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The El Portal fire along the edge of Yosemite National Park had charred more than 3,000 acres and was 19 percent contained Tuesday, a jump from the 5 percent containment cited by fire officials the day before.
The Merced County Fair will be moving up its starting date by one week in 2015 to avoid any conflicts with other fairs, officials announced Tuesday.
I commend the representatives of districts 1 and 2 on the Merced County Board of Supervisors for having the moxie to reject their $1,357 raise.
The Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. today in the basement chamber of Tenth Street Place, 1010 10th St., Modesto.
The daughter of Supervisor Deidre Kelsey has filed a claim against Merced County seeking $200,000 and a formal apology for damage to her reputation after county officials made public an internal investigation of the Public Defender's Office.
With four Merced College trustee seats up for election this November, three hopefuls have filed to run with two weeks left before the deadline.
A beginning dog obedience class will start today at 6 p.m. at Applegate Park in Merced.
The tab for more testing of high-strength steel fasteners on the Bay Bridge's nearly new eastern span keeps on rising.
The Merced County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider the appointment of a new public defender and establishing an incentive program for businesses to make capital improvements.
Three out of four children in California with mental health needs don't get treatment, according to a new report.
Dean Peck, with the San Luis Canal Co., opens a gate to release water to a farmer near Los Banos .
Firefighters with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection are battling a vegetation fire that has grown to 10-to-15 acres near Highway 140 and Howard Road, between Livingston and Stevinson.
Ethan B. Morse, 18, son of Merced County District Attorney Larry D. Morse II, has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Mariposa County Jail.
"Once Upon a Story Time" with Jazmine, every Saturday through Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. in the Merced Mall Center Court.
Updated: Wed Jul 30, 2014 01:49 am
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