He was fired from Atwater and is suing. Now he’s a police officer in Merced County again
Officially fired from Atwater in November, former Chief Samuel Joseph was sworn into the Gustine Police Department on Tuesday, according to Police Chief Melt Medeiros. He’s ranked as an agent.
Like gardening? Like a peek in lavish back yards? Modesto group has a tour for you
A rite of Modesto spring returns April 27 as garden enthusiasts and the simply curious get a chance to tour landscapes at a handful of the city’s homes at the Modesto Garden Club’s Spring Garden Tour.
Fresno Diocese TV station could go off the air as it tries to sell broadcast license
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, California, is looking to sell its KNXT broadcast license. The television station, which partners with CatholicTV Network, could go off the air even if it can’t find a buyer.
Drunk, high pedestrians becoming more of a problem. Here’s Fresno’s solution
Citing rise in deaths of pedestrians under the influence, Fresno CA Police Chief Jerry Dyer and District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp push expanded partnership with Rescue Mission to help potential victims gain sobriety.
Beloved Bloomingcamp Ranch near Oakdale could be closed due to water problems
The popular Bloomingcamp Ranch bakery and farm stand near Oakdale, California is dealing with water regulations that threaten to close the business. Nitrate levels in an onsite well have caused the issues.
Merced poet will read from his new book on Friday at the MAC
Pos Moua’s grandmother sometimes warned him against chucking stones at nothing in particular, mostly because she believed the mountains of Laos were inhabited by ghosts who, though not necessarily malevolent by nature, could turn vengeful if their spirits were disturbed by rocks hurled carelessly in their direction.
Orange Cove man allegedly stole vehicles during ‘test drive.’ But police finally catch him
Daniel Garcia of Orange Cove was arrested Tuesday and charged with four counts of grand theft after allegedly test driving all-terrain vehicles in Fresno County but then never returning the ATVs.
Clovis mayor responds to Fresno housing commissioner’s controversial comment on diversity
The mayor of Clovis, California, and city officials responded to remarks on diversity made by a Fresno Housing Authority commissioner about an affordable housing project. The comments were seen as racist by some.
School superintendent accused of biting jail correctional officer during DUI arrest in Merced
Robin Hopper, superintendent of Mariposa County Unified School District, was arrested Sunday night for allegedly driving under the influence and biting a jail correctional officer, CHP reported. Hopper was arrested in Merced County.
Yosemite Valley’s only campground that didn’t require reservations has new online lottery
Camp 4 in California’s Yosemite National Park will start a new online lottery program for campsites this summer starting in May 2019. The campground is a world-famous base camp for rock climbers.
Oakdale drink stand closes, becoming first Dutch Bros Coffee kiosk to open in county
The locally owned Pete’s Joe & Snow has closed in Oakdale, CA, to make way for a Dutch Bros Coffee kiosk. The chain is moving aggressively into the Central Valley, with another site planned in Turlock.
‘I was outraged.’ Merced same-sex couple says they were denied service at H&R Block
A same-sex married couple in Merced County, California, says tax service H&R Block discriminated against them after a tax preparer denied service claiming they were domestic partners, not married.
Modesto’s Jimmy John’s gets generous again, offering $2 sandwiches this Thursday
Modesto, CA’s Jimmy John’s sandwich shop will celebrate Customer Appreciation Day April 18, 2019. Sandwiches off the restaurant’s classic menu will be $1.99 all day when you bring in the post about the special.
Visalia police probe death of infant who fell into pool
Police in Visalia, California are investigating the death of a 15-month-old who fell into a pool on Friday, April 12, 2019. The infant was taken off life support Wednesday, April 17 at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera County.
There’s an eviction notice on the Fresno Hooters’ front door. Here’s what we know
Hooters of Fresno, California has closed after receiving an eviction notice from Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. Court documents from a lawsuit state the Fresno Hooters owners owe more than $30,000 in rent.
Trump administration's order to match Social Security numbers could affect Valley businesses
President Trump has ordered the Social Security Administration to match the numbers supplied by employers to the government record, and in the Central Valley, it looks like a major problem.
Valley leaders gather to oppose Social Security letters targeting undocumented workers
Several Valley leaders, including Fresno congressmen Jim Costa and TJ Cox, announced their opposition to letters sent to local employers by the Social Security Administration that the officials say are targeting undocumented workers.
Yosemite was safe for black travelers in 1957, according to recently acquired ‘Green Book
Yosemite officials have a copy of the 1957 Negro Travelers Green Book, a guide for safe places for black travelers. The national park is listed in the book, which is subject of the 2019 Best Picture winning movie.
Tulare mom facing 17 years in prison, had sex with daughters’ teen boyfriends
A Tulare woman who had sex with two teenage boys may go to prison, if the district attorney’s office wins it’s case against Coral Lytle. The 41-year-old Lytle is charged with 21 counts of sex-related felonies.
Housing commissioner asked to resign after Clovis diversity comments seen as ‘racist’
Members of the Fresno Housing Authority called for the resignation of Commissioner Terra Brusseau after she opposed a Clovis, California, housing project by saying area might not be the “best place” for diversity.
‘We just need to find her.’ Merced man says his wife, a mother of 8, missing for a week
Ermelinda Alvarado, a mom, has been missing since at least April 10, according to her husband, Jose Alvarado. He said Merced police told him last week that the 33-year-old’s car was found abandoned near Blythe.