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

Spivey Markwell of Sacramento holds a flag during a demonstration in favor of gun rights is held on the corner of 10th and L Streets in downtown Sacramento July 2, 2016.
Spivey Markwell of Sacramento holds a flag during a demonstration in favor of gun rights is held on the corner of 10th and L Streets in downtown Sacramento July 2, 2016. apayne@sacbee.com

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

1) Heroes of farm-to-fork: Watanabe Farms scales back

In restaurants throughout the region, it is not uncommon to find “Heidi Watanabe tomatoes” listed on the menus, a sign that the kitchen is serious about quality, freshness and flavor.

2) How Sacramento’s transit chief landed a pension that exceeds federal limits

How can an employee earn more sitting at home than going to work? And more than Internal Revenue Service limits?

3) Sacramento devotes $10 million to high-tech firms, but plan faces risks

If the ambitious and long-range plan works, Mayor Kevin Johnson believes Sacramento will shed its stodgy government-town past and become a youth-centric city of big ideas and thriving startups.

4) A talker: Gun rights activists say they won’t comply with California’s new laws

Fifty or so gun activists gathered Saturday morning at Sacramento’s Cesar Chavez Plaza to protest Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of six gun control measures they said would turn “law-abiding citizens into criminals.”

Protestors traveled to Sacramento from cities such as San Jose and Chico to tell Gov. Brown that they will not comply with the recently signed laws.

5) Popular on Twitter: 'Big George' wants to be part of Kings redevelopment

Though Georgios Papagiannis played sparingly during one season with Panathinaikos, he received substantial minutes and affected the final three games of the tournament, particularly on the defensive end.

Sacramento Kings draft picks Skal Labissiere, Georgios Papagiannis and Isaiah Cousins are introduced.

6) Popular on Facebook: Billionaire Steyer sets out to stop supposed billionaire Trump

Shortly before praising farm laborers at a United Farm Workers press conference, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer had some choice words for the supposed billionaire who aspires to be president.

United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer came to the California Capitol on June 29, 2016 to warn about heat safety for farmworkers. Steyer, a potential Democratic candidate for governor in 2018, al

7) Popular on video: Our 2016 annual fireworks review: What's worth your time, money

To accurately test the pyrotechnics available for sale in Sacramento County, our test team’s first order of business was simulating ideal fireworks-watching conditions.

Four Sacramento Bee reporters reviewed 20 fireworks from Phantom and TNT to come up with the Top 5 that you'll want to make part of your big Fourth of July show.

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