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Removing Barriers & Changing Young Lives

For someone like Kelly Turner, a fulfilling life is being wide awake at 5:30 a.m. for the drive to Los Banos where a troubled young man is in need of a ride to court. It’s a 19-hour Saturday for a field trip to Folsom Prison where a group of teens experience a heartfelt and emotional intervention program and then a decompression dinner in…

Levey leaves legacy of strengthening county offices

Overwhelmed is not a word that appears to apply for someone like Barbara Levey. Levey has simultaneously led four major Merced County departments with a steady hand for the past eight years, and this came after 26 years as a key player in the Assessor’s Office. She’s enjoyed a stellar local government career for 34 years…

Thomas Cavallero named Merced Police Chief

(MPD press release) Thomas Cavallero has been named Merced Police Chief by City Manager Stephanie Dietz. Cavallero had served as the interim police chief since February 2020. “Chief Cavallero has consistently demonstrated his skills and abilities in the Department and the community,” Dietz said. “He is a tremendous asset to the City…

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