Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Warm for winter: The warmer-than-usual winter days will continue today, with the high temperature expected to reach near 60 degrees today in Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service. Some areas will be foggy before 10 a.m. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny with a calm wind. The low should drop to 47 degrees tonight, the weather service reports.
Water savers: The Sacramento region made impressive strides on water conservation in 2014. In November, according to data from the state, Sacramentans actually used less water than residents of Los Angeles.
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Wrong-way crash kills 3: Three Granite Bay young adults were killed when a wrong-way driver slammed into their car early Saturday on Interstate 80 near Madison Avenue.
Farewell to Ronin: Nearly a thousand people packed Lakeside Church in Folsom on Saturday for a final ceremony to honor Ronin Shimizu, 12, who committed suicide last month. Family and friends say the seventh-grader’s death Dec. 3 was the result of years of bullying at school. His suicide has rattled the community and drawn international media attention.
▪ Bee video: Remembering Ronin Shimizu
Enrollment intense: During open enrollment season, the process is intense in the Sacramento City and San Juan unified school districts, where the gaps in academic performance are wider from campus to campus than in newer suburbs.
Local sports today: NBA – Cleveland Cavaliers at Sacramento Kings, 6 p.m. (CSNCA, NBA-TV, KHTK 1140)
Men’s college basketball – Cal at UCLA, 4:30 p.m. (FS1, KAHI 950)
Stanford at USC, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Women’s college basketball – Stanford at Washington State, 1 p.m. (PAC 12 Network)
Cal at Washington, 3 p.m. (PAC 12 Network)