Merced Union High School District trustees purchased more than $1 million in furniture and equipment for El Capitan High School and offered early retirement incentives for 21 employees.
Peace has descended on Bellevue Elementary School in Atwater. A 10-foot-tall peace pole was dedicated Tuesday during midday ceremonies at the campus. It's a project of the school's Interact Club, which is sponsored by the Atwater Rotary Club.
Stephanie Toledo didn't want anything to get in the way of her academic success when she arrived at UC Merced. The shy freshman wasn't ready to consider clubs, social activities or other campus opportunities. But Toledo soon realized that she needed more than classwork to get the most from her college experience.
The hot valley sun has started beaming down on area farms, ripening fruits such as blueberries, cherries, apricots and strawberries. Through fall, fresh and locally produced fruits will fill farm stands and markets.Fruit harvested in Merced County brings in a gross return of $132 million, according to the county agricultural department's latest annual crop report.That's nowhere near the more than $1.1 billion provided by the county's top farm commodity, dairy, but agricultural officials say such crops are an important part of the area's economic landscape.
Mark de la Motte had his end of the year speech ready if needed. The Turlock High baseball coach could save it at least one more day as the Bulldogs rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to cap a wild 5-4 win over Buhach Colony in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 South playoffs on Monday at the University of the Pacific's Klein Family Field.
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.
A gathering in Turlock on Wednesday will explore how to draw tourists to farms, rivers and other San Joaquin Valley attractions.
A defense contractor at Camp Pendleton has been sentenced to six months in prison for his role in the theft of pricey medical equipment intended for overseas Marines.