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

Workers inspect pipes along the top of Folsom Dam that will connect to a floating pumping barge. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
Workers inspect pipes along the top of Folsom Dam that will connect to a floating pumping barge. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation

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

1. Intense arguments common at Natomas home where buried body found, neighbor says

Steve Gutierrez said it was disturbingly common to hear his neighbors loudly arguing inside their Natomas home. But he knew something had really gone awry this week when a neighbor’s car started collecting dust because it had never moved. On Thursday, Gutierrez said he made the 911 call that led to Sacramento police discovering a woman’s body buried under dirt and debris in the backyard of the Trail End Way home.

2. Crews begin work on drought fix at Folsom Lake

As water regulators continue to rapidly drain Folsom Lake to bolster supplies downstream, crews have begun construction of a floating barge that could keep water flowing to the city of Folsom this fall.

3. Nine Sacramento area football teams sanctioned by section for illegal contact in sum

The first game of the new football season has yet to be played, but nine area high school teams already have been penalized for false starts by the Sac-Joaquin Section, with some of the disciplined programs facing six days of lost practices.

4. A talker: Prominent Modesto defense attorney arrested on suspicion of murder, 3 CHP officers also arrested

5. Popular on Twitter: Hayne soars in 49ers’ debut; who else stood out Saturday?

Rookie running back Jarryd Hayne caught people’s attention in the San Francisco 49ers’ first exhibition game of the season, but plenty of other players made their marks, too.

6. Popular on Facebook: Fiorina, Cruz and Walker respond to Jerry Brown on climate change

California Gov. Jerry Brown, blaming climate change for hot weather that has exacerbated the state’s historic drought, has pressed Republican presidential candidates in recent weeks to address the issue in their campaigns, first scolding them in a letter and then telling reporters, “My message is real clear: California’s burning. What the hell are you going to do about it?” A couple of GOP presidential hopefuls are answering.

7. Popular on video: The right pour for the right beer

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