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

Mike Page, site construction manager, points out the pipelines at the Carlsbad Desalination Project in Carlsbad. The reverse-osmosis membranes are in the background.
Mike Page, site construction manager, points out the pipelines at the Carlsbad Desalination Project in Carlsbad. The reverse-osmosis membranes are in the background. Special to The Bee

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:

Sunny today: Sunshine is in the forecast for Sacramento. The high temperature today is expected to hit 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature will drop into the 70-degree range Monday, when a new system moves into the region.

Is desalination the answer?: Desalination would seem to answer every prayer to fix California’s water shortages. But turning the sea into drinking water is not so easy. The state’s first major desalination plant, under construction in Carlsbad, is a major test for the industry and wary environmental groups.

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Teachers, district at odds: The Sacramento City Teachers Association has gone to battle with the city school district over switching health insurers for a large share of teachers and retirees without collective bargaining.

Park celebration: Laughter filled the air Saturday at Sacramento’s McClatchy Park, as hundreds gathered to celebrate the reopening of the Oak Park neighborhood landmark.

Related coverage:

City Beat: Adding diversity in Oak Park

Sacramento gets bike racks that double as art

Chickasaw visit: The chief and leadership of one of America’s largest and best-organized Indian nations – the Chickasaw – came to Orangevale on Saturday to meet with 300 Northern California tribal members.

Local sports: NFL – Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders, 1:25 p.m. (FOX40, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)

San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos, 5:30 p.m. (Channel 3, ESPN 1320)

NHL – San Jose Sharks at New York Rangers, 2 p.m. (CSNCA)

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