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How to attend Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump rallies near Sacramento

Ramping up the excitement ahead of California’s June 7th primary, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders will be in the Sacramento area for public rallies on Wednesday. With temperatures forecast to approach 100 degrees, devotees of both candidates are encouraged to stay hydrated.

Here’s how you can attend.

Bernie Sanders

Fans of the senator from Vermont can see him on the University of California, Davis campus on Wednesday evening. Sanders will hold a rally at Hutchison Intramural Field (250 La Rue Road) starting at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m.

Admission is free, though parking at a nearby structure will run you $9. Given the fact that this will be on a pedestrian-heavy college campus and likely will draw a big crowd, the campaign is encouraging attendees to carpool. Public transit options include Unitrans buses or, from Sacramento, the Yolobus 42A/B and Amtrak.

Donald Trump

Those hoping to see the Republican standard-bearer can catch him at the Sacramento International Jet Center near Sacramento International Airport at 7 p.m (5885 Flightline Circle). Doors open at 4 p.m.

Anticipating a crowd, the campaign is urging people to get there early. On-site parking will be available.

Traffic could be rough. Not only will the rally overlap with rush hour, but construction around the I-5 off-ramp for the airport will limit available exit lanes. On the plus side, construction is scheduled to occur in the morning, limiting congestion from work vehicles when people are Trump-bound.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are coordinating their planning for the event, including the possibility of protests, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tony Turnbull said.

Jeremy B. White: 916-326-5543, @CapitolAlert

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