Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Wednesday, July 15.
Cool start to hot day
While Wednesday started cool with temperatures in the high 50s, the next three days are expected to be hot with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90s. Today’s high is forecast to reach 96 degrees in Sacramento.
West Sac water review
The West Sacramento City Council will consider allowing residents to fill swimming pools and add a second weekly watering day when using drip irrigation for trees and potted plants. The council will also consider allowing potable water in fountains and ponds that recirculate. City staff says water conservation in West Sacramento has exceeded expectations, so it’s possible to relax current restrictions. If conservation remains on course through July and August, the city will consider allowing residents to water twice a week regardless of irrigation method. West Sacramento currently allows only one watering day a week and bans irrigation from Monday through Friday. The City Council meets at 7 p.m. at West Sacramento City Hall.
Levee monitoring from 41,000 feet
Delta monitoring is often a time-consuming ground-level exercise. But experts say radar remote sensing could be a game-changer. Cathleen Jones of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will talk about a radar pilot project and the types of levee threats that can be detected from an aircraft. The hourlong brown-bag seminar starts at noon in the Byron Sher Auditorium in the Cal/Environmental Protection Agency building, 1001 I St.
Female authors sign books at State Fair
Authors Naida West, Cindy Sample and Martha Dunne will be signing their books for readers in California Building A at the State Fair starting at 11 a.m. and continuing through 7 p.m. West’s historical novels are set in the Gold Country. Sample’s fiction includes romance and mystery. Dunne will sign her nonfiction book, “A Mother’s Journey with Aspergers.” The event is at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd.
Things to do
- Folsom hosts its monthly food truck event at the Folsom City Zoo. 5 to 9 p.m., 403 Stafford St., Folsom.