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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Truck ends up on its side in Merced crash

Three cars collided shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017, near M Street and Rambler Road in Merced, sending a truck onto its side. No injuries were reported, police said.
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Truck ends up on its side in Merced crash 0:17

Truck ends up on its side in Merced crash

2 killed in fiery crash north of Merced 1:24

2 killed in fiery crash north of Merced

March for Science at Yosemite National Park 1:51

March for Science at Yosemite National Park

Merced adds three new police officer 0:24

Merced adds three new police officer