Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.
Struggling with persistent money woes, RT officials have recommended closing the Green Line -once hailed as the first step toward bringing light-rail service to North Natomas and the Sacramento International Airport - indefinitely as part of the agency’s third round of cuts in the last decade. The line currently averages only 440 boardings a day with limited service, and costs RT $330,000 annually to operate.
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Sacramento’s Tower Theatre, an art deco treasure and the city’s go-to spot for foreign and independent films, has been sold to an endowment fund that apparently plans to upgrade the property and keep it operating indefinitely as a movie house.
Democratic Rep. Ami Bera, whose father is awaiting sentencing on two felony counts of election fraud, for years has engaged in a complex series of campaign donations involving his parents and the families of other congressional candidates, federal records show.
4) A talker: Darrell Steinberg is force mislabeled as weak
Marcos Breton writes that Darrell Steinberg is unlike any candidate who has run for mayor of Sacramento. He doesn’t have the national profile of current Mayor Kevin Johnson, but Steinberg’s $2 million war chest is the largest ever for a city campaign. But he was deceptively powerful as state Senate leader, often subverting his own ego to get things done.
5) Popular on Twitter: Mechanical engineering student lauded during CSUS graduation ceremony
Sac State President Robert S. Nelsen called Potts, 22, a mechanical engineering graduate, a student who gives back. “Academically, (he is) excellent. The work that he does is affecting other students,” he said.
6) Popular on Facebook: Why all the Hillary haters?
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