 for children and $25 for adults, and 100% of the proceeds will support the Georgetown Ministry Center.

For more information call (202)338-8301.

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Style at L2 Lounge

This Thursday, October 7th at 7 p.m., L2 Lounge is hosting a Celebrate Oktoberfest party. 

L2, considered to be one of the most exclusive lounges in the area, is located at 3315 Cady's Alley in Georgetown.

Metromix had this to say about L2: "The Lounge is known for its striking interior with its radiant lighting, exposed brick walls and blend of both intimate and open spaces. The vibrant atmosphere is complimented by a line-up of DJ’s mixing international  beats that are fun and eclectic but never 'clubby'." 

Check out Metromix's entire review of L2 Lounge here.

Fashion Event Brings Awareness To Autism

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports on DC's 'Fashion for Autism' in Georgetown.

Held at the City Tavern Club, the 'Fashion for Autism' event helped raise money for fashion design programs created specifically for children with autism. 

Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition and Gala Concert at Kennedy Center

This story comes to us from Holly Wallace of the Monk Institute of Jazz:

The 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition and Tribute to the Great American Songbook Gala Concert will take place at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 4. 

A special feature of this year’s Competition, the Tribute to the Great American Songbook Gala Concert will bring together the biggest names in jazz, including Terence Blanchard, Terri Lyne Carrington, George Duke, Kevin Eubanks, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, T.S. Monk, Wayne Shorter, Clark Terry, and many others.  The concert will shine a spotlight on some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time.

President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama will serve as the Honorary Chairs of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition and Tribute to the Great American Songbook Gala Concert.

'Walk for Animals' Helps DC's Homeless Pets

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports on the Washington Humane Society's 'Walk for the Animals' and the launch of the new Luxxery Express in Georgetown. 

VIDEO: Walk for Animals on WUSA9 TV

CBS Radio Anchor Arenstein Arrested On Marijuana Charges

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) -- CBS Radio News corespondent Howard Arenstein has been arrested on marijuana charges in Washington.

DC. police spokesman Lt. Nicholas Breul said Arenstein and his wife were arrested early Saturday and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Breul said vice units had received a complaint of marijuana growing in the couple's backyard. Police then obtained a search warrant for the home in the 3500 block of T Street in northwest DC.

Breul said officers found large, mature cannabis plants, standing more than 8 feet high. In addition, they found packaged marijuana inside the home, Breul said.

According to the CBS News website, Arenstein serves as radio bureau manager for CBS News, Washington, and is married to Orly Azoulay.

A CBS News spokeswoman declined to comment.