Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Sunny Thanksgiving: The leaves that fell during the small weather system over the weekend are drying out and ready to be raked as Sacramento enjoys a run of warm, rain-free days. Today’s high temperature is expected to be 64 degrees. Thanksgiving should be clear and warm but the weekend could very well be rainy, according to the National Weather Service.
Winter Shelter begins: Monday marked the start of what’s become a late-autumn ritual in Sacramento County: Homeless men and women boarded buses bound for churches and other houses of worship in the region, grateful for the chance to get a hot meal and a safe place to spend the night as temperatures dip toward freezing. But organizers are seeking another $100,000 to ensure the program can operate through March.
UC walkout: Students at UC Davis and other UC campuses staged spirited but peaceful protests Monday against five years of tuition hikes that regents approved last year. UC says it needs the money from students or the state to accommodate higher enrollment in the coming years.
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Immigration primer: In a discussion at the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento after President Obama announced his new amnesty program last week, undocumented immigrants were warned Monday about unscrupulous immigration consultants or “notarios” who make false promises, take their money and run.
Farm to hoodie: The North Face, the Alameda-based high-end outdoor clothier, is releasing a limited-edition Backyard Hoodie that features brown organic cotton from Viriditas Farm in Yolo County and white cotton from Sustainable Cotton Project farms around Firebaugh.
Thanksgiving calorie burn: Most people in the Sacramento area know about Run to Feed the Hungry, which draws nearly 30,000 participants each Thanksgiving, but several other Turkey Day runs are available in suburban areas.
Local sports: Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans, 5 p.m. (CSNCA, KAHI 950, KHTK 1140)