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AM Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Monday

Mark Cavendish of Team Etixx receives kisses on the podium after he won stage 1of the Amgen Tour of California at Sunday May 10, 2015 in Sacramento.
Mark Cavendish of Team Etixx receives kisses on the podium after he won stage 1of the Amgen Tour of California at Sunday May 10, 2015 in Sacramento. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Monday, May 11.

Good weather for a long ride: For Stage 2 of the Tour of California, the professional riders will start in rather chilly Nevada City, but finish in warm Lodi. The high temperature today in Sacramento and Lodi is expected to be around 75 degrees. Winds will be around 10 mph for the bicycle riders as they make the trek downhill.

Tour of California: Sacramento was part of the spectacle as the 10th edition of Amgen Tour of California kicked off eight days of racing with Stage 1. More than 100 racers created their own microclimate as they sprinted toward the finish line at speeds closing in on 40 mph.

Related stories:

▪ Mark Cavendish wins opening stage of Amgen Tour of California

▪ Leah Kirchmann wins Stage 3, Trixi Worrack takes overall title in women’s Tour of California

▪ Gallery: AMGEN Tour of California Stage 1

▪ Stunning Delta setting gives Tour a stage to savor

▪ 7 things to know for the Amgen Tour of California

Displaced dreams: Heald College students borrowed tens of thousands of dollars for what they believed would be a fast track to a decent job even though less expensive courses were offered at community colleges and many public four-year universities. On April 27, Heald College campuses closed in California, Oregon and Hawaii, turning away thousands of students systemwide.

Workers’ comp: Dan Walters says labor has switched sides over Senate Bill 563, which would overhaul the state’s complex workers’ compensation system.

Whole Earth: The 46th annual Davis Whole Earth Festival brought together like-minded folks who hope to make a difference in life on this planet, such as Joe Murphy, who hopes to help people feel connected to one another through his pendants, which feature the word “peace” in one of 89 different languages.

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