Rising teacher pension costs are complicating salary negotiations and weighing down higher budget forecasts from an improved state fiscal outlook. Contributions start a steep climb this year to offset the anticipated $70.4 billion future shortfall of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System.
Gustine resident Andrew Sanchez, 25, was arrested Monday in Santa Nella and faces possible homicide charges in connection with the death of his 9-month-old son Maddix Ramsour. According to authorities, the infant suffered blunt force injuries at his home in Gustine, on March 5, 2015. (Photos courtesy of the Merced County Sheriff's Department)