Never mind the bright sunshine and the 70-degree temperatures – it’s time to strap on ice skates and wobble around in circles. The ice rink at 7th and K streets in downtown Sacramento opened Friday and will operate until Jan. 20 during weekday evenings and all day on weekends.

The campaign, dubbed “For the Sake of the Lake,” is the work of Protect Our Folsom Water, a partnership between the city of Roseville and San Juan Water District. Both rely on water stored in Folsom Reservoir. San Juan also serves Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, Orange Vale Water Co., Folsom, Granite Bay, and Sacramento Suburban Water District.

Roseville’s fall leaf pickup program begins today and continues through mid-January. Residents in some areas of the city can pile their leaves unbagged in their front yards, while residents in other areas will need to bag the leaves for pickup. The program helps to keep leaves and yard debris from clogging stormwater drains and washing into creeks and streams. For maps detailing the pickup format, go to or call (916)774-5790.

Interested in hearing more about plans to build a new arena in downtown Sacramento? Head to the City Council meeting Tuesday evening, when members are scheduled to receive an update on the arena’s design from the Kings’ new owners and hired professionals working on the project.

San Juan High School in Citrus Heights will celebrate its 100th anniversary Saturday with a public open house to show off its new look.

After rejecting past strong-mayor proposals, the Sacramento City Council is scheduled Tuesday to consider placing a new measure on the ballot that would give significant power to Mayor Kevin Johnson.

Longhorns will thunder across Tower Bridge and down the Capitol Mall this morning as Sacramento’s Farm to Fork week kicks off at 10 a.m.

It's called The Warren, and a sign at the corner of N and 16th streets has long proclaimed its imminent arrival. In the past few years, plans for the housing complex have shifted from condos to rental apartments, 20 percent of which would be reserved for low-income tenants.

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