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

Katrina Ruliva 23 of Fairfield, center, is photographed in her costume by Toshiyasu Morita during the SacAnime event at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento on Friday, September 2, 2016.
Katrina Ruliva 23 of Fairfield, center, is photographed in her costume by Toshiyasu Morita during the SacAnime event at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento on Friday, September 2, 2016. rbenton@sacbee.com

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

1) Say, what’s that (much) taller building rising next door to the downtown arena?

A big new building is altering the downtown skyline, brought to you by the Sacramento Kings.

The new Golden 1 Center is part of a larger development that the Kings owners have dubbed Downtown Commons, or DoCo. One of the first structures is a 16-story hotel going up next to the arena.

2) Developers play big role in Sacramento County supervisor elections

Development interests have accounted for two-thirds of the contributions and independent expenditures in Sacramento County supervisor races this year, a Sacramento Bee analysis shows.

3) Why Bay Area tech companies are key to Sacramento’s economic strategy

Barry Broome, the first-ever chief executive of the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council, said he still believes the region can build industries from the ground up in fields such as agriculture technology. But the homegrown strategy will take quite a while to gain traction in a community where essential ingredients such as venture capital firms are still scarce.

4) A talker: Should we trust Sac PD to investigate its own in the shooting death of a homeless black man?

A mentally ill African American man is killed after being shot at least 16 times by Sacramento police and those of us on the outside are left with unanswered questions as city leaders circle the wagons.

5) Popular on Twitter: A year after an on-field injury, football player Nick Brown’s family fights the school district

As charged in a lawsuit the Brown family filed Wednesday in El Dorado County Superior Court, school authorities failed to get out in front of the head injury risk the sport poses to every player stepping onto the field.

6) Popular on Facebook: UC Davis could face furniture bill after former Chancellor Katehi departs house

If Linda P.B. Katehi takes all of her furniture when she vacates the UC Davis chancellor’s residence next month, the university will have to replace tens of thousands of dollars in sofas, chairs and other furnishings for a spacious public area used to entertain guests.

7) Popular on video:

Video scenes from SacAnime on Sept. 3, 2016 held at the Sacramento Convention Center and Sheraton Grand Sacramento. Music: "Fluffing a Duck" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommo

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