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

City considering new rules for bicyclists

The Sacramento City Council is considering an ordinance to deal with bicycles on sidewalks. Under the proposal, the city will be able to put up signs designating which sidewalks are for pedestrians only. On blocks where cyclists are allowed on sidewalks, bikers must yield to pedestrians and give an audible warning to pedestrians when coming up from behind. Fines would be assessed on bicyclists who disobey the rules. The City Council meets at 6 p.m., City Hall, second floor, 915 I St., Sacramento.

Supervisors to consider support of bill for American River Parkway

The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors will consider whether to continue sponsoring a bill designed to attract more state funds for the American River Parkway. The board previously sponsored Assembly Bill 1716 when it would have established a state conservancy under the California Department of Natural Resources. Under major amendments, the bill by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, now creates a program that would be administered by the California Wildlife Conservation Board. Supervisors are scheduled to discuss their support of the bill at 9:45 a.m. during their regular meeting at board chambers, 700 H St., Suite 1450, Sacramento.

Junior Olympic track and field events at Sacramento State

The National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships continue at Sacramento State, featuring top athletes between the ages of 7 and 18. Multi-event competitions dominate today’s schedule, such as the decathlon and heptathlon. The day ends with the opening ceremonies at 6:30 p.m., Hornet Stadium, 6000 J St., Sacramento.

Things to do

  • Paul and Caroline Lacitinola introduce their book “Vintage Camper Trailers” at the summer reading program sponsored by the Friends of Rio Linda Library. The 6 p.m. presentation at 902 Oak Lane, Rio Linda, will also include a display of one of the authors’ vintage trailers.
  • Farmers markets are scheduled at Fremont and Roosevelt parks in Sacramento from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fremont Park is at 16th and Q streets, and Roosevelt Park is at 1615 Ninth St.
  • Sunlight of the Spirit Books & Gifts offers a free meditation class from 5 to 6 p.m. The class, at 2314 J St., includes a basic overview of meditation techniques.
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