Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Hold onto your hat: It’s a good thing that the King fire is mostly contained because winds are expected to be brisk today. Sunny, warm and windy conditions will last until sundown when winds will subside some and temperatures are forecast to dip into the 50s in Sacramento overnight. Until then, look for a high of 86 degrees today with gusts up to 24 mph in Sacramento.
Teen was sane: Daniel William Marsh, convicted last week of first-degree murder in the stabbings of an elderly Davis couple, was found Tuesday to be sane at the time of the killings. Marsh, 17, had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Had the Yolo Superior Court jury found him insane, Marsh would have been sentenced initially to a mental health facility rather than a state prison.
K Street accord near: After more than four years of delay, Sacramento city officials and developers appear to have a financing plan in place for a pivotal housing and retail project on downtown’s blighted 700 block of K Street. If the plan is approved by the City Council next week, the development team behind the proposal said it expects to begin construction on the $52 million project early next year.
Strong-mayor opposed: Members of five neighborhood associations, four in the central city, have voted to oppose Measure L, the November ballot measure seeking to increase the authority of the mayor’s office.
Past examined: The trial of a former Air Force fighter pilot charged with killing his wife with a pair of scissors in their Cameron Park house took a step back in time Tuesday to a fiery crash on a remote Georgia highway 15 years ago. Todd Winkler, 47, is charged with murder for the 2012 killing of Rachel Winkler, 37, his third wife. On Tuesday, El Dorado County prosecutors began presenting a circumstantial case questioning his role in the death of his previous wife.
Marketing talk: Sara Hanson, associate director of marketing at California Musical Theatre, will speak today on marketing one’s artwork, from sales techniques to setting up and arranging show booths. The lecture, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. in Sacramento, is hosted by the Sacramento Center for the Textile Arts is free for center members and $3 for non-members.
Read a movie: The Franklin Community Library invites teens to join its free “Books to Movies” program today. Participants pick up the designated book at the first meeting of the month and then see the movie at the end of the month. At today’s meeting, the group will see and discuss the book and movie “Divergent,” and sign out copies of the next book and movie to be reviewed, “Catching Fire,” the second of the “Hunger Games” books. The meeting starts at 3:30 p.m. at the library, 10055 Franklin High Road in Elk Grove.
Local sports: National League Wild-card game – San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates, 5:07 p.m. (ESPN, KNBR 680, ESPN 1320)