An independent council member, Catania opposed the deal the city reached with Major League Baseball and the team’s owners to build a stadium for the Nationals. He said at a mayoral debate last month that he had never been to Nationals Park, but he said it wasn’t because of lingering bitterness about the stadium fight. Instead, he said he’s just not a baseball fan.
A six-acre face portrait is unveiled on Washington’s National Mall. The ‘face-scape’ was created by Cuban-American urban artist Jorge Rodriquez-Gerarda for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. ‘It’s not the face of America,’ he says, ‘it’s one of the hundreds of millions of possible faces that America has’
The council’s public safety committee will hold a hearing Friday on the bills. Although some of the details differ, both would make it a crime punishable by up to 5 years in prison to distribute sexually explicit photos or videos taken for private use during a romantic relationship. The bills were introduced by councilmembers Muriel Bowser and Mary Cheh.
Last November, the District of Columbia came as close as it has in a century to gaining a degree of control over its skyline. Marcel Acosta, executive director of the National Capital Planning Commission, had just released a draft report recommending changes to the 1910 Height of Buildings Act, fulfilling a request by Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House committee with oversight of D.C. affairs, for NCPC and the city to review the law that restricts the city’s vertical reach.