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City leaders recognize community’s top volunteers

Merced City Council members took time this week to step off the leadership dais and shake the hands of their chosen Volunteers of the Year for 2024. Members of the Committee for a Safer Merced were among the winners for their work on renewing the Measure C initiative to support public safety in town. They were nominated by City…

Latest numbers on homeless show decline in Merced area

Leaders within the county’s Continuum of Care (CoC) governing board were set to adopt this week an official report from the 2024 Point-in-Time Count of this region’s sheltered and unsheltered individuals — and the data shows encouraging progress for the Merced area, where significant resources are concentrated. According to the…

Big support for Measure C in Merced

By JOHN MILLER & JONATHAN WHITAKER A community effort to secure funding for public safety efforts in Merced appears to be paying off big time after the March Primary Election results dropped on Tuesday night. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Measure C had 3,827 Yes votes, or 69.23 percent, compared to 1,701 No…

Duarte vs. Gray predictably close

By JOHN MILLER & JONATHAN WHITAKER It was a nail-biter when they first went head-to-head in the 2022 election, so now that Congressman John Duarte (R-Modesto) and challenger Adam Gray were back facing each other in the Primary Election on Tuesday, did we think the results would be anything but close? The unofficial election results…