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This Week: Science, engineering fair coming to Folsom on Saturday

Sacramento students will show their research on issues from Ebola to solar energy Saturday at the 2015 Synopsys Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair at Folsom High School.
Sacramento students will show their research on issues from Ebola to solar energy Saturday at the 2015 Synopsys Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair at Folsom High School. mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

Sacramento students will show their research on issues from Ebola to solar energy Saturday at the 2015 Synopsys Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair at Folsom High School.

This year’s free event will include a college and career expo, workshops, more than 50 exhibits, and women from science, technology, art and math backgrounds sharing stories of their careers and educations.

Eight students from Sacramento’s sister city – Jinan, China – will show their projects at the event, which is open to the public.

Students at Mira Loma High School undertook the Ebola research. Students at Vista del Lago High School will show their work on advanced solar energy processes.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Folsom High, 1655 Iron Point Road. For more information, visit www.sacstemfair.org.

Each year, hundreds of students in middle and high schools in Amador, Butte, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties take part. Grand prize winners will compete in May at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh.

Loretta Kalb


EL DORADO BOARD TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE UC DAVIS BRANCH

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will discuss a recommendation to pursue a UC Davis satellite, or branch campus, in El Dorado County.

The recommendation comes from the county treasurer-tax collector and the county’s Economic Development Division. A county staff report notes that UC Davis is exploring opportunities to expand its presence by establishing branch campuses in the region and suggests that El Dorado County could offer a unique and diverse setting for such a campus.

The staff report says a university campus would create jobs, attract high-tech businesses, stimulate economic growth and offer new educational opportunities in the county.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, 330 Fair Lane, Building A, Placerville.

Info: http://www.edcgov.us/


SOUTH AFRICAN MUSICIANS TO SALUTE MANDELA

South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and vocalist Vusi Mahlasela will present a musical celebration of freedom and the legacy of Nelson Mandela at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday at the center’s Jackson Hall, 9399 Old Davis Road.

Info: mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu


PLANNED CITY HALL RELOCATION TO BE DISCUSSED

A proposed project to relocate Citrus Heights’ city hall and construct a medical office building on the current site has reached the decision-making stage. Three key meetings are scheduled this month, including two this week.

During a hearing Wednesday, the Planning Commission will consider whether to recommend approval of the final environmental impact report for the project. On Thursday, the City Council will hold a special study session to discuss two draft leases and financial details for both the medical office building and a new city hall.

The City Council will consider approving the project at its March 26 meeting.

The project calls for demolishing all city buildings on the civic center site, except the police department, to allow Dignity Health to construct a three-story medical office building at Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive. A new city hall building would be constructed on a 10.9-acre parcel north of the post office on Fountain Square Drive. The parcel is owned by Capital Partners Development Co.

Wednesday’s hearing before the Planning Commission will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday’s City Council study session will begin at 5 p.m. Both meetings will be in the City Hall Council Chambers, 7117 Greenback Lane.

Info: The draft leases and other project documents are available at http://bit.ly/1HjeTBO.


ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE ON SATURDAY IN OLD SAC

The 19th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will traverse Old Sacramento beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday. More than 80 units with more than 1,000 marchers are expected to participate in the celebration, sponsored by the Old Sacramento Business Association. All Old Sacramento streets will be closed to traffic from noon to 3 p.m. A reviewing stand will be at Front and K streets.

Info: http://oldsacramento.com


‘SWAN LAKE’ BALLET DANCERS HOLD PUBLIC REHEARSALS

Second Saturday revelers can watch free open rehearsals of “Swan Lake” at 4 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sacramento Ballet Studios, 1631 K St. Each rehearsal will last 30 minutes.

Info: http://www.sacballet.org/


WINE, JAZZ FUNDRAISER SCHEDULED IN FOLSOM

The 13th annual Folsom Wine and Jazz fundraiser is scheduled from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the city’s Community Center, 50 Natoma St. There will be wine, food and music performed by the Folsom High School jazz bands, Sutter Middle School and Folsom Middle School. All proceeds will benefit the Folsom High School Music Program.

Info: http://www.folsomchamber.com/ (click on Events)

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