State’s teacher shortage is Capitol topic
State lawmakers will discuss an expected teacher shortage in California as school districts quickly hire to reduce class sizes and offer courses that were cut during the recession. The Legislative Analyst’s Office will offer a historical look at past shortages and how the state responded. District officials will discuss what they do to recruit and retain teachers at 9 a.m., Room 4203, state Capitol.
A break between storms
Put away that umbrella for a couple of days. The National Weather Service is forecasting at least two days of dry weather before the next storm arrives Friday.
Supporters of cigarette tax to gather
Backers of an initiative that would impose a tobacco tax equivalent to $2 per pack of cigarettes will meet with McClatchy High School students, then hold a news conference at 11:45 a.m. in front of the school. Scheduled to attend are state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, activist and billionaire former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, and Sacramento City Unified Trustee Jay Hansen.
Murder suspect to be arraigned
A 55-year-old Sacramento man is to be arraigned Wednesday on charges in connection with the beating death of his mother last week. Karl Raymond Hutton was arrested Saturday after the woman was found in an Arden Arcade home with head trauma, according to authorities. The woman, 88, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Hutton, who was booked without bail on suspicion of murder, is to appear in Sacramento Superior Court at 1:30 p.m.
1,000 Mentors for Youth effort
The city of Davis and Davis Joint Unified School District will hold an event to launch the 1,000 Mentors for Youth Challenge, an effort to encourage residents to mentor school-age children in the community. People can learn about mentoring and sign up for opportunities in Davis at 6 p.m. in the Blanchard Room, Mary L. Stevens-Davis Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St.
Roseville park names to be discussed
The Roseville City Council will consider a resolution adopting seven new park names honoring residents nominated by the community. In one instance in West Roseville, the council has to decide between two nominees, Laurel T. Stizzo or Bev Bos, according to a staff report. The council meets at 7 p.m., City Council Chambers, 311 Vernon St.