Scanning a printout of her ancestry results from a DNA testing company, Peggy Spatz announced that 2.7 percent of her genetic blueprint was handed down from her Neanderthal relatives some 50,000 years ago. That’s right: She’s part Neanderthal, and scientists say so is everyone else whose ancestors originated in Europe and East Asia.
The Winter Games have fostered international competition dating back to 1924.
Time presents the best of the State of the Union speeches from FDR to Barack Obama.
Pictures freeze a moment in time and can be great memory-joggers even decades later. We observed that here a couple of weeks ago and that notion was reinforced only days later by a reader. I’m always enamored with vintage pictures, whether they are in a calendar, magazine article or a book. The historical society’s new calendar is a real gem, packed full of cars and earlier surroundings in the Merced area.
Chinese-American historians Chuimei Ho, Ben Bronson and Phil Choy came to visit our Chinese temple exhibit last month in the Merced County Courthouse Museum. Ho and Bronson are founders of the Chinese in Northwest America Research Committee in Washington.
Sacramento gets about 18 inches of rain in a typical year. In 2013, it's barely rained 6 inches.
Home tour to benefit museum features big slice of Christmases past with buildings dating back as far as 1855.
A roundup of events remembering Pearl Harbor