Federal water authorities announced Tuesday that Westside farmers in Merced County would receive their full allocation of irrigation water this year, but some say the news comes too late for crops that have already been planted.
William Hammer, 78, of Santa Nella died three days after his pickup was rear-ended by an Oceanside woman on Highway 152. A passenger in Hammer’s truck, Daniel Lawyer, died at the scene. The accident remains under investigaiton.
Scores of pickup trucks, U-Hauls and vans full of household junk lined up along Fourth, Seventh, H and I streets Saturday as people waited sometimes up to 90 minutes to drop off their un-trashable junk during Republic Service’s annual Spring Clean Up event.
The Merced County Sheriff’s Office raided eight marijuana grow houses across the county Friday, confiscating more than 3,500 plants on the day and shutting down a reported dispensary that was operating out of a warehouse on Highway 59 south of Merced.
Few people in a Los Banos restaurant seemed to notice as the pint-sized bandit in pink slipped up to a woman’s purse and lifted her cell phone. But two women who were with the little girl and were recorded on video surveillance footage laughing during the alleged theft, may be in serious trouble. Police said Monday they are investigating the Oct. 22 incident as possible grand theft. Video courtesy of the Los Banos Police Department
Baby bandit’s alleged theft of phone caught on camera in Los Banos