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Chief Parker explains how flood hit Merced

What happened? Fire Chief Derek Parker answered the question at Tuesday night’s Merced City Council meeting, . He said Bear Creek flows reached 26.25 feet, and water overtopped in several locations. Meanwhile, localize flooding due to prolonged thunderstorms compounded the city’s drainage systems, causing issues citywide. There was also some…

County leaders sworn in at Courthouse

It was standing room only at the Merced County Courthouse Museum on Tuesday as the Board of Supervisors held a special meeting inside the historic building. Chairman Lloyd Pareira directed the meeting from the courtroom bench that was used by judges as far back as 1875, while the rest of the board sat in front. They were all…

Merced’s City Council welcomes new members

Merced Mayor Matthew Serratto has spent half of his term in office leading a City Council — marked by some strong personalities — through some tough debates, and more than a few raucous meetings, over things like COVID relief spending, public safety funding, and affordable housing efforts. During ceremonies at City Hall on Monday…

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