A vehicle driving along West Main Street is reflected in a puddle as rain showers move through Merced, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.
A vehicle driving along West Main Street is reflected in a puddle as rain showers move through Merced, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsun-star.com
A vehicle driving along West Main Street is reflected in a puddle as rain showers move through Merced, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsun-star.com

Vikaas Shanker is a news reporter covering education and courts for the Merced Sun-Star and Los Banos Enterprise. He also is a data fellow of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. A Chicago area native and University of Kansas graduate, he has been reporting in Merced County since 2016.