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.

California audit identifies state government waste, misuse

A California state district engineer approved $3.9 million in payments to the firm that employed the worker's spouse and the state public health department improperly reimbursed an official $75,000 for driving to work, according to an audit released Thursday.

This week's circulars

Videos

Mobile dairy brings ag life to students

The Dairy Council of California visited a Livingston elementary school on Thursday with its mobile dairy classroom to teach students about dairy products and healthy eating.
sjansen@mercedsunstar.com
Mobile dairy brings ag life to students 0:37

Mobile dairy brings ag life to students

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 Things To Do