Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.
The encounter between Dazion Jerome Flenaugh and police on a cool morning last April began peacefully enough, with an officer helping Flenaugh into a patrol car. It ended with a frenzy of bullets that left Flenaugh dead on a south Sacramento street.
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Some 3.2 million men, women and children arrived from southern Italy at the end of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th century.
To the surprise of some visitors, the plaza is not open to all comers on event days.
Within the past two years alone, Sacramento has seen a blizzard of specialty pizza operations come to town, adding to the mix of nationally known pizza chains.
5) Popular on Twitter: Vote for The Bee's Prep Football Player of the Week.
Voting ends at noon Thursday.
6) Popular on Facebook: Woman with skull on stick leads Sacramento police to body
Authorities say a homeless woman led them to a decomposed body after she was seen walking down the street with a human skull on a stick.
7) Popular on video: Watch the rare white hummingbird at UC Santa Cruz Arboretum