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Series of town halls to set stage for new guard

If you are interested in what’s ahead for the City of Merced and what residents are most concerned about, a series of town hall meetings and the Mayor’s State of the City speech will all be held in February. Mayor Mike Murphy will be first up with his address on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Merced Theatre. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Murphy is in…

Chanukah 2019 to be held in downtown Merced

The Congregation Etz Chaim, co-sponsored with Congregation Beth Salom of Modesto, invites residents to "Celebrate the Light" during the darkest time of year. Chanukah 2019 will be held Sunday, Dec. 29, at 5 p.m. in Bob Hart Square in downtown Merced. There will be music, dreidels, chocolate gelt and community interaction. This event is…

Merced names Capt. Matt Williams acting police chief

Capt. Matt Williams, a 30-year veteran of the Merced Police Department, has been named the acting police chief. He fills the vacancy left by the retirement of Chris Goodwin. Williams, 55, will take over day-to-day operations of the Department Friday. For the last three years he has been on assignment as the Director of Law Enforcement at…

Merced Police Chief Goodwin announces retirement

BREAKING NEWS - (FROM CITY OF MERCED) After 23 years with the Merced Police Department, on Monday Merced Police Chief Christopher Goodwin announced his retirement. “I’ve been thinking about it for a long time now,” Goodwin said. “I want to spend more time with my family and enjoy the next phase of my life.” Goodwin, 50, will swear in five…

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