Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, April 12.
Weather lead in: The first thing you’ll want to know this morning is how great the weather is in Sacramento. Turns out, today will be top-notch, with sunny skies, a high of 81 degrees, and a gentle breeze, less than 10 mph.
Roseville conserves best: The city of Roseville has won state recognition for topping the region in residential water conservation. In February, it ranked in California’s top 12 percent of communities using the lowest amount of water per capita, averaging just 56 gallons per person per day, according to state figures self-reported by water districts.
Labor of love: Demand for elder care, including end-of-life care, is on the rise as the number of aging baby boomers grows. And the Sacramento Hospice Consortium, a network of seven not-for-profit, Medicare-certified hospice providers in the Sacramento area, is feeling the demographic shift. For hospice volunteers, it’s a labor of love.
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Movie screening: Today, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, with support from the California Endowment, will present two screenings of “Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine” at Sacramento’s Crest Theatre. The documentary was directed by Michele Josue, Shepard’s friend from a Swiss boarding school.
Local sports: The Sacramento Kings play the Denver Nuggets at 2 p.m. at Sleep Train Arena. Coach George Karl leads the Kings against the team he led very successfully before parting ways. The Oakland A’s are at home against the Seattle Mariners at 1:05 p.m. The San Francisco Giants finish their road trip with a series-closing game against the San Diego Padres at 1:10 p.m. And the Sacramento River Cats finish their series with the Salt Lake City Bees at Raley Field at 1:05 p.m.