Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Caution: Dense fog has socked in Sacramento. Visibility is a quarter of a mile or less in different locations. The National Weather Service warns drivers of abrupt changes in which visibility goes from clear to foggy. Fog is expected to clear by late morning, with temperatures expected to rise into the upper 50s in the Sacramento area.
Highway 16 development: Despite vocal objections from foothills residents, Sacramento County will try to take over a section of state Highway 16 in preparation for development after supervisors voted Wednesday to pursue authorizing legislation.
Volunteer for MLK Day: Organizations across the country are taking part in the National Day of Service on Monday, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, on the same day of the King federal holiday. According to the federal agency Corporation for National & Community Service, the day calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to the most pressing national problems. There are many volunteering opportunities available in the Sacramento region, as reported by UC Davis and the city of Sacramento.
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Aide mourned: The Capitol community is mourning the sudden death of a 27-year-old legislative aide who worked his way up from serving drinks at the Chicory coffee shop to managing bills in the office of former Sen. Mark DeSaulnier.
From ‘Nobody’ to head coach: The man who once called himself “Jim Nobody from Nowhere” suddenly is a somebody in NFL circles. The 49ers on Wednesday made the unprecedented move of hiring a defensive-line coach, Jim Tomsula, as their new head coach. Tomsula has coached the 49ers’ defensive line since 2007. Across the bay, Jack Del Rio is expected to be named the Oakland Raiders new coach.
Local sports: Men’s college basketball – UC Davis at UC Riverside, 7 p.m. (KSAC-FM 105.5)
Idaho at Sacramento State, 7:05 p.m. (KTKZ 1380)
Women’s college basketball – UC Riverside at UC Davis, 7 p.m. (KDVS-FM 90.3)
NHL – Toronto Maple Leafs at San Jose Sharks, 7:30 p.m. (CSNCA, KAHI 950)