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Weekend catch-up: 7 stories you don’t want to miss

Fans gather at the Sacramento King's Fan Fest on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at the new Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.
Fans gather at the Sacramento King's Fan Fest on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at the new Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. aseng@sacbee.com

Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.

1) Lethal force against knife-wielding suspects draws increasing scrutiny

The inconsistency in how officers treat “edged weapons” has sparked a polarizing debate around a single question: Just how dangerous is a knife?

"F*** this guy," an officer says as a police vehicle aims to hit a mentally ill suspect, Joseph Mann, in North Sacramento on July 11, 2016. Seconds later, the officers exited their car and shot Mann 14 times.

2) CalPERS poised to cut retiree pensions in tiny Sierra town

The Loyalton retirees soon may have the unwanted distinction of becoming the first in the state to see their promised retirement benefits slashed because of their former employers’ inability to pay into the public pension fund.

3) Rap concert exposes racial rift at UC Davis

A student’s Facebook post about an October rap concert has exposed racial tensions at UC Davis, prompting a meeting between black leaders and university officials and a shutdown of the event’s Facebook page.

4) A talker: Is this sex offender really suing his victim because she called him a rapist on Facebook?

It’s not every day that a registered sex offender sues his victim on his way to jail because she and her family called him a rapist on Facebook.

5) Popular on Twitter: Sacramento’s new downtown palace dazzles thousands

For many, the Golden 1 Center open house was almost a spiritual experience – a reflection of the little-town-that-could, and testament to a changing urban landscape.

Sacramento Kings fans get their first chance to see players on the new court at Golden 1 Center during the team's annual Fanfest event in Sacramento.

6) Popular on Facebook: Editorial: After weeks of silence, police dashcam video explains plenty

So now we know why the Sacramento Police Department fought so hard to keep any audio or video of what happened to a mentally ill homeless man away from the public.

7) Popular on video: Golden 1 Center architect says arena has 'muscular athleticism'

Rob Rothblatt of AECOM talks about Golden 1 Center arena's massive front hangar doors and balconies.

Rob Rothblatt of AECOM talks about Golden 1 Center arena's massive front hangar doors and balconies.

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