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Soria fighting for housing, access to health care

As a first generation daughter of two immigrant farmworkers, Fresno City Councilwoman Esmeralda Soria knows she carries a different perspective when it comes to knowing the needs of her Central Valley community. Soria is currently running for California State Assembly in the newly drawn 27th Assembly District that consists of…

Mendoza named manager of city’s Economic Development

City Manager, Stephanie Dietz, announced the appointment of Maria Mendoza as manager of Economic Development. Mendoza began her duties Monday, March 21. “Maria has been a cornerstone of our economic development efforts over the past 12 years,” stated Deputy City Manager Frank Quintero. “Her demonstrated ability to forge relationships within…

Local pediatrician receives Woman of the Year Award

Dr. Sima Asadi of Merced received the California Woman of the Year Award for State Assembly District 21 during a ceremony on Tuesday. Assemblyman Adam Gray, along with Merced County Supervisor Josh Pedrozo and Merced Mayor Matthew Serratto, showed up to honor the woman who helped thousands of residents with free vaccination clinics during…

Nominate your favorite community volunteer

The Merced County Board of Supervisors appreciates the hard work and efforts of the many volunteers in Merced County. In recognition of their work, the Board of Supervisors is accepting nominations for exemplary volunteers within our community. Volunteers are an essential part of the community. The Board encourages members of the community to…

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