The gusty Sunday wind blew away many graduation caps, but it didn't stop more than 500 UC Merced graduates as they marched across the stage savoring a proud moment.Sunday was the second commencement ceremony for UC Merced, honoring 547 graduates from the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.
More than 5,000 people gathered Saturday at UC Merced to celebrate the graduation of 460 students from the Schools of Natural Sciences and Engineering, with former astronaut Jose Hernandez as keynote speaker.
A special celebration at Castle Airport on Saturday recognized 25 years of fire protection by Cal Fire in Merced County.Members of Merced County's Board of Supervisors and other area officials were on hand for the event, which marked the 2 ½ decades that the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has contracted with the county to provide emergency services to its unincorporated areas, along with fire assistance throughout the region.
Yoda the dog has a loyal legion of tiny fans.
Missed opportunities spoiled Buhach Colony's comeback bid as the Pitman Pride held on for a 5-4 win on Saturday in the third round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 South baseball playoffs at the University of the Pacific's Klein Family Field.
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.
A gathering in Turlock on Wednesday will explore how to draw tourists to farms, rivers and other San Joaquin Valley attractions.
Defense attorneys say one of the two inmates accused of killing a California prison guard in 2009 was so drunk on potent homemade liquor that he couldn't understand an FBI agent's Miranda warnings afterward.