Behavioral health specialists at Golden Valley Health Centers have voted to join other unionized workers. The vote was 12-0 for the mental health therapists and counselors to join Service Employees International Union Local 521, which represents about 450 medical assistants and office personnel who work for Golden Valley in Merced and Stanislaus counties.
The California attorney general’s officel responds to a death penalty appeal for Modesto’s Scott Peterson, who authorities say killed his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner, at Christmastime 2002.
In the fall semester, UC Merced senior lecturer Virginia Adán-Lifante offered extra credit to students who volunteered to translate a portion of the Valley Crisis Center website into Spanish. But volunteers were motivated less by the classroom reward than by the chance to help.
Allegations of misconduct against Marilouise Hawks first surfaced in October when she was allegedly caught passing notes between two teenage inmates at the Iris Garrett Juvenile Justice Correctional Complex. The more serious allegations involving Hawks and juvenile inmates came to light a month later, according to Scott Ball, Merced County’s chief probation officer.
RALEIGH, N.C.-North Carolina's coast will see more frequent and more destructive floods at high tide over the next 30 years, several studies say - even on mild, sunny days - as rising sea levels shove the Atlantic Ocean higher onto our shores.
The Merced City School District Board of Education this week approved new boundaries for elementary school students in the city, a decision that irked parents whose children will be bused miles away from home while passing much closer campuses.