Stories you shouldn’t miss:
1. The Sierra snowpack is just 52 percent of normal after much of the state experienced the driest first three months of any year on record, the SacBee$ and other media outlets report. But thanks to a very wet November and December, many of the state’s major reservoirs are at normal levels. The reservoirs, however, are expected to be depleted this summer, and so the state is urging people to conserve water this year.