Good morning. Here’s what you need to know for Sunday, Feb. 22:
Watch for wind: Don’t turn your back on these sunny, breezy days just yet. There’s more to come. The National Weather Service is predicting mostly sunny skies today in the Sacramento region, with winds out of the north at about 10 mph, gusting to 25. Expect slightly stronger winds west of the Sacramento River. Highs will be in the low 60s, with overnight lows from 37 to 43 degrees. Look for a meteorological carbon copy of today’s daytime forecast on Monday before the winds start to dissipate Monday night.
So many liquor licenses, so little separation: Communities across California have exceeded state limits for the number of businesses selling alcohol, raising questions about the approval process for liquor licenses. Many businesses sell alcohol in a 4-square-mile section of Arden Arcade: grocery stores, bars, restaurants, pharmacies, gas stations and liquor stores, including two superstores, Total Wine and BevMo. In the area between Hurley Way and Auburn Boulevard, 92 businesses are licensed to sell alcohol, even though state law calls for no more than 49.
Three parks make debut in North Natomas: More than 200 people came to Valley Oak Park in Sacramento’s North Natomas neighborhood Saturday, the park’s first day in operation. The park on Mabry Drive is one of three new community parks opening in less than a month, momentous events in this vast suburban region north of downtown Sacramento where virtually all other construction has been halted for years by a development moratorium.
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“Co-working spaces get their day: No longer a novel concept, “co-working” spaces are growing up and, increasingly, they’re about more than just work. They’re serving as quasi-community areas. One, Hacker Lab, has grown into a hub for the tech community and a well-equipped workspace for the region’s talent, those who turn ideas into reality.
Sac State, UCD men win again: Men’s basketball teams from Sacramento State and UC Davis continue top their respective conference standings, a victories for both teams Saturday night built on the momentum they hope will carry them deep into their championship tournaments.