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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Wednesday, August 18.

Cooler lunchtime temps

It’s going to be a little cooler today. This might be the day to dine al fresco at lunch. Perhaps a burger outside Pangaea on the fringe of Curtis Park or a grilled cheese at In-N-Out Burger in Rancho Cordova. You decide. The temperature Wednesday is expected to reach 91 degrees in Sacramento.

Council to vote on city manager

The Roseville City Council will vote on a contract for Rob Jensen, who stands to become the next city manager. Jensen would replace Ray Kerridge, who is slated to retire at the end of the year. Jensen has served as acting city manager while Kerridge has been recovering from an automobile accident. The City Council meets at 7 p.m., City Council Chambers, 311 Vernon St.

Preservation panel looks at hotel

The Sacramento Preservation Commission will consider the environmental impact report, site plan and design for a Hyatt boutique hotel proposed at Seventh and L streets. The hotel is now proposed to be 11 stories, rather than the 10 originally proposed, and is slated to be one of the chain’s new “Hyatt Centric” properties. City staff has recommended giving approval to demolish the Jade Apartments and a majority of the Marshall Hotel except for two historic street facades. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m., Council Chamber, 915 I St., Sacramento.

West Sac general plan outlined

West Sacramento staff will discuss the city’s general plan for parks and recreation at a City Council meeting. The city hopes to create 5 acres of parkland per 1,000 residents – a big increase from the current ratio of 3.2 acres of formal parkland per 1,000 residents. But staff notes that if trails such as the Clarksburg Branch Line Trail were counted, the city would have more than 10.5 acres per 1,000 residents. The meeting begins at 7 p.m., West Sacramento City Council Chambers, 1110 W. Capitol Ave.

Things to do

  • Sacramento Cocktail Week will hold its main event – the cocktail competition known as Sacramento Punch Out – at Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub. Eight teams from local bars will compete from 6 to 9 p.m., 2708 J St., Sacramento.
  • Folsom hosts its monthly food-truck festival at the Folsom City Zoo with live music from Jimmy Ashley from 5 to 9 p.m., 403 Stafford St.
  • The Elk Grove Library hosts “The Magic of Reading with Magician Jonathan Lopez,” part of the Summer Reading 2015 events. The event runs from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 8900 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove.

Local sports

  • Sacramento River Cats vs. New Orleans Zephyrs, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.
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