Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Friday

Deadline Friday for commission applications

Application deadline for the vacant Rocklin Planning Commission position is 4 p.m. Friday. Applicants who meet the requirements will be interviewed by the City Council at a special meeting at 5 p.m. Feb. 9. Go to http://www.rocklin.ca.us to complete an online application, which must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office at 3970 Rocklin Road. Late submissions will not be accepted.

College costs is author’s topic

Sociologist and author Sara Goldrick-Rab will speak about college affordability from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the University Union, Hinde Auditorium, at California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J St. A professor of high education policy at Temple University, Goldrick-Rab will sign her book “Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream” The event is free and open to the public.

Coffee with Roseville cops planned

The Roseville Police Department sponsors a “coffee with a cop” event from 9 to 11 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee in the Fountains at Roseville, 1013 Galleria Blvd.

Paper show in Rancho Cordova

The Gold Rush Paper Show begins a three-day run at the La Quinta Inn, 11131 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova. The event specializes in buying and selling rare and collectible paper, including photographs, documents, ephemera, stamp collections, postal history, postcards, books, California lithography and paintings. Event times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Go to www.goldrushpaper.com for more information.

Home, landscape ideas

The Home and Landscape Expo takes place through Sunday at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. Featured will be hundreds of exhibits featuring products and services for home and yard. Event times are noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Go to www.homeandlandscapeexpo.com for more information.

Bull riders at new arena

The Professional Bull Riders event comes to Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center this weekend. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. Friday, 6:45 p.m. Saturday and 1:45 p.m. Sunday. Go to www.pbr.com for more information.