Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Showers ahead: A chilly Tuesday morning should be followed by a warm, sunny afternoon. After today, three weak storms are expected to creep inland to Sacramento from Wednesday through Saturday. The weather events in store for the remainder of the week won’t exactly kick the storm door open. But even a little rain is welcome.
March Madness: The NCAA announced Monday that Sacramento’s new sports arena will host first- and second-round games in the annual collegiate men’s basketball tournament in 2017. The event will start roughly five months after the downtown venue is scheduled to open.
Attention, shoppers: Experts predict an improving economy, a boost in hiring and lower gas prices could combine to produce a blockbuster holiday for retailers. Meanwhile, early shopping will be easier this year at local malls, with Arden Fair in Sacramento and Westfield Galleria in Roseville set to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Some stores will open early - others will stay closed on Thanksgiving.
County chief ousted: Terri Daley, who has been El Dorado County’s chief administrative officer for five years, was once hailed by the Board of Supervisors for trying to change a toxic workplace culture. But on Nov. 4, supervisors voted in private session to remove Daley, who will be paid nine months of her salary while a replacement is sought. The county’s assistant administrative officer also resigned after Daley was ousted.
San Juan salaries: Trustees of the San Juan Unified School District will meet Tuesday to consider pay raises of 4.5 percent for teachers, supervisors and other employees. An agreement between the district and the San Juan Teachers Association also calls for higher hourly pay for extra work performed beyond the regular workday.
Local sports: NBA – New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings, 7 p.m. (CSNCA, NBA-TV, KHTK 1140)