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

Council to examine parking rates

The Sacramento City Council will consider raising parking meter rates by 50 cents to $1.75 an hour starting in mid-December or early January. The current rate of $1.25 per hour has been in place since 2008 and is below market rate, city parking manager Matt Eierman said. City parking officials also will ask for the OK to test a new premium-value parking system, which allows some drivers to keep their cars parked beyond the normal meter time limit if they are willing to pay a higher hourly rate for the extra time. The open meeting begins at 6 p.m., City Hall Council Chamber, 915 I St., Sacramento.

Frost warning for Central Valley

Skies are clearing as the remnants of a rainy and snowy storm exit to the east. While the day will be mostly sunny in Sacramento, temperatures tonight are expected to be in the 30s. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for tonight.

San Juan educators may get raises

The San Juan Unified School District Board of Education will consider approving a 3.25 percent raise for teachers, principals and administrators retroactive to July 1. The board is scheduled to begin discussing the raises at 8:25 p.m. at the San Juan district office, 3738 Walnut Ave., Carmichael.

Veterans to get special licenses, ID cards

The California DMV and Department of Veterans Affairs will roll out a new program that allows qualified veterans to apply for a special designation on their driver’s licenses and identification cards. Veterans groups sought the designation so service members can use their state-issued ID cards to prove their eligibility for benefits. Veterans can begin applying for the special cards on Thursday. Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, will appear with DMV and CalVet officials to spread the word at 10 a.m. at the California All Veterans Memorial in Capitol Park, 13th and N streets, Sacramento.

Folsom zoo changes planned

The Folsom City Council will consider changes to the 2007 master plan for the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary. Staff at the zoo, which rescues animals not able to return to the wild, have proposed eliminating an addition to the canid exhibit because of reduced demand for the adoption of wolves. Another change would move the “Barnyard Experience” to an area planned for the amphitheater. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., City Council Chambers, 50 Natoma St., Folsom.

Things to do

  • The Pence Gallery invites people to visit for free during the lunch hour, when director Natalie Nelson will talk for 20 minutes about ceramics artists Iver and Jennifer Hennig. Afterward, visitors can bring their lunch in the conference room and have a free cookie. Noon to 1 p.m., 212 D St., Davis.
  • Sacramento State hosts a screening of the documentary “The Stories Art Can Tell” by art history professor Shadieh Mirmobiny. Noon to 1:30 p.m., Hinde Auditorium, University Union, Sacramento State.
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