Harris, Newsom See the Anguish of the Creek Fire Up Close

Jessica Alvarez had two reasons to evacuate. The Creek Fire was coming up toward her home in Meadow Lakes for one. But, the unhealthy air affecting her seven-year-old daughter was the main reason she sought refuge with the Red Cross at their temporary evacu...
Photo of an antibody blood tube

Red Cross Starts COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Merced Area

The American Red Cross began testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies in the Merced area Monday. The antibody test is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produ...
Photo of cars underway because of Hurricane Dorian's pounding rains

‘Catastrophic’ Hurricane Dorian Parks Over the Bahamas

FREEPORT, Bahamas — Practically parking over the Bahamas for a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the islands Tuesday in a watery onslaught that devastated thousands of homes, trapped people in attics and crippled hospitals. At least five deaths ...