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

An Amtrak Capitol Corridor passenger train speeds past the downtown Dixon train depot in Dixon on Tuesday. The city built the depot in 2006 with transportation grant funds, but trains don’t stop there yet, and it could take many more years and tens of millions of dollars to qualify the facility as a rail passenger stop for Capitol Corridor trains.
An Amtrak Capitol Corridor passenger train speeds past the downtown Dixon train depot in Dixon on Tuesday. The city built the depot in 2006 with transportation grant funds, but trains don’t stop there yet, and it could take many more years and tens of millions of dollars to qualify the facility as a rail passenger stop for Capitol Corridor trains. mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

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

More wet stuff: Showers are likely to continue today in Sacramento, where the high is expected to reach 59 degrees. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch is possible, according to the National Weather Service. A handful of ski resorts now have at least a few runs open, including Boreal Mountain, on I-80 near Donner Summit.

All aboard, but when?: Dixon built itself a downtown train station eight years ago. The problem: Trains still don’t stop there, and it could take several years and thousands of dollars before they do.

Shoppers think small: Small Business Saturday, started five years ago, has taken its place between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It sends a message to shoppers to frequent small, local businesses for their holiday needs, such as Andy’s Candy Apothecary in downtown Sacramento.

Grand jury applicants sought: The Sacramento County grand jury is seeking new applicants to serve a yearlong term that participants say is short on financial rewards but an important method of guaranteeing oversight on public bodies.

Upcoming foes: The Bee’s Jason Jones looks ahead to the Sacramento Kings’ opponents this week.

Local sports today: NBA – Memphis Grizzlies at Sacramento Kings, 3 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140)

Golden State Warriors at Detroit Pistons, 12:30 p.m. (KNBR 680)

NFL – Oakland Raiders at St. Louis Rams, 10 a.m. (Channel 13, KHTK 1140)

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