GOTG Friday Faves: June 3, 2016

By Danielle Ball

Danielle Ball
Danielle Ball

Every Friday, we share our favorite local/general and national/lady content from the previous week. This gives us a chance to dive into thought-provoking pieces, as well as cheerlead our fave local bloggers. Also, we are adoptive puppy pushers…well, animals in general really – so open your hearts and home and trust us to find you your next best friend.

PET CRUSH OF THE WEEK:

This little ballerina is Nan. She’s a two year old pit mix, and is currently being fostered by a friend of the Front Street Shelter. She loves hiking, cuddling, and car rides where she can ride shotgun.

nan

 

LOCAL READS

  • The City Council voted unanimously to allow people to drink while onboard the Sac Brew Bike. Those rides are about to get a lot slower and a lot more wobbly.
  • A new bill would allow concerned citizens to smash car windows if they feel a pooch inside the car is in danger.   

NATIONAL  READS

  • One of our favorite morning reads secured major funding this week. The Skimm is a daily newsletter (and app) curated by two twenty something women. They’ve got big things on the horizon, and this investment will help them grow.
  • There was a shooting at the UCLA campus on Wednesday. Investigators are still looking into what happened, but students are showing resilience.  
  • Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes lost 4.5 billion overnight.

WEEKEND HAPPENINGS

Friday, June 3

  • Check out some of your favorite downtown restaurants for a Winemaker’s Dinner. The pre-fixe menus include pairings with some of the area’s best local wineries.
  • Marlon Wayans is performing at the Crest Theatre tonight.  

Saturday, June 4

  • Grape Escape is back! The event in Cesar Chavez park highlights local breweries and wineries, and is always a good time. Buy tickets here.
  • Did you know it’s supposed to be over 100 degrees today? Cool off at the Bubble Run.
  • The Sacramento Pride Parade and Festival will take place today at Capitol Park.   

Sunday, June 5

  • The Women’s Fitness Festival is today. Bring your daughters, sisters, and friends to this event celebrating women’s health.
  • If you’re like us and have always envied Ariel a little bit, your day has finally come! The Promenade of Mermaids happens today in Old Town Sacramento.   

 

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