The stars of social media have become a force in pop culture. But despite their millions of followers, there are still vast swaths of the population who have no idea who they are. Included in that new breed of stars is Los Banos‘ 19-year-old Bethany Mota, a YouTube star who just made it to the “Dancing With the Stars” finals.
Free turkeys will be distributed to less fortunate families at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Merced, and 2 p.m. Monday at the Los Banos Fairgrounds, 403 F St. in Los Banos.
The University of California Board of Regents voted Thursday to adopt a plan that would allow UC system leaders to raise tuition by up to 5 percent annually over the next five years if schools like UC Merced do not receive more funding from the state.
Atwater Elementary School District trustees spent much of their time at Tuesday’s board meeting reviewing efforts to keep students, staff and teachers safe. About a quarter of a million dollars is being spent to bolster safety at the district’s eight campuses.