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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

Chilly start, warm days: The start of turkey week was chilly but the day should warm nicely. Monday’s high is expected to be 64 degrees in Sacramento. While mornings this week are expected to be cool, a slight warming trend should make for delightful fall days with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60s right through Thanksgiving. No rain is forecast until the weekend.

Getting down to business: Hoping to reshape the Democratic coalition governing the California Legislature, business-backed outside groups spent millions during the 2014 election cycle to elect Democrats they believe will be more sympathetic to their interests.

One loan away: It all comes down to money for Studios, something conceived as a place for the arts and artists to learn, rehearse and thrive. Meant to use midtown Sacramento’s Fremont School for Adults, the project has plenty of supporters, but it’s a couple of million dollars short of becoming reality. The Bee’s Ryan Lillis writes about it in this week’s City Beat column.

Strip thirst: Rancho Cordova leaders are pondering how alcohol sales near strip clubs in their city should be managed, and a possible permanent ban on booze is being considered for establishments in close proximity to the nudie joints. A state court addressing the issue a decade ago ruled, “Liquor and sex are an explosive combination.”

Nice start: The Kings are playing some of their best basketball in years. Their record reflects it, and the night-in, night-out nature of their good performance backs it up. They hope to extend their current two-game winning streak against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday.

Local sports: The Sacramento Kings are off but resume their road trip on Tuesday in New Orleans against the Pelicans, 5 p.m.. TV: CSNCA.