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.
Forecasters say this week is shaping up to be one of the hottest of the year so far in Merced. Merced-area residents can expect several consecutive days of triple-digit heat, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford.
Chowchilla Union High School’s class of 2016 is the last to graduate with its century-old mascot, the “Redskins.” The school will decide on a new mascot later this year, following the leads of Gustine and Tulare Union high schools, also affected by the law prohibiting use of the name.
A 54-year-old Merced woman died and her teenage son suffered minor injuries when their vehicle overturned just before noon on Highway 99 at Campus Parkway, CHP Officer Moises Onsurez told the Sun-Star.
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.
At his alma mater – with his high school sweetheart moderating his memorial – Dave Henderson was remembered by family and friends Saturday through intimate stories and fond memories of the late major-leaguer.
I read county crop reports with the same enthusiasm that some people read detective or romance novels. They brim with details about milk and nuts and other major products, as well as minor items like squab and beeswax and leeks.
Dozens of people who were evicted from a shanty camp near Mendota have been forced to find new places to live after authorities said the settlement owned by Westlands Water District would need to be demolished.
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.
School officials in Gustine and Chowchilla reacted with a mix of anger and disappointment Friday after California lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill barring schools from using long-standing mascot names that have been criticized as racially insensitive.
Health insurance rates for next year will increase almost 10 percent in Merced County – one of the highest jumps in the state and more than double the average rate hike statewide – Covered California officials announced Monday.