Here are our picks for five stories to start your day:

How hygienic is your bus commute? Some Metro employees say not very. (Linda Davidson/THE WASHINGTON POST)

D.C.’s style go-to: Ann Taylor clothing is the capital of Appropriate Attire, and that is why it is perfect for Washington women.

Gird your arteries: The Capital Bacon & Beer Bash is Saturday, and by the looks of it, the annual event will sell out quickly.

Grab your ice skates: The National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is set to open at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

JMU student remembered:Jane Hwang, 18, of Fairfax, was killed Tuesday after she was hit by a bus.

Stay with PostLocal today for the latest local news, and don’t forget to check out our new transportation video chat at noon. Dr. Gridlock and reporter Dana Hedgpeth will be talking about holiday travel in today’s Google+ hangout.