Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Wet, windy: The final of three small storms is expected bring a windy washout today. The next storm, mainly due to hit in the early morning hours today, is expected to drop 0.29 of an inch. Today’s showers are predicted to be accompanied by high winds. Batten down the lawn furniture because gusts as high as 21 mph are expected in Sacramento. The windy conditions and rain should bring down more leaves, making street gutter flooding a possibility.
More rain needed: A few rainstorms this week have eased some anxiety about the drought in California. But the season so far is below average for precipitation, and it will take a lot more rain to reverse the state’s epic drought.
Immigration action lauded: Labor and religious leaders in Sacramento rallied Friday to celebrate President Barack Obama’s administrative action on immigration and announced the launch of a website to help undocumented residents determine whether they can benefit from that action.
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Funds to research viruses: One of the largest grants ever given to UC Davis – $100 million – will fund international research to increase the detection of and response to viruses, including Ebola, the university announced Friday.
‘Helimulching’ to begin: Helicopters will drop mulch on fire-damaged areas to prevent erosion where the King fire roared in September, scorching vast swaths of forestland. The so-called “helimulching” of 1,200 acres is scheduled to begin Monday and is expected to be completed in about two weeks.
Local sports: College football rivalry Saturday:
▪ Sacramento State takes on host UC Davis in the 61st annual Causeway Classic, 1 p.m. (CSNBA, KHTK 1140, KTKZ 1380)
▪ Stanford travels to Berkeley to play Cal in the 117th Big Game, 1 p.m. (FS1, KNBR 1050, ESPN 1320, KAHI 950)
NBA – Sacramento Kings at Minnesota Timberwolves, 5 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)
NHL – Arizona Coyotes at San Jose Sharks, 7:30 p.m. (CSN+, KAHI 950 [joined in progress])