Nearly $1 Million Dumped on Side of Road in Merced County

LOS BANOS — Nearly $1 million in cash was dumped on the road during a police chase that ended with the arrests of two New York men who apparently planned to buy marijuana with the money, the California Highway Patrol said Monday. Frank Capraro, 23, and Desm...

Algae Bloom at ‘Warning’ Level in San Luis Reservoir

LOS BANOS — The California Department of Water Resources is urging people to avoid contact with the water at San Luis Reservoir in Merced County due to a bloom of cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae. The department announced Thursday that the bl...