Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Clear skies for visitors: While we would all like some rain, there will be good weather for visitors to the Sacramento Convention Center today for a big wine industry symposium. Will the “state of the industry” session this morning touch on the lack of rain in Northern California? No precipitation is forecast through the weekend in Sacramento.
Big wine gathering: Thousands of folks sporting lanyard badges and talking wine are expected to take part in the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, which runs through Thursday at the Sacramento Convention Center. More than 14,000 attendees are expected through Unified’s run, a possible record, and will stake its claim as the largest convention to be hosted annually in Sacramento.
Police enhancements sought: The Sacramento Police Department is exploring the use of body cameras on all of its officers, increasing cultural sensitivity training and recruiting new officers from diverse backgrounds, Police Chief Sam Somers told the City Council on Tuesday night.
Murder trial coming to close: Closing arguments are scheduled today in the murder trial of Alias James McLaughlin. A video camera left on after a detective left the interrogation room caught McLaughlin repeatedly apologizing to his dead daughter.
Test results may come today: The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services is still awaiting test results that could confirm a suspected case of measles, said spokeswoman Laura McCasland. The test results are being processed by the California Department of Public Health in a facility in Richmond, and may come today. If confirmed, this will be the first local case in the current measles outbreak, which has so far affected 73 people in 11 counties statewide. The outbreak has been traced to Disneyland Park in Anaheim.
On to Toronto: The Sacramento Kings, who have lost six consecutive games, will play at the Toronto Raptors today. After four days off, the Kings hope to be rested enough to avoid another slow start.
Local sports today: NBA – Kings at Raptors, 4:30 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)
Men’s college basketball – Stanford at Washington, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)