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

Donald Sanderson is massaged in the living room of his West Sacramento home by Monica Martinez-Pleinis, a touch therapist with Healing Hands, Healing Hearts, a nonprofit organization that brings touch therapy to those with critical or terminal illnesses.
Donald Sanderson is massaged in the living room of his West Sacramento home by Monica Martinez-Pleinis, a touch therapist with Healing Hands, Healing Hearts, a nonprofit organization that brings touch therapy to those with critical or terminal illnesses. lsterling@sacbee.com

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

Perfect 5K weather: Thanksgiving looks marvelous for jogging in the Sacramento Food Bank’s Run to Feed the Hungry. The weather should be sunny as runners line up Thursday morning on J Street just west of the entrance to the Sacramento State campus for a calorie-burning turkey trot through East Sacramento. Runners might want to wear gloves because temperatures will likely be around 50 degrees.

Book of Dreams: The Sacramento Bee’s annual holiday effort helps people in need. For the next month, we will profile individuals whose lives you can change with your generosity. Here’s how to make donations.

Read the first three stories:

▪ Helping hands bring touching therapy to terminally ill

▪ Greenhouse would help Yolo farm program grow

▪ Device would give 23-year-old freedom of speech

MRAP to Woodland: The big armored vehicle rejected by the university town of Davis after critics said it militarized the Police Department has found a home in the more blue-collar county seat of Woodland. Woodland City Council last week approved the acquisition of the MRAP, or mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle for the city’s Police Department on a 4-1 vote.

More homeless outreach: Homeless care advocates told the Sacramento City Council on Tuesday that they will expand their outreach and support efforts to assist the city’s chronic homeless and homeless veterans. The City Council voted to approve Sacramento Steps Forward’s plan and to dedicate up to $1 million toward the effort over the next two years. Sacramento Steps Forward will launch its expanded outreach and data collection program in January.

Learning continues: An in-hospital school keeps patients on track during recovery at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California.

Kings on a roll: Despite being shorthanded, the Sacramento Kings won their third consecutive game, 99-89, over the host New Orleans Pelicans.

Local sports today: NBA – Sacramento Kings at Houston Rockets, 5 p.m. (CSNCA, KTHK 1140)

Golden State Warriors at Orlando Magic, 4 p.m. (KNBR 680)

NHL – Calgary Flames at San Jose Sharks, 7:30 p.m. (CSN+)

College basketball – Cal Poly at Cal, 7 p.m. (PAC 12 Network, KAHI 950)

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