Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today.
A bit more fog: Don’t expect morning fog to take a holiday this Martin Luther King Day. It’s expected to reduce highway visibility through this morning before temperatures warm up and gray skies burn off toward midday. High temperature is expected to reach 62 today. That morning fog should start diminishing later in the week as temperatures warm up.
Income gap: The income gap between African Americans and whites in California has reached its widest point in decades, a trend that reflects a broader, growing chasm between the state’s wealthy and poor, experts said. It is also a sign, some advocates said, that many of the economic disparities decried by Martin Luther King, Jr. persist, even as the nation observes his birthday Monday.
Price of compassion: Issues and tasks associated with working with and being an advocate for animals that have been or would be pets can weigh heavily on the people on the front lines in animal shelters, rescue groups and veterinary offices. The stress can take its toll, according to experts, in the form of “compassion fatigue.”
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It’s a gas: Developer Paul Petrovich paints a rather gritty picture of what might be in store for Curtis Park if a segment of that neighborhood’s populace has its way when it comes to determining what kind of companies can do business in the expanded version of that venerable residential enclave.
MLK Day closures: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, schedules and hours of many enterprises are changed. Check our list to see who is open and who isn’t.
Kings hit the road: After a seasons-long six-game home stand, the Kings go back on the road, playing Monday night against the Trailblazers in Portland at 7 p.m. TV: CSNCA; Radio: AM 1140 and 950.