It sure is good to be a Charlottesville pet. In addition to organic puppy chow, natural goose down beds and those adorable matching outfits (à la Paris Hilton), lucky local pets are getting a new high-tech veterinary hospital. Two veterinary clinics have teamed up to build a larger practice at Rio Court East. Village Animal […]
This fall, the Charlottesville-based Southern Environmental Law Center will argue its first case before the U.S. Supreme Court. In representing a consortium of North Carolina-based environmental groups, SELC will argue that Duke Energy violated the Clean Air Act by renovating old coal-fired power plants without installing required modern pollution controls.
Raja Jabbour, former Albemarle High JV girls’ soccer coach, will remain in jail until his trial for possession of child pornography on his computer. At a U.S. District Court bond hearing June 27, Judge Norman K. Moon ruled that there were no conditions that could “keep him from being a danger to the public,” adding […]
Local mogul Coran Capshaw has committed to donate $6,000 a month for a work crew to improve landscaping around the entrances to Albemarle County. The program will allow inmates to work for “time off” from their sentences. Inmates who are jailed for non-violent crimes for sentences less than two years qualify, according to Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional […]
On Monday, July 3, Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall turned 30. The City is celebrating with speeches, bands and a slide-show retrospective to commemorate the Mall’s commercial success. Here at C-VILLE, where several former Mall deadbeats have joined the ranks of the productively employed and regularly showered, we note the Mall’s birthday with a bittersweet air as our favorite stretch of brick sets aside childis
Speaking to the press on Friday, June 23, Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Camblos said two parents at a Crozet after-prom party where teens were drinking will not be charged. Camblos also underlined the County’s commitment to prosecuting teen drinkers and those who contribute to their delinquency. The parents, whose names were not released, hosted […]
Soon, all colleges and universities in Virginia will be required to submit the names and Social Security numbers of admitted students to State police. Police want the data so they can cross-check for sexual offenders who might be enrolling in schools.
On Friday, June 23, UVA grad Ron Suskind addressed a packed house at the Miller Center, as part of its Forum series. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discussed his latest book, The One Percent Doctrine, which tackles the core of the United States’ playbook on terror following the September 11 terrorist attacks.The book’s title comes from […]
Keith Woodard’s plans for a massive nine-storey project on the Downtown Mall are still in limbo, while another nine-storey development on Water Street is sailing through the City approval process. Woodard wants to revamp the Mall by adding a full city block of mixed-use commercial space (80 residential units and 180 below-ground public parking spaces) […]
Memorial services were held last week for Qroe CEO Robert Baldwin and Qroe Regional Director David Brown in Bedford, New Hampshire, and Hartford, Connecticut, respectively. The two men died in an Albemarle County plane crash on June 14 while trying to land in bad weather on the Bundoran Farm property they were working to develop. […]
City officials released plans Friday for 18 Charlottesville neighborhoods, from Greenbrier to Woolen Mills. “Everything that you see [in the plans] comes from a citizen,” says Neighborhood Planner Brian Haluska. The common themes? Transportation. Things like sidewalks, bus service and parking are referenced in all the plans, according to Haluska. He notes that affordable […]
Dear Punjint: “The deal,” as they say, is that hookah smoking is simply awesome, in the way that only a communal activity whose health risks haven’t yet been fully assessed can be.
By J. Tobias Beardopinion@c-ville.com The news was first reported on June 14, but it didn’t really start to spread until two days later. By the 19th it was all over the ’Net, bubbling just under the surface of more serious matters. Jay-Z had declared he was boycotting Cristal. Yes, Jay-Z, the head of Def Jam […]
It’s a sunny Friday afternoon in late May, that time of year when school is almost over and the days begin to feel like summer. Ari Berne, a 16-year-old junior at Charlottesville High School and a rapper who goes by the name Ghetti, has no time this afternoon to either study for finals or enjoy the fine weather.
When Selena Garcia began working with the Jefferson Area Comprehensive Health Investment Program (CHIP), public health nurse Amy Chenoweth “became part of the family.” Along with a family support worker, Chenoweth helps Garcia with appropriate health information and resources for her sons, 6-week-old CaÃson and nearly 3-year-old Cesar.
It looks like outgoing Councilors Rob Schilling and Blake Caravati are leaving City Council on good terms. At least Charlottesvillians better hope so, because Mayor David Brown just gave them keys to the city. The ever-jocular Caravati quipped: “Now that they’ve given us keys, they’ll probably change the locks.” Judging from their farewell remarks on […]
Summer is here, and with it comes a host of jobs offered by your local government. Maybe you want to switch careers, or maybe you just want to expose your teen to actual sunlight. Fortunately for eager job seekers, Albemarle County and Charlottesville have dozens of open positions for part- and full-time workers of […]
Chocolate may be an aphrodisiac, but now, thanks to Mars, Inc., it has another, more educational function: history lessons. To sweeten the deal, the company (which, according to the release, “has played a sweet role in American history”) even incorporated our very own Thomas Jefferson, the nation’s third president, into the gooey mix. The famed […]
Former UVA employee Dena Bowers has filed a lawsuit in Charlottesville Circuit Court against the University of Virginia and several staff members for her firing last November. The suit, filed June 19, alleges Bowers’ firing was done without proper notice and violated her free speech rights. In October 2005, Bowers, who is active with the […]
On June 13, Virginia Democrats elected James WebbâRonald Reagan\’s former Navy Secretary\-o challenge Republican incumbent George Allen for his Senate seat in November.
A mere 3.3 percent of Virginia\’s 4.5 million voters turned out for the contest between Webb and former telecommunications lobbyist Harris Miller.
Last year, Virginia Senator George Allen received six trips, with destinations ranging from Las Vegas to Virginia Beach, from various nongovernmental organizations, according to the personal financial disclosure report he filed for 2005. The report ws released last week.
Apparently the Bush Administration’s much- touted law-and-order focus doesn’t extend to actually paying for anything. Like, for example, juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs. In his latest budget request for Fiscal Year 2007, Bush proposed to cut such federal programs 43 percent, to $176 million from $308.7 million.
The defense for Ingo shooter Robert Lee Cooke made last-ditch attempts to lighten Cooke\’s sentence at a hearing last week. Robert Lee Cooke was found guilty in April of shooting Ingo, a K-9 officer, while fleeing a burglary scene on October 24, 2004. He was paralyzed from the waist down when he was shot by Ingo\’s handler, Albemarle County Police officer Andy Gluba. Ingo had to be euthanized due to his injuries.