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 National Transportation Safety Board last week recommended that states lower their threshold for drunken driving with the goal of reducing alcohol-related fatal crashes, which have held steady for much of the past 15 years.
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.
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.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. will pay $131 million to acquire the nonprofit Emanuel Medical Center of Turlock, according to publicly disclosed terms of the sale.
Officials say a woman in a Los Angeles suburb found a bear cub sitting on her kitchen counter.