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Wet and windy: A good soaking for sure, but not quite the storm of the century. Peak winds never reached the 67 mph feared for Sacramento, and rainfall didn’t get very close to the expected 3 inches. However, Thursday was a blustery day in Sacramento with gusts around 35 mph. And Sacramento’s Executive Airport received a record amount of rainfall for Dec. 11: 2.39 inches. Maybe storm of the young decade?
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Call for tracking bullying victims: Folsom Cordova’s schools chief called Thursday for her district to track bullying victims when they move to different schools and intervene earlier when students are taunted by peers after a 12-year-old student committed suicide last week.
▪ Sacramento Bee editorial: Ronin Shimizu’s short life shines light on bullying, again
Streetcar vote: A remarkable vote is about to take place in downtown Sacramento, writes The Bee’s Tony Bizjak in his Back-seat driver column. The central business district’s property owners will be asked next month whether they are willing to pull $30 million out of their pockets to help build a $150 million streetcar system.
Arena-area developments: The Sacramento Kings said Thursday the mixed-use tower and other developments they plan to build next to their new downtown arena will cost roughly $250 million. The price tag includes new retail space to be built adjacent to the arena.
Overtime at Sleep Train: The visiting Houston Rockets rallied from a 12-point deficit Thursday night to defeat the Sacramento Kings 113-109 in overtime.
Local sports: Grant High School football coach Mike Alberghini pulled himself and the Pacers through the team’s darkest days and back into spotlight, writes Bee columnist Ailene Voisin.
▪ Prep football today – CIF NorCal Division I final, Folsom vs. Grant at Sacramento State, 7:30 p.m. (CSNCA, KSAC-FM 105.5)