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

A pedestrian gets off the bus at the 7th and Capitol Bus stop prepared as rain and thunder hit the Sacramento area on Friday, March 4, 2016, ending a lengthy dry spell. More thunderstorms are expected, along with plenty of rain and colder temperatures. The rain is expected to clear up by Tuesday and return later in the week.
A pedestrian gets off the bus at the 7th and Capitol Bus stop prepared as rain and thunder hit the Sacramento area on Friday, March 4, 2016, ending a lengthy dry spell. More thunderstorms are expected, along with plenty of rain and colder temperatures. The rain is expected to clear up by Tuesday and return later in the week. mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

Bring the umbrella

The commute is expected to be rainy in Sacramento as showers linger through the morning. The National Weather Service predicts conditions cloudy conditions for the entire day and tonight.

‘Serial’ co-creators to speak in Davis

Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, the creative team behind the popular podcast “Serial,” speak at 8 p.m. at the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. Koenig and Snyder will tell behind-the-scenes stories, explain how they constructed certain episodes and share the ups and downs of this form of journalism. The Mondavi Center is at 9399 Old Davis Road on the UC Davis campus. Go to www.mondaviarts.org for more information.

Comments sought on Elk Grove developments

The Elk Grove Development Services Department hosts a community meeting to provide more information about The Ridge Shopping Center and Costco Wholesale projects. The related projects are proposed for development on about 40 acres at the southeast corner of Bruceville Road and Elk Grove Boulevard. Residents can ask questions and provide comments to the projects’ developers. The gathering is scheduled at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 8400 Laguna Palms Way. Project details are available at www.elkgrovecity.org/TheRidge.

Equality Awards in Sacramento

The Sacramento Equality Awards is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cafeteria 15L, 1116 15th St., Sacramento. Equality California plans to honor Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-San Mateo; Mario Guerrero, legislative affairs director of SEIU Local 1000; Nancy McFadden, executive secretary to Gov. Jerry Brown; and Dana Williamson, former cabinet secretary to Brown and principal of Grace Public Affairs, for their support of the LGBT community. Go to www.eqca.org/equality-awards for more information.

Rallying for a plastic bag ban

It seems like only yesterday lawmakers were posing by images of plastic-ingesting turtles to promote legislation limiting single-use plastic bags. An iteration of that policy finally passed back in 2014 but now faces a referendum in November. Which means the turtles return. Students will be flanked by a huge inflatable sea turtle during a 10 a.m. rally on the west steps of the Capitol that’s expected to include Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, who opposed an earlier version of the prohibition before coming aboard.

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