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

Like a heat wave

This week will be very hot. It will be like a heat wave, to paraphrase Motown’s Martha Reeves. While today may not quite reach 100 degrees, temperatures for the remainder of the work week are expected to be in the 102-to-106 degree range.

Interstate 80 delays

Expect new delays on Interstate 80 as the $133 million renovation project dubbed “I-80 Across the Top” enters a new, more intensive phase. Road construction will complicate traffic for those who take I-80 to Interstate 5 into downtown, and for drivers who use I-80 to travel through West Sacramento and on toward the Bay Area.

Caltrans officials say drivers who use I-80 to get to Sacramento International Airport should also allow for possible traffic slowdowns.

Downtown-bound commuters should consider using alternate routes, including Business 80, also known as the Capital City Freeway, although that route is also regularly congested.

Mexican consulate sets health fair

The Consulate General of Mexico, along with Ventanilla de Salud and the Health Education Council, is hosting a free health fair in Natomas from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointments are needed for blood pressure, blood sugar/glucose and HIV screenings. The event also features health education and information on how to obtain health insurance. The health fair is at the consulate, 2093 Arena Blvd., Sacramento.

Things to do

  • The Avid Reader in Davis will host a book club event to discuss Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist.” 7:30 p.m., 617 Second St., Davis.
  • Monday Night Jazz Jam Session at Naked Lounge in downtown Sacramento. The free event starts at 8:30 p.m., 1111 H St., Sacramento.
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