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    Ray Nutting lost his seat on the Board of Supervisors on Friday in a dramatic move that could change El Dorado County politics and force an election.

AM Sacramento: What you need to know for Tuesday

Published: Tuesday, Jun. 17, 2014 - 9:11 am

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

Warming trend: That high of 79 degrees was very pleasant on Monday in Sacramento. However, starting today, the winds of change will be blowing through Sacramento. Cool Delta winds are going away and hotter northwest breezes will be delivering a high of 84 degrees for Tuesday. On Wednesday the daytime high will be in the 90s.

Something fishy: If you see a convoy of tanker trucks during your commute today, they could be transporting some of the 1 million trout that are leaving the American River Hatchery for safer waters. The state for the first time is conducting an entire evacuation of fish to spare them from drought-related death. Without a rush of snowmelt and with Folsom and Nimbus reservoirs depleted of cold water reserves, temperatures are expected to climb high enough to threaten the fish. For more details, click here.

Road rage: The Yolo County teacher accused of hitting three bicyclists Saturday with his car in midtown Sacramento will be arraigned today in Sacramento Superior Court. Wesley Cuong Tran, 31, faces felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon and DUI. Police said Tran told officers one bicyclist used a knife to puncture one of Tran’s tires and left.

Informant faces sentencing: Anthony Ray Manuel, the man whose cooperation with federal authorities brought down one of California’s largest food manufacturers, is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday morning in Sacramento federal court. He will be the last defendant sentenced in a series of prosecutions that grew out of an FBI and IRS investigation of SK Foods L.P. and its owner, Frederick Scott Salyer, the so-called tomato king and grandson of a storied California land baron. Manuel was a top executive at SK Foods in August 2006, when agents confronted him with his embezzlement from a former employer and SK Foods competitor, Woodland-based Morningstar Packing Co. From then on, Manuel shared with the agents his extensive knowledge of the corrupt practices employed by SK Foods, as well as internal documents to which he had access. He also wore a body recorder as he went about his duties at the company.

Educator travel on the rise: As the state budget rebounds, teachers and administrators are spending more money on travel, including stays at luxury hotels and flights out-of-state. Districts in the Sacramento region spent $10 million on travel last school year – 23 percent more than three years earlier – as more money flowed thanks to a 2012 tax hike and economic turnaround. Districts say their educators must travel to learn new education standards. But critics suggest they can build their skills just fine at home. For more details, click here.

Special election considered: The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors today will consider setting a special election for Sept. 9 to fill the District 2 supervisor seat previously held by Ray Nutting. The board is scheduled to take up the matter at 10 a.m. A judge declared that Nutting must forfeit his elected office because of misdemeanor convictions over how he raised bail money following his arrest last year on felony charges of political malfeasance. He was acquitted of the felony charges, but the judge determined the misdemeanor offenses constituted “misconduct in office” and declared Nutting’s seat vacant June 6. The meeting will be held in the Board of Supervisors meeting room, 330 Fair Lane, Bulding A, Placerville. For more details, click here.

Local sports:•  Sacramento River Cats at Round Rock Express, 5:05 p.m. (KSTE 650).

•  San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox, 5:10 p.m. (CSNBA, KNBR 680).

•  Texas Rangers at Oakland A’s, 7:05 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KHAI 950).



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