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

Flames engulf a tractor-trailer rig and a tour bus that collided April 10, 2014, on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif. Ten people were killed.  Results of state and federal crash investigations are expected Friday.
Flames engulf a tractor-trailer rig and a tour bus that collided April 10, 2014, on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif. Ten people were killed. Results of state and federal crash investigations are expected Friday. AP

More clouds and cool weather today

Another round of partly cloudy skies and a 20 percent chance of showers are on tap in the Sacramento region Friday, with temperatures topping out at 77 degrees and a Delta breeze from 7 to 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service. More clouds and temperatures in the low 50s are expected tonight.

Yolo County remembers those who died

In a short public ceremony at 11 a.m. today at Knights Landing Cemetery, 10150 County Road 102, Yolo County will remember residents who died alone in the past year. The annual memorial service pays respect to individuals served by the Yolo County Public Guardian/Administrator’s Office, which manages the affairs of people who cannot care for themselves due to serious physical illness, mental illness or other disability. The short ceremony, which is open to the public, will include music and time to share thoughts about loved ones who have died.

Findings in tour bus, FedEx tractor collision

The California Highway Patrol today is expected to release the results of a 13-month investigation into an April 2014 collision between a tour bus and a FedEx tractor-trailer on Interstate 5 in Orland. The accident killed 10 people and injured 39, mostly high school students traveling to Humboldt State University from Southern California. Both drivers in the incident died. A news conference is expected at 2:30 p.m. in Southern California.

News flash: Legislators to meet today

The Legislature meets in a rare Friday session today to make up for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday (and ensure that lawmakers will keep getting per diem payments through the weekend). A few notable bills are expected to come up. In the Assembly, debate is expected on a measure phasing out plastic microbeads in cosmetics and a bill allowing transportation companies such as Lyft and Uber to carpool. In the Senate, we could see a vote on a bill banning the use of bull hooks on elephants.

Click it or get a ticket

This year’s Memorial Day maximum enforcement period will emphasize the “Click It or Ticket” campaign, starting at 6:01 p.m. today and running to 11:59 p.m. Monday – Memorial Day. The CHP joins the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and law enforcement agencies to promote seat-belt use.

A car for good attendance

Seniors graduating from 10 Elk Grove Unified School District high schools will participate in a drawing at 7:45 a.m. Friday for $20,000 to be used toward the purchase of a vehicle from any dealership at the Elk Grove Auto Mall. The prize is part of an effort to encourage school attendance as part of the “No Excuses – Go to School” campaign. Graduating seniors who attended all class periods on all school days in a calendar month for at least five months this academic year are eligible.

Mortarboards line up

Three colleges at CSU Sacramento hold commencement ceremonies Friday at Sleep Train Arena. At 11:30 a.m. will be the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies; at 3:30 p.m. it’s the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Last but not least, the College of Education gets the 6 p.m. slot.

Things to do

  • Sacramento County Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Cal-Expo. Highlights include 4-H and FFA dog show, racing pigs, racing ducks and bull riding. $5 entry for anyone older than 12; $10 parking.

Local sports

  • Sacramento River Cats vs. Memphis Redbirds, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.
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