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

UC Davis chancellor acknowledges missteps, says she seeks improvement

University of California, Davis, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi addresses a wide range of issues while meeting with Sacramento Bee editors and reporters on Thursday, April 21, 2016, saying the school does not want to cover up well-documented mistake
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University of California, Davis, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi addresses a wide range of issues while meeting with Sacramento Bee editors and reporters on Thursday, April 21, 2016, saying the school does not want to cover up well-documented mistake

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

1) UC Davis chancellor Katehi apologizes, plans to remain as leader

UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi apologized for mistakes she and her staff made during her seven-year tenure and committed to setting up oversight committees to avoid future missteps. Katehi, 62, met with The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board and reporters after a series of Bee articles described her paid positions on corporate boards and UC Davis’ hiring of consultants to cleanse the school’s online reputation after the 2011 pepper spraying of students.

Following the 2011 pepper spraying of students, the campus hired consultants to improve the online reputations of UC Davis and Chancellor Linda Katehi.

2) She hasn’t smoked pot, but California’s weed czar ready to roll

Two decades after California voters authorized medical marijuana, the state’s massive cannabis industry is entering a new era. New laws mandate a sweeping regulatory regime. Lori Ajax is the chief of the fledgling Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation, and she’s never tried cannabis.

Marijuana’s effects can vary from person to person, and scientists are not quite sure what to make of the common distinction users and growers make between cannabis sativa and cannabis indica.

California was the first state to allow medical marijuana. Now, two decades later, voters are expected to be asked whether to legalize recreational use of the drug. The legalization measure headed for the statewide November ballot is the product o

3) Concealed gun permits soar in Sacramento County

bout one out of every 135 adults in Sacramento County now has a license to carry. Sacramento County had the third-highest number of concealed carry permit holders in California at the end of 2015, behind Fresno and Orange counties, a review of data from the California Department of Justice shows.

Joe Truesdale runs a firearms safety class for gun owners looking to qualify for a concealed weapons permit. Students spoke about wanting to protect their families.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, in a Jan. 28, 2016, interview with The Sacramento Bee's Capitol Bureau, explains his policy on concealed weapons permits.

4) A talker: That time Prince booted Kim Kardashian off stage

A story surfaces a few days after Prince’s death about the time he booted Kim Kardashian off the stage when she refused to dance at one of his concerts.

Music icon Prince died at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota in April 2016. Legions of fans nationwide honored him with social media tributes and dance parties. Many officials in U.S. cities paid tribute to the Purple One by p

5) Popular on Twitter: West Sacramento gang member convicted of dissuading witness

Eric Lovett, a West Sacramento man identified by authorities as a Broderick Boy Gang member, has been convicted of dissuading a witness in an attempted murder case.

6) Popular on video:

High water flows at Yosemite's falls are drawing photographers who are trying to capture moonbows, rainbows created by the light of the full moon.

7) Popular on Facebook: Slam dunk? Airball? Social media reacts to Kings’ leaked new logos

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