Connector ramp closure set for junction of I-80, I-5
The state Department of Transportation is advising motorists that the connector ramp will be intermittently closed this week at the junction of southbound Interstate 5 and eastbound Interstate 80. Closures are scheduled for 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night through Thursday; 10 p.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday; and 10 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday. A contractor is scheduled to remove K-rail barriers and stripe the road.
There also will be eastbound and westbound lane restrictions during the same times on Interstate 80 from Longview Drive to West El Camino Avenue, also for K-rail removal and striping. The work is part of the $133.3 million multiphase Interstate 80 “Across the Top” project.
Strong breezes combined with cooler temperatures are forecast for Monday in Sacramento. The high is expected to climb to 57 degrees and winds this morning could gust to 22 mph. Bundle up and don’t worry about rain today.
Immunization clinics in Winters
The Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency will begin holding free immunization clinics from 2 to 5 p.m. at Winters Service Center, 111 E. Grant Ave. The free clinics are scheduled the first Monday of every other month. No appointment is needed.
All recommended vaccinations, except varicella (chicken pox), will be available for children up to age 18 who are uninsured, Medi-Cal eligible, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and those whose insurance does not cover the needed vaccinations. The clinic also will be offering hepatitis A, hepatitis B, HPV (human papillomavirus), meningococcal and MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccines to uninsured or underinsured adults 19 and older. Flu, pneumococcal and Tdap (adult tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccines are available for adults regardless of insurance status.
Navy League forum planned
A Navy League Sacramento Council forum and dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 2029 Alta Arden Way, Sacramento. The guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. is Cmdr. Tom Jones, senior naval science instructor for Luther Burbank High School’s Navy Junior ROTC program. The event is free and food is available for purchase.
Officials to hold Davis soda-tax rally
Elected officials will rally at Davis’ City Hall to urge a public vote on a proposal to tax soda, an idea proponents contend is in trouble in part because Assembly candidate and Mayor Dan Wolk has thrown cold water on the idea. Bills to tax soda or to affix labels warning of health hazards have failed in Sacramento, in part reflecting the lobbying clout of the soda industry. So campaigns to tax soda have gone local, with a victory in Berkeley emboldening advocates.
First 5 California to launch reading campaign
The early-childhood-focused First 5 California will be at Sacramento Public Library this morning to roll out its “Talk. Read. Sing.” campaign aimed at children, a population that incoming Assembly leader Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, wants to prioritize. Planned speakers include State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson; no word on whether he’ll jog through Capitol park to get there.
Condoleezza Rice to enter state NAACP’s Hall of Fame
Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state and current Stanford professor, will be in Sacramento for her induction to the California NAACP’s Hall of Fame. Last year, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson got an award. The ceremony is this evening at the Memorial Auditorium.
- Sacramento Kings vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 7 p.m., Sleep Train Arena