Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Rainfall as predicted: Rain was a-fallin’ in Sacramento as the second good showery day of the season arrived in Sacramento. The rainfall is expected to be limited to the morning, which means that umbrella needed in the morning will probably be forgotten and not toted back to the car when work is over. But never mind that. It’s raining and that’s a good thing. Bring it on.
Husband: Killing was self-defense: Todd Winkler testified Tuesday in a Placerville courtroom that he killed his wife out of self-defense after a fight over their impending divorce that left him “exhausted.”
Measure L developments: The campaign to strengthen the authority of the Sacramento mayor’s office picked up key political support Tuesday with the announcement that four current members of the Sacramento City Council and a council member set to take office later this year are supporting Measure L. Stop the Power Grab, led by Councilman Steve Hansen, charges that the measure would place too much power in the hands of the mayor and would take influence away from neighborhoods that rely upon council members to get things done.
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$2 million settlement: A Shasta County atheist whose parole agent required him to participate in a religious-oriented drug treatment program has settled his lawsuit against the state and a rehabilitation contractor for nearly $2 million.
Drug smuggling alleged: Marie Kathrine Allison, 63, of Roseville, who police say became acquainted with an inmate through a pen-pal program, has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs into San Quentin State Prison to be sold to inmates.
Documentary, discussion: The documentary, “In Plain Sight: Featuring Six Modern-Day Abolitionists Fighting against U.S. Sex Trafficking,” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. today at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. in Sacramento. A panel of law enforcement, survivors and community experts will discuss the issue after the screening.
Local sports: MLB – National League Championship Series, Game 4: St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants, 5:07 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, KNBR 680, ESPN 1320).