A Merced teen broadened her perspective on political issues affecting Hispanics and opportunities for her future when she attended the Ready to Lead NextGen program in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.
Economists said the higher unemployment rates, oddly, reflect continued improvement in the economy in June. Thousands of Californians, including in Merced County, flooded into the job market, in part because of the end of the school year but also because of optimism. Employers were hiring, but not in sufficient numbers to accommodate everyone.
Merced is considered to be a car-reliant city, according to Walk Score, and some residents agree that life in Merced is more convenient with a vehicle rather than relying on other forms of transportation.
The “Pokémon Go” mobile phone game craze is alive in Merced and Atwater as much as anywhere else, and players said they noticed the parks needed a little help. They organized a cleanup at Applegate Park in Merced on Wednesday and Ralston Park in Atwater on Thursday.
Former President Bill Clinton will speak on presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, seeking to sing the political and personal praises of his wife without overshadowing her.
Day 1: Bernie Sanders delivered an unequivocal endorsement of Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia, sowing harmony in a party recently marked by discord. Party luminary senators Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Al Franken also graced the stage, but it was Michelle Obama who was the highlight of the night, with a powerful, personal and emotional speech. Day 2: We’re watching for Bill Clinton.
An Air Force Thunderbird pilot who ditched his jet moments after flying over the Air Force Academy’s commencement ceremony reported engine trouble and told air traffic controllers he was aiming the plane away from a home before he ejected safely into a field.
You never know what is going to catch Twitter’s eye during a political convention. On the first night of the Democratic National Convention, a Sarah Silverman scold of Bernie Sanders supporters nearly blew up Twitter. And thanks to actor Ken Jeong, Democrats have a new catch phrase that will likely not go over well in the Trump household.