Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Murky motoring: Dense fog in the valley, especially in the Sacramento area, was expected linger for most of the morning, according to the National Weather Service. Before daybreak, fog lowered visibility to an eighth of a mile around Mather Field and Sacramento International Airport. Watch those speeds, motorists.
iWest at CSUS: Sacramento State is launching a new institute to integrate science and policy on environmental issues, particularly water-related problems. It will be called the Institute for Water, Energy, Sustainability and Technology, or iWEST, and is scheduled to begin operating by this fall.
New distribution: Macy’s Inc. signed a lease Thursday for a big chunk of the former Campbell Soup plant in south Sacramento. The retail giant plans to retrofit more than 385,000 square feet of Campbell’s former warehouse space to distribute its wares to online customers and department stores.
Umm, bacon: Bacon Fest fans in Sacramento may not have to feel too guilty about their indulgences this week. As fat makes a comeback to the realm of healthy foods, local chefs and doctors give bacon a place on the plate.
▪ Bee video: Is bacon healthy? Eaters weigh in
▪ Bacon Week events: So much bacon, so little time
Home improvement: Hundreds of exhibits featuring products and services for homes and yards will be on display today through Sunday at the Northern California Home and Landscape Expo. Those seeking to build, remodel or redecorate can glean ideas at the event, to be held at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. in Sacramento.
Cousins an all-star?: Writes Bee columnist Ailene Voisin: Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has played at an All-Star level this season. Will the team’s problems affect his odds of being selecting next week as a reserve?
Local sports today: NBA – Kings at Golden State Warriors, 7:30 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KNBR 680, KAHI 950)
Women’s college basketball – Stanford at UCLA, 7 p.m. (PAC 12 Network)