Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Hot, hot hot: The late-summer heat wave in Northern California will continue today, with near triple-digit temperatures forecast, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature in downtown Sacramento, which reached 103 degrees Friday, is expected hit 99 today, according to the weather service. “We’re looking at pretty hot temps” this weekend, said Tom Dang, weather service meteorologist. “Sunday is forecast for 98 degrees, but really it’s just nominal cooling.”
Celebration on a roll: Dozens of tractors rumbled down Capitol Mall on Friday, signaling the start of Sacramento’s two-week celebration as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.”
Jury awards victim: A Sacramento jury awarded $3.2 million Friday to a woman who got run over two years ago by a drunken driver, and now it’s the defendant who lost the civil case who is poised to sue – her own insurance company. See footage from a traffic camera that captured Borders’ crash:
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On Broadway: A new art exhibit promises to change the visual landscape of Sacramento’s Broadway without the use of a gallon of paint, a steel beam or any other supplies typically used to create art. Instead, “Broadway Augmented” allows viewers – using a smartphone or tablet – to see 16 virtual-reality art pieces interacting with the existing landscape along Broadway between Ninth and 21st streets. Explore the Broadway Augmented project through a smart phone and meet its creators:
Rockin’ the park: The Aftershock 2014 rock festival begins its thundering two-day run today 9/13 at Discovery Park in Sacramento. Gates open at 11 a.m. both days at the park, 1600 Garden Highway.
Red Rocker in Roseville: Legendary rocker Sammy Hagar will take center stage tonight in downtown Roseville. The Hagar-themed restaurant, Sammy’s Island Bar and Grill, is set to reopen Monday in Roseville, and the legendary rocker will take center stage at a downtown welcome concert this Saturday. The Hagar family agreed to take the reins of the popular downtown eatery in June, months after former owner Steve Pease abruptly disappeared and was later found dead in the Pacific Ocean. The Roseville Community Development Corporation, a city-affiliated nonprofit that had loaned Pease $1.5 million, foreclosed on the property in April, setting the stage for new ownership.
Attention, mall-area motorists: The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver license checkpoint tonight near Arden Fair mall. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. and continuing for five to seven hours, motorists in the area of Arden and Challenge ways will be stopped by officers looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Officials warn that motorists caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol face arrest, including jail time, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
Local sports: Pro soccer – The Sacramento Republic FC opens the USL Pro playoffs by hosting the Wilmington Hammerheads, 7:30 p.m. at Bonney Field.
College football – UC Davis at Colorado State, noon. (KHTK 1140)
Weber State at Sacramento State, 6 p.m. (KTKZ 1380)
Baseball – Oakland A’s at Seattle Mariners, 6:05 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140)
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants, 6:10 p.m. (Channel 31, KNBR 680).