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Merced housing prices are growing the fastest in the Valley, report says. Here’s why
Home prices grew faster in Merced County in 2018 than in any other county in the Central San Joaquin Valley, according to a recently released business report. At 9.97 percent, Merced’s increase was spurred by the persistent lack of houses for sale compared to high demand, according to the 2018 Busin
Patient claims California plastic surgeon ‘experimented’ on her and altered medical records to hide it
If money was her only goal, Wendy Knecht could have walked away when she settled her lawsuit against a Pasadena plastic surgeon for $1 million. Instead, the Studio City woman is taking her case to the state, encouraging authorities to prosecute Dr. Max Lehfeldt’s for altering her medical records aft
Man who ‘illegally’ razed his historic San Francisco home must rebuild an exact replica
Richard Neutra’s legacy of modernist architecture, marbled throughout southern California, has a quieter history in San Francisco. The Austrian-born architect designed just five homes in the city, including a Victorian rowhouse for refugees from Nazi Germany, his first redwood building, along with h
‘I lost my son all over again.’ Murder victim’s mom worries shooter will be set free
Michelle Bettencourt is worried the man who killed her son will be set free after serving only a few years in prison for a deadly botched carjacking outside a Riverbank convenience store.
Modesto’s Yosemite Meat Co. looks to Stockton for new home, expansion plans
A longtime Modesto pork processor and meat distributor plans to relocate and expand its operations about 30 minutes away in Stockton early next year. But a Yosemite Meat Co. official said the company is not leaving Modesto.
Turlock Middle School Mourns Student Killed By Suspected DUI Driver
TURLOCK (CBS13) — Students and faculty are turning to each other for emotional support after a 14-year-old student was killed in a deadly crash. It happened Friday near the intersection of Geer and Monte Vista Avenue, across from the California State University Stanislaus campus.
Central Valley Congressman Jim Costa Reacts to State Water Board Vote, Determined to Protect Valley from Water Grab
Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) issued the following statement after the California State Water Resources Control Board voted to adopt amendments to. the Bay-Delta plan that will direct more water from the Merced, Tuolumne, and Stanislaus Rivers to the ocean:
Caltrans completes $4.7 million project in Merced County
Caltrans has completed a $4.7 million project along stretches of Interstate 5 and State Route 152, according to a news release. The California Department of Transportation said it has upgraded and rehabilitated a total of 18 bridges along stretches of those roads in Merced County.
Man arrested after dispute leads to shooting in Atwater
A 42-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a reported Thursday shooting in Atwater, according to police. Police said they arrested Atwater resident Enrique Samano in Hilmar, after a woman claimed he shot at her home.
Around Town (12/18/2018)
Arbor Gallery will host Art and Spirits Fun Night, featuring local artist Jackie Anderson to benefit the Multicultural Art Center from 6-8:30pm, Friday, Dec 21, at the MAC, 645 W. Main Street, Merced. The $35 fee covers all painting supplies, light refreshments, including wine and non-alcoholic drin
What does $800 rent you in Merced, today? | Hoodline
We've rounded up the latest rental listings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to scoring a rental in Merced if you're on a budget of $800/month.
California man, previously deported in 2014, goes on 24-hour 'reign of terror' before dying in police chase
A 36-year-old man who had been deported at least once and who owned a lengthy rap sheet died Monday after a day-long "reign of terror" in which he shot and killed someone, carjacked another person and led California police on a dangerous high-speed pursuit.
Man dies in crash following deadly California rampage
PORTERVILLE, Calif. – A man who went on a deadly shooting, carjacking and robbery rampage in California's Central Valley died Monday during a high-speed highway chase during which he intentionally tried to smash into other cars, authorities said.
El Chapo’s 'rage-filled' attorney: There isn’t a case I can’t win
Almost four decades after seeing "The Verdict," a critically acclaimed Paul Newman legal drama that motivated a young Jeffrey Lichtman to a career in law, the noted defense attorney is drawing critical response of his own as the man flanking the world's most notorious accused drug kingpin: Joaquin “
Merced city officials plan to build more homes, apartment units to meet demand
MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- All over Merced, houses are going up, but it's still not enough. "New development is something we're desperately needing," said Kim Rogina, Merced County Realtors Association President.
Around Town (12/17/2018)
The Merced American Legion Post 83 at 939 W Main St. is having a New Year’s Eve dinner-dance. Serving Tri-tip with potato bar, live band and DJ. Tickets are $30 in advance until Dec. 15. $40 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available in the office or in the lounge. For more information
All California Cars Must Have License Plates Starting January 1
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Starting January 1 any car bought or leased and driven off a car dealership lot must have temporary license plates. Assembly Bill 516 was signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2016. It requires dealers to place temporary tags on cars, instead of paper advertisements. Drivers who use
Police seize more than 10 pounds of suspected meth in Atwater, officer say
A 38-year-old Merced man was arrested after police said they found more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine in packages at his home. Jose Reyes was arrested Saturday at his home on Almador Terrace in Atwater after the Merced Police Gang Violence Suppression Unit seized the alleged methamphetamine, alo
Loved Ones Mourn Girl Killed by Suspected Drunken Driver
TURLOCK -- Bouquets of flowers and a yellow cross marked the spot of a horrific crash that killed one teen and seriously injured two others. Those who knew the Dutcher Middle School eighth-grader say sunflowers were her favorite.
California jewelry store robbery thwarted after owner's nephew pulls out gun
A California jewelry store owner’s nephew pulled a gun on suspects as the two men allegedly tried to rob his uncle’s store, according to reports. The suspects, caught on video, allegedly tried to stab owner Jean Boujekian during the attempted robbery at Vana Watch and Jewelry in South Pasadena on Fr