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

Matt Bartok holds a stereo card featuring pictures of Half Done shot from Glacier Point in Yosemite during the late 19th century. State 3-D photo experts are in the midst of coverting 15,000 old stereo card photographs into digital files.
Matt Bartok holds a stereo card featuring pictures of Half Done shot from Glacier Point in Yosemite during the late 19th century. State 3-D photo experts are in the midst of coverting 15,000 old stereo card photographs into digital files. Sacramento Bee

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

Dry days here and ahead: Rain? That is so last week. The National Weather Service predicts a dry week for Sacramento with temperatures warming into the mid-70s by Wednesday. So put away that umbrella and bathe in the warm autumn sunshine through Sunday.

Election apathy: The dynamics of this year’s election are – for both major parties –coming down how many voters deign to show up and cast ballots. Plenty is riding on voter turnout, and keen observers of the process expect plenty in California’s electorate to just stay home.

In service of strays: Running naked across Capitol Mall? Well, no, Gina Knepp won’t do that, but she’s up for just about anything else to help animals who cross the threshold of Sacramento’s downtown animal shelter, where Knepp is manager. Her efforts have helped transform the onetime struggling operation into something modern, effective and, in many cases, lifesaving.

Is Sac State “hub” worth it?: What a proposed Sacramento State student fee would pay for is pretty impressive: a 5,000-seat on-campus arena with fairly limitless athletic and educational utility. But that price – $219 a semester to start – might scare off many of the people needed to approve what supporters see as a fine hub for activities. Ryan Lillis writes about it in this week’s City Beat column.

Clear look at old-time scenes: Images of locations and happenings that helped define the formative years of the state and country are being dusted off and given modern digital treatment. The updating of photos dating back to the mid-1800s into computer-ready images will make them available for wider viewing, giving more and more people a look back into our history.

Local sports: NBA – Sacramento Kings at Denver Nuggets, 6 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140)

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