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AM Sacramento: What you need to know for Monday

Published: Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 - 6:27 am

Good morning, here is what you need to know today:

Weird weather: It’s not often that the National Weather Service calls for a daytime high in the 70s during August. But there it is in the forecast for Sacramento: 79 degrees and a slight chance of rain for Monday. Normally, of course, August weather is hotter than hades and drier than a front lawn in a drought. The weather change of pace is welcome.

Wildfires raging: Fourteen wildfires are burning across California, including two raging 8 miles apart in Lassen National Forest in northeast California. One of the fires, near Burney, has destroyed eight homes and prompted the evacuation of a small long-term care hospital. The fires have burned nearly 95 square miles as of Sunday evening. Four fires in Siskiyou County also have burned almost 50,000 acres by Sunday evening.

Local aid: Five teams of local firefighters have been sent to fight the Day fire in Modoc County. The fire has burned 12,850 acres by Sunday evening. Two of the teams are from the Sacramento Fire Department, while the Sacramento Metropolitan Department, Folsom Fire Department and the Cosumnes Community Services District Fire Department each sent one team.

Lincoln facelift: This fall workers will begin a series of projects aimed at making downtown Lincoln more accessible and attractive to pedestrians and bicyclists. The city will upgrade sidewalks, furnish benches and add terra cotta tile inlays. Workers will replace some traffic signals and install bicycle loop detectors, which automatically change the signal when there is no oncoming traffic. The improvements will cost the city $4.5 million and are expected to be completed by mid-2016.

Safer streets: Rancho Cordova residents can expect to see more patrols in the city’s business district. City police officers and deputies from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department will participate.

Sports:

River Cats host Las Vegas 51s at 7:05 p.m.

Oakland A’s host Tampa Bay Rays at 7:05 p.m.

San Francisco Giants at New York Mets at 9:10 a.m.



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