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Despite cleanups, Bear Creek waste remains a concern

There’s no doubt Merced has made significant strides in recent years to clean up blighted areas. Mayor Matthew Serratto, unlike any city leader before him, has led ongoing community cleanups throughout his first term in office, and during his initial years on the City Council. Other groups, such as Merced Walks and Friends of Merced, along…

Mosquito wave follows flooding

If it feels like the mosquitoes have been particularly brutal this year, it isn’t just in your imagination. Unusually high levels of rain, and the resulting flooding, created the ideal breeding ground for multiple types of mosquitoes in Merced County, and increased numbers mean increased bites. “It’s not dependent on class, if…