Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, April 6, 2017:
Oroville repair plan
The California Department of Water Resources will hold a press briefing at 2 p.m. in Oroville. Officials are expected to announce their plans for fixing the broken spillway at the Oroville Dam. An independent panel of experts hired by the state has said the spillway is so badly damaged and riddled with design flaws that it’s probably impossible to repair the structure completely before the next rainy season begins in November.
Young professional summit
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Metro EDGE will hold its fourth annual summit for young professionals at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. About 600 people are expected to attend, coming from a geographic area that stretches from the Bay Area to Reno. Featured speakers include retired MMA fighter Urijah Faber and Maci Peterson, CEO of On Second Thought, an app that allows people to take back text messages for up to 60 seconds after sending them. Metro EDGE is a program of the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation that serves young professionals. The event will be held at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $85 for members and $100 for non-members.
The Sacramento County Coalition for Youth and the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Arden Arcade will kick off a campaign urging parents to talk to their children about underage drinking. Parents, students, coalition members and community leaders will gather at 10:30 a.m. at the Sacramento Zoo, 3930 Land Park Drive. The Sacramento County Coalition for Youth was created by the Sacramento County Office of Education to address the problem of underage drinking.
Arts + letters
Sacramento State University’s College of Arts & Letters will show off the research and creativity of its students and faculty at U-Create!, a street fair from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S St. and Beatnik Studios, 723 S St. A portion of Seventh Street between S Street and Rice Alley will be closed to accommodate an outdoor stage. The event will include live music, dance and student readings. Food trucks will be on hand.