Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, May 30, 2015:
Warm weather continues
The start to Sacramento’s weekend ahead looks warmer than normal today, according to the National Weather Service. The normal high for the end of May is 84 degrees. Forecasters peg today’s maximum temperature to be close to 87 degrees.
Society for the Blind offers self-defense sessions
Society for the Blind executive director Shari Roeseler will offer two sessions of “Cane-fu,” a self-defense course, today to 24 seniors with vision challenges. The sessions, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., will focus on balance, awareness and use of the straight white cane as a self-defense tool. Both sessions will be at Society for the Blind, 1238 S St., Sacramento. Cane-fu is part of the daylong “No Limits” workshop offered by Society for the Blind through its Senior IMPACT Project. The workshop is focused on helping people with vision loss pursue leisure activities.
Celebration to honor Woodland’s venerable Clark Field
The public is invited to Woodland at 9:30 a.m. today for Clark Field’s 85th birthday celebration. The field, at 70 Beamer St., was named for Charles A. Clark, a devoted baseball fan who developed the facility. Clark Field was dedicated on April 27, 1930.
Assemblyman to meet with constituents
Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, will host two community coffee events today in Rosemont and Arden Arcade. Constituents will be able to meet Cooley and discuss issues important to them. The first gathering will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Starbucks, 3539 Bradshaw Road, near Old Placerville Road. The second event will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Arden-Dimick Community Library, 891 Watt Ave.
Lane restrictions early today on Highway 99
The state Department of Transportation is advising motorists to be alert for weekend roadwork along sections of Highway 99 in southern Sacramento County. Motorists can expect lane restrictions from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. today between Eschinger Road to the Cosumnes River Bridge south of Elk Grove. Crews will be repairing guardrails and doing tree work.
Things to do
▪ The 2015 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival continues from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. today. The films, highlighting the works, talents and culture of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, will be shown at the Guild Theater, 2828 35th St., Sacramento.
▪ Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, the Rocklin Police Department and Cintas Corp. are teaming up to allow Rocklin residents and businesses to shred their personal documents. Representatives will be on hand and will shred up to three file boxes of paper at no charge at the Rocklin Police Department, main parking lot, 4080 Rocklin Road.
▪ The Sacramento Chrysanthemum Society hosts its annual sale of hundreds of young mum plants in dozens of rare and unusual varieties, plus familiar favorites. The free event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd.
- Sacramento Republic FC vs. Real Monarchs SLC, 7:30 p.m., Bonney Field.