Large clouds of black smoke rose from the Stoll Fire in Tehama County, California, on June 23, while evacuations orders were in place for surrounding areas. Cal Fire reported that some residential and commercial buildings were destroyed or damaged.
University of California President Janet Napolitano discusses health care access in the San Joaquin Valley with University of California, Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland and Assemblymember Adam Gray, D-Merced, in Merced on Friday.
Dos Palos resident George Aguaristi, who plans to file a lawsuit against Merced County, speaks about how officers killed his dog Samson in May, at his home in Dos Palos, Calif., on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
The Chocolate Dipper owner Tina Vanderpluym and her staff prepare for the Merced locations grand opening in Merced, Calif., on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The shop's 319 W. Main St. location is celebrating its grand opening on Friday, June 15.
A look at Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall in Yosemite National Park from the first week of June 2018. The snow in the Sierra is melting rapidly, transforming into these powerful displays, according to park staffers.
In a stunning landslide, a political newcomer cruised to an easy win Tuesday, June 5, 2018, night over longtime Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II, an incumbent whose political strength had never before been challenged.
Some Dos Palos residents say they avoid drinking tap water and choose to buy bottled water in Dos Palos, Calif., on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. According to state records, a Dos Palos city well has failed tests at least 22 times since 2013.