Merced City Fire brought on five new members for its crew on Friday, a move city leaders hope will alleviate some staffing issues. Thomas Beard, Jack Jones, Samuel Rametta, Paul Skifter and Aaron Vasquez were sworn in Friday at City Hall by Chief Shawn Henry, according to a news release.
One of the three young ladies vying for the area’s Dairy Princess tiara is a Merced high schooler, the California Milk Advisory Board announced Friday. Marion Carpenter, an El Capitan High School student, is competing against Alexia Nunes and Nicole Sanders, who are both from Turlock.
For Maria Strydom and her husband Robert Gropel, climbing Everest while adhering to a strict vegan diet was their “own personal Everest.” She died Saturday on the mountain of high-altitude pulmonary edema.
In his mind, the full moon meant the end of days and was a call for a hero to slay the werewolves and vampires at the party – a call he answered. Now Matthew de Grood’s trial for the admitted slayings of five people at a lunar eclipse party on April 15, 2014, in Calgary has Canada riveted.
After a weekend of furious lobbying by local and national gay-rights groups, the Democratic-controlled Charlotte City Council decided Monday against taking any vote on repealing its own nondiscrimination ordinance.