Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Monday, April 20.
Still abnormally warm: Another warm day is on tap for the Sacramento region with temperatures expected to be a half dozen degrees higher than normal. The high on Monday is expected to top out at 82 degrees. Looking ahead, there’s a slight chance of showers on Thursday so don’t turn on those garden sprinklers just yet.
Unscripted alternative: Loretta Sanchez, a congresswoman from Santa Ana, has said she’ll decide whether to enter the race to succeed U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer as soon as this week. She has a reputation as a hard-nosed campaigner with connections she could tap.
420 marketing: April 20 is a cultural landmark for the evolution of marijuana in American society as competing cannabis activists are vying to qualify 2016 measures to legalize recreational pot and regulate a state-sanctioned marijuana industry in the Golden State.
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Downsized gun range: The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians has scaled back its plans for a 29-lane outdoor gun range south of Highway 50 and instead will develop a small gun range “open only to tribal members and their guests.” Neighbors still have concerns
Lead in: Midtown business leaders don’t seem to know exactly how to handle their new neighbors – Wind Youth Services. In the four months since Wind moved its operation to an office at 18th and J streets, some have noticed an increase in what is described as unsavory behavior in the area.
Local sports: For more than a decade, says Andy Furillo, the UC Davis “seven inviolate principles” have guided the Aggies into the world of big-time college sports – a promise of sorts the school wouldn’t sell its academic soul to achieve athletic prominence. Maybe it’s time they need to be compromised.