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AM Alert: Town hall on water in Sacramento

A member of the Washington Union High school football team in Easton fills his water container during football training in May.
A member of the Washington Union High school football team in Easton fills his water container during football training in May. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, will host a town hall meeting today about drinking water in Rio Linda and Elverta.

A study earlier this year showed that some water in the Rio Linda Elverta Community Water District contained more than the state’s safe limit for chromium-6, a carcinogen. The author of the report said the chemical could have been coming from McClellan Air Force Base.

An Air Force engineer, state and local water regulators and federal Environmental Protection Agency officials will give presentations and take questions from the public.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Rio Linda Public Library, 631 L Street.

FASHION SHOW: For those waiting to see some of the state’s biggest names in transportation policy put on a fashion show, tonight is your chance.

Susan Bransen, chief deputy director of the California Transportation Commission, and Norma Ortega, chief financial officer at Caltrans, will be among the runway talent for the WTS-Sacramento (Women’s Transportation Seminar) third annual benefit.

Tickets cost $70, and proceeds go to a scholarship fund for women going to school for transportation-related fields such as engineering.

BALLOT LOTTO: The random drawing to determine the order of names in all of the state’s November 3rd local elections is set for 11 a.m. at Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office.

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