Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.
On Friday, nearly 20 high-ranking city officials - including four members of the City Council, the city manager and the chief of police - toured three Seattle encampments, an indication of sudden momentum on a controversial topic.
When gas prices take a tumble, Golden State consumers are willing to buy light trucks ranging in size from practical to monumental.
Mayor David Sander wants to transform Rancho Cordova from an aging suburb to an attractive place to plant roots and buy a home. His latest project to turn the city around: Paying residents $1,000 to take down their chain-link fences.
4. A talker: On 49ers: Thoughts on team's Kap-and-trade prospects
Colin Kaepernick wants to be traded. That's bad news for the 49ers.
5. Popular on Twitter: The Barn rises on West Sacramento waterfront
The arrival of The Barn this spring is another result of West Sacramento's ongoing effort to turn its waterfront into a bustling district for housing and entertainment.
6. Popular on Facebook: Hometown Report: Paul Wulff overcomes heartache to succeed as coach
Paul Wulff, recently named assistant head coach at Sacramento State, found solace in football amid a time of searing teenage heartache.
7. Popular video: Vanilla Ice performs 'Ice Ice Baby' during Kings halftime