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Ornelas will not seek re-election

Merced City Councilman Jesse Ornelas is looking forward to spending time with his family this week. He has three children under the age of 12, and they are all off from school for the Thanksgiving holiday break. “I want to focus on my family,” he says. “My youngest turned 8. … I have really enjoyed being a public servant, but I…

Tears, cheers fill Civic Center as city manager says goodbye

There were tears, heartwarming speeches, and a genuine sentiment of goodwill during a ceremony at the Civic Center on Monday night to welcome Merced’s new City Manager Scott McBride and new Police Chief Steven Stanfield, as well as to bid farewell to the outgoing City Manager Stephanie Dietz. But it was saying goodbye to Dietz — the first…

Iron Maiden to headline Aftershock 2024

The Aftershock music festival in Sacramento is about to detonate the stage in 2024 with the announcement of Iron Maiden as a headliner show Stay tuned for more artist announcements and everything else because we’re about to create a 4-day rock and metal masterpiece on Oct. 10-14, 2024. Get your passes before more mayhem is unleashed.…