Applications are being taken for the annual Auburn-area Veterans Day Parade.
Veterans, veteran and patriotic groups, and school, charitable and community organizations are encouraged to apply to take part in the parade, which steps off at 10:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, along the usual parade route in Auburn. Disabled veterans who wish to participate but don’t have a car and can’t walk the distance can contact parade director Paula Celick at 530-885-1428 or send a message with your information to the parade website. You will receive arrangements to be picked up on the morning of the parade at the Gold Country Fairgrounds.
The opening ceremony will be held at Central Square, beginning at 11 a.m. with the national anthem, an honor guard with a three-volley salute, release of white doves and, weather permitting, a flyover.
Roughly 90% of the direct deposits for California’s “Middle Class Tax Refund” are expected by the end of October — some as early as Oct. 7. Those who will receive debit cards might have to wait a bit longer for their payment. Residents who filed their 2020 taxes may receive a one-time payment of up to $1,050. Payments will extend through early next year. Direct deposits will be issued first, starting Friday through Oct. 25, according to the Franchise Tax Board. The second round of direct deposits should hit accounts between Oct. 28 and Nov. 14. Debit cards will be mailed between Oct. 25 through Jan. 15. Franchise Tax Board Spokesman Andrew LePage said nearly 95% of all stimulus checks — “direct deposit and debits cards combined” — should be issued by the end of the year.
The Sacramento City Unified School District is updating its policy when it comes to giving students medication on campus. That update will include medication to treat an emergency drug overdose. Starting on Monday, all campuses within the district will have Narcan available. It’s a nasal spray that will quickly reverse an opioid overdose, potentially saving a life. District staff will start getting trained on how to use Narcan starting next week. For parents and families who want to take home Narcan, the district says it will refer families to community organizations and doctors.