Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Light showers: A few sprinkles tonight and a bit more rain on Monday will add only a tiny amount to Sacramento’s rainfall bucket, which stands at 82 percent of normal for mid-October. After the sun goes down on Friday, look for just enough precipitation to wet the pavement -- but not much more. The weekend should be mostly clear. Then, on Monday, the Sacramento area could get a tenth of an inch of rain.
The Giants win the pennant: Travis Ishikawa’s three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning propelled the San Francisco Giants into the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Giants will take on the Kansas City Royals in the World Series, which begins Tuesday. Related Sacramento Bee coverage: Video of game-winning home run, photo gallery
Dry forecast: A winter outlook released Thursday by the National Weather Service suggests drought is likely to continue in many parts of California for a fourth year.
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Hospital systems detail Ebola plans: As Sacramento region communities grow increasingly nervous about the potential of the Ebola virus spreading nationwide, two hospital systems – UC Davis Medical Center and Sutter Health – step up to address preparedness concerns.
Bridge over railyard: How do you build a bridge over nine rows of railroad tracks with trains rumbling back and forth day and night? That is the puzzle the city of Sacramento faces with its latest construction project this winter, a $6 million pedestrian and bike bridge over the Union Pacific’s Curtis Park railyard and Sacramento Regional Transit’s light rail Blue Line.
Class of 2015: Nearly 40 auto manufacturers will be displaying their newest models at the Sacramento International Auto Show, which kicks off its three-day run today at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., in Sacramento. Ten automakers will be offering on-site ride-and-drives. Other highlights include special exhibits of high-performance, vintage and collector motor vehicles. Kids’ activities also will be featured.
Community health fair: ACC Senior Services, formerly known as The Asian Community Center of Sacramento Valley, is hosting its fourth annual Community Workshop and Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the ACC Greenhaven Terrace Community Room, 1180 Corporate Way in Sacramento’s Pocket neighborhood. The public is invited to bring their over-the-counter and prescription medicines, vitamins and supplements to review with health care professionals. Health screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, hearing and other conditions will also be available. The services are free.
Local sports: High school football – Read the Five Games to Watch by The Bee’s Joe Davidson.
Grant at Monterey Trail, 7 p.m. (SacAccess TV)
Foothill at Placer, 7 p.m. (KAHI 950)
Ponderosa at Del Campo, 7 p.m. (KSAC 105.5)
NBA – Golden State Warriors at Miami Heat (preseason), 5:30 p.m. (KNBR 1050)