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

Sunny Wednesday forecast

Sunny skies are forecast for Wednesday as the area enjoys sparkling spring days. The end of May often has some of the best weather of the year in Sacramento. A high in the mid-80s is forecast for today.

Elk Grove discusses controversial bus commute changes

The Elk Grove City Council will discuss proposed changes in e-Tran commuter bus service in anticipation of a new Regional Transit light-rail stop opening in September at Cosumnes River College. City staff previously proposed ending routes at the new light-rail stop rather than maintaining service direct to downtown, a move that would save hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. But bus commuters have overwhelmingly responded negatively to that idea, with 98 percent saying they would not consider using light rail. The council meets at 6 p.m. at Elk Grove City Hall.

Army Corps of Engineers to host job fair

With more than 200 job vacancies to fill in the coming months, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon in downtown Sacramento to discuss job opportunities and help prospective applicants navigate the application process. The event will take place at the Grand Ballroom, 1215 J St.

Wild animals visit the Capitol

So a kangaroo, a kinkajou and an African-crested porcupine walk into the Capitol. ... It’s not the start of a joke, but part of SeaWorld’s visit today in Sacramento. The public can see those three animals and some Magellanic penguins on the north steps of the Capitol starting at 10 a.m. The animals will visit an Assembly hearing room and the Governor’s Office in the afternoon.

Northbound Highway 65 closed overnight

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

Things to do

  • SactoMoFo holds its monthly West Sacramento food truck event, featuring live music and several trucks, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lowe’s parking lot, 2250 Lake Washington Blvd., West Sacramento.
  • Assemblyman Bill Dodd, D-Woodland, will speak as part of Avid Reader’s ongoing Solutions Public Policy series at 5:30 p.m. The free event will be at 617 Second St. in Davis.

Local sports

  • Sacramento River Cats vs. Nashville Sounds, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field
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