Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.
David Winkle's later-life career change, a story dramatic in its details of risky business, sudden riches and an inauspicious demise, is just one colorful thread in the vast tapestry of the California marijuana black market that supplies much of America with high-grade, illicit pot.
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Sacramento County has struggled to retain social workers in its Child Protective Services agency because they face massive caseloads and too little time.
A pollutant that has leached into California aquifers since farmers first began using synthetic fertilizer continues to accumulate and would not be removed from groundwater even if the state's agriculture businesses abruptly quit using nitrogen-based materials to boost the productivity of their crops.
The story behind the story is the only redeeming part of an otherwise dismal tale of waste and politics in higher education.
5) Popular on Twitter: Folsom Bulldogs still have plenty of snarl and bite
One day. That's how long returning members of players on the Folsom Bulldogs football team allowed themselves to rub out the welts and bruises of a championship season that was suddenly thrust into the ditch.
6) Popular on Facebook: Scores of students without vaccine proof sent home on first day of school
Scores of Sacramento area students were sent home from school this week after they showed up for kindergarten and seventh grade without proof of vaccination.
7) Popular on video: Brother looking for silver lining in gun death
Sacramento police arrested Mario Junior Garcia, a neighbor, on Tuesday, suspected of firing the shots that killed Talanoa Feinga outside Feinga's Valley Hi home in the 8300 block of Anton Way.