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Trending hotter: Don’t be lulled into thinking that since it is fall and the high was just 73 degrees on Sunday that Sacramento has seen the last of the heat. After all, the latest date it has reached 100 degrees or higher in Sacramento is Oct. 10. That happened in 1991 and the National Weather Service is predicting we will come darn close with 96 degrees forecast for Saturday. So get ready for a mini-heat wave toward the end of the week. Forecasts at www.sacbee.com/weather
Farm to Fork: Tired of that phrase? Then you probably weren’t at the big dinner on Tower Bridge on Sunday night that is part of an effort to let Sacramento lay claim to the contested title of “Farm to Fork Capital of the Universe.” Or something like that.
Historic houses: She can be a thorn in the side of officials and developers who care little for aging houses in Sacramento. But Karen Jacques’ passion is helping keep alive structures that are an integral part of the city’s history and the lives of people who helped make it. Ryan Lillis writes about Jacques and her efforts in this week’s City Beat column.
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Doing the impossible? Rep. Ami Bera and others in Congress have made breaking legislative gridlock central to their mission as elected leaders. As part of the Problem Solvers caucus, they have tried to reach across the aisle and get things done in a Congress known more for what it hasn’t done than for any grand accomplishments. See what Bera, in a tough re-election battle, and company think they might be able to do.
Tough second act: Former Sacramento police Chief Arturo Venegas did not slip off into easy retirement upon leaving his gig as the capital’s top cop. Instead, he returned to his native Mexico to try and help that country’s often inept and poorly paid police apparatus become something more effective, professional and respectable. Read Stephen Magagnini’s interview to see how the effort is going.
Raiders find England not so jolly: The Raiders traveled a long way - London, England - to get trounced. Not only did they lose big to the Miami Dolphins on Her Majesty’s Gridiron, their quarterback, Derek Carr, was hurt.
49ers’ defense well prepared for Eagles: The San Francisco 49ers handed the Eagles their first defeat of the season, 26-21, which also was the 49ers’ first win at Levi’s Stadium. “It was huge,” safety Eric Reid said.