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

California Department of Fish and Wildlife released photos from motion-activated trail cameras on Thursday of five wolf pups with a group of adults, providing more evidence that the endangered species was returning to the state. The tale of the wolf pack was one of the weekend’s most-popular stories.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife released photos from motion-activated trail cameras on Thursday of five wolf pups with a group of adults, providing more evidence that the endangered species was returning to the state. The tale of the wolf pack was one of the weekend’s most-popular stories. California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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

1. Pride relief after childhood friends from Sacramento thwart European train attack

This was one of several stories recounting the heroics of three young men from Sacramento who stopped a heavily armed man intent on committing mass murder on a trained bound for Paris. Combined the stories represented the biggest – and most widely read – news of the weekend.

2. California's first modern-day wolf pack sighted in Siskiyou County

Wolf and wildlife advocates are please and surprised by the news that a pack of the animals now lives in far-Northern California. Ranchers who raise stock the wolves could endanger see reason for caution and vigilance.

3. State worker salary database

Recently updated, the salary database provides the public at large with specifics about where a significant portion of their tax dollars go. More specifically, it lets us all know who is paid how much.

4. A talker: Ailene Voisin: Kings' custom-built new home quickly taking shape

5. Popular on Twitter: 49ers go farther afield - Arizona - for new surface

The 49ers have plenty of on-field concerns this season. They also have serious field concerns.

6. Popular on Facebook: Discoveries: Small-town charm is no facade in Ferndale

Nary a month goes by when Ferndale isn’t included in some “listicle” (Forbes, Country Living, The Huffington Post and Smithsonian, to name a few) touting America’s Best Small Towns. “Hell, we even had some Wall Street guys come in once and take pictures of us and use it in an ad, something about Main Street America,” said Joe Koches, owner of The Blacksmith Shop and a 36-year resident. “Can you believe it? I see us in this big ad that runs in The New York Times?”

7. Popular on video: Video: Progress on new Kings arena

Sacramento Kings President Chris Granger updates the status of the Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento.

Sacramento Kings President Chris Granger updates the status of the Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento.

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