Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Wednesday, May 20.
Mild and sunny - unless you’re in the Sierra
Temperatures in the region will top out at around 75 degrees today under partly sunny skies. That’s a good five degrees below normal for this time of year. Up in the Sierra, there’s a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. But that rain likely won’t make its way down into the valley today.
West Sacramento considers entertainment districts
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The West Sacramento City Council will consider establishing new entertainment districts along its waterfront and in an adjacent city neighborhood. The proposal would create new restrictions for sound, address nuisances such as dust or lighting and require large event promoters to file permit applications earlier. Open session begins at 7 p.m. at the West Sacramento Civic Center.
Protest at Nestlé plant in Sacramento
Activists are planning to protest outside a Nestlé Waters North America bottling plant in Sacramento at 11 a.m. to demand that Nestlé stop bottling water in California during the drought. The company has operated a bottling business in southeast Sacramento since 2010, where it relies on water from Placer, El Dorado, Tuolumne and Napa counties for its Arrowhead product.
Cyclists ride in silence to honor dead
Cyclists will ride about 10 miles through Sacramento for the Ride of Silence, a procession that honors cyclists who have died or been injured on public roadways. Participants will wear black armbands for those who have died and red armbands for those injured. The ride starts at 7 p.m. at 15th Street and Capitol Avenue and heads toward Carlson Drive and J Street near Sacramento State before returning downtown.
State board holds public drought workshop
Perhaps California’s most closely watched state board these days, the State Water Resources Control Board, will hold a public workshop on drought response in the ever-disputed San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Actions on the agenda would affect how much water state plumbing projects must release for the environment and how severely water rights will be curtailed. Starting at 9 a.m. at the California Environmental Protection Agency headquarters on I Street.
Things to do
▪ Elk Grove celebrates Public Works Week with Big Truck Day, a free event with construction equipment, buses, dump trucks and other large vehicles. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Laguna Gateway Shopping Center, Laguna and Big Horn boulevards, Elk Grove.
▪ Food Truck Safari from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, 403 Stafford St., Folsom. The Folsom Public Library and The Gallery at 48 Natoma will also be open from 5 to 8 p.m.
▪ The Davis Farmers Market’s Picnic in the Park runs from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and this week features the Davis Senior High School bands. Central Park, Davis.
▪ U.S. Open Cup: Sacramento Republic FC vs. Sonoma County Sol, 7:30 p.m., Bonney Field, Sacramento.