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

About a dozen beagles and their owners march to the state Capitol during a rally and press event to advocate for a bill intended to rescue dogs and cats from publicly funded California research universities in April 2014. Animal advocates will be at the Capitol on Tuesday for the second annual Paws for Celebration adoption and advocacy event.
About a dozen beagles and their owners march to the state Capitol during a rally and press event to advocate for a bill intended to rescue dogs and cats from publicly funded California research universities in April 2014. Animal advocates will be at the Capitol on Tuesday for the second annual Paws for Celebration adoption and advocacy event. Sacramento Bee file

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, May 19.

Cool evenings, warming holiday weekend

Cool overnight temperatures in the low 50s will stick around all week, and National Weather Service forecasters are predicting pleasantly warming temperatures for the three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend. Daytime highs are expected to be in the low 80s.

Sikh festival murder trial resumes

A murder trial is scheduled to continue today in Sacramento Superior Court for Amandeep Singh Dhami, accused in a shooting that killed one man and wounded another at a Sikh sports festival in 2012. Dhami fled the country and eluded authorities under an assumed identity for five years before he was arrested in India and extradited to California to face charges in 2013.

Animal advocates lobby at the Capitol

The ASPCA and Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, lead animal rights advocates to the Capitol for their second annual Paws for Celebration adoption and advocacy event. Three assemblymembers will welcome attendees at 10 a.m. on the north steps. Advocates will then lobby for a pair of bills that would make it easier to bring in veterinarians from other states to assist in the case of an emergency.

County awards diplomas to veterans, Japanese Americans

The Sacramento County Office of Education will award high school diplomas to qualifying veterans and Japanese Americans through its Operation Recognition program. The program honors residents who did not finish high school because of their military service in World War II, the Korean War or Vietnam War, as well as Japanese Americans sent to internment camps during World War II. 6:30 p.m. at the county office board room, 10474 Mather Blvd., at Mather Field.

Placer supervisors hear update on drought policies

The Placer County Board of Supervisors will hear a presentation about what restrictions and changes water agencies have implemented to conserve water during the drought. Placer County water officials will also update the board on water availability and state mandates. 9:15 a.m., Placer County Administrative Center, 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn.

Woodland considers new water restrictions

The Woodland City Council will consider a “Stage Two” water warning that would require a 25 percent reduction in residential water use and a 40 percent in non-residential irrigation. The rules would restrict outdoor watering to three days per week except for drip irrigation and require that watering occur between 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. The Woodland City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m.

Things to do

  • The Crocker Art Museum offers a “Gallery Bites” tour focusing on its Asian Art Gallery. The half-hour tour is led by a docent and runs from 12 to 12:30 p.m., Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento.
  • The Cameron Park Community Center hosts a free bicycle maintenance class from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 2502 Country Club Drive. To register, call 530-677-2231 or visit www.cameronpark.org.
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