Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
No more 90s: Autumn weather will finally arrive today with temperatures nearly 20 degrees cooler when compared to Monday. Tuesday temperatures are expected to be in the low 70s in the Sacramento region -- and a few sprinkles are in the forecast. No need for an umbrella today, however. Raindrops are expected to hold off until at least 11 p.m.
School board battles: The Sacramento City Teachers Association is looking to oust three incumbents this fall, two of which the union supported four years ago. The teachers union blames its former friends on the board for working too closely with former Superintendent Jonathan Raymond.
Crepe fire : An arson fire on Monday burned an East Sacramento crepe restaurant connected with a woman whose Freeport Boulevard crepe eatery burned at the hands of an arsonist 18 months ago. The fire at Crepes & Burgers at 56th and H streets was reported at 12:50 a.m. Monday.
Beat goes on: For years, Grant High School has been known for its powerhouse football program. But these days, the school’s drum line commands attention as well, becoming a popular fixture at regional events and securing a prized invitation to perform in Washington, D.C.
Court date in hotel arrest case: A 21-year-old Elk Grove woman arrested on drug charges after she was found in a Rancho Cordova motel room with a Marin County principal is due back in court Tuesday. Brittany Hall is scheduled for a settlement conference and bail review. She was released from Sacramento County Jail early Thursday.
Vote-by-mail examined: UC Center Sacramento is hosting a free panel discussion at noon today on the growing popularity of vote-by-mail in California. The panel will examine new research on the demographics of vote-by-mail users and non users, as well as the common errors that prevent a mail-in ballot from being counted. Panelists include Kim Alexander of California Voter Foundation, Jill LaVine, Sacramento County registrar of voters, and Mindy Romero of the California Civic Engagement Project. David Lesher of the Public Policy Institute of California will serve as moderator. UC Center Sacramento is at 1130 K St., Suite LL22.
Ballot measure analyzed: Students and faculty at the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law will present objective analyses on the six ballot measures up for a vote on the Nov. 4 ballot, from a $7.5 billion water bond to proposal to reduce penalties for certain drug crimes. Today’s California Initiative Forum is free and takes place from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the law school’s Classroom C, 3200 Fifth Ave. in Sacramento.
Local sports: MLB – National League Championship Series, Game 3: St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants, 1:07 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, KNBR 680, ESPN 1320)