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Merced Streets Are Dangerous ‘Speedways.’ What the New Police Chief Wants to Do About It.

At the city’s first town hall of the year, Merced residents from all parts of town said their neighborhood streets have become “speedways” a...

/ 3 months ago

Who’s Running and What Voters Need to Know for Merced County’s March Election

MERCED — Merced County’s new registrar of voters is gearing up for his first major election in March, where voters will cast ballots on fede...

/ 4 months ago

Can Merced Prevent a Repeat of January’s Flood? City Leaders Say They’re Ready

Nearly a year after record rains brought devastating floods to the region, Merced leaders say they’re prepared in the event another large wi...

/ 4 months ago

‘Free Palestine’ Chants Fill Merced Council Chambers After Gaza Resolution Debate

MERCED  — A member of the Merced City Council walked out of Monday night’s meeting amid audience chants of “Free, free Palestine!” after cit...

/ 4 months ago

Hmong New Year Celebration at Merced Fairgrounds: ‘People Need to Know About Our Traditions’

The aromas, flavors, and traditional garments of the Hmong culture will be on display this weekend at the Merced Hmong New Year Celebration ...

/ 4 months ago

Merced Mall Renovations Still Moving Forward, Developer Says. Here’s What to Expect in 2024.

MERCED — Although the Christmas season inevitably brings a flurry of shopping activity to the Merced Mall, 2023 will ultimately end without ...

/ 4 months ago

Merced’s New City Manager Talks Policing, Affordable Housing, High-Speed Rail

MERCED — Scott McBride was recently sworn in as Merced’s new city manager, taking the helm as top administrator during a crucial time of gro...

/ 5 months ago

Merced Sheriff Warnke Pleads With County Supervisors: ‘We’re Running Out of People’

MERCED — Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday he’s “ringing the alarm” on staffing challenges in every...

/ 5 months ago

Valley Students Speak Out Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict, Urge UC Merced, Stanislaus State to Act

As the conflict in the Gaza Strip escalates in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, the war’s shock waves are being felt here in the Sa...

/ 6 months ago

Death Row Inmate Who Murdered Merced Police Officer Back in Court, Says His ‘Rights Violated’

Colusa — The inmate sitting on California’s death row for the 2004 murder of Merced Police Officer Stephan Gray was back in a Colusa County ...

/ 6 months ago

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Surprising Ways and Places You Can Use SNAP EBT Food Benefits

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Californians Worry About Crime, Setting up a Ballot Measure Showdown

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The Pickle Flavor Frenzy and Its Rise in Food Trends

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Kate Hudson Had a Lifetime to Make a Record. The Result is ‘Glorious,’ Out in May

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Long-Lost First Model of USS Enterprise from ‘Star Trek’ Boldly Goes Home

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California Leaders Take Sides in Monumental Supreme Court Case on Homelessness

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