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

Sexual Assault Awareness Month activity

California State University, Sacramento, takes part in Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities with an opening ceremony and a visit from the Red Shoe. The 9-foot-tall high heel is the symbol of “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” a worldwide campaign that encourages men to demonstrate their stand against violence by walking for a mile in high heels. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. in the lobby of The Well on campus, 6000 J St. President Robert S. Nelsen is scheduled to speak, along with representatives from the university’s Student Health and Counseling Services, Associated Students Inc. and Women Escaping a Violent Environment.

Overcrossing lift on Interstate 80

The state Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that roadway closures will begin Monday for the lifting of the Newcastle Road overcrossing bridge structure over Interstate 80 in south Placer County. The Newcastle Road overcrossing closure starts at 4 p.m. and is scheduled to continue until 5 p.m. April 14. The work is part of the “Raise80” project, which is increasing the vertical clearance of nine freeway overcrossings on I-80 in south Placer County.

State looks at setting up retirement savings systems

In what’s been hailed as a “milestone” vote, a state board is scheduled to weigh in on a package of recommendations about how to establish a retirement savings system for up to 7.5 million Californians.

The system is designed for private sector workers who don’t receive pensions or 401(k)s from their employers. The proposal could make California a leader for other states that attempt to address the growing number of workers without a nest egg.

The current plan calls for the automatic enrollment of qualified workers, who make up a little more than half of all California employees, according to the The Pew Charitable Trusts. Proposed contributions begin at 5 percent of a worker’s pay and increase each year by 1 percent, eventually maxing out at 10 percent. Workers would also be able to opt out of the program.

The anticipated recommendations will be reflected in a bill authored by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, to enact a statewide system. The board meets at 9 a.m. in room 112 of the Capitol.

Into the Mystic

It’s your last chance to catch the sculpture and painting exhibit “Into the Mystic” by artists Shannon M. Moore and Randy Burns. Moore’s Beautiful Beast sculptures tell a narrative filled with myth, fable and folklore, sifted through her personal filter. Burns’ paintings portray mystic, colorful landscapes. He’ll also show botanical works titled Plant Portraits that highlight the life of plants.

The show is at The Artery at 207 G St. in Davis and runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Things to do

  • The exhibit “To Keep, Protect, and Preserve: The Office of the Secretary State and Essential Functions of Government” continues at the California State Archives, 1020 O St., fourth floor, Sacramento. The exhibit highlights the responsibilities of the Secretary of State, from the original functions outlined in the Statutes of 1850, Chapter 6, to the duties of the modern era. It is open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 30. Go to www.sos.ca.gov/archives and click on “Exhibits” for more information.
  • A free Good Forum Running Clinic is planned at 7 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sacramento, 2311 J St. The clinic focuses on runners’ posture, cadence and stride. Go to www.fleetfeetsacramento.com for more information.
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