Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Minor rain ahead?: After a warm weekend with temperatures hovering around 80 degrees in Sacramento, temperatures are expected to trend cooler. By midweek, a more seasonal 67 is forecast, along with the promise of a sprinkling of rain. It won’t be much precipitation, but any is welcome as Northern California experiences a dry fall. Sound familiar?
Public Eye – Nursing Homes Unmasked: As private investment groups scoop up an ever-larger share of the nation’s skilled-nursing care market, it has become increasingly difficult to decipher who owns the nation’s largest chains, according to the second installment of a three-part Sacramento Bee investigation. Elder-care advocates will tell you this is no accident: A convoluted ownership structure, they say, is a way for owners to hide assets and shield themselves from civil and criminal liability when patients are abused or neglected in their care. Confusing lines of ownership also make it harder for regulators to detect worrisome patterns of care among facilities within a chain.
Health insurance change riles teachers: Sacramento City Unified teachers have filed an unfair labor practice claim with the state, contending the school district’s 2015 switch in health insurers violates state employment law, breaches a contract and threatens to disrupt medical care for employees and retirees.
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Suspect arrested in night club shooting: A 27-year-old man was arrested early Sunday after allegedly firing a gun near a downtown night club and leading police on a car chase that ended when the suspect crashed into a tree. Two people were grazed by bullets but are expected to make full recoveries.
Placerville eyes hotel development: The hub for visitors headed to El Dorado County’s wineries, orchards and historic gold country, Placerville is adding momentum to a decade-long push for hotel development. The City Council on Tuesday will consider soliciting proposals from consultants to perform a hotel feasibility study. Businesses say efforts to boost tourism in the county are hindered by a lack of lodging.