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Enrollment dips at Merced College

Merced College opened for classes last week without the threat of sanctions for the first time in several years.

Zoraya Gonzalez, 17, of Atwater studies in the shade on the Merced College campus on Monday. A dip in enrollment may involve several factors, college officials say, including a shortage of instructors, late registration for classes and financial aid regulations.

New fracking documentary to be shown in Merced

A new documentary film that explores fracking and its impacts on water is set to show in several cities across the nation, including Merced.

Merced supervisors adopt budget, overhaul of Animal Control

The Merced County Board of Supervisors adopted a balanced $489.2 million fiscal budget Tuesday, which included an overhaul in the management of the Animal Control Department.


Bumgarner flirts with perfect game in Giants’ win

For much of this season, Madison Bumgarner seemed incapable of having a good start at AT&T Park. For seven innings Tuesday night, though, it was the...

Madison Bumgarner, who had put up middling numbers at AT&T Park this season, tied his career high with 13 strikeouts while holding the Rockies to one hit on Tuesday.

Adam Blauert on Outdoors: Clark Fork on Stanislaus River good for easy weekend camping

From opening weekend at the end of April through the end of October, the Clark Fork of the Stanislaus River is an easy weekend camping destination...

If you’re up for an 8-mile round trip with a climb that will give you a workout, you can go all the way from Iceberg Meadow, shown here, to pretty Boulder Lake.

Burger King buying breakfast chain Hortons

The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up.

Burger King is hoping to turn Tim Hortons into a household name outside Canada.

Wine and temblors, all part of life in California

Earthquakes are an inescapable fact of California life. So are calls for vigilance once the shaking stops.


Editorial: Sen. Hueso should have heeded his own advice about not drinking and driving

Former Assembly Speaker Jesse Unruh observed that legislators inexplicably considered themselves invisible. They’re not.

Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, enters the Senate floor as he returns to the Capitol on Monday after his DUI arrest last week.
Living & Entertainment

Around Town, Aug. 27, 2014

The Original Merced County Certified Farmers Market is 7:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the shopping center off Yosemite Avenue and Paulson Road, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 18th and N streets. For more information, go to