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

The Pokemon pub crawl hosted by Bar West and other Midtown bars and clubs on Saturday, July 22, 2016, in Sacramento.
The Pokemon pub crawl hosted by Bar West and other Midtown bars and clubs on Saturday, July 22, 2016, in Sacramento. aseng@sacbee.com

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

1) Will the Delta tunnels get built? Plan enters critical make-or-break phase

Still swirling in controversy, Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $15.5 billion re-engineering of the troubled Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is heading into a critical phase over the next year that could well decide if the project comes to fruition.

One Delta farmer talks about his family history and why he opposes Gov. Jerry Brown's tunnels plan.

2) Young woman fights to reclaim ‘my worth and my story’ after assault in Davis

"Yee Xiong was a 20-year-old student at UC Davis when her community turned against her," The Bee's Marcos Breton writes.

3) Olympian Debbie Meyer still owns the gold after all these years

“Debbie Meyer counts years, not medals, and she swears she is ready to read a new chapter,” writes The Bee’s Ailene Voisin.

In the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics, Debbie Meyer became the first female swimmer to win three individual gold medals in the 200, 400, and 800 metre freestyles. She is one of the greatest athletes to come out of Sacramento. Debbie teaches priv

4) A talker: Matcha is having a moment in Sacramento

Matcha, the finely ground powder made from baby green-tea leaves and identifiable by its vibrant, almost iridescent green color and earthy flavor, has moved from teas to lattes to desserts and savory dishes.

5) Popular on Twitter: Carmelo Anthony enjoys playing role of Captain America

So, why is New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony preparing for his fourth trip to the Summer Olympics?

New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony, playing with the Sacramento Kings DeMarcus Cousins on Team USA, says the young center could become the best big man in the NBA and that Cousins is misunderstood. He just needs to "relax a little" a

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins had nothing but nice things to say about Team USA teammate Carmelo Anthony, the All-Star forward from the New York Knicks. Cousins on Thursday, July 21, 2016, said Anthony's is a "voice we listen to in the

6) Popular on Facebook: Race a factor in Obama’s endorsement of Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez says

Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, in an interview with Univision 19 that aired this weekend, suggested that President Barack Obama’s endorsement of U.S. Senate rival Kamala Harris was in part based on race.

In an interview with Sacramento's Spanish-language Univision 19, California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez was asked why President Barack Obama had endorsed Attorney General Kamala Harris in the unusual race for U.S. Senate.

7) Popular on video: Portraits of character from the California State Fair

Sacramento Bee senior photographer Manny Crisostomo found motivation through his new camera - a Leica Monochrome digital rangefinder camera with a black and white sensor - and headed for the California State Fair the day before it opened. Once there, he was inspired by the characters he found who personified the fair. He captured portraits throughout the fair of workers, performers, fair-goers and animals.

Sacramento Bee senior photographer Manny Crisostomo found motivation through his new camera - a Leica Monochrome digital rangefinder camera with a black and white sensor - and headed for the California State Fair the day before it opened. Once the

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