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Valley Air District officials extend wildfire smoke health caution through weekend

Valley Air District officials have extended a health warning sent out earlier this week, reminding residents to protect themselves from wildfire smoke...

Doubts expressed about Riggs’ finances, as contract heads to supervisors

Merced County’s proposed contract with Riggs Ambulance Service has been completed and will be presented to the Board of Supervisors this month, but a team of evaluators expressed concerns about the provider’s financial stability because...

Gustine teen with rare disease sees his wish come true

Garrett Spaulding couldn’t hide his smile Friday morning. The moment he’d been planning for years was finally here. The 17-year-old ...

Morse co-defendant pleads not guilty to murder charge

Jacob Tellez, of Merced, also known as Jacob Logan, entered his plea before Judge Ronald W. Hansen in Merced Superior Court. Tellez, 18, denied guilt...


Vogelsong dominates

Ryan Vogelsong’s strategy in the dugout before the ninth inning was simple: keep quiet.

The Giants’ Ryan Vogelsong got the 10-game road trip started right with a complete game two-hitter in New York.

Hiring solid, up again in July

July marked a sixth straight month with 200,000-plus jobs growth, the government said Friday, cementing the view of a firming U.S. economic recovery...

Specialist Anthony Rinaldi is reflected in one of the screens on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. U.S. markets steadied a day after a major sell-off as investors focused on a relatively strong jobs report.

Editorial: On poverty, Kashkari makes a point but misses the train

Neel Kashkari takes a Greyhound from Los Angeles to Fresno, with $40 in his pocket, and a backpack, and looks for a job.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari speaks at a press conference in front of the River City Food Bank about his experiences living on the street in Fresno.
Living & Entertainment

Old Trainer: Dogs offer you unconditional love

I love your column, but I was shocked when you said you like your dogs more than people.