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

The town of Locke, founded by ethnic Chinese, celebrated its 100th birthday earlier this month. Professor Alfred Yee will speak about Locke’s history at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The town of Locke, founded by ethnic Chinese, celebrated its 100th birthday earlier this month. Professor Alfred Yee will speak about Locke’s history at 7 p.m. Tuesday. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, May 26, 2015:

Locke history topic of talk

Alfred Yee, who has taught Asian American and Chinese History at Sacramento State and Cosumnes River College, will speak on “100 Years of Locke History” at 7 p.m. at the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society building, 5380 Elvas Ave., Sacramento. Yee has been a member of the board of the Locke Foundation and the Locke Management Association. He will explain how Locke developed as a jewel on the Sacramento River at the event, sponsored by the Sacramento County Historical Society.

Driver safety class for teens

A driver safety class for teenage drivers will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. by the California Highway Patrol’s North Sacramento area office. The event will be in the conference room at the Sacramento Water and Sewer Treatment Plant, 5026 Don Julio Blvd. in the Foothill Farms area. The free Start Smart class targets new and future licensed drivers age 15 through 19 and their parents or guardians. Parents or guardians may register for the class by emailing Officer Chad Hertzell at chertzell@chp.ca.gov, or by sending a private message to him at Facebook.com/chpnorthsac or via Twitter @chpnsac.

Roast for Assembly speaker

The California Center for Civic Participation has a big catch for its annual California Roast: Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, whose reputation will be proverbially cooked at 8 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Hotel to raise money for the center’s youth education programs.

Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, serves as master of ceremonies, and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, R-Riverbank, will provide opening remarks before state Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles; Rep. Scott Peters, D-La Jolla; Assemblyman Brian Maienschein, R-San Diego; and former Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez each take a turn at the dais.

Atkins is the seventh speaker to be roasted since the event began 30 years ago. Her predecessor, Pérez, put himself on the flames in 2011.

Matsui to host student art show

Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, will host an art show displaying works by Sacramento high school students who participated in the 34th annual Congressional Art Competition. During the show, scheduled at 3:30 p.m. at the Crocker Art Museum, students, teachers, parents and community members will have a chance to view artwork submitted by more than 40 students from 10 different schools around the Sacramento area.

Southbound Highway 65 to be closed overnight

Southbound Highway 65 will be closed from 11 p.m. today to 4 a.m. Wednesday. Southbound motorists will be directed to take Twelve Bridges Drive to Industrial Avenue to West Sunset Boulevard to Highway 65. The construction work is part of a $9.5 million project by the city of Rocklin and state Department of Transportation to extend Whitney Ranch Parkway and construct a new interchange at Whitney Ranch and Highway 65.

Local sports action

  • The Sacramento River Cats host the Nashville Sounds at 7:05 p.m.at Raley Field