Plus: Traffic delays for Tahoe travelers this weekend.
August 30, 2023 6AM-Top banner logo-small.png


Today’s Forecast

66º | Morning showers | 9% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:07 a.m. | Sunset 4:44 p.m.

🏈 Are you ready for some football?
Sac State takes on Northern Iowa on Sept. 11, 2021.
Stingers up, Sacramento. | Photo by Sac State via Flickr, CC by 2.0
Stingers up, Sacramento. The Sac State Hornets football team is ready to kick off the 2023 season tomorrow, Aug. 31, in Thibodaux, LA, against the Nicholls State University Colonels.

Coming off a historic season — where the team secured their third straight Big Sky Conference championship — the Hornets are ranked as the No. 8 FCS team in the country heading into the fall.

To make your tailgating a little easier, we’ve rounded up some of the most important games the team will play this season — that way you’ll have time to make an extra plate for us.
  • Vs. Texas A&M — Commerce | Saturday, Sept. 9 | 7 p.m. | First home game of the season for the Hornets.
  • @ Stanford | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 5 p.m. | The Hornets travel to Palo Alto, the new home of former head coach Troy Taylor. Awkward.
  • Vs. Montana State | Saturday, Oct. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | The team takes on the visiting Bobcats in a nationally-televised match on ESPN2.
  • @ UC Davis | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 2 p.m. | The Aggies and Hornets clash in the latest iteration of our local college football rivalry — the Causeway Classic.
All match-ups will be broadcast on ESPN+, with the exception of the Stanford game (which will air on the Pac-12 Network) and the game against Montana State.

Want to learn more about Sac sports? Check out our guide and become the ultimate fan.
Are you, in fact, ready for some football?

A. I’ve been waiting for this since February
B. Ugh, here we go again
C. I’m just here for the snacks
Wednesday, Aug. 30
  • Wednesdays at Winn | Wednesday, Aug. 30 | 3:30-7:30 p.m. | Winn Park, 1616 28th St., Sacramento | Free | Check out 40+ booths filled with local crafts and produce, plus free, family-friendly activities.
  • Shane Hennessy | Wednesday, Aug. 30 | 7 p.m. | Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts, 2700 Capitol Ave., Sacramento | $28 | The Irish guitarist and composer takes the stage in the River City.
  • Laugh It Forward | Wednesday, Aug. 30 | 8 p.m. | Laughs Unlimited Comedy Club, 1207 Front St., Sacramento | $25 | Enjoy a night of laughs that benefits the Elk Grove Jr. Thundering Herd youth football team.
Thursday, Aug. 31
  • Rhythm on the River | Thursday, Aug. 31 | 5:30-9 p.m. | Drakes: The Barn, 985 Riverfront St., West Sacramento | Free | Sip on some brews and enjoy the sounds of Heavy Petty, Diva Rox, and Callery Pear at this concert series.
  • Sacramento River Cats vs. Albuquerque Isotopes | Thursday, Aug. 31 | 6:45 p.m. | Sutter Health Park, 400 Ballpark Dr., West Sacramento | $13-$73 | The River Cats are throwing it back with a special Sacramento Solons-themed evening.
Click here to have your event featured.
News Notes
  • Those planning to visit Tahoe over Labor Day weekend should prepare for delays. Caltrans has identified several areas along Interstate 80 that are in need of emergency repairs. The price tag for the work comes out to a whopping $84.4 million. (FOX40)
Real Estate
  • Sacramento has launched a new program aimed at helping residents in underserved communities become first-time homebuyers. The CLTRE Keeper First-Time Home Buyer Program offers a forgivable $15,000 loan to qualified participants. (Sacramento City Express)
  • Look up. Tonight’s full moon is not only the second one this month (aka a blue moon), it’s also the last blue supermoon we’ll see until 2032 — appearing 8% bigger and 16% brighter than usual. Check local charts for the best time to view. Bonus: shop for telescopes. (NPR)
Coming Soon
  • Recently-closed Tropics Ale House isn’t quite done yet, according to its CEO. Tropics will move to a to-be-determined location in another Sacramento neighborhood, while its former home at 2001 J St. will be transformed into a new restaurant concept. (Sac Biz Journal)
  • Bust out those Apple Bottom jeans and the boots with the furFlo Rida and T-Pain are coming to Thunder Valley Casino. Tickets for the Dec. 8 show go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. (KCRA 3)
  • Refinance rates are skyrocketing. But home equity rates remain relatively low — which means that now is a great time to borrow against your home. Calculate your payment.*
🚩 Be prepared
Drone shot of the Sacramento skyline at sunset
Now that September has arrived, hopefully cooler weather isn’t far behind | Photo by @teddymorrow
Wildfire season is officially upon us. For the first time this year, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning across our region through 8 p.m. tonight, and PG&E is already forecasting potential power shutoffs today in areas like Yolo County.

A Red Flag Warning goes into effect when these three conditions are met, all of which contribute to increased fire risk:
  • Warm temperatures
  • Low humidity
  • Strong winds
National Weather Service officials also ask that residents conducting outdoor burns (where allowed) cover burn barrels with weighted metal covers, and drown fires with plenty of water until they are cold to the touch.

Make sure to check out our complete fire preparedness guide for more tips, including details on Cal Fire’s Ready, Set, Go! Plan.
  • Fall into the season of baking with Adams Apple Co biscuit mixes. You’ll have all the ingredients you’ll need to create a delicious apple-based treat.
  • Hosting a dinner party this fall? Treat your guests to one-of-a-kind laser-etched glasses from CEB Studio. Find your city’s design here.
  • The best thing to scoop into your coffee (or tea, or smoothies) daily? Collagen that’s grass-fed, pasture-raised, and has 18 grams of protein per serving. Enter: NativePath’s Collagen Peptides.
  • Pro tip: Use a propane-powered fire pit for an easy, smokeless burn. This Amazon Basics gas fire pit makes a great home patio addition or camping buddy.
  • The piece of furniture we’re drooling over: this Poly & Bark leather ottoman pouf in cognac brown. Hello, soft leather and beautiful living room.
Share SACtoday

Share the good news. Get rewarded.

Have someone who needs to stay in the know? Get amazing rewards for every new subscriber you bring by sharing your unique referral link (below).


Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

{{profile.vars.rh_totref_23}} friends are looped into all things local because of you.

Claim your rewards
The Wrap
Jordan Radach headshot Today’s edition by:
From the editor
Speaking of football — our company’s fantasy football draft is this Saturday, and I now need to change my team name from “Trey Lance’s Hairline” to something less Dallas-adjacent.
Missed our previous newsletter?     
Send Us A Scoop, Question, or Feedback     

* This content is paid advertising, or contains links to our Six & Main marketplace, or affiliate partners which we may receive a commission from. ^ This content is created by our content studio.

Change your preferences or unsubscribe here.

Copyright © 2023 6AM City Inc, All rights reserved.

P.O. Box 2505, Greenville, SC 29602