Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Still very warm: Sacramento will continue to enjoy unseasonably warm springtime temperatures. Today’s high is expected to reach 84 degrees, with the low dropping to 53 tonight, according to the National Weather Service.
Parents perplexed: The parents of a UC Davis veterinary student struggle to understand how a platonic relationship and a short-term rental arrangement ended with their daughter being the victim in a murder-suicide.
Brooks having a ball: Halfway through a six-show run at Sleep Train Arena, rock-country entertainer Garth Brooks has exhibited uninhibited joy. Some 95,000 people have bought tickets to his Sleep Train shows, which run through Wednesday. The shows are Brooks’ first appearances in Sacramento since 1997, and his first stop in California on his 7-month-old world tour.
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▪ Bee gallery: Garth Brooks starts 6-show run at Sleep Train Arena
Storify: Sacramento goes to see Garth Brooks
Drought effects: California traditionally relies on cheap, plentiful hydro power. Four years of drought have reduced hydro supplies considerably. The lights will stay on, but electricity prices are rising.
Salmon on the move: In a bid to save some of the 12 million juvenile Chinook salmon from near-certain death, federal wildlife officials in California are trucking fish to the Delta for release.
Lead in: Crespi-Encino held on to defeat Capital Christian 47-44 on Saturday in a matchup of CIF Division IV boys basketball teams competing for state honors for the first time.
▪ Bee gallery: Capital Christian vs. Crespi-Encino
Local sports today: College baseball – New Mexico State at Sacramento State, noon.
UC Riverside at UC Davis, 1 p.m.
College softball – Montana at Sacramento State, noon.
UC Davis at Long Beach State, 1 p.m.
Spring Training baseball – Milwaukee Brewers at Oakland A’s, 1:05 p.m. (KHTK 1140)
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants, 1:05 pm.m (CSNBA, KNBR 680)
NHL – San Jose Sharks at Pittsburgh Penguins, 4:30 p.m. (NBCSN, KAHI 950)