Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Hot conditions for firefighters: It’s still hot, but then it is summer in Sacramento. It will be tough going up in the timbered canyons along the American River where firefighters are trying to establish a perimeter around the King Fire near Pollock Pines. The high in nearby Placerville is expected to top out Monday at 92 degrees. The good news is that temperatures are expected to gradually cool. After a high of 99 degrees on Sunday in Sacramento, the temperature in Sacramento is expected to come in at a more tolerable 94 on Monday. Later in the week, the maximum could be in the high 80s, according to the National Weather Service.
Wet and wild: “There it is, that’s a straw, you see? Watch it. Now, my straw reaches acroooooooss the room and starts to drink your milkshake. I ... drink... your... milkshake. I drink it up.” OK, that’s cinematic overstatement - thank you, “There Will Be Blood” - but California’s rules pertaining to groundwater and its use come with some striking parallels.
We’re old, but have health care: Statistics show that the Sacramento region has an abundance of workers in the health care industry. Good thing, too, because the region also has plenty of aging baby boomers who need their expertise. See why it can be considered a good thing for the community.
Abusing the Parkway: One of Sacramento’s great - and heavily used - amenities is the American River Parkway, a tree-dappled, green ribbon that acts in some ways as the heart of the city and a connection from one neighborhood to another. Sadly, what some observors consider a lack of respect for the parkway has led to fire after fire charring its lush eminence. Ryan Lillis considers the issue in City Beat.
Adios, amigo: Miguel Unzueta came to Sacramento from Mexico decades ago, creating a legacy with is noted restaurant, Caballo Blanco. Unzueta died on Friday, leaving not only the eatery but images of a man who left a lasting impression on his chosen home.
Local sports: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks, 6:40 p.m. (CSNBA, KNBR 680).
Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks, 6:40 p.m. (CSNBA, KNBR 680)