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

Ted Cruz says a jailed Hillary Clinton would lose sleep over Fiorina

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, making his pitch to the GOP convention crowd in Burlingame on Saturday, April 30, 2016, touted his running mate, Carly Fiorina, saying that the former corporate boss "terrifies" Democratic candidate
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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, making his pitch to the GOP convention crowd in Burlingame on Saturday, April 30, 2016, touted his running mate, Carly Fiorina, saying that the former corporate boss "terrifies" Democratic candidate

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.

Donald Trump called for unity, while Ted Cruz activated grassroots in California at the state Republican Party convention in Burlingame on April 29 and 30, 2016.

Cruz backers liken him to the former president and California governor Ronald Reagan.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz mixed some nightclub schtick with serious criticism of current regulations and policies as he addressed California's GOP convention on Saturday, April 30, 2016, in Burlingame. His biggest laugh line

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.

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. Terry Turnbull said no motive has been found in the early stages of an investigation into the shooting deaths of three men in southern Sacramento County on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The morning

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.

Control of the campus has been turned over to Provost Ralph Hexter, who is now acting chancellor pending the outcome of the investigation.

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

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.

The Oakland A's gave away a gnome figurine of reliever Sean Doolittle before their Saturday, April 30, 2016, game against the Houston Astros. The gnome shows Doolittle wearing a Metallica shirt and plays a clip of the band's song "For Whom the Bel

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

7) Popular on video:

Felix Muzquiz, executive director of Vineyard Farmer's Market in Fresno, gives tips for making the farmer's market experience a good one for buyers and sellers.

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