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

Memorial ceremony planned for peace officers

The 40th annual California State Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m at 10th Street and the Capitol Mall in Sacramento. The event will honor California peace officers who have died while protecting and serving their communities. Event organizers note that the Capitol Mall will be closed between the Tower Bridge and Ninth Street as early as 8:30 a.m. until about 10:30 a.m. Also, 10th Street will be closed from L to Q streets from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gov. Jerry Brown will again join the families of slain law enforcement officers. After a private ceremony in the Capitol, Brown and the families will participate in the “walk of honor” down the west steps at 10:30 a.m. before laying red roses at the memorial at 10th Street and the Capitol Mall. A customary rifle salute and remarks from Brown will follow.

Rancho Cordova council to meet

The Rancho Cordova City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive. The council is scheduled to discuss a resolution to approve and adopt the 2016-20 Community Development Block Grant Consolidation Plan. Go to www.cityofranchocordova.org and click on “calendar” for more information.

Old Sacramento Chocolate Week to kick off

A week’s worth of celebration of chocolate will kick off around the capital city. The first event is a Choc-la-trivia night at Fat City Bar & Cafe at 1001 Front Street in Old Sacramento. It will start at 7 p.m. and offer a test of people’s chocolate knowledge. Other events throughout the week will include a chocolate-pairing night and “tango and chocolate.”

Things to do

  • Mike on the Mic from the Sacramento River Cats will read the children’s book “Players in Pigtails” by Shana Corey and “Zachary’s Ball” by Matt Tavares at 11 a.m. at the California State Railroad Museum, 125 I St., Old Sacramento. River Cats mascot Dinger will also appear at the event. Afterward, Mike and Dinger will pose for pictures and greet Story Time participants. Go to www.csrmf.org for more information.
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