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Josh Pedrozo steps forward as advocate for District 2

As far as the race goes for the District 2 seat on the Merced County Board of Supervisors, Josh Pedrozo is arguably the most qualified and experienced candidate when considering his progression as an elected leader in local government. Pedrozo, 37, was a recent member of the Merced City Council, serving for nine consecutive years. He was…

From dropout to UCM grad, Barragan says he’s just begun

The most inspirational candidate story going into the March 3 Primary Election might just be the one about Angel Barragan’s life. The 39-year-old Mercedian is the Dean of Students at Stone Ridge Christian School, a part-time pastor at Yosemite Church and a married father of three children. He’s running as a candidate for the District 2 seat…

Merced Police Chief Goodwin announces retirement

BREAKING NEWS - (FROM CITY OF MERCED) After 23 years with the Merced Police Department, on Monday Merced Police Chief Christopher Goodwin announced his retirement. “I’ve been thinking about it for a long time now,” Goodwin said. “I want to spend more time with my family and enjoy the next phase of my life.” Goodwin, 50, will swear in five…