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November 29, 2014 by Elaine Higgins Bernard (Register to contact)

I regret to inform all of Elaine's classmates that she passed away this last March. We were married wonderful 54 years.

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Ray Bernard

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Opinski avoids jail after pleading guilty in Merced County corruption probe  Merced Sun-Star

Greg Opinski, a Merced County, California, builder who pleaded guilty in a bribery investigation involving a Los Banos school board member, will not serve time ...

Student told Merced High gun part was found on campus. It wasn’t accurate, police say  Merced Sun-Star

Merced High School was placed on lockdown early Monday after a magazine to a firearm was found on campus, according to Merced police and school officials.

Merced high school board wanted to add student rep. Here’s why the initiative was halted  Merced Sun-Star

The decision by the Merced Union High School District board to suspend a subcommittee focused on the creation of a student representative position has ...

Katherine Toews Laechelin | Obituaries  Seguin Gazette-Enterprise

1925 - 2019. Katherine Toews Laechelin, of Seguin, Texas, born Oct. 2, 1925, in the Village of Alexanderkrohn (now Mirolubovska), Isil Kul, near Omsk in ...

Merced high school teachers, district agree on raises in new negotiated contract  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Union High School District's teachers and administration have come to an agreement on a contract for the next two years.

He solves violent crimes for FBI. Former Merced star honored for his days in the pool  Merced Sun-Star

Merced CA High will welcome 15 new members to the Bears' Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 23, including a former aquatics star who now works for the FBI in ...

Golden Valley basketball coach identified as alleged sexual harasser in school records  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley High's legendary varsity boys basketball coach allegedly sexually abused school teacher by slapping her buttocks during the Merced High ...

Merced teenager arrested after threatening to ‘shoot up’ school dance, police say  Merced Sun-Star

A 14-year-old boy was arrested over the weekend in connection with a social media post which the teenager said he would “shoot up” a school dance at Merced ...

Merced high school district | sexual harassment claims  Merced Sun-Star

After a marathon closed session at a special meeting of the Merced Union High School District, the board announced plans to improve how the district handles ...

Teacher, others share sexual harassment mishandling by Merced high school district  Merced Sun-Star

A tense Merced Union High School District meeting on Wednesday came to a head when a celebrated teacher blasted administrators, saying they protected ...

Teenager arrested for threat to shoot Merced school dance  KMPH Fox 26

Merced Police have arrested a 14-year-old boy for making threats on social media to carry out a shooting. Police were alerted before 8:00 p. m. Saturday after ...

Who are the breakout football player candidates you need to know in Merced County?  Merced Sun-Star

The start of the 2018 high school football season is creeping up on us with the first games being played on Friday night. For many players, it will be their first time ...

Merced High student diagnosed with tuberculosis. Up to 200 on campus to be tested  Merced Sun-Star

A Merced High School student has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, Merced County Health Department officials confirmed Thursday. The risk for other ...

16-year-old Merced student killed in crash on Highway 99 in Sacramento  KFSN-TV

Those at a Merced high school are now grieving after a 16-year-old student was killed in a crash over the weekend.

Merced: City on the Rise  Merced Sun-Star

Nowadays, the popular city slogan is “Merced is a city on the rise,” which is a catchy and clever way to coin the changes taking place in our historic town.

Steven and Cary Stayner: The tale of two brothers' horror and heroism  ABC News

The two brothers of the Stayner family are both famous, both tied to the wonder of Yosemite National Park, and both knew unspeakable horror. Steven Stayner ...

Five “20 Under 40” Honorees Hail From UC Merced | Newsroom  UC Merced University News

Donna Birch Trahan, UC Merced. September 20, 2018. School of Natural Sciences Professor Anna Beaudin. Five of the Merced Sun-Star's 2018 “20 Under 40” ...

Merced High teacher arrested, accused of having sex with student  Merced Sun-Star

A Merced High School science teacher was arrested last week after he allegedly was caught by a patrolling Merced County sheriff's deputy in a parked pickup ...

Merced News, Photos, Events & More  Merced County Times

By JONATHAN WHITAKER October 11, 2018. Fernando Echevarria has a message for voters in south Merced, and he's making it loud and clear. “My family ...

Downey plays another Stanislaus District power, but this time, comes up on short end  The Modesto Bee

Playing another Stanislaus District power, Downey coach Jeremy Plaa knew his team would need a near-perfect performance to beat high-powered Merced.

17 inducted in Merced High’s third Hall of Fame class  Merced Sun-Star

Don Bragonier, a member of Merced High's Class of 1962, told the story about going to a football game while he attended Cal Western in San Diego.

Merced High to have new principal next year  Merced Sun-Star

Merced High School will begin the next school year with a new principal, district officials confirmed Thursday.

Sun-Star reporter wins top public service honor in 2019 Gruner journalism awards  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Sun-Star's Vikaas Shanker captured a 2019 George F. Gruner Award for meritorious public *service* for his work last year exposing a sexual ...

Old-Timers Club honorees  Merced Sun-Star

Dorothy H. Andersen. Age 90/ Merced County for 50 years. Born on a farm near Cromwell, Iowa. Was married to Reynold B. Anderson for 60 years before being ...

Merced High teacher convicted of sex with a student. He will spend 1 year in jail  Merced Sun-Star

A 30-year-old Merced High School science teacher pleaded no contest this week to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old female student. Blia Yang ...

Merced County high school graduation schedule  Merced Sun-Star

Merced County high schools are sending off their seniors this week while friends and family witness their graduations.

‘This is scary’ – Merced residents react as teacher is accused of sex with student  Merced Sun-Star

The news of a Merced High teacher arrested for allegedly having sexual relations with a 16-year-old girl was met mostly with “disappointment” from parents of ...

Merced inducting inaugural Hall of Fame class  Merced Sun-Star

One of the first projects Paul Hogue took on after becoming the athletic director at Merced High School last year was putting together a sports Hall of Fame.

How can you be more active in your child's education? Merced County educators explain  Merced Sun-Star

Finding ways to help parents become more involved in their childrens' education and schools has been an enduring goal for Merced County educators.

How a nudist colony helped FBI agents find the Yosemite serial killer  ABC News

In 1999, four women were murdered in Yosemite National Park.

Tom Gene Martin passed away July 28, 2017  Sierra Star

Commander Tom Gene Martin, 61, passed away on July 18, 2017. He peacefully left us with his wife Amanda, sons Tommy Robert Martin and Morgan Staneart ...

Merced public pools open during summer  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Parks and Recreation Department is offering separate swim times for general swimmers and adults through Aug. 14. It's “Free Swim Fridays” at ...

Cesar Chavez High School indoor percussion claims Open Class championship title  The Bakersfield Californian

The Cesar E. Chavez High School Titan Indoor Percussion entered its first World Guard International (WGI) competition on March 2 at Merced High School.

Miss Merced County has a passion for agriculture  Merced Sun-Star

The 2018 Miss Merced County's passion for agriculture led her to winning the crown and becoming a more visible advocate for the industry, she said.

New El Capitan campus to send off first graduating class  Merced Sun-Star

The first class of El Capitan High School graduates in 50 years prepare to receive diplomas on Thursday.

Merced launched her into the tech industry. Now she’s returning home with a message for graduates.  Merced Sun-Star

Lesley Slaton Brown has worked in the tech industry for 20 years, working all around the world and earning a top leadership role at HP, Inc. This weekend, she's ...

Career-Minded Students Get a Helping Hand  UC Merced University News

Senior mechanical engineering major Kelvin Cheung from San Francisco got a head start on his career exploration during his first year at UC Merced. Science ...

QSB's Portia Mira Wins GradSlam!, Advances to Finals | Newsroom  UC Merced University News

By Donna Birch Trahan. April 19, 2018. Pictured left to right: Graduate Dean Marjorie Zatz, students Craig Ennis, Portia Mira. Dean Marjorie Zatz, graduate ...

Merced teen’s death ‘going to affect everyone’  Merced Sun-Star

Brandon Villegas was a warm, funny young man and talented swimmer at Merced High School whose tragic death touches nearly every student on campus, ...

Pedrozo starts campaign for seat on Board of Supervisors  Merced County Times

With the backdrop of the new Campus Parkway extension project taking shape near East Childs Avenue, former Merced City Council member Josh Pedrozo.

Merced County Superintendent Steven Gomes announces early retirement  Merced Sun-Star

Steven Gomes, superintendent of schools for the Merced County Office of Education, will retire at the end of the calendar year, leaving his post as the county's ...

Merced aims for fourth consecutive CCC championship  Modesto Bee

Merced and Turlock could battle it out for the Central California Conference crown once again.

Bret Harte High Establishes Athletic Hall Of Fame

Angels Camp, CA -- Ahead of preparing to let out for the summer, Bret Harte High officials are announcing fall plans to honor the school's first Athletic Hall.

Merced Elite AAU basketball tryouts March 11  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Elite AAU basketball program will host tryouts Saturday at the Merced High School gym.

Ex-Merced County teacher sentenced to jail time for sex with student  Los Banos Enterprise

Former Dos Palos High School math teacher Craig Branstetter was sentenced last week to one year in jail and five years on probation for having a sexual ...

Johnson remembered as ‘community icon’ in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

A public servant and community icon in Merced, Ida Johnson, has recently passed away. Her piers and friends have described say she is a huge loss to the ...

Alumnus Finds His Purpose in Education  UC Merced University News

Editor's note: The following story appeared in the spring issue of UC Merced Magazine. When Abraham Olivares moved to Merced at age 20, a career in ...

Tommy Gene Martin  Mariposa Gazette

Commander Tom Gene Martin, 61, went to be with our Lord on July 18, 2017. He left with his wife Amanda, sons Tommy Robert Martin and Morgan Staneart by ...

Bribery probe targets Los Banos school board member, Merced contractor  Merced Sun-Star

Authorities on Monday arrested Greg Opinski, a prominent contractor and member of the Merced high school district school board, and issued a warrant for Los ...

Le Grand fires Alvarez as football coach, citing program decline.  Merced Sun-Star

Le Grand High has removed Raul Alvarez as the head football coach. The school has named assistant coach Aaron Martinez as the interim coach.

This Merced native lost his foot. Now he's going to the Paralympic championship  Merced Sun-Star

A Merced native is going to have a second chance at winning a medal for Team U.S.A's paralympic swimming team at the championships in Mexico City.

Santana, Stokes are Water Polo Players of Year  Merced Sun-Star

Hope Stokes had a tough time just walking after El Capitan edged Oakmont 10-9 in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

Tornado warning sends many Merced County residents scrambling  Merced Sun-Star

The National Weather *Service* in Hanford issued a tornado warning in areas of Merced, Mariposa and Tuolumne County.

Mayhem and tragedy mark Merced Sun-Star’s most read stories from 2016  Merced Sun-Star

Tragedy grabbed the most eyes in 2016 on the Merced Sun-Star's website, according to records, in a year that saw stabbings, car crashes and a toddler who ...

Casey Steed - candidate for District 2  Merced Sun-Star

Recommitting to making Merced County a safe place to have a family and open a business should be the focus of this election, according to a familiar challenger ...

Meet the members of the Sun-Star’s inaugural 2017 ‘20 under 40’ class  Merced Sun-Star

The best and brightest emerging leaders are part of the Merced Sun-Stars inaugural '20 under 40' program class.

Cal State Northridge student from Merced killed by suspected drunk driver on Father's Day

MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- Two communities are grieving after a suspected drunk driver killed a teenager from the North Valley. Desirae Crittenden, 19, was a ...

Editorial: Newsom should pay down California’s pension debt  Vallejo Times Herald

If credit card payments were squeezing our budget and our wealthy aunt suddenly left us money, most of us would use the windfall to pay down our debt.

Madilyn Nickles wins Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year  USA TODAY High School Sports

RELATED: Madilyn 'Bubba' Nickles talks pet cockatoo, Guam and conquering anxiety VIDEO: Madilyn 'Bubba' Nickles reacts to Gatorade Softball POY surprise ...

Merced County honors law enforcement officers of the year  Merced Sun-Star

A dozen Merced County law enforcement officials were honored recently for their work keeping the public safe and were selected as the officers of the year by ...

CCC Preview: Gilliam latest on long line of standout Merced running backs  Modesto Bee

For just about as long as anybody can remember, Merced High's football team has usually featured a star in the backfield. Ernest “Hooks” Devaurs, one of the ...

Merced soldier who died during training was family’s ‘Superman’  Merced Sun-Star

Spc. Louis Moua, 26, enlisted in the military from California and listed Merced as his hometown on social media, a base spokeswoman said.

Merced Chamber honors Abbate, Pistoresi as man and woman of the year  Merced Sun-Star

Businessman Jim Abbate and Merced College educator Jonae Pistoresi have been honored by the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce as man and woman ...

Bert S. Crane Sr. remembered for heart of service  Merced Sun-Star

Patience, persistence and integrity. That was the life motto of Bert Stephen Crane, Sr. and the mantra he passed on to his children and grandchildren. Crane was ...

Merced native gives back to community that shaped her  Merced Sun-Star

When Sol Rivas was asked to be the keynote speaker at this year's Chicano/Chicana commencement at California State University, Stanislaus, she didn't ...

Merced-raised church leader to speak about unity at Black History program  Merced Sun-Star

Liberty Fellowship, an Atwater church, is getting ready to host its annual Black History Program, the only one of its kind in Merced County, according to ...

Merced police arrest husband in stabbing death of Peterson School teacher  Merced Sun-Star

Merced police revealed Monday they've arrested 41-year-old Rudy Romero for allegedly killing his wife, 44-year-old elementary school teacher Diane Romero.

Schwarzenegger appoints Mark Bacciarini as Merced County judge  Merced Sun-Star

Mark Bacciarini received a phone call from the governor's office Wednesday that was music to his ears. The 52-year-old chief deputy district attorney and former ...

Charles Clarke Beede  Scottsbluff Star Herald

Charles Clarke Beede, 65, of Mitchell, went to be with our Lord on August 13th, 2017 surrounded by his dearest friends and family. A funeral *service* will take ...

Insurance agency owner Fluetsch dies at 79  Merced Sun-Star

Peter Fluetsch, a longtime Merced insurance agency owner and civic leader, died Thursday from cardiac complications. He was 79.

Adams to make run for Merced mayor; contributions coming into race  Merced Sun-Star

Small-business owner and longtime community booster Necola Adams became Merced's third contender for mayor this week, telling supporters that she is the ...

Trial date set in Merced 2009 gang homicide  Merced Sun-Star

A January trial date was confirmed Thursday for three Atwater residents charged in a suspected gang-related homicide from 2009.

Three New Officers Join Pleasanton Police Department

Pleasanton PD Welcomes Three New Officers - Pleasanton, CA - The three new officers will begin patrolling Pleasanton as solo officers once they complete an ...

Gatorade® National Softball Player of the Year: Megan Faraimo  PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 33rd year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Megan ...

A boost for students 'so close' to UC, CSU  EdSource Today

Surprised by data showing that thousands of high school students are just one or two courses shy of meeting state university admissions requirements, the ...

High schools shifting to laptops for all, say it helps teens organize, push forward  Modesto Bee

Cheers, shrieks and kids jumping up and down greeted the rollout of laptops for all at Central Valley High School. But beyond the excitement of teens having ...

Kevin Sumlin Arizona Staff Overview  247Sports

We take a closer look at Kevin Sumlin's staff at Arizona, including philosophies, previous stops, and more.

Surely, you jester: It seems everywhere you look, there’s a #creepyclown  Fresno Bee

Law enforcement up and down the Central Valley, and from coast to coast, is dealing with a battalion of creepy clowns on social media (and sometimes in real ...

Selma High School fall water polo schedules | Selma Enterprise  Hanford Sentinel

Entering its third year as a program, the Selma Bears girls water polo team is in position to make some noise in the upcoming 2014 season. With less than two.

VIDEO: Madilyn ‘Bubba’ Nickles named Gatorade Softball Player of the Year  USA TODAY High School Sports,AAAACnGFBUE~ ...

Justin Davis Joins USC’s Illustrious 2,000-Yard Club  FanSided

On Friday night against Utah, Justin Davis joined an illustrious list of USC football running backs who have rushed for 2000 career yards.

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