Friday is Arbor Day in the City of Merced. Public Works has made it a tradition to plant trees at City schools and parks on Arbor Days for decades to involve students in the planting process and teach them about the role trees play in the city.
Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputy attempts to remove a plastic cup from a skunk's head Wednesday night. After multiple failed attempts with a baton, the deputy used his bare hands to remove it from from the critter's head, authorities said.
UC Merced graduate Isa Bey, who was arrested in 2017 following an incident between college students and Merced police, speaks on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at the event that brought rapper, actor and activist Common to town.
A Golden Valley High student tells the MUHSD school board about her fears Oct. 10, 2018, after reading about boys varsity basketball coach Keith Hunter sexually harassing a coworker but continuing to teach and coach, according to school records.
Common, a rapper, actor and activist, brought his tour to Merced Oct. 12, 2018, to promote youth leadership among minority and underrepresented populations. He encouraged political activism and education while railing against mass incarceration.
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