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The mountain lion was located, tranquillized and captured.

AM Sacramento: What you need to know for Monday

Published: Monday, Jun. 23, 2014 - 6:05 am

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

Changing weather: Two days of hot weather are forecast before cooler, breezier and perhaps even wet summer weather arrives midweek to Northern California. A cooler air mass is predicted to bring 87-degree high temperatures to Sacramento on both Wednesday and Thursday. As the system pushes through the region, a threat of showers is in the forecast, especially for areas north and east of Sacramento. Today’s forecast high: 94 degrees.

Here, kitty kitty: Reports of a mountain lion roaming East Sacramento neighborhoods had police on the prowl Saturday before the big cat was captured in dense foliage behind a home in North Oak Park. First reported at 1:35 a.m. Saturday near 58th and M streets, the feline was later spotted on 36th Street near Folsom Boulevard and then at 36th and R streets before it was captured Saturday night in a back yard at 32nd and X streets. State wildlife officials tranquilized and returned the wild animal to its natural habitat. Read what neighbors had to say here.

It’s better at the top: Shopping for a new home? Anyone looking for a house today under $500,000 in the Sacramento region is likely to find frustratingly few choices - but buyers who can afford more than $500,000 are apt to encounter better selection, time to shop and room to negotiate. The reason? Supply and demand. Analysts say there is an extremely tight supply of homes at prices most people can afford. Meanwhile, upscale buyers have more choices. Get the details here.

Dental crisis call to arms: Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, has called a meeting of regional health leaders today to address what some have called a “dental care crisis” in Sacramento County. Earlier this month, Sutter Medical Center became the latest in a long line of Northern California hospitals to discontinue dental surgery programs, leaving patients who must undergo anesthia for dental work – such as developmentally disabled children and adults – with virtually no place to go.

Hidden Cash hunt slated for Sacramento: The Hidden Cash scavenger hunt is to hit Sacramento this week. “Sacramento soon,” tweeted @HiddenCash on Friday morning. “Had some good times there.” Followers have been directed by the Hidden Cash Twitter account to search for $50 and $100 bills in various cities. The cash hunt is currently in London. Money was also hidden in New York, Houston, San Francsico and San Diego.

Local sports:•  Sacramento River Cats at New Orleans Zephyrs, 7 p.m.* (*taped delay on KSTE 650).

•  San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants, 7:15 p.m. (CSNBA, KNBR 680).

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