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Raptor run in Merced County

It is April 24 and I am driving my pickup on Cunningham Road, a few miles east of Planada on a breezy Sunday with clouds drifting over the Sierra Nevada mountains, clear skies overhead and fields and hills still green from spring rains.

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Brigitte Bowers: Sex, lies and murder lurk in my living room

Sunday will mark the end of “Mad Men,” though I suspect some networks will offer copycats for those baby boomers who are unwilling to let the 1970s go. I am oddly proud of having been a “Mad Men” fan from the very first episode, though I watched it only because it aired on the same network and night as “Breaking Bad.”

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Brigitte Bowers: Every Fifteen Minutes a reminder of parents’ worst fears

It is possible that for my son, Casey, Every Fifteen Minutes is little more than an opportunity to break up the tedium of a typical school day, though I hope the simulation will instead be a cautionary story he carries with him for a long time. For me, however, and I believe for other parents, too, it is a reminder of our worst fear, the one we pray we will never fully comprehend.

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Los Banos 99 Cents Only Store prepares for grand opening

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Mariposa's Violet Matlock on DVI title win

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Merced filmmaker discusses film made in town

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Fire destroys apartment complex in Winton

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Fire in Winton displaces several residents

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One injured in crash with big rig

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2016 Peace Officers Memorial

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Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena

Protesters with signs and flags shouting outside the Trump rally at Selland Arena on Friday, May 27, 2016.
Eric Paul Zamora ezamora@fresnobee.com
Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena 00:55

Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena

El Capitan High School student to graduate from Merced College with Associates Degree 01:53

El Capitan High School student to graduate from Merced College with Associates Degree

Los Banos 99 Cent Only Store Grand Opening 01:13

Los Banos 99 Cent Only Store Grand Opening

El Capitan's Braiden Ward after Gauchos clinch section title game berth. 01:56

El Capitan's Braiden Ward after Gauchos clinch section title game berth.