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

California’s drought is leading to tighter restrictions on water use, a storyline that has caught readers’ attention.
California’s drought is leading to tighter restrictions on water use, a storyline that has caught readers’ attention. hamezcua@sacbee.com

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

1) Most Sacramento communities get even bigger water cuts under revised mandates

The revised conservation mandates unveiled by state water regulators Saturday would require most Sacramento-area communities to make even bigger cuts in water use than originally proposed, disappointing area leaders who argue the state should take into account the region’s hot weather and large lot sizes.

2) Wisconsin’s Walker: Kohl’s could be model for federal economic policy

Understand Kohl’s way of doing business and you understand my thoughts about governing, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told New Hampshire Republicans Saturday night.

3) On 49ers: Entering Year 6, Trent Baalke’s draft patterns are distinct

An assessment of San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke shows that he’s quite a character gambler, isn’t afraid to trade and change positions in the draft and has a thing for really big players.

4) A talker: Sacramento’s economy rebounds, but many workers struggle

5) Popular on Facebook: Tiny plastics likely polluting Sacramento River, UC Davis researcher says

A UC Davis researcher is studying whether tiny bits of plastic used in face washes, toothpaste and other consumer products are accumulating in Sacramento-area rivers and flowing out to the Pacific Ocean.

6) Popular on Twitter: Smokers Wild is fired up for Sacramento mobile-truck festival

A convoy of food trucks will descend on Sixth & W streets Saturday, offering a smorgasbord of street foods and other tasty edibles. Nearly 40 vendors are on tap for Sacto MoFo 8, the annual mobile food round-up that has turned into one of Sacramento’s largest single-day food events.

7) Popular on YouTube: Spirits high at UC Davis Picnic Day

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