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Past articles by Sara:

Fresno-area business owners pledge to stay open regardless of county's tier

They each shared emotional stories of the impact closures and reductions have had on them, their employees, and their customers, including mental and physical health concerns. → Read More

Some students return to Fresno Unified schools for first time in 7 months

Cohorts of up to ten students are now allowed back on Fresno Unified elementary campuses, while as many as 20 can return to middle and high schools. → Read More

Some Fresno Unified kids to return to campus starting Monday

Starting Monday morning, groups of up to 10 students will be returning to Fresno Unified's elementary campuses, while cohorts of up to 20 will be back at middle and high schools. → Read More

Merced County's Stone Ridge Christian resumes in-person classes in opposition of health orders

Hundreds of students returned to class in-person at Stone Ridge Christian's two campuses in Merced County Monday. → Read More

Smoky skies cause air quality concerns in the Valley

The smoky skies can be seen and smelled throughout the North Valley. → Read More

Hundreds gather for peaceful protests in the North Valley

A large crowd gathered outside Los Banos City Hall Tuesday afternoon, calling for justice and accountability. → Read More

Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino shows new safety measures ahead of re-opening

Chukchansi is not relying on luck when it comes to re-opening the casino at 9 a.m. on June 1. → Read More

Merced County to move forward with re-opening Wednesday, regardless of approval from state

Merced County Supervisors say they are ready to start lifting restrictions on businesses, with social distancing practices in place. → Read More

Mariposa County given approval to move further into phase 2 of re-opening

On Wednesday, Mariposa County was given approval to move further into phase 2 of re-opening businesses. → Read More

Merced considers options to boost economy, including vouchers for local shopping

Like cities across California, Merced is filled with businesses that are suffering more each day. That includes The Chocolate Dipper candy shop on Main Street, which usually relies on foot traffic and filling large orders for fundraisers. → Read More

Go fish! Two North Valley lakes re-open with restrictions

A day of fishing is a welcome change for many families after several weeks with limited options for entertainment. → Read More

Two suspects arrested in connection with Atwater murder

Atwater Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a car at Ralston Park last month. → Read More

Merced students raise funds to send teen battling brain cancer to Disneyland

Every penny dropped into special boxes at Yosemite High School over the past two weeks had a purpose. → Read More

Spider-Man mask-wearing serial burglary suspect arrested in Los Banos

A serial burglar, who donned a Spider-Man mask while committing his crimes, was arrested after police recovered $30,000 worth of stolen property at his apartment in Los Banos → Read More

Man arrested for attempted murder in Merced County town of Stevinson

A man is under arrest, accused of shooting another man in the North Valley after a disagreement over a relationship. → Read More

New facility coming to South Merced to provide housing for homeless

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the new navigation center and a contract with the Merced County Rescue Mission to rent 10 homes throughout the community to provide additional beds and services. → Read More

New details emerge about man accused of ramming into several vehicles in Merced Co.

CHP investigators say Weston slammed his Toyota Tundra into at least seven different vehicles on the west side of Merced County early Wednesday morning. → Read More

Madera Police arrest owners of dog that mauled man to death

Heather Anglin and Aaron Daniels are now booked in jail on charges of involuntary manslaughter and owner negligence for an animal causing human death. → Read More

Merced pet therapy program makes positive impact for Mercy Medical Center patients

Experts say spending time with four-legged friends can help ease patients' anxiety and even lower their blood pressure. → Read More

Camera captures brazen mail thief in action in Merced County

Merced County detectives are investigating a series of mail thefts - caught on camera. → Read More