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A.M. Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday

Orion Crew Module in assembly. Aerojet Rocketdyne provided rocket thrusters for the crew service module, which will eventually take astronauts to Mars and back. Aerojet Rocketdyne announced Monday it plans to cut payroll 10 percent over the next four years.
Orion Crew Module in assembly. Aerojet Rocketdyne provided rocket thrusters for the crew service module, which will eventually take astronauts to Mars and back. Aerojet Rocketdyne announced Monday it plans to cut payroll 10 percent over the next four years.

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, March 10:

A little rain tonight?: That clean car that you washed over the weekend when the weather was so nice is likely to get water-spotted tonight or Wednesday when showers are predicted in Sacramento. The minor storm is not expected to provide a soaking -- less than a tenth of an inch is predicted for Sacramento. No need for an umbrella today: 76 and mostly sunny is the forecast.

Aerojet cutting payroll: Aerojet Rocketdyne announced Monday it plans to cut payroll by 10 percent over the next four years, eliminating about 500 jobs nationwide. The rocket-engine maker employs 1,600 at its Rancho Cordova headquarters.

Sierra Nevada partnership: With a fourth year of drought looming, state and federal agencies are working together to improve the Sierra Nevada’s ability to store and filter water, as well as reduce fire risks, by restoring its forests. Goals include restoring streams and meadows, improving habitat and thinning overgrown forests, while also protecting economic uses of the land, such as logging and grazing.

Churchill’s bodyguard: An Elk Grove man who once guarded British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is still going strong at 98 years old. He plays the piano and speaks about his days working among international leaders during some of the world’s most fateful moments.

Criminal immigrant sweep: Federal immigration authorities have arrested more than 2,000 undocumented immigrants with prior criminal convictions as part of Operation Cross Check, a five-day nationwide sweep. That included 18 people in Sacramento and Yolo counties.

Major League decision: Major League Soccer expects to decide within 45 to 60 days whether Sacramento will get an expansion team. Sacramento is believed to be running neck-and-neck against Minneapolis for the last expansion spot.

Local sports: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz., 1:05 p.m. (MLB.com)

Oakland A’s vs. Arizona Diamondbacks in Mesa, Ariz., 1:05 p.m. (MLB.com)

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