State test scores released; Merced County kids doing better

This region remained below state averages, but schools are marching in the right direction, state test scores show. Across California nearly half of test takers, 49 percent, were at or above grade level in English and 37 percent passed the bar in math, in results made public Wednesday.

Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders

Backers of a proposed NFL stadium said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip and refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will soon be home to the Raiders.

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California Gov. Brown scolds Fresno County sheriff in voicemail

California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to pass a ballot measure to make certain nonviolent felons eligible for early release. He scolded Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Sims in a voicemail for what he called a “malicious” mailer opposing the measure. The Sacramento Bee obtained the voicemail.
California Gov. Brown scolds Fresno County sheriff in voicemail 1:04

California Gov. Brown scolds Fresno County sheriff in voicemail

El Capitan kicker Joseph Lema is kicking for a cause this season 1:53

El Capitan kicker Joseph Lema is kicking for a cause this season

Jonathan Collazo is ready for a big season at Stone Ridge 2:16

Jonathan Collazo is ready for a big season at Stone Ridge

Merced quarterback Jake Foss discusses upcoming season 1:47

Merced quarterback Jake Foss discusses upcoming season

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