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

No extreme heat this week

Pick any day this week to enjoy outdoor activities. There is nary a 100-degree day in sight for Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service. The hottest it may get this week is 95 degrees. Today’s forecast calls for 93 degrees under sunny skies.

Blue Line starts regular service

Sacramento Regional Transit’s long-awaited $270 million Blue Line light-rail extension to Cosumnes River College starts regular service. The Blue Line to the college will extend light rail 4.3 miles from the current terminus at Meadowview Road in south Sacramento, and will feature four new stations (Morrison Creek, Franklin, Center Parkway and Cosumnes River College). At 9 a.m., local officials will break a champagne bottle at the Meadowview station, and invited guests will ride the train south to the college. Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento; Therese McMillan, the acting administrator of the Federal Transit Administration; and others will speak.

Tree removal in William Land Park

Work to remove 66 trees in poor health from Sacramento’s William Land Park is scheduled to begin. City officials said the trees slated for removal are dead or dying, in poor structural condition, poorly placed or otherwise deemed to be unsustainable.

Rally at the Capitol for criminal justice reform

The California Alliance for Boys and Men of Color will hold a rally at the Capitol to advocate for criminal justice changes and better access to health care.

The rally on the Capitol’s north steps, which organizers expect will draw 250 people, will follow a hearing by the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color. The alliance will call for an end to racial profiling and mass incarceration.

State officials and youth leaders from across California will testify at the Assembly hearing about education, health care, policing and employment challenges that confront minority communities.

Things to do

  • This is the last full week of the Mustang vs. Camaro display at California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento. The museum displays Ford Mustangs and Chevy Camaros from throughout their years, comparing and contrasting the cars. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
  • Alchemist Community Development Corp. puts on its 11th annual fundraiser with a pizza cook-off from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Federalist Public House & Beer Garden at 20th and N streets. General admission tickets cost $30. Call 916-204-8260 for more information.
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