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Councilman Blake looks beyond election to a better place

Kevin Blake remembers a conversation with his children and late father during a ride to Santa Cruz when the idea of running for the Merced City Council came up. It was a decade ago, and the elder Bill Blake, a former Merced County undersheriff, was finishing up a 4-year term as a City Council member. Out of the blue, Bill suggested that…

Organic waste law highlights urban-rural divide

County residents could be facing higher garbage fees next year, the result of another state regulation that has some local officials calling for pushback against lawmakers in Sacramento. The regulations center around organic waste – stuff like potato peels, garden trimmings and paper products – which residents and businesses will soon have to…

County leaders recognize Valley Crisis Center, 4H programs

It was a celebration of weeks and months at the Merced County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday as several local groups were recognized for their hard work on a variety of issues from youth development to domestic violence. Domestic Violence The County recognized the efforts of local groups working on domestic violence by…

Council candidates speak out at forum

The final stretch of Election 2022 is upon us, and local candidates are ramping up their public appearances in the attempt to garner the most possible votes in their respective races. On Tuesday night at City Hall, candidates for seats on the Merced City Council gathered to express their views during an election forum organized by…

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