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

Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships continue at Sac State

The 50th USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships are being held this week at California State University, Sacramento. Thursday’s events at Hornet Stadium, 6000 J St., include final rounds of the shot put, discus and long jump for older teens. Many of today’s Olympic stars began their track and field careers competing in the youth championships. Athletes compete in six two-year age divisions, with athletes between the ages of 7 and 18. The event is co-sponsored by the Sacramento Sports Commission. For more information, including a detailed schedule, map and parking information go to www.sacsports.com/2016juniorolympics. Daily passes are $15 for adults, $8 for children.

International food bloggers conference comes to downtown Sacramento

The International Food Blogger Conference starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Downtown’s Hyatt Regency hotel will serve as the headquarters for the eighth annual conference, which previously has been held in Seattle, New Orleans and Portland, Ore. More than 350 food bloggers, from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, are expected to attend. Conference programming includes field trips to local farms, workshops on writing and the business of blogging, and panel discussions on food topics including drought and urban farming.

Federal consumer protection chief speaks at McClellan on debt protection

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will convene a public field hearing at 11 a.m. Thursday focused on debt collection at Sacramento County’s McClellan Conference Center, Hall A, 5411 Luce Ave. The event will feature remarks by CFPB Director Richard Cordray, followed by a panel discussion with consumer advocates and industry representatives, and concluding with testimony from members of the public. The event will be livestreamed at consumerfinance.gov.

Things to do

  • The second in a series of four competitive events for the Sacramento Public Latte Art Tournament will take place Thursday at Old Soul in the Alley, 1716 L St., Sacramento at 7 p.m. Contestants include 64 baristas from the Northern California and Nevada.
  • The Sacramento-Sierra Chapter of the American Construction Inspectors Association will demonstrate the proper use of a smart level. The event, open to nonmembers, takes place at Brookfields Restaurant, 4343 Madison Ave., Sacramento. Social time starts at 5, followed by dinner and the night’s topical discussion at 7:30 p.m.
  • Climb in and sit behind the wheel of a vactor truck in Roseville’s Maidu Park, 1550 Maidu Drive, on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The event is part of Roseville’s Big Trucks Summer for children and families.
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