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

Breakman Bob Rohwer looks down the tracks in Old Sacramento to make sure it's clear before boarding the Sacramento Southern Railroad train.
Breakman Bob Rohwer looks down the tracks in Old Sacramento to make sure it's clear before boarding the Sacramento Southern Railroad train. Sacramento Bee file

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Friday, June 5, 2015:

Warming up in the bullpen

It’s starting to warm, leading to hot. The weekend looks fine for those attending a River Cats game at Raley Field in West Sacramento. Daytime temperatures are expected to be in the low 90s by Sunday and crowding 100 in Sacramento early next week. Today predicted high: 89 degrees.

New exhibit at State Railroad Museum

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will debut a new exhibit, “A City Divided: Sacramento and the Pullman Strike of 1894,” Friday. The museum exhibit, which runs through July 11, details the volatile two months during the summer of 1894 when America experienced a nationwide railroad strike. The museum is at 125 I St. in Old Sacramento.

Vintage WWII planes on display at McClellan Airfield

The Wings of Freedom tour will take place Friday through Sunday at McClellan Airfield, corner of Bailey Loop and Howard Street. The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” World War II heavy bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” heavy bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter, are scheduled to fly into the airfield at 2 p.m. Visitors can explore and learn more about the historic airplanes. The display and ground tours will be available from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Delta channel gates to open for the weekend

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced it will open the Delta Cross Channel gates about 9 a.m. to allow for boat traffic during the weekend. The gates are scheduled to close about 9 a.m. Monday. The bureau advises that the gates may need to be closed with short notice if a fishery concern is identified. The Delta Cross Channel gates control the diversion channel near Walnut Grove, about 30 miles south of Sacramento. When the gates are open, fresh water is drawn from the Sacramento River into the interior of the Delta through Snodgrass Slough and the Mokelumne River. The open gates also allow boat traffic to pass. When closed, the gates prevent juvenile salmon from being diverted from their migratory route along the Sacramento River into the interior Delta.

Things to do

  • The free Concerts in the Park Series continues Fridayat Sacramento’s Cesar Chavez Plaza. Bands scheduled to perform from 5 to 9 p.m. are Element of Soul, Burro, Once an Empire, 50-Watt Heavy, TL Miller and imf.Dred.
  • Friends of the Arden-Dimick Library will sponsor a book sale Friday and Saturday in the library’s Community Room, 891 Watt Ave. Thousands of books will be offered, most of which will be nearly new or new books from the Frank Rose Collection, which was donated to the library a few months ago.
  • More than 40,000 horsemen from around the country are expected to gather for the 17th Western States Horse Expo, which will feature contests, demonstrations and more. The event, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd.