Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.
Few people outside his immediate family knew the extent of the desperate life Leon Heredia was leading. Now, thousands do.
Empty now, Sacramento's downtown railyard someday could be home to as many as 21,000 residents, more than live in Land Park and Curtis Park together. A like number of people would also work there, making the railyard the region's most densely packed and self-supporting neighborhood.
The longest line of impatient fliers these days may not be at the airport security.
A fledgling program to help more than 100 high school graduates pay for community college starts next year in Rancho Cordova, and local leaders see it as a potential model that could eventually extend to high school graduates throughout the Sacramento region.
5) Popular on Twitter: Carlson, Fines sisters named Players of Year in baseball, softball
Dylan Carlson and Jordan and Maci Fines, all of whom led their teams to Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championships this season, are The Sacramento Bee’s Baseball and Softball Players of the Year.
6) Popular on Facebook: How plans to save fish species could cut summer water supply
Despite a winter of fairly abundant rain and snow in the north state, federal fisheries regulators are considering a set of plans that would put Sacramento Valley reservoirs on a tight leash again this summer. Their aim is to prevent two endangered California fish species from going extinct.
7) Popular on video: Orphaned as baby, Foresthill woman thanks God for letting her live to 100
Ella Bea Surratt still has a twinkle in her hazel eyes and isn't shy about dispensing plenty of smiles and "pearls of wisdom" she's gathered over the century, many from her own aunt Ella.