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

As many as 500 workers, with work being done over 18 hours a day to complete the Golden 1 Center on time. The north side of the arena was photographed on Friday, July 29, 2016.
As many as 500 workers, with work being done over 18 hours a day to complete the Golden 1 Center on time. The north side of the arena was photographed on Friday, July 29, 2016. jvillegas@sacbee.com

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

1) Did Mike Lehmkuhl have to die? How California’s mental health system failed one family

In the months since Mike Lehmkuhl’s death, his brother Jack and father, Ray, have wrestled with questions that will never be answered.

2) What’s the limit on liquor stores in Oak Park? Don’t ask the city

The planned retirement of a popular restaurateur coupled with a bureaucratic mistake has sparked soul searching in Oak Park about whether to add liquor stores in an area working hard to overcome its troubled past.

3) This immigrant became an American just to defeat Donald Trump

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, had scared Washington Espinoza into becoming an American.

4) A talker: East Sacramento comes into its own as a dining destination

The neighborhood currently has the most juice, and also plenty of premises-made gourmet coffee and craft beer, of any in Sacramento outside midtown and downtown.

5) Popular on Twitter: 6 things to look for when the Legislature returns

August is shaping up to be a busy month for California legislators, who return from their summer recess Monday to face a number of pressing issues.

6) Popular on Facebook: Minimum-wage increase sinks Roseville bookstore, owner says

Bibliophile Kelley Ulmer closed her Almost Perfect Book Store on Wednesday after 25 years of business at Rocky Ridge Drive and Douglas Boulevard in Roseville, saying that the added expense from minimum-wage increases had made it impossible for her to continue operating.

7) Popular on video: Golden 1 Center is getting ready for its debut

Sacramento Bee reporter Ryan Lillis got a tour of the new Sacramento arena, Golden 1 Center, for a look at the new features and an update on construction.

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