Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Rain to let up: The weather forecast for the Sacramento area calls for more rain showers today, but rainfall is not expected to be as heavy as it was Friday, said Craig Shoemaker, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. About 0.10 inch of rain is projected today. Rain is expected to give way to patchy morning fog, then cloudy skies on Sunday.
More area jobs: Recovering from the Great Recession has been slow and uncertain for many Californians, especially in the Central Valley. But a state labor report released Friday provided evidence that the Sacramento region is now adding higher-paying jobs.
Shelter animals in show: Dancers from the Sacramento Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” share the performances with adoptable pets from the Front Street Animal Shelter. Performances at 2 and 7 p.m. today and 1 and 5:30 p.m. Some of the performances are to live music; all are at the Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento.
Book of Dreams: For more than 25 years, The Sacramento Bee’s Book of Dreams has helped people and organizations in our community realize their dreams. For the past month, The Bee has shared with readers 12 stories of good people in need. Here’s how to make donations.
Folsom romps to state title: Folsom High School’s football team exploded for 41 first-half points en route to a 68-7 victory Friday night in the the CIF State Division I Football Championship.
▪ The CIF State Football Championship Bowl games will be played at Sacramento State the next three seasons, the CIF announced Friday in Carson, where the games have been held every year since the system was adopted in 2006.
Local sports today: NFL – San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers, 5:25 p.m. (Channel 13, NFL Network, KNBR 680, ESPN 1320)
NHL – St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks, 7:30 p.m. (CSNCA, KAHI 950)
Men’s college basketball – UC Davis at Air Force, 1 p.m. (KSAC-FM 105.5)
Stanford at BYU, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Women’s college basketball – Stanford at Tennessee, 10 a.m. (SEC Network)