Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Heating up: After three days of below normal high temperatures, weather conditions in Sacramento are warming up. The high today is expected to be around 93 degrees, which is 5 degrees above normal for mid-June. The abnormally warm temperatures are forecast to continue through the weekend, although minor cooling could occur Friday night into Saturday with an increasing Delta breeze.
Arrest made: Late Tuesday, Sacramento County Sheriff’s announced that they had arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the fatal Father’s Day shooting of Bill Stidman of Rio Linda. The boy, a friend of one of the several foster children living with the Stidmans, was taken into custody at his Sacramento home, said sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa Bowman said. Several years ago, Bill Stidman and his wife, Jean, opened their Rio Linda home to foster children. His family says it was a move characteristic of Stidman’s kindness and character. For more details, click here.
Oil transport plans: A much-anticipated report released Tuesday offered new details and some controversial safety conclusions about a Bay Area oil company’s plan to run crude-oil trains daily through Roseville and Sacramento to Benicia. The plans would have trains cutting through downtown Roseville, Sacramento and Davis, and passing within a quarter-mile of 27 schools, 11 of them in Sacramento, according to the draft environmental impact report, which was commissioned by the city of Benicia, lead agency on the project. Valero Refining Co., which operates a sweeping plant on a hillside overlooking Suisun Bay, plans to transport crude oil from undisclosed North American oil fields on two 50-car trains every 24 hours through the Sacramento region to the Benicia site. For more details, click here.
Firebombing to be remembered: Tonight, Jews, Muslims and Christians will gather at Congregation B’nai Israel in Land Park to remember one of the most heinous events in Sacramento history – the predawn firebombing of three Sacramento synagogues. On June 18, 1999, two white supremacist brothers set fires at B’nai Israel, Congregation Beth Shalom and Kenesset Israel Torah Center, causing nearly $3 million in damage. For more details, click here.
Community center renamed: In bidding farewell to Bonnie Pannell, the Sacramento City Council voted Tuesday night to place her name on a crown jewel of her district – what will now be called the Samuel and Bonnie Pannell Community Center on Meadowview Road. Pannell’s husband, Sam, occupied the council seat from 1992 until his death. The center’s renaming was part of a fond council goodbye to Pannell, who is stepping down from office because she suffers from a rare neurological condition called primary progressive aphasia. For more details, photos, click here.
Local sports: • San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox, 11:10 a.m. (CSNBA, KNBR 680).
• Texas Rangers at Oakland A’s, 12:35 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KHAI 950).
• Sacramento River Cats at Round Rock Express, 5:05 p.m. (KSTE 650).