Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today.
Temperatures going down: One more day of very warm spring weather is forecast for Monday before temperatures start to drop. A heat record was tied at the official weather station for the city near Sacramento State when the mercury hit 86 degrees on Sunday. Look for sunny skies and 84 degrees Monday. On Tuesday, the afternoon high should reach only 76 degrees.
Deepening dispute: The investigation into back-channel dealing involving the state PUC and PG&E continues to deepen, even after former PUC chief Michael Peevey’s departure. Lawmakers have convened hours of hearings; investigators have requested 1.6 million documents from the state Public Utilities Commission.
More levee work: A massive new round of levee improvements – nearly $1.5 billion worth – will be shoring up the Sacramento River over the next decade, this time focused on levees near the Land Park, Greenhaven and Pocket neighborhoods south of downtown.
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Catchin’ the big one: Angling for prizes and a hefty catch, dozens of fishermen of all ages and ethnicities showed up for SMUD’s annual trout derby at Rancho Seco Recreational Area.
▪ Bee photo gallery: SMUD’s annual trout derby
Mullin’ a move?: Sacramento Kings adviser Chris Mullin is reportedly contemplating a head coaching job offer at St. John’s University.
Dixon depot: Federal and state officials have amped up pressure on Dixon city officials, seeking more explanations about the city’s use of federal funds to build its downtown train depot, which has yet to see a single train arrive.
Local sports: Kings at Memphis, 5 p.m., (CSNA, 950, 1140)
Spring training baseball, Giants vs. Chicago Cubs, 1:05 p.m., (MLB)
Women’s NCAA basketball: Dayton vs. Connecticut, 4 p.m., (ESPN) and Tennessee vs. Maryland, 6 p.m. (ESPN)