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Born to be wild (flowers): Three springtime delights in the desert

If spring wildflowers were people, they'd be a carefree lot, free spirits who don't set their alarm clocks and never check email. They'd toss their colorful heads with a mischievous catch-me-if-you-can dare, living by the seats of their pants. If they had pants. But they don't. They're flowers, born to be wild and au so naturel.

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Turlock's Almond Tree Restaurant goes up in flames

Turlock Fire Department firefighters battle flames at the Almond Tree Restaurant on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2107. (Joe Cortez/jcortez@modbee.com)
Turlock's Almond Tree Restaurant goes up in flames 0:50

Turlock's Almond Tree Restaurant goes up in flames

Merced firefighters train for water rescues 0:25

Merced firefighters train for water rescues

River Oaks Golf Course under water 0:27

River Oaks Golf Course under water

CHP holds traffic at Donner Summit on Interstate 80 as harsh weather tightens grip on travel 5:52

CHP holds traffic at Donner Summit on Interstate 80 as harsh weather tightens grip on travel