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1 hr ago | Merced Sun-Star

Merced County, state help hundreds of AT&T workers preparing for layoff

An AT&T representative tells reporters to leave the parking lot near the soon-to-close call center on Monday in Atwater.

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Related Topix: Atwater, CA, Merced, CA

3 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Merced County

A view of the bike path and Bear Creek that run under G Street, on Monday in Merced.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Merced, CA, Dos Palos, CA, Firebaugh, CA

5 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Good Samaritan's actions result in car jacker's arrest, deputies say

Merced County Sheriff's deputies say the acts of a Good Samaritan led to the arrest of an accused car jacker in the Winton area.

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Related Topix: Winton, CA

9 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Merced County Superior Court evacuated after bomb threat

The Merced County Superior Court was evacuated Monday morning due to a bomb threat by a caller who was "unhappy with the court," according to deputies.

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Related Topix: Mariposa County, CA, Merced, CA

23 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Merced County employees rally to help cancer-stricken co-worker

Karen Bricky sat inside a Stanford doctor's office on a cold January afternoon. She was about to get the worst news of her life for the second time – but her sister was bracing herself for even worse news just a few doors down the hall.

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Related Topix: Ovarian Cancer, Health, Leukemia, Medicine, Breast Cancer, Merced, CA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Senator's staff, EDD to hold office hours for Atwater AT&T call center employees

In the wake of the announced closure of two Atwater AT&T call centers, staff for State Senator Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, said they will hold mobile office hours this week to offer assistance and information to affected employees.

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Related Topix: Atwater, CA, US Military, Castle Air Force Base, US Air Force, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Jim Costa, Democrat, Fresno, CA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Farm Beat: 5 percent ag loss figure doesn’t tell whole story

California will maintain that much of its agricultural output this year, despite the severe drought, according to a UC Davis study released Tuesday.

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Related Topix: California, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC Davis, Stanislaus County, CA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Fire displaces Merced family

Flames fueled by a gas leak burn a house in the 1800 block of East 23rd Street on Friday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Merced, CA

Merced Sun-Star

Pilot in critical condition after helicopter crash

The mangled wreckage of a crashed helicopter crop duster could be seen on Friday , in Merced on Lopes Ave. and Thornton Rd. in a watermelon field.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA

Merced Sun-Star

Museum Notes: El Capitan Hotel was an iconic structure for Merced

When President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant on June 30, 1864, to set aside park land for public enjoyment and preservation, the town of Merced was not yet established.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Train Disaster, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Yosemite Valley, CA

Los Banos Enterprise

Three are willing to enter the political fray in Los Banos so fat

A newcomber will run for a seat on the school board and three incumbents have pulled papers seeking re-election.

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Related Topix: Los Banos, CA, Education Etc.

Merced Sun-Star

CHP: Turlock man arrested after leading officers in high-speed chase

A Turlock man wanted in Stanislaus County was arrested near Delhi on Thursday afternoon after he led officers on a high-speed chase on Highway 99 in Merced County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Turlock, CA, Stanislaus County, CA, Atwater, CA, Delhi, CA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

County officials look at potential changes to fee program

County leaders decided Thursday to look at options for restructuring a Merced County Association of Governments fee-collection program after hearing concerns that the money doesn't benefit all cities equally.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Atwater, CA, Los Banos, CA, Gustine, CA

Merced Sun-Star

Area leaders skeptical about effectiveness of larger water fines

Some Merced County water officials and experts say there are better ways to conserve water in Merced County than to levy a new, bigger fine, an unprecedented step taken this week that declared certain types of water waste a criminal infraction similar to a speeding violation.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Atwater, CA, Livingston, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Merced Sun-Star

Access to places for safe physical activity on the rise in U.S., CDC reports

Physical activity among adults and teens is on the rise, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Family, Kids, Merced, CA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Merced River cleanup scheduled for Saturday

The second annual cleanup effort begins at 8 a.m. at Henderson Park in Snelling, and continues along the river for several miles.

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Related Topix: Snelling, CA, Headphones

Merced Sun-Star

Manslaughter suspect also accused of injuring infant

A Merced man arrested late last month in the death of a man at the Merced Theatre is also the center of an investigation into an unrelated but high-profile incident that resulted in an infant suffering third-degree burns, according to documents obtained by the Sun-Star.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Washington Post

California Almonds Saved by Using Water for Veggies: Commodities

Farmers in California, the source of 80 percent of the world's almonds, are rescuing the nut from drought this year by diverting water used for vegetable crops and drilling more wells to keep trees hydrated.

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Related Topix: California, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Life, Food, Vegetables, UC Davis

Merced Sun-Star

Livingston city officials present Foster Farms with key to city

Those were the words of Mayor Pro Tem Gurpal Samra as he explained the company's impact on the city.

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Related Topix: Livingston, CA, Cockroach, Health

Merced Sun-Star

Missing woman found by deputies

A 55-year-old missing woman who suffers from dementia and other medical issues is back at home after being found by the Merced County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Winton, CA, Livingston, CA, Merced, CA

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