Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, March 24.
Temperatures to climb: One more day of cool, springtime temperatures are forecast before the weather warms. The high in Sacramento is forecast to be around 72 degrees today. The remainder of the work week is expected to in the 80s, topping out on Friday with a toasty 86 degrees.
Honoring slain student: Three years ago, the area behind the Oak Park Community Center was an unimproved open field. On Monday, it was celebrated as a site transformed into a soccer field honoring slain Oak Park honor student Rod Rodriguez Jr.
Dad convicted in hatchet slaying: Phillip Raymond Hernandez’s 9-year-old son never woke up after his father brutally attacked the sleeping boy with a hatchet. On Monday he was convicted and faces a possible 26 years in prison.
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Gas prices gyrate: Gas prices in the Sacramento area fell 10.2 cents over the past week, a gyration that has experts scratching their heads. On average, the price has dropped nearly 15 cents in two weeks. But the previous five week? They spiked near $1.
Moose head missing no more: A mounted moose head stolen in January from North Lake Tahoe’s Sunnyside Resort has been returned, sporting a broken antler. The head is set to be repaired and then reclaim its familiar spot above the resort’s entryway. Authorities are still on the lookout for the perpetrator.