Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Dry and mild weather: A chilly morning under a full moon began post-election Wednesday. The rest of the day should be a repeat of Monday and Tuesday. A high in Sacramento of around 74 degrees is forecast for today under sunny skies. Temperatures are forecast to bump up a few degrees on Thursday.
2014 Election: Votes from residents in four counties in the region (Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo) were tallied well into this morning. Here’s the results of all races in those counties.
Related Sacramento Bee local election coverage:
▪ Measure L – The Sacramento ballot measure proposing to grant new powers to the mayor’s office, was defeated Tuesday night. With all precincts reporting, the measure trailed 57 percent to 43 percent.
▪ Sacramento City Council races – SMUD board member Larry Carr won the four-way race for the open City Council District 8 seat in south Sacramento by a wide margin Tuesday. In the race for District 3 in East Sacramento and South Natomas, city parks commissioner Jeff Harris topped flood control trustee Cyril Shah.
▪ Sacramento school board races – The Sacramento City Teachers Association fell short Tuesday night in an an effort to remake the Sacramento City Unified School District board.
Saluted by thousands: Thousands of law enforcement men and women descended on Adventure Christian Church from across California on Tuesday morning to pay their respects to Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael David Davis Jr. Davis, 42, was gunned down in Auburn last month, 26 years to the day after his father perished in a helicopter crash during a police mission in Southern California. Officers representing a constellation of agencies large and small, from San Diego to North Tahoe, turned the parking lot into a sea of police cruisers, vans and motorcycles.
Related Sacramento Bee coverage:
Arena still challenged: One week after groundbreaking on the $477 million downtown arena, project foes press challenge on constitutional, environmental grounds. “This fight is not over,” said J. Bolton Phillips, one of a dozen Sacramentans attempting to halt construction by saying the city’s approval process violated the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA.
Local sports: Jason Thompson is getting accolades, more playing time because of his defensive efforts, The Bee’s Jason Jones writes in his Kings Blog.
NBA – Denver Nuggets at Sacramento Kings, 7 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN, KNBR 680)