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Board of Supervisors approves $1.17 billion budget

By John Miller & Jonathan Whitaker The Merced County Board of Supervisors unanimously gave a final thumbs up to a record $1.7 billion budget for fiscal year 2023-24 on Tuesday, prioritizing public safety and making key investments in capital improvement projects and parks. It’s the second straight year the $1 billion mark was reached.  “That…

Merced Superior Court welcomes David Hood to bench

The Honorable Judge David Hood was sworn into the Merced County Superior Court bench by Judge Jennifer O. Trimble during a ceremony held on Thursday, Aug. 24. Prior to his appointment, Judge Hood served as a Legal Research Attorney at the Stanislaus County Superior Court since 2022. He also served as a Deputy County Counsel at the…