Sacramento news, weather and headlines for Friday, March 18

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KCRA 3 brings together all the information you need to get a head start on your day. Here you’ll find what you missed overnight, what’s happening throughout the day, forecasts and how your journey is progressing. You can also watch our morning newscasts live from 4-9am here. March 18 will mark four years since two Sacramento police officers shot and killed Stephon Clark. Learn more here. NOAA Spring Outlook: Drought Conditions Likely to Worsen for NorCal in Coming Months | Jon Gottschalk, a forecaster with the Climate Prediction Center, pointed to the lingering La Niña pattern as one of the contributors to the dry southwest winter. Learn more here. Big new California tank on track for $2.2 billion federal loan | When completed, the reservoir would hold about enough water to supply 3 million homes for a year. Learn more here. Sacramento City educators and staff have set the date for the strike. Negotiations continue | Thursday’s decision to plan a strike beginning March 23 was announced at a rally in support of teachers and staff who believe the district is understaffed. Learn more here. El Dorado Superior Court evicts Apple Bistro in Placerville | A restaurant known for violating state COVID-19 health orders has been evicted. Learn more here. WHAT’S ELSEWHERELatest News: Russian strikes hit outskirts of Ukrainian capital and Lviv | Russian forces continued their assault on Ukrainian cities on Friday, with fresh missile strikes and shelling near the capital Kyiv and the western city of Lviv, as world leaders pushed for an investigation into the attacks repeated attacks by the Kremlin against civilian targets, including schools, hospitals. and residential areas. Learn more here. Moderna seeks FDA clearance for 4th dose of COVID-19 | The request is broader than rival pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s request earlier this week for the regulator to approve a booster shot for all seniors. Learn more here. Biden to assess Chinese president‘s stance on Russian invasion during call | President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping are set to speak on Friday as the White House warns Beijing that providing military or economic assistance to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will result in serious consequences from Washington and beyond. Learn more here. The happiest countries in the world for 2022 | There is good news for humanity: benevolence is on the rise on a global scale. Learn more here. How bad could a wave of the BA.2 omicron variant be for the United States? Here is the key indicator | The immune status of adults over 65 will be a key indicator of how future variants will affect the United States, as the risk of serious consequences increases dramatically with age. Learn more here. WHAT’S GOING ON TODAY There will be several events planned this weekend to reflect on the life and legacy of Stephon Clark, beginning with a “Justice and Accountability” kickoff rally at the Capitol today at 10 a.m. Before the rally, we spoke to Clark’s brother, Stevante. ONLY ON KCRA Watch our special offer Explore Outdoors | Looking for things to do in Northern California? Each week, KCRA 3’s Mike TeSelle presents the history of sites across the Golden State for our Explore Outdoors series. Here is an overview of the recommendations. What’s on the Dying to Ask Podcast | Do you have Venmo? Chances are your answer is “yes” and chances are you are breaking the law. KCRA 3’s Deirdre Fitzpatrick talks to expert Jennifer Jolly about all things tech. How to listen here. TODAY’S WEATHER OUTLOOK Meteorologist Melanie Hunter says it’s another calm and comfortable start with temperatures mostly in the 40s and light winds. There will be more and more high clouds today but we will stay dry. Times reach near 70s again at the 70s low. Showers arrive tomorrow morning and remain scattered throughout the day. Rain and snow totals won’t be many, but sufficient for the afternoon chain checks. Sunday, we are dry for the beginning of spring. INTERACTIVE DOPPLER RADAR (App users, click here to view Doppler Radar). REAL-TIME TRAFFIC MAP (App users, click here to see our interactive traffic map.) LATESTHere is where you can download our app.

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Here you’ll find what you missed overnight, what’s happening throughout the day, forecasts and how your journey is progressing.

You can also watch our morning papers live from 4am to 9am here.

WHAT HAPPENS AT NORCAL

TIMELINE: 4 years after the police shooting death of Stephon Clark, a look back at what has changed since then | March 18 will mark four years since two Sacramento police officers shot and killed Stephon Clark. Learn more here.

NOAA Spring Outlook: Drought Conditions Likely to Worsen for NorCal in Coming Months | Jon Gottschalk, a forecaster with the Climate Prediction Center, pointed to the lingering La Niña pattern as one of the contributors to the dry southwest winter. Learn more here.

New California reservoir on track for $2.2 billion federal loan | When completed, the reservoir would hold about enough water to supply 3 million homes for a year. Learn more here.

Sacramento City educators and staff have set the date for the strike. Negotiations continue | Thursday’s decision to plan a strike beginning March 23 was announced at a rally in support of teachers and staff who believe the district is understaffed. Learn more here.

El Dorado Superior Court evicts Apple Bistro in Placerville | A restaurant known for violating state COVID-19 health orders has been evicted. Learn more here.

WHAT HAPPENS ELSEWHERE

Breaking News: Russian strikes hit outskirts of Ukrainian capital and Lviv | Russian forces continued their assault on Ukrainian cities on Friday, with fresh missile strikes and shelling near the capital Kyiv and the western city of Lviv, as world leaders pushed for an investigation into the attacks repeated attacks by the Kremlin against civilian targets, including schools, hospitals. and residential areas. Learn more here.

Moderna seeks FDA clearance for 4th dose of COVID-19 | The request is broader than rival pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s request earlier this week for the regulator to approve a booster shot for all seniors. Learn more here.

Biden to assess where Chinese president stands in Russian invasion during call | President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping are set to speak on Friday as the White House warns Beijing that providing military or economic assistance to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will result in serious consequences from Washington and beyond. Learn more here.

The happiest countries in the world in 2022 | There is good news for humanity: benevolence is on the rise on a global scale. Learn more here.

How bad could a wave of the BA.2 omicron variant be for the United States? Here is the key indicator | The immune status of adults over 65 will be a key indicator of how future variants will affect the United States, as the risk of serious consequences increases dramatically with age. Learn more here.

WHAT IS TODAY

ONLY ON KCRA

Watch our Explore Outdoors special | Looking for things to do in Northern California? Each week, KCRA 3’s Mike TeSelle presents the history of sites across the Golden State for our Explore Outdoors series. Here is an overview of the recommendations.

Dying to Ask Podcast Content | Do you have Venmo? Chances are your answer is “yes” and chances are you are breaking the law. KCRA 3’s Deirdre Fitzpatrick talks to expert Jennifer Jolly about all things tech. How to listen here.

TODAY’S WEATHER OUTLOOK

Meteorologist Melanie Hunter says it’s another calm and comfortable start with temperatures mostly in the 40s and light winds. There will be more and more high clouds today but we will stay dry. Times reach near 70s again at the 70s low. Showers arrive tomorrow morning and remain scattered throughout the day. Rain and snow totals won’t be many, but sufficient for the afternoon chain checks. Sunday we are dry for the beginning of spring.

INTERACTIVE DOPPLER RADAR

(App users, click here to view Doppler Radar).

REAL-TIME TRAFFIC MAP

(App users, click here to see our interactive traffic map.)

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