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

Lake Oroville, one of California’s most important reservoirs, shows the effects of the state’s long drought.
Lake Oroville, one of California’s most important reservoirs, shows the effects of the state’s long drought. Associated Press

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

1) Caltrans pays $9.75 million to Sacramento woman in crash involving overgrown oleander

On a clear Monday evening two-and-a-half years ago, Rosalina Dionisio’s car broke down on Highway 50 in West Sacramento. The crash that happened minutes later left the south Sacramento County resident, now 64, in a wheelchair, possibly for life.

2) Mother charged with murder in death of baby found in Yolo slough

The mother of 20-day-old Justice Rees, who was found dead last week in a remote area of Yolo County, has been charged with one open count of murder.

3) Feds say many Central Valley farmers will get no water deliveries

“Today’s picture is not a pretty one,” said David Murillo,regional director of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. “The rain events in December were encouraging, but the persistent dry weather in the first two months of this year underscores our need to prepare for another year of drought.”

4) A talker: Is tipping dead?

In his Nosh Pit column, Chris Macias looks as the new trend in tipless dining.

5) Popular on Facebook: Ettore’s: Sweet on Sacramento for 30 years

6) Popular on Twitter: NBA Beat: Father of new Celtic Isaiah Thomas gets green light

7) Popular on YouTube: Kings rookie David Stockton talks about dad John Stockton's durability

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