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

The Flavor Face food truck is among the latest wave of mobile food vendors in the Sacramento area. The truck, headed by chef Brian Stansberry, serves flavor-forward sandwiches along with Peruvian fries and other hearty items.
The Flavor Face food truck is among the latest wave of mobile food vendors in the Sacramento area. The truck, headed by chef Brian Stansberry, serves flavor-forward sandwiches along with Peruvian fries and other hearty items. cmacias@sacbee.com

Here are seven stories from the weekend that you’ll want to catch up on before the work week hits:

1) Folsom woman hopes to fly to Mars and make it her home

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.

2) Vanishing water, fewer jobs, but still hope in the Central Valley

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.

3) Nosh Pit: New Sacramento food trucks crank the ignition

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.

4) A talker: The tragic but fake death of the heroic nurse who was actually a porn star

(Sacramento tie: Sasha Grey)

5) Popular on YouTube: Shots fired in Midtown at 14th and R

6) Popular on Facebook: Photo: Crescent moon, Venus and Mars

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.

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