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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 25, 2015:

Hot weather on the links today

Golf fans heading out to the U.S. Senior Open in Arden Arcade should remember the sun screen and broad-brimmed hat because Thursday is expected to be the hottest day of the week. The National Weather Service is predicting a high of 104 degrees today in Sacramento -- with just a whisper of a breeze.

Planners to discuss proposal for Whole Foods market in midtown

The Sacramento Planning and Design Commission will consider a proposal to construct a Whole Foods market, residential units and a parking structure in midtown Sacramento. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber, 915 I St.

Renovation of SMUD headquarters topic of meeting

A special meeting of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District board is scheduled at 5 p.m. to discuss a potential labor agreement for the demolition and renovation of its headquarters building at 6201 S St. The board will take public comments at the meeting in the SMUD Auditorium, 6201 S St., Sacramento.

NASCAR Hauler Parade heads to Capitol

Thursday is officially NASCAR Day in Sacramento, celebrating Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. As a preview, dozens of haulers – the large colorful trucks used to carry race cars and equipment – will loop around the state Capitol on Thursday. The parade starts at noon at the Tower Bridge and heads up Capitol Mall. Sonoma Raceway will have a display and giveaways at 11th and L streets, the best viewing spot. After one left-handed lap of Capitol Park, the trucks head to Sonoma Raceway via Interstate 80.

Early morning arrival for Pony Express

For history buffs and early risers: The Pony Express arrives with a ceremony at 6 a.m. at the Folsom History Museum, 823 Sutter St. There will be a mochila exchange, welcome of incoming rider, and swearing in of outgoing pony rider. The Pony Express ride began in St. Joseph, Mo., on June 15, and the mail is en route to Old Sacramento.

Health care vendor event at convention center

The fourth annual Healthcare Vendor Fair & Expo is planned from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St. More than 100 health care-related companies are scheduled to participate. Attendees can network with professionals from different industries and learn about trends. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

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