Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Monday, March 23:
Showers possible: Better tote that umbrella just in case. While raindrops downtown have failed to move the rainfall gauge, outlying areas have had more than a tenth of precipitation in the past 24 hours. So protect that carefully coiffed hairdo because the National Weather Service warns of possible showers until 11 a.m. in the Sacramento region.
Solar airport: The Sacramento International Airport is on the verge of signing a deal to build two large solar farms that would save $15 million on energy bills over the next two decades. They would be the largest solar project for any Sacramento Municipal Utility District customer.
Video voyeurism: As businessman Michael P. Lyon faces another round of accusations that he secretly taped his sexual encounters with prostitutes, video voyeurism appears to be on the rise as individuals, mostly men, are caught recording family, friends and strangers in situations thought to be private.
Free parking: The Sacramento River Cats will get more parking through a lease arrangement with the city of West Sacramento, a deal that comes as the team is offering free parking this season at Raley Field while charging more for tickets in a new business approach.
Arena effect: Some downtown business owners are starting to complain that arena construction has hurt their traffic. Among those affected most is Jafar Nassar, whose Jade Liquor lost half its clientele when the Hotel Marshall closed last year.
Hornets play host: The Sacramento State women’s basketball team will play its first home postseason game in school history against Big Sky Conference rival Eastern Washington tonight in the second round of the WNIT at The Nest. It’s all an impressive accomplishment for a team that was picked to finish ninth in the coaches’ preseason poll and started the season 2-10.
Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Indians in Goodyear, Ariz., spring training, 1:05 p.m. (MLB)
San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals in Scottsdale, Ariz., spring training, 1:05 p.m. (KNBR 680)