Merced County Times Newspaper
The Power of Positive Press

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.…

Merced SPCA names new president to lead effort

After nearly 13 years of loyal service to the Merced SPCA, President Florence Lambert has stepped down. While supporters say it’s sad to see her go, another passionate individual has been selected to fill her role. Longtime volunteer and major proponent of the Merced SPCA, Cynthia “Cindy” Kelly was recently voted in as the new…

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…