Monday update

I want to start off this post by offering my prayers to the family of Officer Verdell Smith, who was struck by a car and killed in the line of duty Saturday night. To all the police officers reading this, I have the utmost respect for what you do.

As a web developer by trade, I am super existed to see that the Grizzlies are hosting a six-week code camp for kids. Boys and girls entering grades 7 to 9 can attend the camp, held at the Lester Community Center at 317 Tillman. There they will learn to build complex mobile apps using MIT’s Appinventor development platform. Very cool and yet another sign how much the team is part of this community.

Crop Hop 5K, the run to benefit the Memphis Farmers Market, is coming up a week from Friday. After the run there will be food and beer under the MFM pavilion. There is a “I don’t want to run or get a T-shirt, I just want to hang out and eat and drink” ticket which is the one I will be purchasing.

Got Trolleys? will be the theme of the June South Main Association meeting, to be held at Leadership Memphis, 365 South Main at 6 PM Tuesday, June 14. MATA president Ron Garrison and Alvin Pearson, Assistant General Manager will discuss what it takes to put a trolley on Main Street in terms of money, regulations and people. Cafe Pontotoc will provide complimentary appetizers and beverages will be provided by the SMA. Free for SMA members, $10 non-members.

If you’re a comedy fan, save the date: June 28. That day will mark the one year anniversary of comedy at the Brass Door South Carolina’s Jenn Snyder, New Orleans’ Vince Gulino and Jeffrey Buck, and Memphis Brandon Sams and Q will perform, along with the return of Ben Aviotti.

Zeke & Paulette, a folksong duet known as “The Washboard Queen and The Unknown Legend,” will perform Sunday, June 12 at the Center for Southern Folklore from 4 to 7. $7 donation. The duo is expected to pay homage to Memphis Minnie at the event.

California votes tomorrow. A few weeks ago RealClearPolitics had Hillary leading Bernie by double digits. Her lead today? A mere two points. Given that Bernie outperforms his polls, we are looking at a very real possibility that he will upset Hillary in our nation’s largest state on the same day Hillary secures the nomination. Man, I thought the Republican convention was going to be the shitshow of the summer; looks like the Dems will have that honor instead. If their GOP opponent was not such a complete clown, this would be big trouble for the Democrats.

That’s the news for now. There may be a second post after work.