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A.M. Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Sunday

Steve Larson peers out a window in his damaged Auburn home on Thursday,  three weeks after a man accused of killing two law enforcement officers took refuge there before surrendering after authorities laid seige to the house. Steve and his wife Maureen still cannot move back in – the home is coated in pepper spray, shattered glass and contaminants. It will take thousands of dollars and several more weeks to make the house livable again, and the Larsons may lose all of their possessions in the process.
Steve Larson peers out a window in his damaged Auburn home on Thursday, three weeks after a man accused of killing two law enforcement officers took refuge there before surrendering after authorities laid seige to the house. Steve and his wife Maureen still cannot move back in – the home is coated in pepper spray, shattered glass and contaminants. It will take thousands of dollars and several more weeks to make the house livable again, and the Larsons may lose all of their possessions in the process. rbenton@sacbee.com

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

Dry and cool: Dry weather will continue today in Sacramento, where the high temperature is expected to hit 63 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. There will be a north-northwest wind about 9 mph. Tonight is forecast to be partly cloudy, with a low of about 43 degrees, according to the weather service.

Home in disarray: In the dramatic climax to one of the biggest manhunts in Sacramento history, the yellow house at the end of a quiet dead-end street in Auburn was bombed, shot up and invaded as police closed in on Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamontes, the man accused of killing two law-enforcement officers in a crime spree that lasted six hours and spanned almost 30 miles. Steve and Maureen Larson are still trying to pick up the pieces.

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Lawyer honored: Rosemary Metrailer, now 70, is a pioneering lawyer who in the 1980s won a high-profile lawsuit against the Rev. Jerry Falwell and fought successfully to make McClellan Air Force Base give its female civilian employees raises and promotions on par with male employees. Now, she is the subject of what is intended as the first in a series of documentaries about Sacramento’s gay and lesbian activists called “Legends in Courage.”

City improvements planned: Sacramento city officials said they are in the middle of or are preparing to begin more than $400 million worth of improvements. The projects include street extensions, pedestrian bridges, water treatment projects and a major renovation of the historic downtown train depot.

Buy a book, help a pet: The Sacramento SPCA is hosting its annual Fall Book Sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Greenfaire Village, 8095 Greenback Lane, Sacramento. Proceeds benefit the SPCA.

Big home win: The host Sacramento Kings upended the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs 94-91 Saturday night. The victory snapped the Kings’ three-game losing streak.

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Local sports: NFL – San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants, 10 a.m. (FOX 40, KNBR 680, ESPN 1320)

Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers, 1:05 p.m. (Channel 13, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)

Men’s college basketball – Holy Names at UC Davis, 4 p.m. (KSAC-FM 105.5)

NBA – Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers, 6:30 p.m. (KNBR 680)

NHL – San Jose Sharks at Carolina Hurricanes, 2 p.m. (CSNCA)

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