Good morning. Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday:
Trending cooler: Triple-digit heat that had reigned over the weekend was broken on Monday when cloud cover kept Sacramento area temperatures in the mid-90s. A downward trend in temperatures is expected through the week. The high on Tuesday is expected to be 95 degrees – and by Friday the maximum temperature is only expected to reach the upper 80s in Sacramento.
Ballots, not bullets: After weeks of armed standoffs, cyber attacks, allegations of multimillion-dollar theft and legal battles over who controls the tribe’s $100 million-a-year Rolling Hills Casino, warring factions of the Paskenta band of Nomlaki Indians in Tehama County have agreed to a binding general election to settle their dispute.
Firefighters gain ground: Crews are still battling blazes in Yolo and Nevada counties, but they have started to gain control. In the Monticello fire, most of which has burned in Yolo County, evacuations were lifted for residential areas and campgrounds. Firefighters stopped the progress Monday night of a smaller fire in Nevada County that destroyed an outbuilding and a recreational vehicle in the Smartsville area.
Woodland movie palace: Woodland is looking to transform its State Theatre into a 10-screen multiplex. The plan would respect the building’s art deco sweep and restore its neon signage, but also offer the latest in cinema-going, including recliner chairs and tables to hold food and beer and wine from an in-house restaurant. The goal is to transform the State into a memory-preserver that’s also a going concern.
Midtown suspect caught: Sacramento police are working with the FBI to gain custody of Mohammad Joseph Khan, a 34-year-old man wanted in the June 28 slaying of Kelsey Snyder in her midtown apartment. The U.S. Border Patrol took Khan into custody Monday. Shawna Lanza, Snyder’s aunt, said Khan was her niece’s boyfriend.
• San Francisco Giants at Oakland A’s, 7:05 p.m. (CW31, CSNCA, KNBR 680, KHTK 1140, KHAI 950).
• Sacramento River Cats at Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m. (KSTE 650).