Merced County Times Newspaper
The Power of Positive Press

Soto decries incumbent, calls for ethics on county board

Maria Soto doesn’t hold back when she brings up issues of ethics, transparency and political corruption when talking publicly about Merced County Supervisor Rodrigo Espinosa — the leader she wants to replace in the 2024 Election. In fact, Soto has appeared before Espinosa and the board on more than one occasion in recent weeks to candidly and…

Brazil speaks frankly, says board needs transparency

Dennis Brazil has been watching meeting after meeting of the Merced County Board of Supervisors over the past few months, and he says they’ve been highlighted by “unhappy, frustrated, and sometimes angry, residents and employees” facing leaders who are oblivious and more concerned about cheerleading government efforts amongst themselves.…

Times Publisher John Derby Dies At Age 87

'The Power of Positive Press is alive and well.' — John Derby, Times Publisher Sept. 14, 1936 — Jan. 9, 2024 John Morrow Derby — a former reporter who started his own small town, community newspaper literally on his own kitchen table, and then turned his passion into a 60-year odyssey — has passed…