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

Pastor Craig Schlesinger wipes his eyes as he talks about the fatal shootings at Umpqua Community College during church services at the Garden Valley Community Church, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. The shooting and its aftermath resulted in stories read widely by sacbee.com audiences.
Pastor Craig Schlesinger wipes his eyes as he talks about the fatal shootings at Umpqua Community College during church services at the Garden Valley Community Church, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. The shooting and its aftermath resulted in stories read widely by sacbee.com audiences. AP

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

1. Oregon gunman was Army dropout who studied mass shooters

The bloody gun violence perpetrated at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., and its aftermath dominate news coverage throughout the weekend. Revelations about the gunman mixed with poignant tales about many of the victims have provided compelling insights about the latest mass killing in the U.S.

2. Jerry Brown signs racial profiling bill vetoes date rape measure

Amid ongoing tension between minorities and police across the country, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Saturday requiring law enforcement officials to gather and report detailed information about the stops they make.

3. Tuolumne County sheriff offers details into arrest of four in Summerville High shoot

Deputies have arrested four male students after uncovering a shooting plot targeting Summerville High School, authorities said. At a news conference Saturday afternoon, Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele said the case came to him Wednesday when students noticed three suspects acting suspiciously and notified administrators.

4. A talker: From Italy to California Volkswagen scandal was eight years in the making

5. Popular on Twitter: Rajon Rondo keeps talking to make sure Kings hear his message

Kings guard Rajon Rondo is a believer in good communications, and to that end, he is doing a lot of communicating. “He’s a guy who just talks, talks, talks and tries to make the team better,” said forward Rudy Gay, who has known Rondo since high school.

6. Popular on Facebook: A disturbing view of parkway destruction

Erika D. Smith writes: We don't need to wait for fires to destroy the American River Parkway. Homeless campers are already doing it.

7. Popular on video: Capital fat cat Norm Lopez

Yes, it’s a cat video. But people liked it. Whaddaya gonna do?

Norm Lopez, #mayorofmidtown, makes another move yet remains nearby, much to the relief of his Midtown neighborhood. This video is from 2013 when Norm's celebrity status on social media escalated to worldwide fame.

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