Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
Las Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles awayMerced Sun-StarThere were no immediate reports of damage or disruptions at any of the casino-hotels, but the Nevada Highway Patrol reported damage to one of the state's busiest highway ramps, near downtown Las Vegas. The ramp from southbound U.S. 95 to Interstate ...and more »
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
California Online Poker Hearing Mostly A DudPokerSites.comBaedeker noted that at the moment, horse racing betting is the only form of online gambling allowed in California, with online bets making up more than a quarter of all revenue for the industry in the state. He also said that while race tracks were ...and more »
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Friday, May 15th, 2015
A mountain man's flawed attempt at peace with California IndiansSFGateJames Savage was born in Illinois around 1817 and emigrated to California in 1846. His wife and young daughter died on the trip. After fighting with John C. Fremont's battalion in the Mexican-American War, he established a store in 1847 on the Merced ...
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
The Sentinel's Joe Johnson wins Gruner awardHanford SentinelThe Gruner awards are sponsored by the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at California State University, Fresno, and are open to newspapers from Merced to Bakersfield. The judging is done by professional journalists outside the Valley.and more »
Monday, May 4th, 2015
Dan Walters: Political move reminiscent of pastThe Desert SunGambling and liquor interests wielded a big stick in the state Capitol during the mid-20th century. Lobbyists for horse ... of legal gambling. However, when Adam Gray, who now holds Garibaldi's old Merced-area Assembly seat, presided over the Assembly ...
Friday, May 1st, 2015
Opinion: California Capitol sees throwback to old daysSacramento BeeA big issue was Gray's bill that would – if backroom negotiations bear fruit – legalize Internet poker in California. Non-Indian gambling interests want it, but casino tribes are divided, and Gray's bill moved only after it was reduced to little more ...
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
California Online Poker Bill Passes Committee VoteCardsChat.comOn Monday, the California Assembly Governmental Organization Committee passed AB 431, a “shell” bill introduced by Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced County), the chairman of that committee. ... The two major issues that have divided stakeholders in ...and more »
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Friday's Sports In BriefMerced Sun-StarOne night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 on Friday or Saturday night. That's more than 13 times the going rate on Sunday. Or there's a $180 room on the California-Nevada state line at Whiskey Pete's hotel and casino ...and more »
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Monday, April 20th, 2015
Money Shapes Power of Capitol CommitteesKQEDThose chairs also funneled a total of $3.4 million to other campaigns over the past five years, with $1.9 million of it going straight to the California Democratic Party. The biggest contributors were Gatto, who has funneled more than $630,000 to other ...
Friday, April 17th, 2015
Jackpot hits on a penny machine at Table Mountain CasinoCasino City Times (press release)FRIANT, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- A lucky Club Member from Clovis hit the jackpot today when the random Massive Cash paid out $78,613.34 at Table Mountain Casino. ... Jacquelyn joins Kimble of Clovis, who recently won $62,359, Consuelo of Madera ...
Monday, April 13th, 2015
Mike Dunbar: Getting a little feverish doing drought mathMerced Sun-Star (blog)Planting outside irrigation districts, these farmers are gambling on groundwater. Because of California's antiquated laws governing our shared resource, many of those gambles are paying off. But for how long? Many of those trees were planted by ...and more »
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Autism awareness, support event to return to LivingstonMerced Sun-StarIn the past, the nonprofit has raised money for the Challenged Family Resource in Merced, Autism Speaks and Children's Hospital of Central California. The barbecue and family day is free to all families. The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at ...and more »
Saturday, March 21st, 2015
16 American Cities With Double-Digit Unemployment24/7 Wall St.The recession has passed for most of America as unemployment has dropped to a traditional recovery level of 5.5%. Most months, the economy adds 200,000 jobs or more. The residents of several cities, mostly concentrated in central California and ...
Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Around Town (03/21/15)Merced Sun-StarThe city of Merced will have an East Coast swing dance lesson, followed by a social dance from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Merced Senior Community Center, 755 W. 15th St. Cost is $8. ... 75, will have its semi-annual Black Oak Casino bus trip Saturday ...
Sunday, March 15th, 2015
Around Town (03/16/15)Merced Sun-StarThe California Retired Teachers Association is sponsoring a “Heart for Art” event from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St. The program will be focused on digital art using an iPad, presented by Paul ...