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

Cornet Chop Suey trumpet player and vocalist Brian "Big B" Casserly plays the last set at the 43rd annual Sacramento Music Festival on Memorial Day in 2016 in Old Sacramento.
Cornet Chop Suey trumpet player and vocalist Brian "Big B" Casserly plays the last set at the 43rd annual Sacramento Music Festival on Memorial Day in 2016 in Old Sacramento. Sacramento Bee file

Maximum enforcement by CHP

The California Highway Patrol will begin conducting its annual Memorial Day Maximum Enforcement Period at 6:01 p.m. Friday and continue through 11:59 p.m. Monday. Although the statewide enforcement’s focus is seat belt usage, the CHP said officers will also be watching for distracted drivers and those driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. According to the CHP, 39 people died in collisions during the 2016 Memorial Day enforcement period. Two-thirds of those killed in the CHP’s jurisdiction were not wearing seat belts. That same year, CHP officers made 1,065 DUI arrests during the Memorial Day enforcement period.

Music festival in Old Sacramento

The Sacramento Music Festival begins its four-day run Friday in Old Sacramento. This year’s fest will feature more rootsy music for which the festival is traditionally known. Events begin at 11 a.m. Friday and continue through Monday afternoon. The lineup includes Pete Escovedo, the legendary Latin jazz percussionist; traditionalists Cornet Chop Suey; the Huey Lewis and the News cover band SuperHuey; plus local favorites Mumbo Gumbo and Vivian Lee Quartet. Go to http://sacb.ee/9IFT or http://sacmusicfest.com/ for more information.

Sacramento County fair continues

The Sacramento County Fair continues through Monday at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. “Let’s Eat, Have Fun and Celebrate Red, White and Blue!” is the theme of this year’s celebration, which includes baby races, bull riding, a tractor pull, livestock competitions, a petting zoo and a carnival. ​For a full list of entertainment, attractions, parking fees and hours, go to www.saccounty.net.

Charity basketball game at Mesa Verde

The Cops and Fire vs. Teens charity basketball game is scheduled at 6 p.m. in the Mesa Verde High School gym, 7501 Carriage Drive, Citrus Heights. The game features players from the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District and Citrus Heights police vs. players from Mesa Verde and San Juan high schools. Proceeds benefit the basketball and performing arts programs at Mesa Verde and San Juan high schools. Go to www.citrusheightspal.com for more information.

River Cats host Memphis

The Sacramento River Cats play the Memphis Redbirds at 7:05 p.m. at Raley Field.

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