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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, Nov. 19, 2015:

Dry today, wet weather Thanksgiving week

A high of 66 degrees is forecast for Sacramento on Thursday. Sunny conditions are expected to continue through the weekend, but National Weather Service forecasters expect rain to move in Thanksgiving week.

Vigil at Capitol for foster care children

A vigil is scheduled on the north steps of the state Capitol recognizing 39,000 California children in foster care. At 10 a.m., a continuous reading of the names and ages of all children in state foster care awaiting a permanent family will take place. A Families of the Year award ceremony will follow at 2:30 p.m., when each sponsoring agency will honor a family who successfully adopted in the last year.

Drill to be conducted at medical center

A drill to prepare medical, fire and law enforcement personnel to handle incidents involving multiple casualties will be conducted from 8 a.m. to noon at Marshall Medical Center in Placerville. The drill is intended as a learning opportunity for agencies to work together to produce a successful outcome in the case of a mass-casualty incident, according to a news release. It will simulate an actual event as closely as possible, identify opportunities for improvement and test agency procedures. The national Incident Command System emergency response protocols will be used to help different agencies use the same language and facilitate communication processes. Officials said the hospital, at 1100 Marshall Way, will be fully operational, and the drill is expected to have minimal effect on the medical center’s daily business.

‘Game Changers’ co-authors to speak

The California State Archives Speaker Series features Steve and Susie Swatt, co-authors – along with Jeff Raimundo and Becky LaVally – of the recently released book Game Changers: Twelve Elections That Transformed California.” The Swatts will speak from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the State Archives, 1020 O St., Sacramento. Winner of the California Historical Society Book Award, “Game Changers” tells little-known stories from watershed elections. The event is free.

Community forum scheduled in Elk Grove

The Florin Resource Conservation District is hosting a community forum from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Blvd. The district seeks input from the public regarding how the district can best serve a growing community. Those attending will be encouraged to share ideas and ask questions.

Things to do

  • Mechanic Milt Webb will teach a mini tune-up class that will detail engine maintenance and items car buffs can check when buying or selling a collectible vehicle. The class and question-and-answer session is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. at the California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento. Go to www.calautomuseum.org for more information.
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