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

Broadway was temporarily closed from 8am-noon for Sacramento's first open street event where the community could walk, ride bikes, practice yoga and play soccer during the Sunday Street on Broadway event on Sunday May 21, 2017 in Sacramento.
Broadway was temporarily closed from 8am-noon for Sacramento's first open street event where the community could walk, ride bikes, practice yoga and play soccer during the Sunday Street on Broadway event on Sunday May 21, 2017 in Sacramento. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

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

1) With homeless using it as a bathroom, Central Library spends thousands on cleaning

The sanitation situation in Sacramento’s urban core has become a flashpoint in the long-running clash between social advocates and business boosters.

Kevin Pierce, who is currently living in a clean and sober living facility, has been homeless for 15 years. He is at the library today to research housing options but says that he, like other people who are homeless, has used the Central Library

2) Most California farm-water suppliers are breaking this law. Why doesn’t the state act?

During California’s epic five-year drought, most of the state’s irrigation districts didn’t comply with a 2007 law that requires them to account for how much water they’re delivering directly to farmers, a Bee investigation has found.

3) Rocker Sammy Hagar couldn’t do it. But one Roseville sushi chef did.

Sushi chef and restaurateur Steve Kwon knew it would be risky. But he decided to take the plunge anyway.

4) A talker: Don’t screw this up: Pick an Isaiah Thomas, not a Jimmer Fredette

Here is a closer look at a few of the Kings’ most interesting draft adventures since their arrival in 1985.

5) Popular on Twitter: Nurses heckle Democratic leader, threaten legislators over health care

State Democrats’ three-day convention had a raucous start Friday, as liberal activists booed and heckled Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez after marching from the state Capitol to promote a universal heath care program.

RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of the California Nurses Association, told hundreds of nurses and health care advocates gathered for a rally at the Capitol that Democrats need to support a public-funded universal health care system in Californi

6) Popular on Facebook: She’s no longer homeless, but does that make her a success story?

What does being a “success story” really mean for someone who was homeless in California?

More than a year clean Desiree Salazar is no longer homeless and looks to give back to people that were instrumental in her recovery from losing her children and drug addiction.

7) Popular on video: DNC Chair Tom Perez says Trump, Putin in 'bromance'

With Trump embroiled in inquiries about his campaign’s ties to Russia and his firing of FBI Director James Comey, delegates and guests at the California Democratic Party convention were out for blood.

In a raucous opening to the California Democratic Party convention in Sacramento on Friday May 19, 2017, party Chairman John Burton tells chanting members of the nurses' union to quiet down as Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg speaks. Democratic

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