A Merced man who was serving a jail sentence on a work-release program was arrested again Tuesday after sheriff’s deputies found a loaded handgun, a stun gun and two bags of crystal methamphetamine at his home, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department said.
Java boys have now joined Java Girls Espresso — shirtless java boys. The coffee shop with scantily clad workers dubbed “bikini baristas” in northwest Fresno now employs a couple of men. They, too, wear very little while making cappuccinos and white chocolate mochas.
The average cost of a Thanksgiving feast for 10 rose slightly to $49.41, according to the annual survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation. The Modesto and Merced areas produce some of the items in great volume.