A travel survey by AAA estimates that just over 4 million Californians plan on traveling 50 miles or more this Memorial Day weekend. While that number is a slight decrease of just more than 2 percent from last year, that still means there will be some crowded freeways and airports.
After a one week hiatus, testimony resumed Monday in the murder trial of accused killers Maria Teresa Ceja Robles and Jose Augustine Velarde. The defendants are accused in the murder of Ana Lila Diaz DeCeja, 26, on Dec. 2, 2010, and the kidnapping of her 2-month-old son, Anthony Ceja.
More than a dozen jobs might be eliminated at Merced County's two landfills because of a decrease in waste tonnage, but some elected officials said they weren't made aware of the severity of the problem. "I'm not saying that there weren't any issues, but at the MCAG meetings they kept saying that tonnage was steady or at an increase," said Supervisor John Pedrozo.
The Los Banos Unified School District is preparing for a housing boom this summer. District officials have more than doubled school impact fees for developers planning residential projects in the coming months. The board of trustees recently voted to increase the fees from $3.23 per square foot to $7.35 per square foot.
Sara Callister felt she had something to prove.
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.
The words "fun" and "math" are not usually mentioned in the same sentence but they were at the second annual Spring Math Camp held April 1-5 at two sites for third- through sixth-graders in Stanislaus and Merced counties.
Golden Valley High School's visual and performing arts students will be presenting the musical "Bye Bye Birdie" today through Sunday at the school at 2121 E. Childs Ave., Merced.
Here's a message for tourists passing through Modesto or Merced on their way to Yosemite National Park: Stop and pick some cherries. Or visit a waterfowl refuge. Or walk in the footsteps of George Lucas. Or visit a waterfowl refuge. Or walk in the footsteps of George Lucas. Speakers offered those ideas Wednesday at a conference in Turlock on how to increase tourism in the San Joaquin Valley.
Gov. Jerry Brown is set to continue his climate change charge, joining scientists releasing a 20-page call to action on environmental problems including pollution, extinctions and population growth.