Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Veterans Day weather: The weather is expected to be perfect to honor veterans in the Sacramento region today. A parade set for 11 a.m. today along Capitol Mall from Third to Ninth streets should be conducted under clear skies. After viewing the parade, it is a short walk to see the Global War On Terror Wall, a traveling exhibit the honors fallen service members that is set up at Capitol Park, between L Street and Capitol Avenue and 13th and 14th streets.
Veterans Day: Various activities are on tap today to honor the nation’s veterans. Sacramento hosts its fourth annual Veterans Day Parade on Capitol Mall at 11 a.m., Rancho Cordova has a 10 a.m. ceremony at Veterans Memorial Plaza and Citrus Heights has a 10:30 a.m. event at Sylvan Cemetery.
Veterans discounts: A number of restaurants are offering free and discounted meals to veterans today, including Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour, IHOP and California Pizza Kitchen.
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Prop. 47 in effect: After voters passed Proposition 47 last week, some Sacramento area law enforcement agencies already have begun implementing changes. That means citing rather than arresting some suspects and releasing 50 individuals in Sacramento County whose alleged crimes have been downgraded to misdemeanors.
Honoring the fallen: A Sacramento man last year responded to a call for photos of local soldiers who died in Vietnam by digging out a 1985 Sacramento Bee memorial page that included pictures of 141 veterans. Ernie Santos, 65, said he still holds onto a trove of mementos to honor his big brother, Joseph, who died at 21 in Vietnam.
Helping the homeless: A Placer County nonprofit has acquired a discount clothing boutique with an eye toward generating funds to help serve homeless residents. The Gathering Inn, which works with local churches to feed and house the homeless, hopes to generate $50,000 annually from its Shop-a-holic retail store.
Local sports: Sacramento Kings at Dallas Mavericks, 5:30 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)