Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014.
Buttoned down weather: “Button up your over coat, when the wind is free,” lyrics made famous by vocalist Helen Kane in the 1920s and reprised in a Contac cold commercial in the 1960s, would seem to be good advice. A windy storm is expected to deliver 1 to 3 inches of rain and 30 mph winds to Sacramento, with the brunt of the weather coming Thursday. “Take good care of yourself, you belong to me,” Kane would add.
Monster storm: Get those flashlights and emergency supplies ready. Forecasters are predicting the biggest storm in six years to hit Northern California starting Wednesday, with heavy wind and rain in the Valley and blizzard-like conditions in the mountains. The storm could cause localized flooding and power outages across the region. Here’s what you need to prepare.
Quinn sentenced: Former Twin Rivers Unified trustee Cortez Quinn was sentenced Monday to eight months in county jail. Quinn, a former legislative aide and Twin Rivers board president, pleaded no contest in October to a felony count of conspiring to obstruct justice in a paternity case. The school board has moved quickly to replace him and expects to select a new appointee Thursday.
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Grieving for Folsom boy: The suicide last week of 12-year-old Ronin Shimizu has sparked conversations around the world about the effects of bullying. His parents remembered Ronin as an empathetic boy “not afraid to follow his heart.”
Golden 1 giveback: Sacramento-based Golden 1 Credit Union is giving back $18 million to its borrowers and savers as a bonus “dividend.”
Heaven knows I’m miserable now: Johnny Marr, former guitarist of The Smiths, has canceled the remainder of his tour, including a solo show scheduled for Friday at Ace of Spades in Sacramento.
Local sports: Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Lakers, 7:30 p.m. (CSNCA, NBA, KHTK 1140)