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

Sacramento Muslims from throughout the region, including Javaid Iqbal, center, of American Muslim Voice Foundation, hold a peace rally on the west steps of the state Capitol on Friday, January 9.
Sacramento Muslims from throughout the region, including Javaid Iqbal, center, of American Muslim Voice Foundation, hold a peace rally on the west steps of the state Capitol on Friday, January 9. rpench@sacbee.com

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

Warm winter days: Above normal temperatures are forecast through Thursday in Northern California. The high pressure ridge over the west coast has consistently delivered temperatures around 60 degrees in the Sacramento region, which is nearly 10 degrees above normal for early January. Today, the forecast for Sacramento is mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Relying on transit: Sacramento’s light-rail train system has long been an afterthought for many commuters, unused and even disdained. Now, with an entertainment and sports arena under construction downtown, business leaders are calling on Sacramento Regional Transit to take steps now to make its service an inviting option for arena-goers.

Decrying terrorism: More than 100 Sacramento-area Muslims were joined by several French Americans and community leaders Friday afternoon on the west steps of the state Capitol to share their heartbreak over the terrorist slayings in Paris.

Arrest made: A registered sex offender was arrested Friday in connection with the kidnapping of a real estate agent at gunpoint during a showing of a model home, according to Elk Grove police.

Second time’s the charm: A Second Sale of less than perfect pottery, glass, metal and clay work crafted by local artists will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. in Sacramento (next to McKinley Park).

Second-half lapse: One game after one of their best defensive showings, the Sacramento Kings allowed the Denver Nuggets to score 64 points in the second half and coast to a 118-108 win Friday at Sleep Train Arena.

▪ Bee photo gallery: Nuggets vs. Kings

Local sports today: Girls’ high school basketball – Christian Brothers at St. Francis, 5:30 p.m. (Sac Access TV)

Men’s college basketball – Sacramento State at Northern Colorado, 6 p.m. (KTKZ 1380)

Long Beach State at UC Davis, 8 p.m. (ESPNU, KSAC-FM 105.5)

Women’s college basketball – UC Davis at Long Beach State, 2 p.m. (KDVS-FM 90.3)

NHL – New York Rangers at San Jose Sharks, 7 p.m. (CSNCA, KAHI 950)

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