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.

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Merced College rolls Gavilan at home

The Merced College men's basketball team drilled 16 3-pointers in a convincing 85-61 victory over Gavilan on Tuesday night. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Merced College rolls Gavilan at home 1:36

Merced College rolls Gavilan at home

Classroom lessons to help children receive Christmas gifts 0:42

Classroom lessons to help children receive Christmas gifts

Search for Ghost Ship warehouse fire victims continues in Oakland 0:34

Search for Ghost Ship warehouse fire victims continues in Oakland

Selma beats Chowchilla for Valley title 2:51

Selma beats Chowchilla for Valley title