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

School starts in Natomas

Natomas Unified School District starts the school year. Students and their parents will notice a few changes this year, including the shift of all sixth-graders to middle schools. The district also has changed its phone notification system so that calls go out to parents in the morning, instead of the evening, if a child is absent.

Mild with a chance of meteor showers

The peak of the Perseid meteor shower is expected at 1 a.m. Thursday. Skies are expected to be clear and early morning temperatures mild. The National Weather Service expects temperatures of 62 to 72 degrees in the valley, 57 to 62 in the Delta and 50 to 70 degrees in the mountains. Happy viewing.

Hearing on parking fees

Councilman Steve Hansen will host a community forum at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a proposal to increase the cost of parking downtown. Meter rates would increase by 50 cents an hour, and metered hours could be extended to as late as 2 a.m. in some areas. The meeting will be at Hart Senior Center, 915 27th St. For more information, call 916-808-7004.

Mobile food bank delivers

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will roll into Placerville at 10 a.m. to distribute food to people in need. The food bank’s mobile pantry will visit the Veterans Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, for one hour. Income guidelines can be found at www.dss.cahwnet.gov/efap. For more information, call 530-621-9950.

Things to do

  • California Capital Airshow volunteers are invited to a rally at 6 p.m. at Rancho Cordova City Hall. Volunteers commit to two days of work during the air show Oct. 2-4. To register as a volunteer, go to www.CaliforniaCapitalAirshow.com.
  • Elk Grove Library will present “The Incredibles” as its movie matinee at 10 a.m. The movie is rated PG. Neat snacks are welcome. The library is at 8900 Elk Grove Blvd.