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

Davis is not a community associated with urban violence, but a killing in the college town’s core area provided an unwelcome dose cold reality.
Davis is not a community associated with urban violence, but a killing in the college town’s core area provided an unwelcome dose cold reality. Googlemaps.com

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

1. Update: Vacaville man arrested in connection with fatal Davis bar fight

The story of fatal violence in the often-placid college town of Davis, along with the arrest of a suspect in the killing has the attention of readers taken aback by the seemingly incongruous incident.

2. 49ers offense yet to delve into deep playbook hinted at in opener

Following a season-opening victory, and leading into Sunday’s anticipated match-up with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the San Francisco 49ers’s ofensive potential was the talk of 49ers fandom.

3. What does a hospital leave behind? Odds and ends for sale at Sutter Memorial

Neighborhood estate sales had nothing on Sutter Memorial Hospital this weekend, where wards and exam rooms were packed with oddities and relics from the now-closed medical campus

4. A talker: 4 arrested on looting charges at Lake County fire site

5. Popular on Twitter: Democratic campaign battle brewing for California Senate seat

An intraparty Democratic campaign battle could rupture relations in the Legislature, pitting Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, against a Senate colleague whom Atkins believes vowed to stand down.

6. Popular on Facebook: Carmichael culinary center lineup nearly full after adding popular Sacramento sushi chef

The innovative Milagro Centre in Carmichael is on the verge of being fully leased and could have a grand opening in January. A poke bar run by Sacramento chef Billy Ngo is taking one of three remaining retail spots at the 4-acre culinary hub at 6241 Fair Oaks Blvd., and a gourmet “farm-to-fork” specialty market and a wok eatery are committed to the others.

7. Popular on video: Video captures Sacramento County deputy beating prone suspect with flashlight

Hailed as a hero, Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Paul “Scotte” Pfeifer also has been accused in court of using excessive force at least three times since 2009, each time over his use of a flashlight as a weapon, and captured on video in two separate incidents beating a suspect with a long, metal flashlight.

Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Paul “Scotte” Pfeifer has been hailed as a hero cop. The 14-year veteran has won numerous awards in his career, including the department’s highest honor – the Sheriff’s Gold Medal of Valor – for helping save a ba

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