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

9 year old 4H member Alex Nuefeld of Somerset guides his Yorkshire/ Hamshire-cross pig just prior to judging at the El Dorado County Fair in Placerville on Thursday june 12, 2003. The fair opened Thursday with the theme, "Beef at the Beach."
9 year old 4H member Alex Nuefeld of Somerset guides his Yorkshire/ Hamshire-cross pig just prior to judging at the El Dorado County Fair in Placerville on Thursday june 12, 2003. The fair opened Thursday with the theme, "Beef at the Beach." Sacramento Bee file

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, June 18, 2015:

Cooler today after a hot Wednesday

Cooler weather is expected today but the high of 93 degrees forecast for Sacramento would still be warmer than normal. The high on Wednesday was 99 degrees. The first day of summer and Father’s Day is Sunday. Forecasters say the high temperature will be 90 degrees on Sunday in Sacramento.

Budget vote for city schools

Sacramento City Unified School District trustees are scheduled to vote on their budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. The plan includes laying the groundwork to reopen Washington Elementary School in midtown Sacramento for fall 2016. Washington was one of seven elementary schools the district closed in 2013. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the district office.

Pub toasts its birthday

The Fox & Goose Public House celebrates its 40th anniversary with live music, guest speakers and more at 1001 R St., Sacramento. The free event runs from 4 p.m. to midnight at the establishment, which opened Jan. 15, 1975.

RT says ‘dump the pump’

Sacramento Regional Transit and other public transit agencies are encouraging commuters to ditch their cars for buses and light rail for “Dump the Pump Day.” The American Public Transportation Association started the annual event in 2006.

Blasting operations to cause I-80 delays

The state Department of Transportation alerts motorists that there will be delays of up to 20 minutes today from noon to 4 p.m. on Interstate 80 near Truckee. A Caltrans crew will be doing blasting operations – exploding boulders adjacent to the freeway – causing intermittent traffic holdups on eastbound I-80 near Floriston and on westbound I-80 near Mystic. The two small towns are approximately 12 and 15 miles, respectively, northeast of Truckee.

El Dorado fair kicks off

The El Dorado County Fair begins a four-day run at the county fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Hours are noon to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. For a complete schedule of events, go to www.eldoradocountyfair.org/schedule.html.

Things to do

  • The Sacramento Jazz Orchestra, a 17-piece big band, performs at 6:30 p.m. on the Main Stage at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento. That performance is preceded by Virginia Ayers-Dawson & Trio on the Cafe Stage at 5:15 p.m.
  • Night at the Museum takes place at the California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento. There will be beer and wine sales and tours by docents.

Local sports

  • Sacramento River Cats vs. Reno Aces, Raley Field, 7:05 p.m.
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