Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
Alfresco in the evening: If there was any night to have dinner on the patio instead of in front of the wide-screen television, this is it. The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of about 74 degrees at dinnertime in Sacramento with a slight breeze. Good luck with the spring mosquitoes.
Tiered-system ruling: A state court says water districts can’t charge higher rates for the heaviest users. Gov. Jerry Brown said the ruling will “put a straitjacket on local government.” The case has big implications for water users during the drought.
Saluting the state’s civil rights history: Three years after the campaign to build a center promoting racial tolerance in Sacramento ran out of money, a smaller version of the Capital Unity Center has been resurrected as a multimedia gallery dedicated to telling the state’s civil rights history. The exhibit opens to the public at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
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Tailored to millennials: Builders have begun development work for The Mill at Broadway, designed as a hip, vibrant, energy-efficient community near Sacramento’s central city that will reflect the property’s history as a wood processing site and attracts buyers from the “millennial” generation, those born starting in the early 1980s and generally averse to taking on mortgage debt.
Mark Twain still inspires: West Sacramento city officials say the plan for Bryte Park will focus on a Tom Sawyer-themed playspace for children fitting in a city with its own river ties. Among the amenities envisioned will be swings, slides and a zip line inspired by writer Mark Twain’s (Samuel Langhorne Clemens’) “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”
San Francisco Giants vs. Dodgers, 7:15 p.m. (CSNBA, KNBR 680)
Oakland A’s at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)
Sacramento River Cats at El Paso, 5:35 p.m. (KCTC 1320)