Highway 65 paving work begins
The state Department of Transportation is alerting drivers that a $7 million paving overlay project starting Monday during overnight hours will require closing one of the two lanes of the Highway 65 corridor between Roseville and Lincoln. Offramps and onramps also will be affected. Signs showing interchange closure times have been placed at all ramps in the project area.
International short films screened
Around the World in 80 Minutes, a popular showcase of the Sacramento International Film Festival, features four short films: “Night is Meant for Sleeping” by Adrien Costello, “3000” by Tia Spanos Tsonis, “The Eulogy of Pini Gurevich” by Jacob Nes-el and “The Loyalist” by Minji Kang. The films will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Delta King Riverboat, 1000 Front St., Old Sacramento. Go to californiafilm.net and click on “2016 Schedule” for more information.
The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations launches Muslim Day with a 10 a.m. briefing in room 447 of the state Capitol. The event is cosponsored by the the Sikh Coalition and will shed light on Islamophobia and how Muslim students have been affected.
On the bill side, advocates will urge their legislators to oppose a bill that would bar the state from awarding contracts to firms that boycott Israel. Bill opponents warn the measure will stifle political expression, while its proponents call the bill a shield against anti-Semitism. Muslim Day attendees will also promote bills that crack down on bullying and seek to protect immigrants from deportation.
Regulating construction firms
A little under a year after an apartment building balcony collapsed in Berkeley, killing six people, what are the odds of it happening again? The Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development will examine how well regulators are keeping an eye on construction firms, drawing on construction industry members and officials who oversee contracting and building standards. Legislation to tighten industry oversight stalled last year. The hearing begins at noon in room 3191 of the state Capitol.
Things to do
- “Purple Rain,” the late pop icon Prince’s 1984 breakout movie, will screen at 7:15 p.m. at Tower Theatre, 2508 Land Park Drive, in Sacramento. Go to sacb.ee/66US for other area showings of the film.