Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Sunday, April 19:
Warm weekend continues: Sacramento’s summery, dry spring will continue. The National Weather Service predicted a high temperature of 89 for today. “We’ve got a ridge of high pressure over the area, so Sacramento itself will be dry and fairly warm. It’ll be close, but we’re not forecasting record highs.” Dang said the mountains should get isolated showers and thunderstorms each afternoon for the next several days, due to a weak low-pressure system off the coast.
Fundraiser for boys: A barbecue fundraiser is planned at 2 p.m. today for the families of two Placer county boys who died last week after the child-sized all-terrain vehicle they were riding crashed into a pond. The event, for Blake Cronkhite, 5 and Jayden Secrest, 3, will be at Classic Tattoo Club, 4443 Auburn Blvd. in Sacramento. In addition to food and a kid’s bounce house, the event will feature a 4 p.m. balloon release in the boys’ honor and a 4:30 p.m. raffle. The families have raised more than $2,200 of an $8,000 goal through gofundme.com to help cover funeral expenses. According to the web page, the funerals were held over the weekend.
Holocaust survivors to speak: Two Roseville residents will speak about their Holocaust experiences tonight for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). The event is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd. Sy Karfiol, 75, will share his story of hiding with a Catholic family at age 2. Roseville‘s Marie Winkler will share the story of her father, Joseph Winkler, a chemist, rocket scientist and inventor in Poland who was rescued from the Nazis by Nikita Khrushchev, then Secretary general of the Communist Party of the Ukraine.
Torch keeps burning: An 80th anniversary celebration is planned from 4 to 10 p.m. today at Sacramento’s venerable Torch Club, 904 15th St. Musical groups scheduled to perform include Hopeless Jack & the Handsome Devil, Mind(x), Keri Carr Band and Island of Black & White.
Alternate route advised: Truckers and Davis-Solano County travelers headed toward the Sacramento International Airport who normally use eastbound Interstate 80 through West Sacramento are advised by the state Department of Transportation to use an alternate route to avoid congestion during the closure that is scheduled to last until 5 a.m. Monday. Take northbound Highway 113 to Woodland and go south onto Interstate 5 to the airport or Interstate 80 in Sacramento, Caltrans advises.
Local sports: PCL – Sacramento River Cats at Salt Lake City Bees, 12:05 p.m. (ESPN 1320)
MLB – Oakland A’s at Kansas City Royals, 11:10 a.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)
Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants, 1:05 p.m. (CSNBA, KNBR 680)
College baseball – Cal-State Bakersfield at Sacramento State, noon.
UC Davis at UC Irvine, 1 p.m.
College softball – UC Davis at UC Santa Barbara, noon.