Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Temperatures won’t fall: Temperatures will remain much higher than normal today in Sacramento after a sweltering start to October, according to the National Weather Service. The high temperature in Sacramento hit 96 Saturday, about 15 degrees above normal but below the record of 102 set in 1987, said Jim Mathews, a National Weather Service forecaster. Today will look about the same. “No change, really, right on through Monday,” he said.
Priced out?: Average wage earners in Sacramento, who can afford a roughly $250,000 house, are being excluded from the real estate market because of low resale inventory and a lack of new construction. Sacramento may be following the lead of the Bay Area, where only higher-earning families can own a home.
Shelter sought in Elk Grove: Animal advocates in Elk Grove are calling for the city to build its own shelter and believe the city has done too little to address public health and safety concerns that come with stray animals.
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Music fest continues: The TBD Fest, a genre-spanning music festival, concludes its three-day run today on Riverfront Street in West Sacramento. The attention of performers was courted this weekend at the event, which featured 75 national and local acts. The behind-the-stage offerings for artists included a VIP pop salon tent. Inside, awaited a mini style and beauty area featuring two hairstylists, a freelance make up artist, a masseuse, and clothing style bar.
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Painter to speak: Mexican-born painter and print-maker Enrique Chagoya is the latest artist to be featured as part of the Icons in Conversation discussion forum at the Crocker Art Museum. As an artist whose work is included in the Crocker exhibit, “Our American: The Latino Presence in American Art,” Chagoya brings an outsider’s perspective to political commentary, social satire and cultural critique. He will speak from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today at the museum, 216 O St., Sacramento.
Snakes in the center: More than 3,000 reptiles will be on display at the Sacramento Convention Center in the final day of the Sacramento Reptile Show. More than 45 venomous species from around the world such as King Cobras and Black Mambas are featured at the event, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Local sports: NFL – Kansas City Chiefs at San Francisco 49ers, 1:25 p.m. (Channel 13, KGO 810, ESPN 1320).
NBA – Sacramento Kings vs. Toronto Raptors (preseason) in Vancouver, 4 p.m. (KHTK 1140).