Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Cold morning: The day dawned cold, a reminder that although the daffodils are blooming, it is still winter. Tuesday is expected to warm to a comfortable 64 degrees in Sacramento -- and the strong winds that whipped through the north state on Monday are thankfully gone. Looking ahead, there are showers in the forecast for Friday.
Water meters by 2020: Sacramento residents without a water meter may be getting one sooner than previously thought. City officials are proposing to complete installation of water meters by the end of 2020 rather than the start of 2025. Meters can encourage conservation by tying monthly bills to water use.
Placer potential: Could Placer County become a higher education hotbed? Officials at a British university eyeing a site for a 6,000-student college west of Roseville say their project is viable even if Sacramento State moves forward on its own satellite campus nearby.
Meningitis case: A UC Davis student has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease, and university and health officials are trying to locate anyone who came in contact with the student to recommend antibiotics. Officials are also urging students to get a vaccine if they haven’t already.
Elk Grove stabbing: A 77-year-old Elk Grove woman was found stabbed to death Monday, and her husband was taken into custody by Elk Grove police. Just a few days ago, the woman stopped at one neighbor’s doorstep to deliver a gift of food to mark the Lunar New Year.
Free flu shots: With fewer flu-related deaths this year, flu concerns aren’t as widespread as they were a year ago. But Kaiser Permanente officials hope local residents will still consider getting a free flu shot Tuesday. They’ll be joined by Sacramento Kings small forward Rudy Gay, mascot Slamson and Kings dancers.
Local sports: Golden State Warriors at Washington Wizards, 4 p.m. (KNBR 680)