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

Five-year-old twins, Audrey, left, and Jillian, of Sutter Creek pose for a photograph for their mother, Kristen Betton on Daffodil Hill in Volcano, Calif. on Wednesday, March 2, 2015.
Five-year-old twins, Audrey, left, and Jillian, of Sutter Creek pose for a photograph for their mother, Kristen Betton on Daffodil Hill in Volcano, Calif. on Wednesday, March 2, 2015. apayne@sacbee.com

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

1. Parents of young man killed by Citrus Heights officer seek answers

Despite public records requests, a federal civil rights lawsuit and an attempt by the Todd family lawyer to have the FBI investigate, it's still not clear what happened at 2 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2013.

Hunter Todd, 20, once a promising trail runner, was shot to death by a Citrus Heights police officer in 2013. Citrus Heights paid the young man's parents a $2 million settlement. The parents pressed unsuccessfully for the FBI to investigate how To

2. Southern California Bighorn sheep get water to guzzle at Marine base

Desert bighorn sheep, one of the most iconic animals of California's vast desert, may seem like an unlikely resident of the nation's largest marine combat training center. And yet the animal is at home in a place about building endurance.

3. Survivor of deadly Alpine Meadows avalanche recounts five-day ordeal

Anna Allen survived the most deadly avalanche in U.S. ski history, fighting through frostbite and severe dehydration during the five days she was buried beneath heavy snow and debris at Alpine Meadows.

Anna Allen survived the deadliest avalanche in U.S. ski history, on March 31, 1982. That catastrophe was a terrifying start to an even longer ordeal as she endured five days being trapped under snow and debris before rescuers found and freed her.

4. A talker: Celebrity designer Kerrie Kelly opens the doors to her Sacramento house

Living up to her credo, Sacramento celebrity designer Kerrie Kelly put a lot of herself into her own 1925 bungalow. Her Fabulous 40s home has been a five-year work in progress while Kelly forged her international brand.

5. Popular on Twitter: Review: Prince enthralls with his 'Piano and Microphone' show at Oakland's Oracle Arena

Can one man and a piano create an overwhelming experience? The answer is a resounding affirmative when discussing the artist who will always be known as Prince.

6. Popular on Facebook: Park Winters offers high-end farm-to-table experience

Park Winters, a popular destination for weddings and corporate retreats, recently raised its profile by hiring chef Scott Ostrander, who had helped open midtown Sacramento's Paragary's last summer after its makeover.

Park Winters, a bed-and-breakfast set among farm fields near Winters in Yolo County, is now offering prix fixe dinners as well as lodging. The stated goal is to provide creature comforts but no "diamonds and gold and glittery things."

7. Popular video: Spring on Daffodil Hill

For a few weeks each spring, a quiet country lane in Amador County explodes with flowers, tourists and traffic so heavy the California Highway Patrol has to manage it.

Flowers explode into bloom at Daffodil Hill in the tiny town of Volcano in Amador County bringing out thousands of spectators each year. Video made on opening day March 2, 2015. Music credit: "Danse Morialta," Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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