Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Cool Friday the 13th: Today’s high is expected to be 87 degrees in Sacramento, which is normal for mid-June. Saturday and Sunday, the last weekend of spring, are expected to be warmer with highs in the low 90s under fair skies. That’s pretty much the same forecast for all next week as the Sacramento region settles into a sustained pattern of warm but not torrid weather.
Sentencing scheduled: Paul William Walden is to be sentenced at 9 a.m. today in Sacramento Superior Court. He was convicted last month of second-degree murder in the death of Harison Long-Randall. Walden hit Randall, his girlfriend Gemily West and her four dogs with his vehicle as they walked in a Carmichael crosswalk on July 16, 2012. The dogs died in the incident. West was injured, but survived. Walden faces a maximum term of 23 years to live in prison. For details on his conviction, click here.
Not-guilty plea: A 29-year-old Carmichael man who allegedly used the Black Market Reloaded website to mail toxins to customers in New York and San Francisco made a brief appearance Thursday in U.S. District Court in Sacramento to plead not guilty in a case involving illegal weapons and explosives sales. James Christopher Malcolm did not speak during the arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan. Instead, Malcolm, garbed in an orange jail jumpsuit with waist chains, sat staring at the defense table, his hands pressed together. For more details about the case, click here.
For sale – 6BD/5BA, 5,300 sf: House hunting? Former Kings guard Bobby Jackson has his Granite Bay home up for sale for $2.1 million. That doesn’t mean the Kings fan favorite is leaving the Sacramento region. Listing agent John Elmasian of Gonsalves Real Estate said Jackson simply is interested in a new home – perhaps one on a golf course. The 5,300-square-feet home – which is fenced and gated – features six bedrooms, five bathrooms and sits on 2.4 acres. For details, click here.
Crews on national stage: Area teams will compete at the 2014 Rowing Youth National Championships, which begin a three-day run today at Lake Natoma. For more details, click here.
Local sports: • New York Yankees at Oakland A’s, 7:05 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950).
• Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants, 7:15 p.m. (CSNBA, KNBR 680).
• Iowa Cubs at Sacramento River Cats, 7:05 p.m. (KSTE 650).