Category: General News

El Sapo Owner Corrects the Record

The company behind El Sapo Cuban Social Club filed a counter claim against an area design-build firm in a contract dispute, according to court documents. 8455CSC LLC, whose managing partner is chef Raynold Mendizábal, is claiming about $400,000 in costs related to the build out of the restaurant by Virginia-based JSV LLC.

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Council Introduces Bill to Make Bicycle Registration Voluntary

County residents would no longer be required to register their bicycles under terms of legislation introduced yesterday by the County Council. ill 2-20, Bicycles – Registration – Amendments would make registration voluntary for bicycles owned for personal use. It also would repeal county and park police authority to impound an unregistered bike.

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El Sapo Owner Sued by Contractor

The chef/owner of El Sapo Cuban Social Club has been sued for nearly $150,000 in a contract case, according to documents filed in the Montgomery County Circuit Court. As first reported Friday by Washington City Paper, JSV LLC, a Virginia-based design/build contractor, sued Raynold Mendizábal for $147,408 last March.

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DOT to Hold Community Meeting on Fenton Village Safety Projects

The county’s Department of Transportation will hold a community meeting Tuesday, Jan. 21 to review the status of three projects concerning bicycle and pedestrian uses in Fenton Village. One project is the restart of a feasibility study for a separated bikeway along Fenton Street, as identified in the county’s Bicycle Master Plan adopted by the Park and Planning Commission in December 2018.

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Upcoming Events, Jan. 17–24

MoComCon returns for the fourth year at the Silver Spring Library on Saturday. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday is Monday, with a day of service event at the civic building and other opportunities to serve around the area. That evening, there’s a bluegrass jam at the Takoma Park VFW. The county’s transportation department is holding a meeting Tuesday night to discuss plans to improve the Fenton Village experience for bicyclists and pedestrians.

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Young Male Shot, Wounded Sunday Evening

A 15-year-old male was shot and wounded Sunday evening (January 5) in the 900 block of Ellsworth Drive, according to a county police department press release. Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating the incident, which was reported at about 5:50 p.m.

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