Mayoral candidates to face off in debate
Sacramento mayoral candidates Angelique Ashby, Tony Lopez and Darrell Steinberg are scheduled to take part in an hourlong debate beginning at 3 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom at California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J St. The debate will be broadcast live on ABC10 and Capital Public Radio, and live-streamed on Capradio.org and sacbee.com. It will be rebroadcast on Capital Public Radio at 7 p.m.
RT light-rail station upgrades to begin
The Sacramento Regional Transit District begins Phase 1 of a systemwide station improvement project Monday when construction begins to revitalize three light-rail stations in downtown Sacramento. The stations scheduled for improvements are at Seventh Street and Capitol Mall, Eighth and K streets, and St. Rose of Lima Park (Ninth and K streets). The construction is scheduled to be complete in September, according to RT. The Seventh and Capitol station will be closed for about four months before it reopens in September, RT reports; this is planned as the flagship station for light-rail service to the Golden 1 Center.
I-80 work to continue in Newcastle
The state Department of Transportation is advising motorists to anticipate increased delays beginning Monday on westbound Interstate 80 in Newcastle for freeway excavation under the Newcastle Union Pacific Railroad bridge. The work is part of the $36 million vertical clearance project. Motorists should anticipate delays of 30 to 45 minutes during the morning commute and delays of one to two hours on weekends. Lane closures are scheduled to conclude May 26, Caltrans reports. The westbound I-80 exit to Newcastle Road will be closed to traffic during the project’s construction. Motorists are advised to use the Highway 193 exit to reach the town of Newcastle. The Newcastle Road overcrossing, as well as the onramp from Newcastle to westbound I-80, will remain open, according to Caltrans.
Bernie Sanders to hold rally
With the odds stacked against him, Bernie Sanders is forging ahead on his quest to become the Democratic presidential nominee and is hosting a rally in Sacramento. Hillary Clinton, who held a rally in Oakland and a fundraiser across the bay in San Francisco on Friday, leads Sanders in the national primary race. Recent polls give Clinton an advantage in California, where voters will weigh in on June 7. Nonetheless, the Vermont senator has pledged to continue his campaign through the primaries and says he has a good shot of winning the state. Doors open at 5 p.m. at Bonney Field. Will you miss Sanders in Sacramento? Doors open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for another rally in Stockton at the Weber Point Event Center.
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