Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.
While numbers make the Black Lives Matter movement stronger, surges of neophytes make it hard to keep the organization’s identity and message focused. It highlights an ongoing debate born out of the Occupy movement about the value and consequences of social media in political activism.
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Referendums were filed late Friday to overturn a sweeping package of gun control bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month, possibly stalling the laws until voters weigh in.
Bicyclists ticketed for unsafe riding should be allowed to attend bike traffic school instead of being hit with a big fine, a Sacramento city councilman says.
Mayor Kevin Johnson helped a south Sacramento mother pay the funeral costs for her son, who was killed by police in April.
5) Popular on Twitter: A tale of two exonerees: Their struggles to be paid for years spent in prison
Courts found that Larry Pohlschneider and Timothy Atkins were both wrongfully convicted of crimes and they were freed with the help of Innocence Network organizations. Recent legal changes guaranteed Pohlschneider money for his time in prison, but Atkins may never be paid.
6) Popular on Facebook: West Sacramento police officers use hip-hop to build community ties
The West Sacramento Police Department has become the first capital-area law enforcement agency to participate in a viral video challenge sweeping the country.
7) Popular on video: Yuba County creates 'tiny homes' for some of its homeless population
Nearly a dozen homeless people in the Marysville area left their tent encampment for a “tiny home” village that aims to help residents get the help they need to re-enter the workforce.