Blue Line service suspended for upgrades
Light-rail service on the northeast portion of Regional Transit’s Blue Line will be temporarily suspended to allow installation of fiber-optic cable for communication upgrades. From 1:30 a.m. Saturday until 4:15 a.m. Sunday, light-rail trains will not operate between the Marconi/Arcade and the 10th and K light-rail stations. Buses will transport passengers between the stations, according to RT. Regional Transit’s contractor will complete the connection of fiber-optic cable between stations. The cable is used for telephone, high-speed communications such as RT’s digital message signs, camera surveillance and the future Connect Card. Although the work involves only two light-rail stations – Globe and Alkali Flat/La Valentina – a larger section of the Blue Line must be shut down because of the locations of power substations, officials said. During the work, RT’s overhead contact system will be deactivated, giving RT facilities staff an opportunity to perform maintenance work on the American River Bridge, the 12th Street underpass and other areas along the right of way. Go to www.sacrt.com for details about shuttle bus service.
Davis council meets
The Davis City Council holds a special meeting to focus on highlights of progress on 2014-2016 City Council goals at 1 p.m. in the Club Room of Veterans Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Go to http://cityofdavis.org and click on “Calendar” for more information.
Open house at Fire Station 19
Station 19 of the Sacramento Fire Department will host a free open house for residents from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1700 Challenge Way in the Point West area. Visitors can meet firefighters and medics, tour the station, and take a close look at the trucks, engines, ambulances, equipment and gear. The event is part of the Fire Station Open House series.
Thing to do
▪ The California Automobile Museum sponsors CruiseFest on Fulton Avenue from 4 to 8:30 p.m. The cruise will feature an estimated 500 cars from all years, makes and models. The free event takes place on and around Fulton Avenue and culminates with a classic car party. Go to www.calautomuseum.org for more information.
▪ The 27th annual Polish Festival takes place from noon to 6 p.m. at 327 Main St. in Roseville. Sponsored by the Polish American Club of Greater Sacramento, the event features food, music and dancers. Free admission; prices vary for food. Go to www.polish-club.org for more information.
▪ The UC Davis football team hosts Southern Oregon at 6 p.m. at Aggie Stadium.