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Water rescue crews staged in Merced, ready to respond to flooded areas

Water rescue crews from Southern California trained Tuesday on a fuller than usual Bear Creek, which has swelled as the rains in Merced have been scattered.

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Cesar Martinez on Pacheco's historic night

Cesar Martinez scored three goals and set up a fourth to help the Pacheco boys soccer team cruise to the first playoff win in program history, 7-0 over Placer. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Cesar Martinez on Pacheco's historic night 1:54

Cesar Martinez on Pacheco's historic night

NASA investigates water supply in snow 1:08

NASA investigates water supply in snow

Jeremy Redwine and Jared Pazin on Merced's playoff win 2:53

Jeremy Redwine and Jared Pazin on Merced's playoff win

Ariana Severo on Golden Valley's playoff victory 2:49

Ariana Severo on Golden Valley's playoff victory