Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Windy, warm weather: A little bit of rain and snow is anticipated for Northern California but don’t put away those shorts and flip-flops just yet. A Gulf of Alaska-generated weather system is not expected until Saturday evening. Until then, figure on temperatures in the 70s for Sacramento. Today’s high is predicted to come in at 73 degrees with gusty winds.
For the defense: The defense of Colleen Ann Harris began Wednesday as her lawyer portrayed her as a woman betrayed and hurt by a husband who was “Mr. Everything.”
Out of jail: Former real estate mogul Michael Lyon was released from jail Wednesday after six months behind bars and with 16 new counts of electronic eavesdropping looming.
Tower of business: Russ Solomon, founder of Tower Records, calls the new documentary about his fabled Sacramento music business a “tour de force,” writes Bee columnist Bob Shallit.
Local talent on stage: Singers, dancers, comedians and other specialty performers will compete for a cash prize at the Sacramento Has Talent show at 7 p.m. today at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. in Sacramento. The audience vote will help decide the outcome. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Rocket launches: Despite a triple double by DeMarcus Cousins, who had 24 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists, the Sacramento Kings were upended 115-111 Wednesday night against the host Houston Rockets. James Harden of the Rockets scored a career-high 51 points and had eight rebounds and six assists.
Local sports today: Soccer – Sacramento Republic FC at Portland Timbers FC 2, 7 p.m.
College baseball – UC Davis at Hawaii, 3:35 p.m.
Sacramento State at Seattle University, 5 p.m.
Washington at Stanford, 7 p.m. (PAC12BA)
Men’s college basketball – NIT finals: Stanford vs. Miami in New York, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB – Oakland A’s at San Francisco Giants (preseason), 7:05 p.m. (CSNBA, KNBR 680)
NBA – Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors, 7:30 p.m. (TNT, KNBR 1050)