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County leaders vote to close two firehouses, combine others

The Board of Supervisors voted to move forward with the decision to eliminate two fire stations and consolidate other throughout Merced County at Tuesday’s board meeting. The controversial decision had been previously tabled, and was met with heavy criticism from the community. A change in staffing requirements from the state led to the surprising…

Supervisors head up Town Halls

Supervisors Lloyd Pareira and Daron McDaniel met with local residents in the communities of Winton and Atwater in recent days as part of the annual Merced County Town Hall series. Pareira, who represents District 4, led a town hall event at Winton Community Hall. The event was an opportunity for the community to ask questions and…