Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, Aug. 6.
Baby, it’s warm outside
The weather is expected to be around 94 degrees today before dipping again Friday into the high 80s. On Saturday, the patients, nurses, doctors and staff at Sutter Memorial will be enjoying a predicted high of 92 degrees on hospital moving day. About 200 patients will be moved from the hospital in East Sacramento by 14 ambulances to Sutter Medical Center in midtown. Sutter Memorial, known as the baby hospital since 1937, is closing.
Council to vote on Whole Foods plan
A highly anticipated plan to construct a Whole Foods grocery store and 141 condos on a busy midtown block is expected to receive final approval by the Sacramento City Council. The council is to vote on approving the project’s environmental impact report, permits and other development documents. The store would replace a two-story parking garage on L Street, between 20th and 21st streets. Company officials have previously said they intend to begin construction early next year. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 915 I St.
City schools could reopen campus
Trustees of the Sacramento City Unified School District will decide whether to reopen Washington Elementary in fall 2016. The school at 18th and E streets in midtown Sacramento aims to attract students with a focus on STEAM instruction, or science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The item is scheduled for discussion at about 8 p.m., about 90 minutes into the regular board meeting at 5735 47th Ave., Sacramento.
Folsom Cordova school salaries
Trustees of the Folsom Cordova Unified School District will consider higher salaries for teachers, classified workers and managers in line with raises promised if state revenue exceeded projections. That revenue exceeded forecasts by $3.8 million, an amount that could boost employee salaries by 2 percent beyond salary increases approved earlier this year. The regular meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at 1965 Birkmont Drive, Rancho Cordova.
NAACP will hold vigil for Evers
The Sacramento Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is among groups celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act on the south steps of the state Capitol at 6 p.m. The event will include a flashlight vigil and will honor the legacy of Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist who fought for integration until he was slain in 1963.
Things to do
Best-selling mystery writer Sara Paretsky is the star attraction of the Bee Book Club meeting at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento, starting at 6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:15 p.m.) Paretsky will talk about her latest book, “Brush Back,” published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, featuring the author’s signature character, V.I. Warshawski, a tough-minded, independent private investigator from Chicago. Tickets for the meeting, up to two to a person, are available online via www.beebuzzpoints.com.