Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, May 14:
Rain in the picture
A weather system moving toward the Sacramento region today could provide some scattered showers and maybe even a thunderstorm. The late season storm won’t provide much precipitation, perhaps a tenth of an inch after 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Bring an umbrella for jaunts outside this afternoon.
Citrus Heights reviews proposed sale of alcohol
The Citrus Heights City Council will review an application by Smart & Final Grocery to sell beer, wine and spirits at its forthcoming store on the former Capital Nursery site. City staff are recommending approval. The police department does not object, though it recommends moving alcohol aisles away from the front door to avoid “grab and go” thefts. The council meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Citrus Heights Community center.
Vaccine bill heads to Senate floor
After a series of lengthy and contentious committee hearings, Senate Bill 277 is finally ready for a floor vote. The proposal to eliminate California’s religious and personal belief exemptions for vaccines was quietly amended last week, allowing it to bypass financial considerations and head straight to the Senate floor, where author Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, will bring the bill for consideration during floor session at 9 a.m.
911 heroes honored in Capitol ceremony
Two young people and three dispatchers will be honored at 10:30 a.m. at the 2015 California Statewide 911 Heroes Awards ceremony on the north steps of the state Capitol. Nina Martin, 10, and Sacramento Police Department dispatchers Julie Catelli and Janee Dabrowski will be saluted for when Nina called 911 during a home invasion. Jake Pritchard, 11, and a California Highway Patrol communications worker will be honored for when Jake called 911 when his father plummeted down a cliff while hiking.
Cyclists gather in Sacramento for BikeFest
The Capitol BikeFest takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the west steps of the state Capitol to celebrate May is Bike Month. There will be free valet bike parking and quick-fix maintenance available. Cyclists recording their miles can receive a free T-shirt with a printout of their log.
Things to do
- The Davis Senior Center will host a screening of “Fleeced: Speaking Out Against Senior Financial Abuse” and a panel discussion and forum afterward. The screening starts at 1 p.m., 646 A St., Davis. Call (530) 757-5696 to register for the free event.
- Mark Hoffman, co-host of “The Travel Guys” radio show, will discuss the historical significance of the Lincoln Highway at 6 p.m. today at Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive.