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

Desert Hot Springs Major Scott Matas approved development plans that are expected to bring in up to three million square feet of marijuana production warehouses and greenhouses over the next 10 years.
Desert Hot Springs Major Scott Matas approved development plans that are expected to bring in up to three million square feet of marijuana production warehouses and greenhouses over the next 10 years. aseng@sacbee.com

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

1. Japanese discount store giant off to fast start in Roseville

Daiso is new to the Sacramento area, but it's a global powerhouse.

2. Cemetery roses turn into prickly issue

The recent designation of the Gold Rush-era graveyard as historic has triggered new rules that could require the removal or drastic cutting of many rare specimens in the cemetery's world-famous rose garden, which features more than 500 varieties.

Sacramento's historic City Cemetery is home to a world-famous rose garden featuring more than 500 rare roses.

3. Immigrant success story behind United Bakery in West Sacramento

If you're wondering about Dinh Nguy and Mina Szeto's secret to success, you may not like the answer: There really is no secret.

4. A talker: On the 49ers: Kaepernick trade all knotted up; here's why

Colin Kaepernick's career currently is at a standstill. Or perhaps a better way to put it is that the quarterback's situation is snarled.

The Denver Broncos were the first team to express interest in a trade with the 49ers for disgruntled quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Now the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets have joined the discussions with San Francisco for a Kaepernick trade. Be

5. Popular on Twitter: Ailene Voisin: Kings can't just dump All-Star DeMarcus Cousins

“You don't dump your primary asset without getting value in return,” writes The Bee’s Ailene Voisin. “You don't even need a great deal. You need a good deal.”

Sacramento Kings coach George Karl will keep what happened in house after DeMarcus Cousins suspension.

6. Popular on Facebook: Sacramento's Oak Park is new 'it' neighborhood; some aren't happy

“It was only a matter of time before someone started making noise in Oak Park again,” writes The Bee’s Erika D. Smith.

7. Popular video: Desert cities aim to bloom with medical marijuana cultivation

Desert Hot Springs is home to a pot real estate bonanza, with well-heeled outsiders snapping up land and buildings to develop massive, city-sanctioned grow facilities, capable of producing thousands of pounds of marijuana in multiple yields a year.

Desert cities aim to bloom with medical marijuana cultivation

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