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Merced, Clovis Among State’s Fastest-Growing Cities

Merced and Clovis cracked the list of 10 fastest-growing cities in California, according to May data from the state Department of  Finance. Merced grew at a 2.37% clip in 2019 and now has 88,120 residents. The city ranks sixth in the state in growth percent...
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California’s Monarch Butterflies Critically Low for 2nd Year

SAN FRANCISCO — The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California's coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed. “We had hoped that the western monarch population wo...