Council looks to change law on pet sales
The Sacramento City Council will consider a proposal to ban the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats at local pet stores. The new ordinance would require stores to work with local shelters and rescue groups to offer animals for adoption, which is already a common practice. In California, more than 30 jurisdictions have banned the retail sale of commercially bred dogs and cats including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Long Beach. The council meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Sacramento City Hall, 915 I St.
Noted astrophysicist speaks
Neil deGrasse Tyson – the award-winning astrophysicist, author and host of Fox’s “Cosmos” – speaks on science, exploration and the world as we know at the Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento. The 7:30 p.m. event is sponsored by Live Nation Worldwide and tickets range from $49.50 to $250. Tyson’s professional research interests are broad but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies and the structure of the Milky Way.
Sac State orchestra performs
Sacramento State’s Symphony Orchestra presents a concert that includes Gounod’s Ballet Music from Faust, Grøndahl’s Trombone Concerto with soloist Eric Foster and Elgar’s Enigma Variations. The event starts at 8 p.m. at the Capistrano Concert Hall. Tickets range from $5 to $10. The campus is at 6000 J St., Sacramento.
River Cats take on Aces
The Sacramento River Cats host the Reno Aces at a 7:15 game at Raley Field. Tickets range from $10 to $40.