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

Several groups, including this family and friends from Roseville took to the chilly, 51-degree water at Lake Natoma for a fun Polar Bear Plunge to celebrate the New Year on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Sacramento.
Several groups, including this family and friends from Roseville took to the chilly, 51-degree water at Lake Natoma for a fun Polar Bear Plunge to celebrate the New Year on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Sacramento. rpench@sacbee.com

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

Thermometer rises a bit: Slightly warmer weather is in store for Sacramento this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. There will be patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, it sunny with a high near 55. The low should register around 37 tonight, the weather service predicts.

Leaping into the new year: Bee guide: What to do around Sacramento on the first weekend of the new year

Bee video: 2015 Polar Bear Plunge

Bee photo gallery: 2015 Polar Bear Plunge

Gas prices creep up: Within hours of the arrival of 2015, gasoline prices in Sacramento and throughout California inched upward for the first time in weeks, a development that experts characterized as a subdued introduction to the state’s cap-and-trade market.

Music fest a go: Despite a plea for emergency funds last year because of a cash shortfall, organizers of the Sacramento Music Festival say it will return this year with a four-day lineup on Memorial Day weekend.

More security eyed: Following a brawl that forced the early closure of Arden Fair mall on the day after Christmas, the mall may add to its already extensive security measures to prevent future violence.

Who’s next?: The Bee’s Matt Barrows presents the pros and cons of the 49ers coaching candidates.

Local sports today: Men’s college basketball – Cal State Maritime at UC Davis, 7 p.m. (KSAC-FM 105.5)

Southern Utah at Sacramento State, 7:05 p.m. (KTKZ 1380)

Women’s college basketball – Utah at Cal, 3 p.m. (PAC 12 Network)

Menlo at UC Davis, 4:30 p.m. (KDVS-FM 90.3)

Colorado at Stanford, 7 p.m. (PAC 12 Network)

NHL – St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks, 7:30 p.m. (CSNCA, KAHI 950)

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