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Los Banos priest under investigation moved out of area

A Los Banos Catholic priest under investigation for possible sex crimes involving a teenager has been moved to an undisclosed location where there are no children present, a Catholic church official said Tuesday.

3 injured in Los Banos crash

Three people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash Monday on Highway 152 at Palm Avenue in the Los Banos area, the California Highway Patrol reported.

New digs open at UC Merced

Professors and lab technicians are moving into a new building this week that will open next week to classes at UC Merced. The $88 million Science and Engineering 2 building could earn a platinum LEED green-building certification, the highest rating...

Truck rolls over onto railroad tracks near Atwater

A pickup truck rolled over onto railroad tracks Wednesday evening near Atwater, as an oncoming train approached, according to the California Highway...


Merced High grad Randall signs to swim at D-II Urbana

Former Merced High and Merced College swimmer Ryan Randall hopes his third signing is the charm.

Merced High graduate Ryan Randall, left, swam for Merced College in 2013 and earned All-America recognition.

Microsoft’s ex-CEO Ballmer leaves board

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company’s board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.

Steve Ballmer will spend more time with the Los Angeles Clippers, which he bought for $2 billion, and teaching a class at Stanford.

The State Worker: State scientists face labor contract test

It’s test time for California’s 3,000 state government scientists.

Jon Ortiz
Living & Entertainment

Around Town, Aug. 20, 2014

The Original Merced County Certified Farmers Market is 7:30 to 11 a.m. today and every Wednesday 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 www.mercedcfm...