Trial in teen girl’s death begins
The murder of a 13-year-old girl more than three years ago garnered national attention. The body of Jessica Funk-Haslam, an eighth-grader at Albert Einstein Middle School, was found in March 2012 in the dugout of a baseball diamond at Rosemont Community Park. She had been beaten, stabbed and then asphyxiated, according to investigators. In Sacramento Superior Court, the murder trial is set to start Monday for defendant Ryan Douglas Roberts.
Skies are a bit more clear
Get your exercise this morning because the skies are not so smoggy. A change in the wind could send smoke from the Rocky fire burning in Lake, Yolo and Colusa counties. On Sunday, that’s what happened, making for hazy afternoon skies in Sacramento.
Commission to review officials’ pay
The city of Sacramento Compensation Commission conducts its annual consideration of compensation for mayor and members of the City Council, boards and commissions. The session at 915 I St., first floor, starts at 6:30 p.m. A proposed resolution would keep the same $117,861 annual salary for the mayor and $62,032 for each council member, plus allowances for transportation, technology and other expenses.
Forensics association to meet
An international forensic association, the International Association for Identification, celebrates its centennial with a weeklong conference at the Sacramento Convention Center with visits to the California Museum, the Capitol, Old Sacramento and Sutter’s Fort. The event will include workshops and information about trends and technologies that promise the greatest impact for forensic identification professionals.
Things to do
Africa Yoga Project, which uses yoga to inspire change for youths in Kenya, brings its Handstands, Hugs & Highway Tour to Sacramento with a stop at Solfire Yoga, 2613 J St. Proceeds support the project’s mission to improve conditions in Kenya’s urban slums. Event starts at 5:45 p.m.