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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, June 4, 2015:

Heat next week

Enjoy the moderate temperatures this week because it will hotter next week. The warmest it is expected to get today is around 85 degrees in Sacramento. The National Weather Service expects those kind of temperatures to stick around through Saturday. However, beginning Sunday, a string of 90-degree days begin.

DA to announce plans to fight human trafficking

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert is scheduled Thursday to announce the newly formed “Sacramento Together – Against Human Trafficking” coalition and local public awareness campaign. The news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the District Attorney’s Office, John Price Conference Room, fourth floor, 901 G St.

Sacramento school board asked to advance ethnic studies plan

Trustees of the Sacramento City Unified School District on Thursday are to consider a resolution to create an ethnic studies plan that could be piloted in some high schools in fall 2016. The plan would be to phase in the studies to 13 district schools over several years before establishing ethnic studies as a graduation requirement. The resolution would create a committee of social science teachers, university professors, ethnic community leaders and students to work together to develop a course proposal by next November. The public meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Serna Center, 5735 47th Ave. Ethnic studies is scheduled for discussion after 10 p.m.

Busy day expected at Captiol

The deadline for passing bills out of their house of origin is Friday, but lawmakers would prefer to head home to their districts that day, so expect a packed day as the Senate and Assembly race through dozens of remaining measures to finish Thursday night . The Senate will take up SB 128, which would allow physicians to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients. The controversial proposal has failed several times before in California. Major issues in the Assembly include workers’ scheduling and medical marijuana. AB 357 would require businesses to give their employees at least two weeks’ notice before a shift. AB 266 would create a framework to license and regulate medical marijuana, an effort that has fallen short for several years.

Senior apartment opening celebration

Grand-opening ceremonies are scheduled Thursday for the Arbor Creek Senior Apartments in Sacramento. The 60-unit apartment community, at 8340 Elk Grove Florin Road, is geared to low-income seniors, ages 55 and older. Monthly rents range from $545 a month to $730. USA Properties Fund Inc., the Roseville-based developer of affordable housing, will host the ceremonies. Ground was broken in August 2014 on the $14.1 million project.

Things to do

  • The 1958 Cary Grant-Sophia Loren movie “Houseboat” will be shown at the Crocker Art Museum at 8:30 p.m. Thursday as part of the Courtyard Classic Film Series. The museum is at 216 O St. in Sacramento.
  • Gallim Dance, a New York-based contemporary dance company, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake, 10 College Parkway Drive, Folsom.
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