Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.
Between 2010 and 2015, African American children died at well above the rates of any other racial or ethnic group in Sacramento County: Nearly one-quarter of the 873 children under age 18 who died in the county during that six-year time frame were black, even as black youths made up just 11 percent of the population in that age group.
When meters were finally installed in their Sacramento neighborhood in October 2013, the Delgados realized what a money and time drain their water-hogging lawn had become. After many months of discussion amid California’s lingering drought, they decided it was finally time to rethink their yard.
Aging suburban neighborhoods in unincorporated Sacramento County now have the biggest concentration of substandard rental apartments in the region – a reality reflected in a recent Bee series on Afghan refugees.
Sail Inn Grotto & Bar, the bar/ restaurant that opened three months ago in the old Jefferson Boulevard bar after a $500,000 revamp, has a way to go in perfecting dishes and drinks. But it already offers a few standouts in each category, in a space that’s now squeaky clean yet pays homage to what was charming about the old Sail Inn.
5) Popular on Twitter: Why Kevin de León cares about guns
There's a story behind why, upon arriving in Sacramento, Kevin de León introduced legislation to regulate bullet sales.
6) Popular on Facebook: Homeless man becomes downtown ambassador for Roseville
Mark Hegel, a homeless man, spends his days in downtown Roseville. He doesn’t ask for handouts; he offers directions and a warm smile.
7) Popular on video: Explaining California's new assault weapon ban
Being a California gun owner just got more complicated.