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Chantilly Man Convicted of Using Business as Front for Cocaine Trafficking Ring in NOVA

The following was sent to us by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Virginia:

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Jamin Dodamin Oliva-Madrid, 30, of Chantilly, Va., was convicted by a federal jury of conspiring with his brothers and other individuals to distribute cocaine throughout Virginia. In addition, Esteban Salguero-Ortiz, a/k/a Cadejo, 41, of Philadelphia, Pa., was also convicted today of conspiring with members of the trafficking ring in Northern Virginia to expand their distribution into Philadelphia.

        Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Ava A. Cooper-Davis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, made the announcement.

Update: Alexandria Police Locate Missing Person

According to the Alexandria Police Department, Lauren Tatiana Taylor was located yesterday afternoon around 2:00 p.m. Taylor was found unharmed in the 3900 block of Executive Avenue. The Alexandria Police Department recieved numerous anonymous tips from the public and officers searched throughout the Arlandria area of Alexandria.

 

Pink Streaks in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October 1-31

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

So Lofty Salon & Wellness Center in Vienna is offering

PINK HIGHLIGHTS

for just $10 each. No appointment necessary.

Favorite Restaurant

So, I have been in Chicago for the past few days getting out and checking out the sites - it is crazy how much that town has changed since I lived there. It’s always good to get back to my roots and the food there – unreal. I forget how many great restaurants there are out there and that is probably because I spend my life in one. So, I need some help. I don’t have much time to get out so I need some recommendations for some of Virginia and DC’s best restaurants. Any type of food, any type of ambiance – I just want to know what the next place is that I should try. Hook a brother up.

Also, in case you want to follow me further, check out my blog at http://stevenlukisblog.wordpress.com/. Look forward to seeing you there.

Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

Congressman Jim Moran to Hold BRAC Mark Center Town Hall

This event was submitted by the Press Office of Congressman Jim Moran (VA-08):

One year before the Mark Center is scheduled to be occupied, stakeholders to discuss progress, problems


Washington, D.C.— On Thursday, September 16th, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) will host a special community town hall to discuss the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 133 situation at the Mark Center site in Alexandria. The event comes one year out from the military’s stated date of implementing the major BRAC relocation.

Six thousand four hundred people are scheduled to start work in the new Mark Center facility on September 15, 2011. Congressman Moran has raised major concerns regarding the traffic problems that will be caused by this relocation.