Slight chance of showers
Clouds and a slight chance of showers hang over Northern California today, bringing a 20 percent chance of less than one-tenth of an inch of precipitation to Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to top out 75 today and drop to around 53 tonight. Breezes through the Sacramento River Delta will be 7 to 9 mph.
Students to ask trustees for ethnic studies graduation requirement
Members of Sacramento City Unified’s Student Advisory Council, working with Ethnic Studies Now – Sacramento Coalition, will ask board members to establish an ethnic studies program as a graduation requirement. District board members are scheduled to meet in public session starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Serna Center, 5735 47th Ave., Sacramento.
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Roseville forum to tackle issue of homelessness in Placer County
Homelessness in Placer County is the topic of a free forum from 9 a.m. to noon at the Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville. The event, hosted by Placer Collaborative Network, will offer ideas and recommendations for shelter and services. Speakers include Susan Farrington, Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras; Lt. Justin Docherty, Salvation Army and Right Hand Auburn; Suzi Fosset, The Gathering Inn; and Leslie Brewer,Placer Consortium on Homelessness.
Ex-senator, USC professor to discuss mental illness stigma
Former state Sen. Darrell Steinberg and University of Southern California professor Elyn Saks will talk about the stigma of mental illness at the Sacramento Press Club. The event will also include the presentation of $34,000 in scholarships. The luncheon costs $29 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Noon, Capitol Plaza Ballroom, 1025 Ninth St.
UC Davis holds Memorial Day ceremony
In an early Memorial Day event, UC Davis will display 135 American flags in honor of the school’s soldiers, sailors and Marines who died during military service. The ceremony begins at 5 p.m. at the school’s Memorial Union, which was established 60 years ago to honor the school’s fallen veterans.
Things to do
- Opening day of the Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. Carnival, livestock, entertainment, competitions. Admission: $5 general; free for kids 12 and younger. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Violinist Sarah Plum performs works by UC Davis undergraduate music majors in a free lunchtime concert. 12:05 p.m., Room 115, Music Building, UC Davis.
- The West Sacramento Farmers Market takes place in front of City Hall at 1110 W. Capitol Ave., 4:30 p.m. to dusk. For more information, call (916) 371-7042.
Sacramento River Cats vs. Memphis Redbirds, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.