Happy Mother’s Day. Here’s what you need to know today, Sunday, May 10, 2015:
Sunny day: It will be a good day to take mom out for breakfast, brunch or dinner, as the Sacramento region will enjoy a good dose of sunshine. Clear skies and warm temperatures are dominating the forecast. Downtown Sacramento is expected to reach 80 degrees today, according to the National Weather Service. Dry weather will continue for much of next week.
Salute to moms: The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908. She wanted to honor her late mother, Ann Jarvis, who had started a committee in 1868 to establish “Mother’s Friendship Day” to reunite families after the Civil War. Mother’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.
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Cyclists all around Sacramento: The men’s and women’s Amgen Tour of California events converge today in Sacramento. The first stage of the men’s race begins at 10:50 a.m. at the state Capitol (it also will finish there 126.2 miles later) and Stage 3 of the women’s race is contested on a 2-mile circuit around the Capitol following the men’s departure.
Sweet time: Old Sacramento Chocolate Week concludes today. Chocolate lovers of all ages are invited to visit Old Sacramento to experience a variety of chocolate-related activities.
Local sports: PCL – Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 1:05 p.m. (ESPN 1320)
▪ Bee photo gallery: Hunter Pence begins rehab in Sacramento
MLB – Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants, 1:05 p.m. (CSNBA, KNBR 680)
Oakland A’s at Seattle Mariners, 1:10 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)
College baseball – Sacramento State at Northern Colorado, noon
Cal-State Northridge at UC Davis, 1 p.m.
Stanford at USC, 3 p.m. (PAC 12 Network)