Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, Oct. 17:
Showers, thunderstorms possible
After a warmer than normal week, a slight chance of rain, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon are forecast in Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service. It is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 76 degrees. Chance of precipitation during the day is 40 percent, according to the weather service. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Firefighters to be honored at Capitol Park
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The California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony and Procession is planned at 11:30 a.m. at Capitol Park in Sacramento. The event honors the memory of 16 California firefighters, adding their names to nearly 1,300 inscribed at the memorial. Included in those 16 will be Roseville Fire Capt. Tracy Robert Chimenti, who spent nearly three decades with the Roseville Fire Department and died in 2014 due to complications from cancer. The ceremony features a solemn uniformed firefighter procession, flag presentations to families of the honorees and the traditional “Last Alarm” bell ringing ceremony. The public is invited.
Free Job Fair at Florin Services Center
Assemblyman Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, and the California Department of Human Resources are hosting a free Job Fair beginning at 1 p.m. at the Florin Services Center, 7000 65th St., Sacramento. Attendees will receive assistance and information about civil service opportunities, the state’s hiring process and how to get a state job.
Open house at Folsom Police Department
Folsom Police Department hosts its fifth annual open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 46 Natoma St. Residents can visit with various police units, the police K-9 and mounted unit, tour the department and chat with the Police Chief Cynthia Renaud.
Things to do
- The Lady Legendz Softball Foundation holds its ninth annual “Take a Swing at Breast Cancer” Softball Tournament this weekend to raise awareness and funds for the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation. The foundation donates up to 50 percent the net proceeds from the tournament to breast cancer awareness and prevention. Additional funding goes to support young girls in sports. Games featuring 55 area adult teams start at 8 a.m. both days at the Sacramento Softball Complex, 450 Longview Drive.
- The Sacramento International Auto Show continues at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. This year’s event will showcase the latest models from nearly 40 domestic and foreign manufacturers. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Go to sacautoshow.com for complete details.
- The Antelope Christian Center is giving away thousands of free pumpkins to children in a one-day event that includes hayrides, carnival games, face painting, bounce houses, hot dogs and drinks. Noon, 4533 Antelope Road, Antelope.