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By Aaron Kraut

Tuesday - 4/15/2014, 9:15am  ET

Flickr photo by Don Blohowiak

Stone Ridge Used Book Sale Calls It Quits – After 46 years, last week’s Stone Ridge Used Book Sale was the last at the Cedar Lane private school. It grew from a one-room book sale at the school’s Christmas Bazaar to a four-day event in the school’s gym that attracts 7,000 people a year. The school decided to end the book sale as the campus goes through a new batch of development. The sale requires the gym to be closed for two weeks as volunteers set up the event. [The Gazette]

No Taxation Without Chip Compensation – Tuesday is tax day, so naturally the California Tortilla in Woodmont Triangle (4871 Cordell Ave.) is offering a special. Say the code phrase “taxes shmaxes” and get free chips and queso while supplies last. [California Tortilla via Facebook]

Congressional Art Competition Includes Bethesda Winners – Whitman junior Jackie Margolis will have her painting shown on Congressman Chris Van Hollen’s Rockville office for a year after being named one of the winner’s of the 33rd annual Congressional Art Competition. In Van Hollen’s Eighth Congressional District, 250 students from 30 schools participated. Margolis and Bethesda-Chevy Chase sophomore and photographer Jeff Fan were selected for special recognition.

O’Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill – Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Monday signed a bill that will make those caught with less than 10 grams of marijuana subject to civil fines, not jail time. The law will take effect Oct. 1. O’Malley said he’s not yet on board with full legalization. [Washington Post]

Flickr photo by Don Blohowiak