Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Drizzle only: The return of light rain greeted the day as a weak weather system moved through Sacramento. Showers started before daybreak and should lessen as the day goes on. A hat or umbrella is in order with a drizzly day on tap. Rainfall is expected to only add up to less than a tenth of an inch in Sacramento on Wednesday.
Sculpture approved: After nearly three hours of passionate testimony from local artists and philanthropists, the Sacramento City Council voted Tuesday night to approve a contract with renowned artist Jeff Koons for an $8 million sculpture outside the downtown sports arena.
▪ Columnist Marcos Breton: Beyond disagreements over the purchase of an $8 million piece of art by the renowned Jeff Koons – a work to be displayed in front of the new downtown arena – a love of community was behind every expression of support or disdain.
▪ Gallery: Sculptures by artist Jeff Koons
Local TB cases a concern: Tuberculosis, a serious respiratory infection considered largely wiped out from developed countries, has surfaced in four Sacramento-area schools in the past two years, infecting at least eight students and raising concern among parents. The most recent cases were identified at two Elk Grove schools this week.
Planners to weigh in: During a hearing today, the Citrus Heights Planning Commission will consider whether to recommend approval of the final environmental impact report for the proposed project to relocate Citrus Heights’ city hall and construct a medical office building on the current site.
More time for food trucks favored: The Sacramento City Council’s Law and Legislation committee approved a new ordinance for food trucks that would allow them to park on city streets beyond the current limit of 30 minutes. The proposed rule change goes to the full City Council for approval.
No vaping: The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in public buildings and county-owned vehicles.
49ers changes: As the NFL’s 2015 year begins, keep track of San Francsico 49ers changes with the free agency ticker, as presented by The Bee’s Matt Barrows.
Local sports today: NBA – Sacramento Kings at Charlotte Hornets, 4 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)
Detroit Pistons at Golden State Warriors, 7:30 p.m (KNBR 680)
Spring Training baseball – San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers, 1:05 p.m.
Oakland A’s at Cleveland Indians, 1:05 p.m.
Men’s college basketball – Pac 12 postseason tournament in Las Vegas: Cal vs. Washington State, Noon (PAC 12 Network)
Stanford vs. Washington, 8:30 p.m (PAC 12 Network)