Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.
Gov. Jerry Brown, urging lawmakers to restrain spending amid a downward turn in revenue, said Friday that California cannot afford to significantly expand state programs and services.
After two days of deliberation, U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller denied the family’s request for a preliminary injunction that would bar the hospital from removing a ventilator that is mechanically keeping 2-year-old Israel Stinson breathing. But, in a bid to give the family time to appeal, Mueller upheld a temporary restraining order that will keep the ventilator in place until May 20.
The political veteran of more than 20 years is running his race like a fresh-faced first-timer, crisscrossing the city as he chats with residents in their living rooms, sips coffee with young entrepreneurs and knocks on hundreds of doors. He has amassed the largest campaign bank account in city history, but insists he won’t spend all that cash and that his army of more than 1,000 volunteers is more critical to winning the June primary.
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6) Popular on Facebook: Ashby sues rival Steinberg over ‘illegal’ campaign cash
Sacramento Councilwoman Angelique Ashby is suing her main rival in the mayor’s race, alleging that former state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg “illegally moved” roughly $220,000 from a lieutenant governor campaign account into his mayoral campaign.
7) Popular on video: Feds launch probe of skydiving plane crash in Acampo vineyard