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

Alec Nygard reunited with his dog, Rosemary, after her new owners agreed to surrender the pup at the Bradshaw shelter in Sacramento on Friday, April 14, 2017.
Alec Nygard reunited with his dog, Rosemary, after her new owners agreed to surrender the pup at the Bradshaw shelter in Sacramento on Friday, April 14, 2017. mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

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

1) He could have beaten his wife in Afghanistan, but here she fought back. And lost her kids.

Basira Haidari arrived in Sacramento three years ago from Afghanistan and vowed to stand up to her husband if he abused her. That pledge broke her family apart.

2) Nobody inspected schools, apartment buildings for fire risk for years in Galt, Elk Grove and Folsom

Many schools, day care centers, senior care homes, businesses and public buildings in Elk Grove, Folsom and Galt have not been inspected for faulty wiring, blocked fire exits and other fire hazards for years.

3) California tribes fear abysmal salmon run may trigger public health crisis

Native American communities are bracing for a public health crisis this year in California’s misty, rugged northwestern corner.

4) A talker: Tiny homes yield bigger problem: Where to put them?

While tiny homes, which typically range in price from $30,000 to $45,000, generate plenty of fanfare, press and excitement, locally it’s hard to find someone who lives in one.

5) Popular on Twitter: ‘Racial profiling’? Jaywalking tickets disproportionately given to black people in Sacramento

Sacramento police issued 233 tickets for jaywalking last year in the police district that includes North Sacramento and Del Paso Heights – nearly triple the number handed out in the entire rest of the city.

A Sacramento officer, attempting to stop a man for jaywalking in the Del Paso Heights neighborhood, was caught on video tackling the man after he refused to obey the officer's commands. This police dashcam video contains language viewers may find

6) Popular on Facebook: Bids for Oroville Dam repairs top state estimates; $275.4 million the lowest

Blowing past state officials’ financial projections, three construction contractors submitted bids for the Oroville Dam repairs that begin at $275 million, the Department of Water Resources said Saturday.

7) Popular on video: Puppy custody battle comes to emotional end as Alec Nygard, Rosemary reunited

Rosemary, the tiny dog that sparked an outsized custody battle, has reunited with her original owner.

After bolting from Alec Nygard’s Cameron Park home earlier this month, a tiny pup named Rosemary somehow wound up 40 miles away at the Sacramento County animal shelter. Someone else adopted her, but Nygard wasn't going to give her up without a fig

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