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Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Aug. 14

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Friday, Aug. 14:

Temperate for August

Sunny skies and slightly below normal August temperatures are in the forecast today in Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service. A high of 91 degrees is expected, with a south-southeast wind of 5 to 8 mph becoming a west wind in the afternoon. The normal high for the date in Sacramento is 93 degrees, the weather service reports.

CHP plans sobriety checkpoint

Area motorists, beware: The California Highway Patrol in the North Sacramento area is planning a Driving Under the Influence Sobriety Checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Sacramento County. The checkpoint is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and last until 3 a.m. Saturday. The Sacramento Police Department is also conducting a sobriety and driver license checkpoint at 65th Street near Broadway. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. and run for five to seven hours.

Sac State chief will be speaker

Robert Nelsen, the new president of California State University, Sacramento, will speak at a Sacramento Press Club luncheon event at the Capitol Plaza Ballroom. Nelsen is expected to talk about his plans to increase Sacramento State’s impact locally, including introducing more student internships.

Things to do

▪ The Vernon Street Town Square in Roseville is hosting a free outdoor movie, “Strange Magic,” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 311 Vernon St.

▪ Downtown Davis’ Second Friday ArtAbout is a free self-guided art walk, exploring exhibits hosted by area businesses and galleries. The event takes place from 5 to 10 p.m. in the area of 212 D St.

▪ The Cordova Recreation and Park District’s Party in the Park features activities, giveaways, food and music. The free celebration takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lincoln Village Community Park, 3480 Routier Road.

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