Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.
Where once skilled nursing facilities were universally thought of as "rest homes" for the frail and elderly, a growing proportion of California nursing home residents are younger, more able-bodied patients, many diagnosed with mental illness.
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As of Friday afternoon in the Sacramento area, 36 overdose cases including nine deaths had been linked to drugs sold on the street as Norco but believed to contain fentanyl, which in prescription form is used to treat severe and chronic pain and can be fatal even in tiny doses.
Controversial staff positions added to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's office last year make the office more effective, say two of his top aides. But some council members still say the money should be spent elsewhere.
The nationally watched minimum wage measure Gov. Jerry Brown will sign in Los Angeles on Monday rests on the inclusion of offramps demanded by the Democratic governor.
5. Popular on Twitter: Andy Furillo: Kings would be crazy to get rid of George Karl
“George Karl didn't beat cancer by being obtuse, and he's no dummy when it comes to reading the Kings' tea leaves and seeing the plot twist that pencils him out of the script,” writes The Bee’s Andy Furillo.
6. Popular on Facebook: Will someone help Greta Gerwig make her ode to Sacramento?
Greta Gerwig plans to start shooting in August. Her fingers are crossed that Sacramento will inform more than just the outdoor scenes in the movie.
7. Popular video: Sacramento-area hopefuls try out for 'The Voice'
A chance to compete on NBC's "The Voice" drew 800 people Friday to Arden Fair mall.