Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Trending warmer: At a time of the year when gardeners are usually worried that their citrus plants might freeze overnight, the National Weather Service is forecasting potentially very warm weather. Overnight temperatures are expected to be in the 40s, approaching 50 by Monday in Sacramento. And during the day, look for 64 degrees on the weekend, which is nearly 10 degrees above normal for late January.
Which price is right?: The owners of a now-demolished building at the new Sacramento Kings arena site say the property is worth $31 million. The city says $6.3 million, while CalPERS wants $12.85 million for the land beneath the building. Ultimately, it’s the Kings who will pay.
Camping ban case: As homeless people and their advocates gathered outside, the Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento weighed arguments in a case pitting homeless campers against Sacramento’s camping ban.
Soccer star returns: Miguel Aguilar was one of two Sacramento area soccer players chosen in the first round of the Major League Soccer draft last week – the first time that ever happened. But it’s Aguilar’s personal story of triumph over poverty that sets him apart. On Tuesday, he returned to his inner city high school as a hero.
▪ Bee video: Miguel Aguilar talks to Encina High School students
Bartender mourned: At the Torch Club in Sacramento, they’re calling the death of longtime bartender Don Jensen an end of an era, and it just may be with the passing of a man as important to the city’s blues scene as he was beloved behind the bar.
Kings not closer to crown: During the past month, the Kings again have fallen closer to the draft lottery instead of climbing toward their first playoff berth since 2006, The Bee’s Jason Jones writes in his mideason report.
Local sports today: NBA – Brooklyn Nets at Kings, 7 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)
Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN, KNBR 680)
NHL – Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)