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Looking back with the mayor who raised the bar

Mayor Mike Murphy walks into the County Times office, looks around the place, smiles, and the first thing he says is: “Fall 2011.” The mayor — who is finishing up his final term at City Hall — is obviously feeling nostalgic about the first time he came through the door to introduce himself and sit down for an interview. It was…


By JOHN MILLER & JONATHAN WHITAKER In an Election Night forever to be remembered by razor-thin margins for victory, there was one local candidate in a highly competitive race who was blessed with a clear and decisive win.   Matthew Serratto is on his way to becoming the next Mayor of Merced after he took an early lead on Tuesday evening,…

Realtors host in-person candidate forum

Every election season, the Merced County Association of Realtors organizes a series of forums to find out where the candidates stand on the issues. Tired of online “Zoom” meetings and following the most current health safety guidelines due to the ongoing pandemic, the Realtors this year decided to go ahead and hold a series of in-person,…

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