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

The proposed Sacramento Commons is scheduled for what is expected to be a final hearing Thursday before the Planning and Design Commission, which will make a recommendation to the City Council. The council is set to take up the matter July 14.
The proposed Sacramento Commons is scheduled for what is expected to be a final hearing Thursday before the Planning and Design Commission, which will make a recommendation to the City Council. The council is set to take up the matter July 14. rbenton@sacbee.com

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, June 11.

Temperatures to jump

A quick warm-up is forecast for Sacramento, following a showery Wednesday that dampened Sacramento with a total of 0.06 of an inch of precipitation. The high on Thursday is expected to be in the mid-to-upper 90s in the Sacramento region. Friday is forecast to be even hotter: 102 degrees.

High-rise hearing

The Sacramento Planning and Design Commission will consider a controversial plan to build high-rise condominiums and stores on a leafy, four-block downtown property in a space now occupied by low-rise apartments built in the 1960s. Proponents of the proposed Sacramento Commons project say it would help the city’s effort to enliven downtown by attracting more residents. Critics say the existing community is an oasis in the city, and a piece of midcentury modern design worth saving. Hearing starts at 5:30 p.m., Sacramento City Council Chamber.

16 pumps, and what do you get?

A large crowd is expected for another Sacramento planning commission item: a proposed 16-pump fuel center at the new Curtis Park Village development. A number of residents have criticized the project as too large for their neighborhood and have raised concerns about traffic and pollution. The fuel-pump discussion is the last of eight scheduled items on the commission’s 5:30 p.m. meeting agenda.

Roseville school budget

The Roseville City School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing on its upcoming 2015-16 budget and its local control accountability plan. The board begins open session at 6 p.m., George Linsley Board Room, Roseville City School District Office.

School’s out!

Today marks the last day of school for Sacramento City Unified School District campuses. They are among the last local schools to finish because the district has long adhered to a post-Labor Day start while other districts have opened their doors in August. Sacramento City Unified is starting to consider shifting its calendar and will start school on Sept. 3 for the 2015-16 school year, four days before Labor Day.

Things to do

  • The Carmichael Library shows “Big Hero 6” as part of its movie matinee series. The free event runs from 3 to 5:30 p.m., 5605 Marconi Ave., Carmichael.
  • Roseville hosts its monthly Food Truck Mania festival in the 400 block of Vernon Street in the city’s downtown. The event runs from 5 to 9 p.m.
  • The Academy of Dance presents “A Spring Ballet Recital” at 7 p.m. at The Center at 2300, 2300 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento.
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