Skimpy snowpack/ Amy Dickinson/ Jez Lowe

Skimpy snowpack  The California Sierra Nevada snowpack is low right now - just 29 percent of normal.  Find out from the Department of Water Resources and the National Weather Service how this skimpy snowpack will affect the state and if it's part of a larger pattern.

Amy Dickinson   Syndicated advice columnist Amy Dickinson is speaking in Lodi this week at the Kaiser Permanente's 11th Annual Celebration of Women’s Wellness event. Find out what she really thinks about the people who write her, and why she's no Ann Landers.

Kaiser Permanente's 11th Annual Celebration of Women’s Wellness goes from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 4 at Hutchins Street Square, 125 South Hutchins Street, Lodi. Information: (209) 464-4350.

Jez Lowe   English folk-musician Jez Lowe is in Sacramento for a concert this evening. His songs tell stories about life in the coal-mining region of Northeast England where he was raised. Find out what life was like growing up in this little known area, and how it is that audiences around the world can relate so well to his music.

Jez Lowe plays today from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CSUS's Napa Hall Lobby, 3000 State University Drive East, Sacramento. Information: (916) 278-4433.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007