It began like any other Thursday afternoon in Mrs. Valadao's second-grade class at Westside Union Elementary School in Los Banos.But for Annalysia Masso, the day couldn't go by fast enough. She's celebrating her eighth birthday on Memorial Day and she was told her mother was coming home from deployment to Afghanistan today.
The lists of Hannah Glenn's accolades earned as a student at Merced College is long and impressive. It's a list that includes four scholarships and an internship that took her to Osaka, Japan, last summer.
Two Merced men are dead and another injured in what appeared to be a gang-related shooting Thursday night in south Merced, police Lt. Bimley West reported.
The son of a World War II veteran, John Bain grew up hearing about the Great War and the heroes who fought in it to repress tyranny. But the 64-year-old Vietnam veteran's own service experience was very different.
A full moon hung over the Elk Grove High stadium and Dallas Hoofard stood alone. The Atwater High senior, who earlier won the 300-meter hurdles, sobbed and was unable to approach his 4x100 relay teammates. Hoofard took the anchor baton in third place but finished fifth as the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Track and Field Championships rallied to an end.To his credit, Hoofard was in no mood to celebrate his Masters victory in the 300-meter hurdles.
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.
The star power will be so bright, you just might need to wear shades inside the Gallo Center for Arts for the 2013-14 performance season.
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.
Firefighters are making progress against a wildfire burning in a remote area of eastern San Diego County.