Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.
Hundreds of fare cheats play "catch me if you can" on Sacramento Regional Transit trains every day. If they see a transit officer on board, they hop off and take the next train. Fare evasion is RT's long-standing Achilles heel, costing the agency money, angering riders and discouraging potential customers who feel uncomfortable riding with rule breakers.
Parents across California have grown concerned after learning that a Sacramento-based federal judge ordered the state Department of Education to release sensitive records for more than 10 million schoolchildren to lawyers and consultants representing special education advocates.
Left tackle Jonah Williams, right tackle Kooper Richardson and Bee Offensive Player of the Year Jake Jeffrey represent the full gamut of potential and odds.
4. A talker: Dining review: Broderick Midtown loaded with fun
"Broderick is like the NFL lineman who enrolls in ballet class to increase flexibility and discovers he's a real twinkle-toes," writes The Bee's Carla Meyer. "Delicacy was not the point, yet it's present anyway."
5. Popular on Twitter: Marcos Breton: Too much left unsaid in J.J. Clavo killing
“When it comes to the shooting death of Jaulon "J.J." Clavo, and the identification of his alleged killer three months later, what isn't being said is just as important as what is being said,” writes The Bee’s Marcos Breton.
6. Popular on Facebook: Violent crime rising faster in Sacramento than in other large cities, study finds
Violent crime rose faster during the first six months of 2015 in Sacramento than in any of the 25 largest U.S. cities tracked in an annual FBI crime report, according to an analysis released this week by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California.
7. Popular video: Capitol Beer and Taproom gets ready to hoist a few to celebrate brew
Hidden in the back of a busy strip mall at Fair Oaks Boulevard and Howe Avenue, Capitol Beer and Taproom promises a world-class tasting experience seven days a week.