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Merced County Officially In Orange Tier!

Merced County officially moved to Orange Tier on May 25 at noon, according to the Merced County Public Health Department. Dr. Kristynn Sullivan, Merced County’s Supervising Epidemiologist, told the Times, “Our metrics have been in Orange for two consecutive weeks.  Our daily cases are at 4.1 per 100,000 residents per day, and the…

County moves to consolidate permitting into one department

Merced County leaders took another step this week to refine their “one-stop shop” concept for those people and businesses with development goals in the unincorporated areas of this region. The Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed on Tuesday to consolidate the permitting activity of Planning, Fire and Public Works / Building within the…

Locals react to interaction between mayor, street vendor

Confusion, frustration and communication difficulties between the Mayor of Atwater and a street vendor selling fruit on a downtown street corner.  Charges of racism in a viral Facebook post.  And a sitting Merced City Council member dropping the F-bomb online for all to see.  All this and more led to a large crowd converging on…

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