Randy Pench / rpench@sacbee.com

AM Sacramento: What you need to know for Thursday

Published: Thursday, Jun. 19, 2014 - 6:31 am

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:

Weather update: High temperatures continue in the 90s for the Central Valley, with mid-to-upper 80s in the Delta and 70s to 80s for the foothills and mountains. The high Thursday in Sacramento is forecast to be a rather hot 96 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. No relief in sight. However, the good news is that there are no triple-digit readings in the 7-day forecast.

50 is fixed, but ... : After weeks of lane closures, all lanes of Highway 50 re-opened around 5 a.m. The Fix50 project, which started April 22, closed portions of Highway 50 and caused major traffic headaches for commuters. Work on the $46 million project wrapped up before the estimated June 25 completion date. But more roadwork is scheduled on Insterstate 5, Highway 50 over the Pioneer Memorial Bridge and Interstate 80 through Natomas. For more details, click here.

Take our Fix50 poll on all devices here.

Charter school sought: A group of parents tonight will urge Sacramento City Unified trustees to approve a charter school at Joseph Bonnheim Elementary, one of seven campuses closed last year due to falling enrollment. The petition – initiated by parents late last year – seeks to educate more than 320 K-6 students starting in the fall. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Serna Center, 5735 47th Ave. For more details, clicke here.

Final results: Sacramento County Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine announced that election officials have finished counting ballots for the June primary and that the results are final. Notable results: Nonprofit executive director Rick Jennings has won a seat on the Sacramento City Council, defeating former Fire Chief Julius Cherry in a closely watched race in the Pocket, Greenhaven and Valley Hi neighborhoods. Also determined Wednesday was the field for a November runoff for the City Council District 3 seat representing east Sacramento and South Natomas. City parks commissioner Jeff Harris and financial adviser Cyril Shah will face off in that race, emerging from a field of seven candidates in the primary. For more details, click here.

Local author to speak: Sacramento native Kiyo Sato will discuss her book, “Dandelion Through the Crack/Kiyo’s Story,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Eskaton Monroe Lodge, 3225 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento. Sato is a Japanese-American woman born in 1923 in Sacramento. The book details the story of starting a family in California, coping during the depression, being swept off to concentration camps, and surviving and succeeding. The event is free. For more about Sato, clicke here.

Local sports:•  Boston Red Sox at Oakland A’s, 7:05 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KHAI 950).

•  Sacramento River Cats at Round Rock Express, 5:05 p.m. (KSTE 650).



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