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Kids and parents watching the Fairfax County police helicopter take off during the 2022 Arlington Public Safety Block Party (staff photo)

Metro Trespasser and Theft Suspect Nabbed — “Blue and Silver Line service was suspended Saturday between McPherson Square & Arlington Cemetery and Clarendon due to an unauthorized person on the tracks outside Rosslyn Saturday evening, WMATA officials said… New Metro GM Randy Clarke said he experienced this incident first hand, tweeting that the ‘trespasser committed a theft in Rosslyn then ran into the tunnel.’ Clarke added that the person was arrested.” [WJLA]

Lopez Targets Trespass Towers — From Rep. Alfonso Lopez: “Few things unite Northern Virginians across the political spectrum more than predatory towing. People are sick & tired of these companies getting away with unfair & aggressive tactics! Thanks to @NorthernVAMag for writing about my fight to rein them in.” [Twitter, Northern Virginia Magazine]

Arlington Man Sentenced for PAC Scheme — “An Arlington man was sentenced Friday to 14 months in prison for scheming to lie to the Federal Election Commission about the true identifies of donors to a super PAC for which he served as president and treasurer, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Joseph Fuentes-Fernandez, 62, served as president and treasurer of the super PAC Salvemos a Puerto Rico.” [Patch]

County Taking ‘Neighborhood College’ Apps — “Learn how to become a neighborhood advocate and create positive change in your community through Arlington County’s free Neighborhood College program. The application period for the Fall 2022 Session is now open. The program is geared toward Arlingtonians who want to become more involved in neighborhood and County-wide issues.” [Arlington County]

Public Safety Block Party Held — “First responders from Arlington County police, fire and more held a public safety block party Saturday, inviting the public for some fun and games, along with some education. The event was held at Kenmore Middle School on S. Carlin Springs Road from noon until 5 p.m.” [WJLA]

Va. to Only Sell Electric Cars Next Decade? — “California’s decision to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars beginning in 2035 will also halt the sale of such vehicles in Virginia due to a 2021 law linking the commonwealth to the western state’s vehicle emissions standards, state attorneys have concluded.” [Virginia Mercury, NBC 4]

Back to SchoolUpdated at 9 a.m. — Today is the first day of school for Arlington Public Schools students. Please be careful on the roads out there. [Twitter, Twitter, Twitter]

It’s Monday — Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 88 and low of 73. Sunrise at 6:36 am and sunset at 7:45 pm. [Weather.gov]

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Join Us on Monday, October 17, 2022, for our General Membership Meeting & Arlington County Candidate Forum led by the NAACP Arlington Branch Political Action CommitteeTime: 7:00-9:00 pmLocation: Virtual on Zoom County Board (3 candidates)Matt de Ferranti (https://mattforarlington.com/)Audrey Clement (https://audreyclement.com/)Adam Theo (https://www.theoforarlington.org/) School Board (2 candidates)James “Vell” Rives (https://www.rivesforsb.com/)Bethany Sutton (https://www.bethany4aps.org/)Open to the PublicRegister: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvdu- gpzkpE9XJn5vI3Fy-LO6f1r0qli7V After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.”The NAACP is a non-partisan organization and does not endorse candidates for political office at any level. Persons affiliated with the NAACP at the national, state, and local levels are free to make candidate endorsements in a personal capacity, but they do not reflect support by the NAACP as an organization.” Derrick Johnson, President/CEO, NAACP, May 22, 2022

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