Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Weather to queue up for cavity-filling: If you have to stand in line to go to the dentist, at least the weather will be good. The National Weather Service expects a high of 85 degrees in Sacramento on Friday and 81 degrees on Saturday. That won’t be too hot for the hundreds of people standing in line to get free dental care at Cal Expo the next two days. The event is called CDA cares and will be taking place in Building D.
New statements in Vallejo incident: Denise Huskins, the Vallejo woman who police said faked her own abduction for ransom, met with detectives Thursday after nearly 24 hours of silence in an effort to “clear her name,” her attorney told The Sacramento Bee. In the first public statement on the bizarre case of Huskins’ reported kidnapping, Douglas Rappaport, a San Francisco-based lawyer, said his client had lived through an unspeakable ordeal over the past several days. His statement came just hours after lawyers for Aaron Quinn, Huskins’ boyfriend and the only other eyewitness to the alleged crime, announced that Quinn had been drugged, bound and assaulted during the abduction.
16th Street detours: Starting today, commuters will face several days of detours on 16th Street in Sacramento. The closure will allow crews to improve R Street for development. Developers plan a mix of residential, entertainment and office space.
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Dogs adopted: Nearly 100 people flocked Thursday to the Sacramento SPCA for a chance to adopt six dogs, including four jindo puppies, rescued from a South Korean meat farm. The puppies were gone within the hour. But two older dogs had no takers.
▪ Bee gallery: Rescued dogs get adopted
City hall relocation approved: A $53.2 million project to relocate Citrus Heights’ city hall and construct a medical office building on the current civic center site won unanimous approval from the City Council following a more than three-hour hearing Thursday night.
Anti-bullying film tonight: When 12-year-old Ronin Shimizu committed suicide in his Folsom home last December, the world took notice. Social media hashtag #RIPRonin led to a forum where thousands, many of them strangers, grieved the loss of the seventh-grader, who was tormented for being on the cheerleading squad. Ronin’s death became a call to action to stop school bullying. His parents, Danielle and Brandon Shimizu, hope to raise awareness at 7 p.m. today with a special screening of the anti-bullying film, “A Girl Like Her” at Century 14 Folsom.
Free dental care: A range of free dental services will be available today and Saturday at Cal Expo’s Building D. Volunteering dentists and assistants will be ready when doors open at 5:30 a.m. each day at 1600 Exposition Blvd. An estimated 2,000 people are expected to obtain free dental and oral health care services on a first-come, first-served basis during the two days of CDA Cares.
Hornets fall: The Sacramento State women’s basketball team’s historic postseason run came to an end Thursday night. St. Mary’s topped the Hornets 77-69 at The Nest.
▪ Bee gallery: Lady Hornets eliminated in WNIT
Local sports today: CIF State Division I basketball championship – McClatchy High vs. Serra-Gardena at Cal’s Haas Pavilion, 6 p.m. (CSN+)
NBA – Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans, 5 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)
Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies, 5 p.m. (KNBR 680)
Women’s NCAA basketball tournament – Stanford vs. Notre Dame, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College baseball – UC Riverside at UC Davis, 2:30 p.m.
New Mexico State at Sacramento State, 3 p.m.
Spring Training baseball – Texas Rangers at Oakland A’s, 1:05 p.m.
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:05 p.m. (Channel 31)