Good morning. Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday.
Faux winter: Put away the umbrella for another week because warm and dry weather has returned. A high of 65 degrees is forecast for today in Sacramento as the city dries out under sunny skies. The weather service is forecasting temperatures in the 70s by Friday for Sacramento. Winter? What winter?
Strawberry settlement: UC Davis and California’s strawberry growers announced they have settled a pair of potentially poisonous lawsuits over a long-standing research partnership that has earned millions for the university and brought vast improvements in taste and durability to consumers.
Beer summit: Sacramento is set to host a new beer convention in September that is expected to attract thousands of people, bring millions of dollars to the city and continue the momentum of its “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital” marketing campaign.
Stay in school: Tonight’s Rocklin City Council meeting will include a discussion about transferring the city’s before- and after-school program and pre-kindergarten daycare program to the Rocklin Unified School District and the Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation. Leslie Woodman, special projects manager for the city, said RUSD employees are better trained in supporting children and handling child-related issues than a municipality.
Arena hearing: Opponents of the new Sacramento Kings arena made another attempt to disrupt the project in court Monday. Justices of the 3rd District Court of Appeal grilled lawyers for the city and arena opponents during a 30-minute hearing on the adequacy of the environmental impact report the city of Sacramento was required to prepare for the $477 million project. The hearing ended without a ruling.
Homes going up: Builders in Elk Grove pulled 238 residential permits in the final six months of 2014, an increase of more than 240 percent over the 69 housing permits issued by the city during the same six-month period in 2013. Despite the large percentage increase, those numbers are still modest compared to the number of homes built in the early-2000s, when Elk Grove was one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities. In 2004, at the height of the housing boom, local governments around the four-county region authorized construction of 22,000 housing units.
Kings vs. Bulls: That game is tonight at 5 p.m. and here is the game plan.