Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, Dec. 23.
Rainy Christmas Eve: Today is expected to be great for last-minute shopping: temperatures in the low 60s in the Sacramento region. However, Christmas Eve church services could be an adventure as a quick-moving storm is approaching Sacramento. Less than a quarter of an inch is expected. Christmas Day should be sunny.
Kings betrayal? California lobbyist Darius Anderson, who was part of the early efforts to keep the Sacramento Kings from leaving town, sued two of the team’s lead investors Monday after being denied a share of the club when it changed hands last year. Anderson filed suit against Chairman Vivek Ranadive and investor Mark Mastrov, saying their decision to exclude him from team ownership was a “betrayal” of his trust.
Placer decathlon lives on: Placer County academic decathletes are in luck. The Sacramento County Office of Education has agreed to include competitors from the neighboring county after Placer canceled its competition for lack of participants. At least three schools, including two-time Placer champion Roseville High School, will head to the Sacramento event.
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Fourth largest shopping center sold: The Buzz Oates Group sold the Riverpoint Marketplace in West Sacramento to a San Diego real estate investment firm. The shopping center is the area’s fourth largest and is known for housing the region’s only Ikea store, as well as a Walmart and Home Depot.
Downtown redevelopment: Developers are ready to begin transforming the decrepit 700 block of K Street within days, bringing a large mix of apartments and shops to the currently empty stretch in downtown Sacramento.
Local sports: None.