Veterans receive high school diplomas
The Sacramento County Board of Education will award belated high school diplomas to five Sacramento-area veterans who missed their graduation ceremonies due to wartime circumstances. Four honorees are still alive: James Buchanan of Fair Oaks (Korean War), and Robert Hitson of Sacramento, Dennis Slack of Nevada and John Spuehler of Sacramento (all of Vietnam War). One diploma will posthumously honor Marrion Ray, a World War II and Korean War veteran. The ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m., David P. Meaney Education Center, 10474 Mather Blvd., Mather.
Sacramento City Council holds special meeting
The Sacramento City Council will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. to go over the proposed budget for the Department of Parks and Recreation and proposed Capital Improvement Program for 2016 to 2021. The council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss the proposed 2016-17 budget for the police and fire departments and a report from the Measure U Citizens Oversight Committee. The meetings will take place in Council Chambers, 915 I St., Sacramento.
‘Remote caller bingo’ for nonprofits considered
The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will consider allowing nonprofits to host “remote caller bingo” events in the unincorporated parts of the county. The game has become more popular in areas where it is legal, with bingo numbers called through an Internet feed to various locations. The game involves more players and bigger prizes. The Board of Supervisors will begin open session at 9 a.m., Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, 330 Fair Lane, Building A, Placerville.
Davis looks at stricter oversight of rental housing
The Davis City Council will consider whether to create stricter rental housing oversight that includes inspection requirements. Of the 26,823 residential units in Davis, 57 percent are rentals. The inspection program would initially focus on single-family housing. Inspections would occur on a periodic basis with random audits. Rental managers have expressed concerns with the inspection requirement due to costs and a belief that Davis doesn’t have property management problems, according to the staff report. The discussion is scheduled for 9 p.m., 23 Russell Blvd., Davis.
Things to do
- Dierdre Wolownick, a climber, runner, writer, musician and retired professor, will talk about how she conquered peaks after she started climbing a few years ago. Her son, Alex Honnold, is one of the world’s top rock climbers. 6 p.m., Carmichael Library, 5605 Marconi Ave.
- The Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Arden Arcade will host a town-hall meeting, with the focus on underage drinking issues in the community. The meeting will also include a youth poetry slam, the Sacramento Kings Dance Team, community resources and scholarship awards. 6 to 7:30 p.m., Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.