Happy Easter. Here’s what you need to know today:
April showers, snow: Sacramento will be getting some badly needed precipitation, just in time for Easter. Rain will begin falling on the region this afternoon, with up to a quarter of an inch predicted for the storm, according to the National Weather Service. But the real blessing will be in the form of several inches of white powder for the Sierra Nevada. The system hitting Northern California will drop between 4 to 8 inches of snow for the mountains at elevations above 3,500 feet.
Easter roundup: About 10,000 packed the state Capitol area Saturday for what was billed as the world’s largest Easter egg hunt. Organizers failed to set a record because the eggs arrived late, but the large crowds vying for eggs in a small space resulted in some shoving and arguments among adults.
▪ Galleries: Hunting for Easter eggs across the U.S.
Bee video of eclipse: Views of the total lunar eclipse, seen from Placerville early Saturday, as chronicled by The Bee’s Randall Benton.
Bee Public Eye: Sacramento City Unified School District officials estimate that the district needs another $634 million – nearly one and a half times its annual budget – to fully pay for the health benefits promised to its workers and retirees, based on the latest actuarial data.
More cricket today: Teams have flocked from all over the state to play in the Elk Grove Cricket Tournament, which concludes today at Hal Bartholomew Sports Park in Elk Grove. The event is intended to highlight health, tradition and camaraderie among California’s South Asian community.
▪ Bee video: Cricket tournament in Elk Grove
Local sports today: NBA – Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings, 6 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)
Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs, 4 p.m. (NBA-TV, KNBR 680)
College baseball – UC Davis at Hawaii, 10:05 a.m.