For the Ayala family, like many other Merced families, celebrating Christmas Mass is a long-standing tradition. Nancy and her husband, Frank, have attended Christmas Mass at Sacred Heart for as long as they can remember. On Thursday, they were accompanied by their three children, son-in-law and two grandsons.
In a wrongful-termination lawsuit, the former chief medical officer of Golden Valley Health Centers said she was fired for opposing policies that would undermine care for low-income and indigent patients. Dr. Silvia Diego filed the lawsuit against her former employer in Stanislaus Superior Court.
Drivers across the San Joaquin Valley are enjoying an ongoing drop in the cost of gasoline, with fuel prices hitting levels not seen since 2009. In a few weeks, however, the price will go up – guaranteed. It’s all part of California’s effort to combat global climate change.
The Christmas season is over, and residents will begin the process of placing shiny ornaments back in their boxes, removing the lights from the eaves and packing the glittery decorations away until next year.
Nonprofits and churches came together on Christmas Eve in the hope of brightening the holiday for hundreds of people in Merced. Many people looking for some help during the holiday lined up outside the annual meal and toy giveaway at the American Legion Hall.