Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015:
Calm fall day
Calm weather remains the norm Thursday in Sacramento, with sunny skies and a high temperature of 62 degrees forecast, according to the National Weather Servie. Thursday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 42 degrees, the weather service reports.
State of City event in Rancho Cordova
Rancho Cordova Mayor Robert McGarvey delivers the annual State of the City address at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive. The Cordova Community Council hosts the event, which is followed by a complimentary dessert reception.
Teen drug-awareness discussion at Ponderosa High
The El Dorado District Attorney’s Office and law enforcers host a discussion and question-and-answer session on teenage drug abuse from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ponderosa High School, 3661 Ponderosa Road, Shingle Springs. Keynote speakers are Devin and Veronica Eckhardt, whose 19-year-old son Connor died after ingesting one hit of synthetic drugs. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office hosts a prescription drug take-back at the event. Residents can bring unwanted prescription medication for free and anonymous disposal.
I-80 lane closure planned east of Colfax
The state Department of Transportation alerts motorists that the right lane of westbound Interstate 80 in the “3-mile” area east of Colfax in Placer County will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to Caltrans, because of the steep grade in the “3 Mile” area from Secret Town to the Long Ravine railroad trestle, California Highway Patrol officers will be escorting traffic through the area to reduce speeds and increase safety of Caltrans workers. Motorists are encouraged to plan for traffic delays and to use caution while driving through the work zone.
Book sale benefits SPCA
The Sacramento SPCA’s annual fall book sale begins a four-day run inside Country Club Plaza near the former Gottschalk’s store, 2310 Watt Ave., Sacramento. The sale features features hundreds of gently used books, typically priced from $1 to $5, in a variety of categories. Proceeds benefit the Sacramento SPCA. Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.