Good Morning, RVA: Don’t melt

Monday decided to start the week off with heat and oppressive humidity.

Photo by: clement127

Good morning, RVA! It’s 70 °F, and today’s gonna be a hot one. Highs in the mid-90s and oppressive humidity will make outdoor activities…less than pleasurable. Unless, of course, you’re into sweating while standing still. Then you should be good to go.

Water cooler

The RTD’s Karen Kapsidelis has a long profile on VCU’s police department which includes some adorable quotes from parents and kids headed off to college for the first time.

I meant to tell you about early bird tickets to this year’s Folk Feast, which went on sale late last week–but they’ve already sold out! Oops. The event helps raise money for the Folk Festival and features 15 chefs from around the city making delicious things for you to eat. Regular bird tickets are still available.

Last week Google rolled out “popular times” in their mobile search results for restaurants (just search for your favorite spot and tap the big blue bar). I’m not sure it tells you anything you don’t already know, like places that serve dinner are busy for dinner. Brandon Fox at Style Weekly looked at the data for some of our local spots and learned a new thing or two.

President Obama will release his Clean Power Plan today. Vox has a link-filled rundown of why it’s important–but maybe just an important piece of broader climate and energy policies.

Forest fires have forced 12,000 people to evacuate their homes in the area north of San Fransisco.


Grim attendance number from the first couple days of Washington’s Training Camp.

  • Squirrels won two out of three over the weekend against Binghamton. They’ll take the day off today before facing New Hampshire tomorrow.
  • Kickers downed the Islanders, 4-2, scoring two goals in the final minutes.
  • Nats lost three straight against the Mets. They’ll begin a series against the Diamondbacks tonight at 7:05 PM.
  • D.C. United and Real Salt Lake combed to score ten goals, in a crazy 6-4 come-from-behind victory. Watch the highlights, especially that last goal. Dang!

This morning’s longread

How Technology Led a Hospital To Give a Patient 38 Times His Dosage

Though computers can and do improve patient safety in many ways, the case of Pablo Garcia vividly illustrates that, even in one of the world’s best hospitals, filled with well-trained, careful and caring doctors, nurses and pharmacists, technology can cause breathtaking errors.

This one began when a young physician went to an electronic health record and set a process in motion that never could have happened in the age of paper.

UI design, turns out, can be incredibly important.

This morning’s Instagram

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