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

Thick Soup is among the 18 local club bands that will perform today at the inaugural First Festival in West Sacramento.
Thick Soup is among the 18 local club bands that will perform today at the inaugural First Festival in West Sacramento. Courtesy of www.thicksoupband.com/media.html

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, May 23, 2015:

Warm weekend forecast

Sunshine and warmer weather are in store for the Memorial Day weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The holiday weekend will have high temperatures near 80, forecasters said. The brighter, warmer weather will continue through the Monday holiday, with temperatures in the low 80s and mostly clear or partly cloudy skies.

Holt to receive honorary doctorate from Sacramento State

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez will officiate at his final graduation ceremonies today at Sleep Train Arena, where NBC News anchor Lester Holt will receive an honorary doctorate. Holt also will speak at the commencement ceremony for the College of Arts and Letters, where he enrolled after graduating from Cordova High School in 1977. Today’s commencement schedule: College of Health and Human Services, 8:30 a.m.; College of Engineering and Computer Science, noon; College of Business Administration, 3 p.m.; College of Arts and Letters, 6 p.m.

Special adoption fee for animals today, Sunday

Sacramento County’s Bradshaw Animal Shelter is offering a special $25 adoption fee for any animal in its care during the Memorial Day weekend. Pet seekers can choose among dogs, cats, rabbits and chickens, said spokeswoman Kimberly Nava. The special $25 adoption fee, in effect through Sunday, covers the cost of licensing, vaccinations, spay or neuter surgery, and microchipping. The shelter, at 3839 Bradshaw Road, will be open from noon to 4:30 p.m. today and Sunday. It will be closed Monday.

Things to do

Local sports

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

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