The Planada community came together Saturday to enjoy a day of delicious barbecue, The Planada community came together Saturday to enjoy a day of delicious barbecue, live music and family-friendly activities.Planada Community Day, a tradition for more than 50 years, had something for everyone. live music and family-friendly activities.
Now that Karen Scialabba has successfully battled a rare form of lymphoma, her life has taken several different turns all for the better.The 52-year-old Merced woman has started violin lessons and joined a cancer support group at Mercy Medical Center. She finally met her 7-month-old granddaughter, who is the youngest of nine grandchildren.
It was a celebration worth coming home for.The grand reopening of the Mariposa Pizza Factory this weekend brought many former residents back to their hometown.
Bart McAfee knows nothing comes easy in Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 softball playoffs. The Bears' 10-day layoff, the overnight stay in Sacramento for the 10 a.m. start and the fact that Merced's prom falls on the same night for the second straight year all form a kind of perfect storm of distraction.
The sound of a bagpiper playing "Amazing Grace" set a somber tone as members of law enforcement gathered to honor fallen officers at the 2013 Merced County Peace Officer Memorial ceremony. See the video below. Click here for a photo gallery.
As UC Merced concludes its eighth academic year and prepares to award degrees to another outstanding class of graduates this weekend (today and Sunday), I am pleased to provide our neighbors and the greater Merced community with an update on our physical expansion plans in the face of rapidly growing student demand for admission.
Amanda Alarcon Banks likes to spend her afternoons crawling on her stomach trying to avoid touching dangling wires carrying live electrical current.
Farmers in the Turlock Irrigation District got a small boost Tuesday in the amount of water available this year.
A brush fire in the San Francisco Bay Area has been contained after coming close to homes, and authorities are investigating whether it was set intentionally.