Morning Notes

Lunchtime on a warm spring day in Ballston (staff photo)

Yorktown Baseball Coach Fired — “Eight months after being hired as the new head baseball coach at Yorktown High School, Josh Cook has been let go from that position with a bit more than a month remaining in the regular season. A school official confirmed that Cook, a 2013 Yorktown graduate and former varsity player for the Patriots, was dismissed April 9 because of remarks he made during an open-mic comedy routine at a venue that was a non-school and non-team function. Some of those remarks came to light on social media.” [Gazette Leader]

Pentagon Row Sign Removed — “Pretty surreal seeing the @PentagonRow signage coming down after almost 25 years but excited for what’s to come.” The shopping center changed its name to Westpost in 2020. [Twitter]

Home Price Plateau? — “Don’t panic – much – but the average sales price for single-family properties that sold in March across Arlington declined slightly from a year before. The average price of $1,355,179 was down three-quarters of a percent from the $1,365,411 recorded a year earlier, according to figures reported April 10 by Bright MLS.” [Gazette Leader]

Baby Born in Jeep with ACFD Help — From Alan Henney: “Arlington FD assisted with a childbirth in a white Jeep Grand Cherokee. Parents were likely driving to Virginia Hospital Center at 1701 N George Mason Dr., because they were stopped on N George Mason Dr right after the Arlington Blvd overpass.” [Twitter]

Wild Turkey Seen in Rosslyn — “I don’t know where to report this, but there is a wild turkey at the base of the Turnberry Tower and it does not seem to be doing great.” [Twitter]

Shoplifting Suspect Nabbed in D.C.  — “Police are more aggressively targeting suspected thieves. In one instance, according to court documents, officers hid in a CVS store on Capitol Hill and watched as a man stole $33.47 worth of merchandise. Police said the man already had been charged with shoplifting in Arlington County, where authorities had an arrest warrant for him.” [Washington Post]

Winning Start for W-L Soccer Teams — “The Washington-Liberty Generals girls and boys high-school soccer teams began this week with identical 5-1-1 overall records. In Liberty District play, the girls were 1-0 and the boys 0-1.” [Gazette Leader]

Taller, Skinnier Buildings in Rosslyn? — “An already urban environment in Rosslyn could get even more urban-y if a proposed zoning change wins approval from the Arlington County Board. That body on April 20 is set to advertise for a public hearing later in the year for a zoning change that would give elected leaders the power to permit development of properties in the Rosslyn area with a floor-area-ratio (FAR) of greater than 10.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Tuesday — Expect a mostly sunny day with a high around 75 and a northeast wind at 6 mph, shifting to the south in the afternoon. Tuesday night brings a 40% chance of showers after 2am and a mostly cloudy sky with a low of 56. [NWS]