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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MC's Jose Gonzalez on signing with PUC

Merced College sophomore Jose Gonzales signed a letter of intent to finish out his basketball career at Pacific Union College. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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MC's Jose Gonzalez on signing with PUC 1:08

MC's Jose Gonzalez on signing with PUC

Merced County STEM Fair 2:27

Merced County STEM Fair

Big rig crosses Highway 99 median, strikes car in Merced 1:30

Big rig crosses Highway 99 median, strikes car in Merced

Tahitian dance festival this weekend in Merced 1:08

Tahitian dance festival this weekend in Merced