After much prayer, Our Lady of Miracles avoids closure

Chandra Brace, Gustine resident and administrator, will be new principal

The following comes from a July 29 Merced Sun-Star article by Brianna Vaccari: Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School in Gustine will stay open, church officials confirmed. Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno and Office of Catholic Education announced the decision to leave the school open late Tuesday, reversing actions taken a week ago to shutter the decades old religious … [Read more...]

Very cold to the touch

Search continues for mother of newborn girl left in trash bin

The following comes from an Oct. 9 story in the Merced Sun-Star. Police believe the mother of a newborn found Thursday in a trash bin may live in or near the south Merced apartment complex where the baby was abandoned. The newborn girl, who appeared to be just a few hours old, was taken to an area hospital and is expected to survive, Capt. Tom Trindad said. “We’re very … [Read more...]

Why did the Merced Safeway abruptly fire Juan Nava?

The following comes from an August 6 story on From Nava v. Safeway, Inc. (Cal. Ct. App. July 31, 2013), an interesting illustration of what can happen under statutes protecting private employees against employer retaliation based on the employees’ political speech or beliefs: Defendant Safeway, Inc. ..., a large supermarket chain, frequently displayed thematic … [Read more...]