CHAMPIONS! Giants ride arm of Bumgarner to title

The San Francisco Giants oust the feisty Kansas City Royals in seven games, riding the sturdy left arm of ace Madison Bumgarner, who pitched himself into October lore. The 3-2 victory over the American League champs secures a 4-3 World Series win and sends the Giants to their third title in five years.


Valley roads get ‘poor’ grades

A growing number of city streets and county roads across California are deteriorating faster than local government budgets can maintain them, according to a report released Tuesday by the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties. Roads across much of Merced County got moderate ratings, but Merced and Dos Palos received poor ratings, the equivalent of an “F.”

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Police foil alleged burglary

Cesar Ortega, 21, was booked into the John Latorraca Correctional Facility on suspicion of attempted burglary and resisting arrest. Ortega was also wanted to two outstanding warrants, the Merced Police Department said in a news release.

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