Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.
Well water is keeping agriculture alive in Tulare County – and much of the rest of the San Joaquin Valley – through five years of California’s historic drought.
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Golden 1 Center, built for an eye-popping $557 million, will be one of the most high-tech sports facilities anywhere.
In remote Humboldt County, where local controversies tend toward medical marijuana dust-ups and billboard blight, a furor has erupted around the fate of three nursing homes – and whether the state will intervene.
“(Sean) Thompson did nothing for the homeless,” writes The Bee’s Marcos Breton. “He just broke the law.”
5) Popular on Twitter: Kings’ Ben McLemore confident entering his fourth season
When the Kings hired Dave Joerger as the coach and added shooting guards this offseason, Ben McLemore seemed destined to be traded. But McLemore has impressed Joerger’s staff with his work ethic, and the Kings want to see if he can build on a strong summer.
6) Popular on Facebook: Principal gets new six-figure district job after graphic language prompts lawsuit
The Sacramento City Unified School District paid $175,000 to settle a racial and sexual harassment lawsuit after a former Hiram Johnson High School principal allegedly threatened to “whip” a female after-school employee and later told her she would “have enough time to pull your panties down” if she tried to report him.
7) Popular on video: A look back at deadly Farrell's plane crash on Sept. 24, 1972