Central Valley

Central Valley

Shasta water release plan has no cutbacks to farmers – for now

After weeks of uncertainty and pressure from members of Congress, federal officials on Wednesday announced a plan for managing water releases from California’s largest reservoir this summer in a manner that will not involve cutbacks in farm water deliveries – at least if all goes as hoped. The good news for farmers may not bode well for endangered fish.

Central Valley

Merced back in initial HSR route

California High-Speed Rail Authority officials proposed changes to put Merced back into the initial plans at a meeting Thursday and reaffirmed the state’s commitment to send the bullet train to Southern California despite a dramatic revision to the business plan that sends the train to Northern California before it heads to the Los Angeles Area.

Crime

Merced man arrested with meth, gun, police say

A routine traffic stop ended over the weekend in Merced with one man behind bars facing possible weapons and drug charges after officers seized nearly a dozen grams of methamphetamine and a loaded gun, the Police Department reported.

Videos

Puppy rescue by City of Merced Fire Department

Truck 51 of the City of Merced Fire Department found and rescued a puppy that fell two floors down in an HVAC system on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
City of Merced Fire Department
Puppy rescue by City of Merced Fire Department 1:42

Puppy rescue by City of Merced Fire Department

Merced migrant students wrap up summer program 1:34

Merced migrant students wrap up summer program

School Stories: Student, community collaboration on display in Merced 1:45

School Stories: Student, community collaboration on display in Merced

Pokemon Go players take ownership of parks 0:58

Pokemon Go players take ownership of parks