Gregory Bourke and his husband, Michael DeLeon married in Canada in 2004. They are among several dozen men and women whose challenges to same-sex marriage restrictions in four states will be considered next week.
Thursday’s Victim’s Rights Ceremony memorialized victims of violent crimes as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Families brought photos of victims and wrote remembrance cards that were hung in a tree on Courthouse Park
Merced County employees will stop filming videos for a national organization following a Merced Sun-Star article that revealed the practice. Dozens of workers acted, sang and danced in videos for a national training organization. Also, a contract between two county agencies is under review for double dipping.