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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Wednesday, April 6:

UCD education summit

UC Davis will host a White House Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans, featuring about 250 community members. Students from UC Davis, Sacramento State, Sacramento City College and local high schools will discuss campus climate for African American students, as well as retention and financial aid issues. The summit takes place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Ballroom.

West Sac charter

West Sacramento staff will outline the steps the City Council would need to take to seek a charter, which would give the city greater authority to govern itself. The City Council is expected to decide how the city will proceed. The open meeting begins at 7 p.m., City Council Chambers, 1110 W. Capitol Ave., West Sacramento.

Arts center ceremony

Rep. Doris Matsui, Councilman Steve Hansen, County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy and businesswoman Joyce Raley Teel will be among the Sacramento leaders on hand to officially open the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts at the former Fremont School in midtown Sacramento. The new 47,000-square-foot performing arts center involves a collaboration between the city, Sacramento City Unified School District and local arts organizations. While the Wednesday opening is a media event, the public is invited to a community open house scheduled Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2420 N St., Sacramento.

Roseville recycling

The Roseville City Council will discuss steps to establish its commercial organics program, which will recycle green waste for businesses in the city. Under state law, the commercial sector, including restaurants and supermarkets, must start separating food scraps and yard trimmings for recycling. The council will consider approving $138,250 to fund the program and authorize two facilities to accept the green waste. The City Council meets at 7 p.m., 311 Vernon St., Roseville.

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