Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Umbrella needed: A wet morning is forecast for Sacramento as the first of three showery systems enter the region. The first arrives today, followed by a second system on Thursday and a third, wetter and breezier system, on Friday night and Saturday. None are very powerful, according to the National Weather Service. Total Sacramento rainfall forecast for the period of Wednesday through Saturday: 0.34 of an inch.
Tuition protest: Hundreds of students gathered on the UC Davis quad Tuesday to protest proposed tuition hikes. Three years to the day after a notorious pepper spraying incident, they stood near the spot where that happened and demanded their tuition be kept in check.
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▪ UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and UCD students are closer to being on the same side in a political tug-of-war over tuition where Gov. Jerry Brown has the upper hand, writes columnist Marcos Breton.
Redistricting plan advances: Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s attempt to reverse a contentious redistricting decision from 2011 is moving forward. The City Council voted 5-3 on Tuesday to bypass its Law and Legislative Committee and to ask city staff to draw up an altered council district map that places the UC Davis Medical Center in the district with Oak Park. The council is poised to approve the new map as early as Dec. 16.
Middle school students to move: Trustees for the San Juan Unified school district voted Tuesday night to move students from the physically neglected Sylvan Middle School to the adjacent Citrus Heights Elementary in fall 2016.
Former longtime supervisor dies: Toby Johnson, a rancher and educator whose folksy manner, common-sense values and connection to people from all walks of life propelled him to four terms on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, died Monday at age 97.
Pelicans soar: Despite leading by 12 points in the first half, the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night fell to the New Orleans Pelicans 106-100.
Local sports today: Men’s college basketball – Simpson at Sacramento State, 7:05 p.m. (KTKZ 1380)
Bonus photo gallery: Tundra swans, who began arriving to the area in late October and early November from the Arctic take flight from a rice field which has been flooded after harvest near Marysville, where they will stay through early February before heading north.