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Bill banning ‘Redskins’ mascot heads to governor’s desk

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.


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.

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