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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, Sept. 17.

Another mild day

Today is expected to be the fourth day in a row of below-normal afternoon temperatures in Sacramento. The high today is forecast to come in at 81 degrees. That follows a high of 75 degrees on Wednesday, 79 on Tuesday and 80 on Monday. Enjoy. The record high for today is 106 degrees.

City schools may oppose oil site

The Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education will consider asking the planning commission in San Luis Obispo County to block the expansion of an oil train facility there. The district says two different railroad routes are in proximity to 17 campuses and 13,000 Sacramento City Unified students, parents and staff. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Serna Center, 5735 47th Ave., Sacramento.

Common Core results to be divulged

The Folsom Cordova Unified School District board will hear the district’s results in the first round of Common Core testing during its regular meeting. The results include grades 3 to 8, and grades 10 and 11 in English language arts and mathematics and will serve as the new baseline for the district. The public meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the boardroom, 1965 Birkmont Drive, Rancho Cordova.

Things to do

  • It’s third Thursday, and that means an hour of free poetry-sharing at the Central Library. Bring your favorite verse and enjoy a relaxed conversation beginning at noon, 828 I St., Sacramento.
  • Crocker Jazz Night is on tap for the art museum, with performances by Carlos McCloy’s High Octane Latin Band and Grant Union High School Sextet. The fun starts at 5:15 p.m., 216 O St., Sacramento. Admission is $7 to $14.
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