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  • Richard Mancebo
    published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:40:07 GMT
    Richard Mancebo, 87, of Stockton, CA passed away December 13, 2014 of complications from pneumonia. Born in Merced, CA on September 17, 1927, he graduated from Modesto High School and then served in the US Navy....
  • Former area teacher accused of sex with minor
    published on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:30:00 GMT
    A former Don Pedro High School teacher was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a minor during the time he taught at the school in 2013. Jeremy Monn, 31, of Paso Robles, was arrested by the Merced Police Department Friday at his home on a warrant for 20 counts of sexual acts with a minor....
  • Rain could spell trouble for California water conservation
    published on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:07:02 GMT
    After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in years. Recent storms eased the drought somewhat, but there's a long way to go....
  • Water officials fret over rain's effects
    published on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:03:15 GMT
    After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in years. Recent storms eased the drought somewhat, but there's a long way to go....
  • 11 trillion gallons of water needed: Will Calif. rains set back water conservation?
    published on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:37:15 GMT
    A dock sits high and dry at the end of a boat ramp, yards away from the edge of Folsom Lake near Folsom, Calif., Oct. 6. After California 's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in years. Recent storms eased the drought somewhat, but there's a long way to go....
  • MARC travel awards announced for: APS Professional Skills Training Course
    published on Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
    FASEB MARC Program has announced the travel award recipients for the American Physiological Society's Professional Skills Training Course from January 15-18, 2015 in Orlando, FL. These awards are meant to promote the entry of students, post doctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at the APS Professional Skills Training Course....
  • Kimball wins tournament championship Updated at
    published on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:47:16 GMT
    Freshman Raziya Potter earned most valuable player honors en route to a 57-46 victory that kept Kimball undefeated through five games this season. Potter scored a game-high 18 points and Donwanae Anthony added 14 points, four steals and five blocks and made the all-tournament team....
  • Girls Basketball: Weston Ranch senior unstoppable in Stagg Tournament victory
    published on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:53:18 GMT
    The Weston Ranch senior tallied a triple-double Thursday to lead the Cougars to a 57-45 win over Atwater in opening-round action of the Tony Contreras Delta Queen Classic girls basketball tourney at Stagg High School. “Overall, I think I could have done better on my defense,” Alexander said....
  • Storm Preparations: Valley Sandbag Locations
    published on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:24:06 GMT
    If the weather patterns hold, we could see the largest storm to hit Central California in six years. With that in mind, those who have problems with flooding should consider picking up some sandbags to be prepared....
  • Cincinnati Reds in Review: RP Curtis Partch
    published on Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:27:19 GMT
    With the announcement coming out that the Cincinnati Reds have non-tendered Curtis Partch , effectively ending his tenure with the Redlegs, it seems like an appropriate time to do his season in review. Partch never had an expeditious role with the club; he only pitched in 20 games in his career, but don't look for this to be the end of his road at the Major League level....
  • Ogletree urges more involvement in civil rights issues
    published on Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:14:10 GMT
    "I need you to be a leader going forward," urged civil rights lawyer Charles Ogletree to a crowd of University of Illinois students, faculty, staff and community members. The Harvard lawyer, friend of outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder and professor to Barack and Michelle Obama when they studied at Harvard, visited Urbana Wednesday to speak about Ferguson, Mo., the Civil Rights movement, racial profiling and other topics....
  • Make A Wish to grant local girl's dream
    published on Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:39:09 GMT
    Local firefighters were found shaking their hats at passing cars on the cold morning of Nov. 17. Their mission? To help Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfill Madison Harding's dream to see Disney World. "She was born sick," said her mother Shawny Patrick....
  • Characterization of structural variants with single molecule and hybrid sequencing approaches
    published on Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:36:29 GMT
    High-throughput DNA sequencing has enabled genome-scale surveys of structural variation. However, the short reads produced by these technologies limit the study of complex variants, particularly those involving repetitive regions....
  • Toastmasters: A boon for Fresno and the Valley
    published on Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:51:23 GMT
    The Fresno City Toastmasters Club meets every Wednesday at Fresno Fire Department headquarters. Here are some of the members : Marvita Gowdy; Sara Pomare ; Kina Harris; Israel Reyes; Andi Walls ; Lindsay Chargin ; Joey Myers ; Sophia Morales; Donna Blocker ; Kathleen Kissee; Maritza Rodriguez; Genaro Gonzalez; Joann Zuniga ; Robert Nevarez ....
  • Kimberly Louise Todd
    published on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:59:41 GMT
    Kimberly Louise Todd Kimberly Louise Todd, 31, of Lewisville, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Dallas.Mass of Christian burial is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur with Father Thomas Dsouza officiating....
  • Troubled Parkmerced development gets new investmentvisit|article-5920452|Columns-nav-hcat|2
    published on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:10:01 GMT
    The Park Merced neighborhood is seen in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2010. Owners of the sprawling complex of houses and high-rise apartment buildings plan to proceed with a $1.2 billion renovation project despite defaulting on their mortgage....
  • Will UC at last face up to out-of-state student dilemma?
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:54:36 GMT
    It's a dilemma that University of California officials have long refused to confront, but one they may soon have to face: How many foreign and out-of-state students can UC absorb and still fulfill its mission of providing an elite education for the very best California high school graduates? The issue has become central at many UC campuses, where an unprecedented 20 percent of this year's freshman class now hails from outside California. The tens of thousands of out-of-staters are a revenue bona...
  • 1950 Chevrolet 3100 - 50/50 Chevy
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:50:41 GMT
    It's hard not to wonder what would have happened if that coin had landed heads instead of tails, or maybe the other way around. It was the mid '70s, and Augie Scoto and his twin brother had just turned 16. Their parents told them to flip a coin....
  • MyAssignmentHelp.com provides Dissertation Writing Services in the United States
    published on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:10:01 GMT
    Our talented team of dissertation writers at MyAssignmentHelp.com services provides all categories of dissertation assistance materials to students across the globe, especially in the US. PRLog - Nov. 20, 2014 - MERCED, Calif....
  • Thomas D. Elias column: UC system fudges its mission of serving...
    published on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:18:34 GMT
    It's a dilemma that University of California officials have long refused to confront, but one they may soon have to face: How many foreign and out-of-state students can UC absorb and still fulfill its mission of providing an elite education for the very best California high school graduates? The issue has become central at many UC campuses, where an unprecedented 20 percent of this year's freshman class now hails from outside California. The tens of thousands of out-of-staters are a revenue bona...