Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.
The column by Sacramento Bee executive editor Joyce Terhaar looks at how Sacramento Kings player DeMarcus Cousins has bullied reporters, including Bee sports columnist Andy Furillo, in an attempt to control and censor the media. The accompanying video captures several incidents.
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Two weeks before the voluntary shutdown this year of Courage House, a licensed group home for young sex-trafficking victims near Sacramento, a ritual was performed on a teenage girl.
This year, the Legislature sent Gov. Jerry Brown 1,059 pieces of legislation, 898 of which the governor deemed worthy of his signature. He vetoed 159 and let two become law without signing them. We give you the highlights.
See if any of your favorites made the list. Related: The premium-priced taco and other Sacramento food trends for 2016
5) Popular on Facebook: Teens killed on Highway 49 were ‘two peas in a pod’
The Bear River High School students killed in a head-on collision on Highway 49 were seniors awaiting graduation next spring.
6) Popular on Twitter: Jerry Brown strikes defiant tone: ‘California will launch its own damn satellite’
Gov. Jerry Brown, rallying a room of scientists with his most heated rhetoric yet on the topic, suggests California would defy the federal government should President-elect Donald Trump impede the state’s efforts to thwart climate change.