Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.
Just one of many high-profile bills Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law or vetoed this weekend, Senate Bill 707, by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, expands the prohibition on school and college grounds to include concealed weapons, while keeping the same rules in place for the 1,000-foot zone surrounding schools.
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Speculation swirled throughout the House Friday, just a day after the stunning announcement by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., that the speaker-in-waiting was felled by a persistent Internet report linking him romantically to Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C.
Through August, Sacramento police had responded to 2,511 violent crimes, a 24 percent increase from the same period in the prior year, police statistics show. The city has not seen that many violent crimes through August of any year since 2010.
5. Popular on Twitter: No place to hide: Struggling Kaepernick to go under national spotlight
After two of the roughest outings of his career, with legions of angry 49ers fans calling for his replacement and critics from coast to coast chiming in on what's wrong with him, Colin Kaepernick finds himself playing on national television Sunday in the media capital of the world.
6. Popular on Facebook: California to register voters automatically at DMV
In a bid to improve voter turnout in California elections, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation to automatically register to vote anyone who has a driver's license or state identification card. The measure was pushed by Democrats, whose candidates and causes typically benefit from higher turnout elections.
7. Popular on video: Caron Butler shares his checkered past with police and students
Sacramento Kings player Caron Butler said he wasn't always good at reflecting on his troubled past. But the process of writing a book about growing up on the south side of Racine, Wis., and the second chance he was given by a law enforcement officer has been therapeutic, he said.