Partial street closure for construction
Fifth Street between L and J streets in Sacramento will be temporarily closed as construction continues on Downtown Commons Plaza West. Beginning Wednesday, that portion of Fifth Street will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians through July 3 to allow steel deliveries and additional improvements, according to the city of Sacramento. Arena guests should visit GetHereSac.com for additional routes to downtown and SacPark.org to plan and reserve parking in advance for downtown events.
Mental health conversation
Three California experts will take part in “How Can We Improve Mental Health Treatment?” – a conversation about the challenges faced by families trying to help loved ones with mental illness. The event, moderated by Dan Morain, The Sacramento Bee’s editorial page editor, takes place at 6 p.m. at The Bee, 2100 Q St. Panel members are Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, founder of the Steinberg Institute for advancing mental health policy and inspiring leadership, Dr. Aimee Moulin, associate professor of emergency medicine at UC Davis, and Dr. Ken Wells, director of the Semel Institute Center for Health Services at UCLA. A ticket is required for the event. Buy tickets online at sacbee.com/events.
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Sewer connection fees discussed
The West Sacramento City Council will hold a workshop to outline the framework and policy considerations for updating sewer connection fees. The council meets at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 1110 West Capitol Ave. Go to www.westsacramento for details.
Elk Grove council meets
The Elk Grove City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 8400 Laguna Palms Way. Go to http://www.elkgrovecity.org for more information.
Chocolate week continues
Old Sacramento Chocolate Week continues on Wednesday. Coordinated by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership with support from merchants and businesses, the celebration runs through Sunday. Wednesday’s events include chocolate mixers from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and chocolate paring at Sactown Sports Bar. Go to http://oldsacramento.com/special-events/chocolate for schedules and more information.