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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Friday, July 24.

Low 90s through the weekend

The California State Fair is coming to a close this weekend without being slammed by very hot temperatures that on the way to Sacramento. Temperatures around 90 degrees are forecast through Sunday, but a string of 100-degree days begins Tuesday.

Hearing scheduled on city emails

Watchdog group Eye on Sacramento and the city of Sacramento will appear in Sacramento Superior Court for a hearing to determine what will happen to millions of emails the city had planned on deleting. The group is asking Judge Shelleyanne W. L. Chang to block the deletion, while the city says the emails are “transitory” and “irrelevant” to the public record. The hearing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Department 24, Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse, 720 Ninth St., Sacramento.

Flood protection front and center

We may be in a drought, but some people are focused on floods. Case-in-point: California’s Central Valley Flood Protection Board meets at 9 a.m. in the first-floor Council Chambers at Sacramento City Hall, 915 I St. On the agenda are possible flood-protection measures and a proposal to construct a new pipeline beneath the American River from Carmichael to Rancho Cordova, replace culverts and perform stream restoration on the north and south banks of the American River.

Things to do

  • The Strauss Festival of Elk Grove continues its 28th season from 7:30 to 10 at Elk Grove Regional Park, 9950 Elk Grove Florin Road. A live orchestra and costumed dancers are featured.
  • It’s Family Friday at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For music, art-making and fun inspired by children’s favorite picture books, visit the museum’s E. Kendell Davis Courtyard.

Local Sports

  • Post time for horse racing at the California State Fair racetrack is 4:15 p.m. .
  • World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, Fiji vs. Samoa at 5 p.m.; U.S. vs. Japan at 8 p.m. Bonney Field, 1600 Exposition Blvd.
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