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

Sneak preview of luxury K Street apartments

The MAY Building at 11th and K streets in downtown Sacramento opens this week with 21 upscale apartments. Rents will range from about $1,850 to the high $2,000s.
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The MAY Building at 11th and K streets in downtown Sacramento opens this week with 21 upscale apartments. Rents will range from about $1,850 to the high $2,000s.

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

1) DA clears 3 deputies in fatal shooting; Sacramento hires investigator to review 2 other cases

Two officer-involved police shootings in Sacramento this year will be reviewed by an independent consultant hired by the city of Sacramento at the request of City Council members. Those cases involve the shootings of Dazion Flenaugh and Joseph Mann.

2) Where is the NRA while California moves toward ammunition control?

Despite being a favorite boogeyman of California liberals, the NRA is actually a relatively minor political player in the Golden State, where the voice of gun rights has traditionally been represented by state groups like Gun Owners of California.

3) Does cruise ship idea for NBA All-Star Game hold water?

The plan to dock cruise ships in the Port of West Sacramento to accommodate fans for an NBA All-Star Game is full steam ahead.

 

4) A talker: As California turns left, conservatives’ culture war victories are being erased

5) Popular on Twitter: No. 8 Grant tops No. 13 Davis – ‘We had to stop feeling sorry for ourselves’

6) Popular on Facebook: They stopped building apartments; now Sacramento-area rents have spiked

Sacramento’s rents are so high that the capital region is now the fastest-growing rent market in the nation with year-over-year increases of 11 percent, according to Yardi Matrix, the real estate research arm of Santa Barbara software company Yardi Systems. Occupancy rates have hit 96.8 percent.

7) Popular on video: Fare check at downtown Sacramento light rail stop goes out of control

A video that went viral on Facebook Wednesday, Oct. 26, shows Sacramento police and Regional Transit officers wrestling a man to the ground and tasing him after he walked away from them. A woman was also held down and arrested. A bystander filmed

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