A popular Main Street venue to grab a drink and enjoy live music is closed for three to five months, said RC Essig, one of The Partisan’s owners. Also, city officials confirmed an unnamed investor wants to buy multiple downtown buildings.
Backlash to UC’s proposed tuition hike has evolved into a showdown over control. UC says lawmakers must decide whether they are willing to spend more. State officials want more say in the direction of the university.
A new study shows distracted driving among teens is leading to more crashes than previously thought. Distraction a key factor in nearly 6 in 10 crashes involving teen drivers. Many of them are rear-enders.
Denise Huskins, the Vallejo woman who police said faked her own abduction for ransom, met with detectives Thursday after nearly 24 hours of silence in an effort to “clear her name,” her attorney told The Sacramento Bee.
A multimillion-dollar flight simulator at Sierra Flight Academy gave Merced County Supervisor Daron McDaniel the flight of his life. McDaniel joined Atwater Councilman Brian Raymond on Tuesday for a ride inside the Boeing 737 simulator at Castle Commerce Center.
About 300 students, from preschool to college — many from Yosemite National Park’s gateway communities — gathered at the Yosemite Falls viewing area on Tuesday to start the park’s 125th anniversary celebration, which is themed, “Youth of Today: Park Stewards of Tomorrow.”
Robert M. “Bob” Piccinini, the congenial and savvy chairman of the board and majority shareholder of the Modesto-based Save Mart Supermarkets empire, died Tuesday morning at his Modesto home. He was 73.
A tentative agreement on Stanislaus River flows could shore up irrigation supplies and keep Lake Tulloch from emptying this summer. The deal calls for regulators to relax the springtime flow requirements aimed at getting young salmon to the Pacific Ocean. The saved water could help the Oakdale and South San Joaquin irrigation districts.
Modesto-area farmers will pay more for Tuolumne River water this year, Modesto Irrigation District leaders decided Tuesday, and the board additionally revived water-transfer programs to help farmers cope with drought and this season’s historic low deliveries of only 16 inches of water per acre.
If at first you don’t succeed, try again. That’s exactly what dairy farmer Johnny Tacherra plans to do. The Republican candidate announced Monday he will make a second consecutive run for Congress, saying this time he has what it takes to unseat “career politician” Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno. The race for the 16th Congressional District seat heated up last year when Tacherra came within inches of defeating Costa. Tacherra won Madera and Merced counties but couldn’t conquer Fresno County, where Costa secured 1,056 votes to Tacherra’s 447.
Feminine hygiene products are a basic necessity, but for many homeless women, these products are not easy to come across. For this reason, two Merced County organizations are teaming up to collect bras and hygiene products to be distributed to homeless women in the community.
An issue investigated by the California attorney general’s office into whether Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II violated any laws by storing a firearm in his office is considered closed, Merced Sheriff Vern Warnke said.
Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors say.
Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan’s East Village as authorities reported that two people were unaccounted for.