Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Jan. 28, 2016
Two more days before rain
A couple more days of dry weather is in store for Sacramento before the last storm of the month rolls into town. The high temperature on Wednesday is forecast to be 63 marvelous degrees. Rain arrives Thursday night.
Commission discusses Sacramento water rates
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Water users in the city of Sacramento would see their rates jump by 10 percent a year for each of the next four years under a proposal headed to a public hearing before the Utilities Rate Advisory Commission. Wastewater customers would see a 9 percent annual bump in their rates over the four-year period. Combined, the increases would add $30.45 on average to customers’ monthly bills starting in 2020. The City Council last increased water rates on July 1 of 2012, 2013 and 2014. The commission, which makes recommendations to the City Council, meets at 5:30 p.m. in City Council chambers, first floor, 915 I St., Sacramento.
Council mulls incentives to bring more jobs
The Elk Grove City Council will consider a request to provide California Correctional Health Care Services another $81,000 in incentives to add another 64 workers in its administrative offices in the city. The state agency occupies about 271,000 square feet of newly built and rehabilitated office space along Laguna Springs and Longleaf drives with 1,500 employees. The added incentive would bring the city’s total payment to the correctional agency to $3.3 million for its 2012 move to Elk Grove. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at 8400 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove.
California Arts Council celebrates 40th anniversary
Actress and former California Arts Council member Annette Bening hosts a 40th anniversary celebration for the agency at 5:30 p.m. at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., in Sacramento. The free event features dance and music performances. Special guests include Peter Coyote, a founding member, and Juan Felipe Herrera, United States poet laureate and former California poet laureate. Performers include: AXIS Dance Company, Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento, The Great Wall Youth Orchestra, Lula Washington Dance, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and Taiko drum leaders Roy and PJ Hirabayashi. Attendees must register at http://arts.ca.gov/cac40rsvp/.
Things to do
Woodland Public Library users can hear Dr. Don Forrester, family medicine doctor, lecture on “Avoiding Chronic Disease and Disability” as part of the library’s Commit2Fit: Wellness Speaker Series. The series, which runs weekly through March, focuses on nutrition, the importance of physical activity, and health topics such as weight loss, diabetes and heart health. The talk starts at 6 p.m. in the Leake Room of the library, 250 First St., Woodland.