🔎 Police seek leads in Wash Park vandalism
Many residents in Denver’s Washington Park West neighborhood woke up Tuesday morning to racist vandalism on more than a dozen cars. The culprits spray painted derogatory language and symbols on the hoods, doors, and windows of vehicles in the area. The Denver Police Department is currently investigating. [KDVR]
👉 What you can do: Police encourage anyone with information to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.
👩🏽💼 Lisa Calderón named executive director of Emerge Colorado
Lisa Calderón announced yesterday that she will be exiting her role as chief of staff for City Council member Candi CdeBaca to lead Emerge Colorado, a nonprofit dedicated to aiding Democractic women who wish to run for public office. CdeBaca herself is an alumna of the program, as is council member Amanda Sawyer and state representative Leslie Herod. Calderón will be the first woman of color to serve as executive director. [Denverite]
🍷 Historic mansion slated to become new restaurant
Do you know the 122-year-old Tears-McFarlane house at the north end of Cheesman Park? Construction will begin this summer to turn the massive brick Colonial-style mansion into a park-side restaurant with seating inside a new all-glass conservatory and an outdoor garden. The menu will offer cafe fare, lunch, dinner, and wine. [The Know]
🎸 How loud is loud enough at Red Rocks?
More than 17,500 people have signed a petition to “repeal the Morrison/Red Rocks decibel limit.” The petition appeared on change.org last week and alleges that experiences at Red Rocks are hampered by unjust noise ordinances. Two days ago, the director of marketing and communications for Denver Arts and Venues left a comment on the petition page to “clarify” certain claims and correct “misinformation” cited in the petition description. But the signatures are still rolling in… [Change.org]
👉 What you can do: Read the petition and the response from the city here.