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

Schoolkids test their legs

Drivers, be careful on neighborhood streets this morning. It’s International Walk to School Day, and campuses throughout the region are encouraging students to travel on foot or bike. Schools are celebrating by offering refreshments, prizes, stickers and awards to the classrooms with the most walkers. To find out if your neighborhood school is participating, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.

Temperatures rising

Temperatures will only get warmer this week in Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday is expected to be the coolest day with a high of 83 degrees. Then, a gradual warming trend begins with temperatures rising to 88 on Friday.

Raise sought for city manager

The West Sacramento City Council will be asked to approve a 6.7 percent salary increase for City Manager Martin Tuttle to compensate him for “superior performance across the full breadth of city and port operations.” The salary increase, retroactive to July 10, would raise his annual base salary starting this year to $240,000, up $15,000 from the prior year. The council’s open session starts at 7 p.m. in council chambers, 1110 W. Capitol Ave.

Forums at Los Rios colleges

The Los Rios Community College District invites the public to attend open forums at its four main campuses to express comments, concerns or suggestions as part of the system’s accreditation review. American River College (4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento) has its forum from 3 to 4 p.m. in Student Center Community Rooms 1-3; Cosumnes River College (8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento) from 10 to 11 a.m. in Blackbox Theatre; Folsom Lake College (10 College Parkway, Folsom) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Buckeye Hall room FL3-173; and Sacramento City College (3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento) from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Student Center.

Career, college fair in Elk Grove

Students and their parents in the Elk Grove Unified School District can check out the College and Career Fair at Laguna Creek High School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The annual event allows families from throughout the district to explore the college enrollment process and career options with more than 100 representatives from colleges, branches of the military and business and community organizations. The high school is at 9050 Vicino Drive, Elk Grove.

Event informs the disabled

The Sacramento Employment and Training Agency is hosting an event providing information on programs that can help people with disabilities find work. Check-in is at 9:30 a.m. The morning session begins at 10 a.m. and is geared to Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance recipients and the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program. The afternoon session begins at 1 p.m. and will cover a wide range of topics related to employing people with disabilities. The event will be held at 5655 Hillsdale Blvd., Suite 8 – just north of Madison Avenue and Interstate 80 in Sacramento.

Things to do

  • Looking for a way to volunteer your time and energy in Davis? Check out the Community Volunteer Fair at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St., from 4 to 7 p.m. Representatives from many nonprofit community organizations will be available to talk about their work and volunteer needs.
  • Central Park in Davis is the site of Picnic in the Park, a farmers market with bounce houses, a rock-climbing structure and evening concert. The free event at Fourth and C streets runs from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 28. For information, see www.davisfarmersmarket.org.
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