Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, April 30, 2015:
Windy weather: Breezy conditions are forecast for Sacramento on Thursday as north winds kick up. Look for gusts to 18 mph in Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service. Warm temperatures continue with a high of 89 degrees forecast. Could we have the first 90-degree day of the year?
Live chat about Nepal: Join a live chat at noon today with Mike Roten, one of six Folsom-based Intel workers traveling in Nepal who saw their world turned upside down in a matter of minutes after Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake. Roten, a technical project analyst at Intel’s Folsom campus, said the group was on a hilltop taking in scenic views when the quake struck.
▪ Related Sacramento Bee story: Folsom-based Intel workers on service mission survive Nepal earthquake
▪ Bee gallery: Napal prayer service at Sacramento temple
Live draft blog: The Sacramento Bee will host a live blog for the NFL Draft beginning at 3:30 p.m. today. Follow updates from The Bee’s Matt Barrows and Ailene Voisin, as well as other NFL experts. We’ll focus on the 49ers and Raiders, and give the big picture for the draft’s first round, which starts at 5 p.m. in Chicago.
▪ Gallery: Barrows’ picks for first round of NFL Draft
Suspect back in court: Porche Wright, the Sacramento woman accused of setting fire to her 7-year-old daughter at their El Camino Avenue duplex April 4, is to return to Sacramento Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. today. Wright, 27, remains held without bail in Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and aggravated mayhem in connection with the incident.
PTA convention downtown: Thousands of parents, educators, administrators and children’s advocates from across the state will gather from today through Sunday at the California State PTA’s 116th annual Convention. The event takes place at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St.
Honoring officers: The public is invited to join local and state law enforcement agencies in ceremonies honoring officers who have died in the line of duty and their families. The first of three events is scheduled beginning at noon today with the 13th annual Remembrance Ceremony at the Sacramento Police and Sheriff’s Memorial, at 500 Arden Way in Sacramento. On Sunday, the California Peace Officers Memorial Foundation will hold a candlelight vigil. It will begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m., at the California Peace Officers Memorial Monument, at 10th Street and Capitol Mall. The California Peace Officers Memorial dedication ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, also at the California Peace Officers Memorial Monument at 10th Street and Capitol Mall.
Local sports: PCL – El Paso Chihuahuas at Sacramento River Cats, 7:05 p.m. (ESPN 1320)
MLB – Los Angeles Angels at Oakland A’s, 12:35 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140)