Here are seven stories from the weekend that you’ll want to catch up on before the work week hits:
Kristin Richmond is ready for her one-way ticket to Mars. The upside: Richmond, of Folsom, was chosen this month from among 200,000 applicants as one of 100 candidates for a project called Mars One. The downside: They can never come home.
The ongoing drought in California not only parches farms, it kills jobs and makes the future an open-ended question for those farmers and laborers who depend on water. They pray for rain, help and, possibly, a different way of life.
It’s become clear that food trucks are here to stay, having become an integral part of Sacramento's food culture. Here's a taste of some new local food trucks as well as others expected to start their engines soon.
(Sacramento tie: Sasha Grey)
5) Popular on YouTube: Shots fired in Midtown at 14th and R
7) Popular on Twitter: Matt Barrows on 49ers: Team has deep (as in, go deep) thoughts about NFL Draft
Earlier this month, adidas announced that the three fastest participants at the NFL scouting combine would win custom-made Porsche 911s that had a super-size cheetah emblazoned on the back.