Merced County Times Newspaper
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Resident proposes more Charter changes

Editor’s note: The following is from a Sept. 3 memo from Merced resident and former City Councilman Michael Belluomini to the current Merced City Council. The City Charter needs an amendment to clarify its provisions regarding the terms of City Council appointed officers. Article V section 500 paragraph two specifies that "the City…

First day of fall semester is full of discovery

By Yanira Ledezma UC Merced’s fall semester began last Wednesday, Aug. 7, and with it came the flow of new students to campus. The university is entering its 14th year as an institution of higher education, and remains the newest campus in the University of California system. Erik Flores, a Santa Barbara native, is entering his fourth…

Sport Modifieds get big race Saturday at Merced Speedway

By Don Martin II Special to the Times The IMCA Sport Modifieds have a big event coming this Saturday night at Merced Speedway and several of the tracks in the area aren't running the division this weekend. A few drivers who might otherwise have to make a long trip up north to go racing now have Merced as an option for a big money race.…

Of Leadership and Falsehoods

By Anthony L. Martinez Since the end of 2016, I have had the duty and pleasure of serving on the Merced City Council. In that time I can say that I have seen a lot and learned a lot, much more than I could have imagined before being elected. And of all the things I’ve seen regarding political maneuvers in this town, I would like to write to…

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