Sacramento City College student Ricardo Lemus, 31, at the school library on Monday, May 16, 2016 in Sacramento, Calif. Lemus used to be a confused young man whose propensity for physical violence landed him two terms of incarceration with the state of California, but he is his class valedictorian and will give a speech during graduation on Wednesday.
Sacramento City College student Ricardo Lemus, 31, at the school library on Monday, May 16, 2016 in Sacramento, Calif. Lemus used to be a confused young man whose propensity for physical violence landed him two terms of incarceration with the state of California, but he is his class valedictorian and will give a speech during graduation on Wednesday. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Sacramento City College student Ricardo Lemus, 31, at the school library on Monday, May 16, 2016 in Sacramento, Calif. Lemus used to be a confused young man whose propensity for physical violence landed him two terms of incarceration with the state of California, but he is his class valedictorian and will give a speech during graduation on Wednesday. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
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Marcos Breton

From convict to commencement speaker

May 17, 2016 6:22 PM

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Hello, my name is Marcos Bretón, and I'm the news columnist with The Sacramento Bee. What’s a columnist supposed to do? I’m supposed to make you think, make you laugh, make you mad or make you see an issue in a different way. I also write a weekly baseball column during the baseball season. I am a native of Northern California and the son of Mexican immigrants. I’ve been at The Bee for more than 20 years, and I love Sacramento.

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