Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, March 31.
That’s more like it: The Sacramento forecast for Tuesday: Mid-70s with a breezy afternoon. Now that’s a Sacramento spring. The region has been stuck in a succession of days in the 80s. The slight cool down today will make outdoor activities even more enjoyable.
Riverfront property: Taking a planning cue from Sacramento and other riverfront cities, Sacramento State is building new dorms and amenities overlooking the American River, which flows past the campus but has long seemed like a design afterthought.
World record flight: Peter Weber Jr. flew a plane for about 20 minutes Monday, which he believes qualifies him as the oldest active pilot at age 95.
Sleep Train Arena plans: Sacramento Kings Chairman Vivek Ranadive said the team hopes to have a plan in place by December for redeveloping the Sleep Train Arena site in Natomas.
Condos on Capitol: A five-unit complex with four condos above a ground-level restaurant is expected to open at 1813 Capitol Ave. by next February. The project started with a conversation between two construction executives.
Another drought sign: It’s still only March, and the American River Parkway Foundation has already stocked the lifejackets as part of its annual Kids Don’t Float program. That’s two months earlier than usual.
Today’s events: The Sacramento City Council will consider a ban on plastic bags at its 6 p.m. meeting.
The Davis Human Relations commission will hold a César Chávez Celebration at Margurite Montgomery Elementary School from 6 to 8 p.m.
Citrus Heights will hold a community workshop to discuss an urban greening strategy. That is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. in Trellis Hall at the Citrus Heights Civic Center, 6237 Fountain Square Drive.
Local sports: Oakland A’s vs. Los Angeles Angels in Tempe, Ariz., spring training, 1:10 p.m. (MLB)
San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies in Scottsdale, Ariz., spring training, 1:05 p.m.