Watley replaces Chaka Khan as fair headliner
Grammy Award-winner Jody Watley will perform at the California State Fair on Monday, replacing R&B singer Chaka Khan, who canceled her concert to enter rehab for drug addiction. Khan, a 10-time Grammy winner, notified State Fair officials she was being treated for addiction to prescription pain medication. Roughly 400 people purchased reserved seating for Khan’s concert online, according to a Cal Expo spokeswomen. They can get refunds by returning to the box office or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, the spokeswoman said.
Fire restrictions in Tahoe National Forest
Fire restrictions will go into effect Monday within the Tahoe National Forest, according the U.S. Forest Service. Complete details regarding 2016 fire restrictions, including the list of designated recreation sites, are available at www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe. Those with a valid 2016 wood-cutting permit must obey fire restrictions and cut firewood in compliance with the terms of their permit, the Forest Service reports. Questions about fire restrictions, designated recreation sites, motor vehicle use and firewood cutting in the Tahoe National Forest may be directed to local forest offices including: supervisor’s office, 530-265-4531; American River Ranger District (Foresthill), 530-367-2224; Sierraville Ranger District, 530-994-3401; Truckee Ranger District, 530-587-3558; and Yuba River Ranger District (Camptonville), 530-288-3231.
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Portion of Highway 65 to close overnight
The state Department of Transportation announced that northbound Highway 65 is scheduled to be closed to traffic from 11 p.m. Monday to 4 a.m. Tuesday between Blue Oaks Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard in Rocklin. Crews will be installing a sign panel on the Blue Oaks overcrossing. According to Caltrans, motorists are advised to use alternative routes or follow a designated detour. The work is part of a $9.5 million project by the city of Rocklin and Caltrans to extend Whitney Ranch Parkway and construct a new interchange at Whitney Ranch and Highway 65. For real-time traffic updates, go to http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov.
Bridge maintenance begins
The El Dorado County Community Development Agency, Transportation Division, has scheduled annual maintenance of Mosquito Bridge beginning Monday. The Mosquito Bridge over the south fork of the American River north of Placerville was built in 1867. If there are favorable weather conditions, 24-hour closures are scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Monday through 4 p.m. Friday. Weekday daily closures are planned from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18 to 29, according to the agency. The county bridge crew will replace damaged railing timbers. During the closures, motorists are advised to use Highway 193 to Rock Creek Road as a detour. For questions about maintenance activities, call 530-642-4909.
Things to do
- The Academy Award-winning film “Gladiator,” starring Russell Crowe, will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Tower Theatre, 2508 Land Park Drive, Sacramento. Go to www.readingcinemasus.com/tower for more information.
- Soil Born Farms begins a weeklong program for educators looking to provide gardening training to children. For information about “Diggin’ In: School Garden Training,” call 916-363-9685.