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    Fun seekers – wearing sun hats and some enjoying cold refreshment – explore the California State Fair at Cal Expo on Friday, the first day of the fair’s 17-day run. .

  • Ken Skogen

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    Ex-CalPERS Chief Executive Officer Fred Buenrostro

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    A wood carving of a Western Scrub Jay is among Lynda Goff’s collection at her home in Davis, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Lynda Goff has been carving and photographing birds for about 20 years. The Pacific Flyway Decoy Association is hosting its 44th annual wildfowl show this weekend.

AM Sacramento: What you need to know for Saturday

Published: Saturday, Jul. 12, 2014 - 10:15 am

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

Hot weekend: Temperatures in Sacramento are forecast to heat up to 94 degrees today at Sacramento Executive Airport, according to the National Weather Service. The mercury will continue to rise to 97 degrees Sunday, then top off at 99 degrees Monday, the weather service predicts.

Deputy arrested: A decorated Placer County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a teen who was volunteering at his department, according to authorities. Deputy Ken Skogen, a seven-year veteran most recently assigned to patrol, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of four felony counts, including unlawful sex with a minor and oral copulation with a minor, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Skogen, 35, is suspected of having a sexual relationship in 2011 with a 17-year-old girl who was a volunteer at the time with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

Guilty plea: Fred Buenrostro, who ran the nation’s largest public pension fund from 2002 to 2008, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of conspiracy to commit bribery and fraud. He has agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors as they pursue charges against his longtime friend, Nevada businessman Alfred Villalobos, a former CalPERS board member.

Day 2: The second day of the California State begins at 10 a.m. today. At 8 p.m., Macy Gray performs on the Golden 1 Stage. Read The Bee’s guide.

Fancy about flight: About 500 contestants are expected to compete this weekend at the Pacific Flyway Decoy Association’s 44th annual Classic Wildfowl Art Festival at the DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento. The event, which drew 2,000 spectators last year, is the largest wildfowl art showcase on the West Coast.

Brain dead and loving it: Slack jaws, gaping wounds, bloody garb and that sole-scuffling shuffle gives them away, but if you’re not an in-the-know ghoul watcher, be aware that the zombies galumphing along Sacramento streets this evening are, you know, not real. Well, they’re real, but they’re real people, not undead people. It’s all part of the Carnival of the Dead and the Zombie Walk, prelude to the Trash Film Orgy, a weeks-long film festival at the Crest Theatre.

Local sports: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants, 1:05 p.m. (CSNBA, KNBR 680).

Republic FC at Richmond Kickers, 4 p.m.

Reno Aces at Sacramento River Cats, 7:05 p.m. (KSTE 650).

Oakland A’s at Seattle Mariners, 7:10 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KHAI 950).

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