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

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

1) Ted Cruz, John Kasich rally troops for a last stand in California

In a more focused appeal than Donald Trump offered the previous day, Ted Cruz, the U.S. senator from Texas, promised delegates at the California Republican Party’s convention that he is “all in.” He said he will mount a “battle on the ground, district by district by district” throughout the state.

2) Friends, family mourn father and two sons killed in home-invasion robbery

Sheriff’s officials said two or three people, wearing dark clothing and masks, forced their way into the residence. The victims were identified as Thanh Le, 56, and his sons Dong Le, 32, and Tien Le, 21.

3 ) Three-day drama led to UC Davis chancellor's suspension

UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi was in the midst of another redemption effort just one week ago. She spoke with The Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, Davis Enterprise, and was preparing for an upcoming public forum on campus where she would take questions about anything – anything – from students and faculty. Then the call came in: UC President Janet Napolitano wanted to see her Monday in her Oakland offices.

4) A talker: Gnomes gain popularity as major-league baseball promotion

Gnomes are similar to traditional bobblehead dolls – but with pointy hats, bigger feet and, in some cases, copious facial hair – but bobbleheads have a connection to baseball that goes back decades.

5) Popular on Twitter: In Buckner and Garnett, 49ers supersize their roster

6) Popular on Facebook: Detectives believe woman found in American River was killed in previous 24 hours

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