Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.
Faced with a fourth year of drought, a Sacramento City Council committee this week voted 3-1 to consider lifting the city’s ban on synthetic turf in front yards.
Mandatory state spraying of three pesticides to kill the invasive Japanese beetle in Fair Oaks and Carmichael has drawn the ire of residents concerned about forced spraying on their property and the lack of a public forum to discuss the issue with neighbors.
A conservative California assemblywoman has touched off a backlash by suggesting that God eased Texas’ drought after the passage of anti-abortion-rights legislation.
5. Popular on Facebook: Swedish prince ties the knot to former reality starlet
The only son of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia on Saturday married his fiancee in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm.
6. Popular on Twitter: Ailene Voisin: Future of Kings now fully in Vlade Divac’s hands
The popular former Kings center is a central piece of the team’s brain trust.
7. Popular on video: Video: 49ers Colin Kaepernick, Jarryd Hayne keep it light
Shirtless professional athletes playing ping-pong and generally moving about? People want to look at that. Oh, indeed.