Here are seven stories from the weekend that you’ll want to catch up on before the work week hits.
With the drought stretching into its fourth year, a heavyweight water agency from Los Angeles has come calling on Sacramento Valley rice farmers, offering up to $71 million for some of their water. The price being offered is so high, some farmers can make more from selling water than from growing.
California has never before considered such a sweeping statewide mandate on landscape irrigation, not even during the drought of 1977, often referenced as the worst in modern times. But it now seems certain the present drought will eclipse that marker, making more drastic measures necessary.
A friendly between Republic FC and host UC Davis turned chaotic on Saturday when Republic FC coach Preki pulled his team off the field in the 66th minute and forfeited a match his club was leading 1-0.
5) Popular on Facebook: If the Jeff Koons art made you mad, you probably had your facts wrong
Art may be in the eyes of the beholder, but public anger over an $8 million piece of art bought by the city of Sacramento was largely misplaced, writes Bee columnist Marcos Breton.
6) Popular on Twitter: 49ers sign running back Reggie Bush in busy day of deals
Reggie Bush, 30, the former USC star, has decided to return to California and to join a backfield that includes Carlos Hyde and Kendall Hunter.
7) Popular on YouTube: Artist Jeff Koons talks about the approved Sacramento sculpture.
New York artist Jeff Koons talks about his sculpture "Coloring Book No. 4," which is slated to a placed outside Sacramento's new downtown sports arena.