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County Supervisors: The accomplishments leading to 2020

In 2019, Merced County and its partners took significant steps forward in several key areas that impact the lives of our residents. As we move into a new year of progress, I’d like to take a moment to recap some of our accomplishments over the past year. One of our foremost challenges as a county is one that spans across California. That is…

‘Moneyball’ writer talks on fairness, finance, and yes, sports

By Mike Biddison Bestselling author Michael Lewis appeared at UC Merced last Friday evening, where he lauded the local university as a “society-changing institution.” Lewis’ remarks were in front of a packed house of approximately 500 people who had RSVP’d in advance for the second in a series of “Conversations with the…

Soria says 16th District needs new perspective

By Mike Biddison To whom much is given, much is required. That’s the code Esmerelda Soria’s mother drilled into her as the girl grew up in Tulare County. Born in the City of Lindsay, a first generation U.S. citizen to her Mexican immigrant farmworker parents, Soria now sits on the Fresno City Council. For the past 6 months, though, she…

Eldon Anthony George dies at age 86

From the family of Eldon George Our precious father, 86 years young, passed into the arms of Jesus Christ on Nov. 5. Dad was born in Merced on May 1, 1933, to Tony and Helen George. He grew up on the dairy and sweet potato ranch. He farmed with his father and mother and they had many farm animals but dad's favorite was Frankie,…

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