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City honors ‘Campus Champion’

UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland, who announced her retirement earlier this summer, was recognized at the most recent Merced City Council meeting for her tenure and contributions to the university and the city. “You’ve been a true champion of the campus, a champion for students, and for our city,” Mayor Mike Murphy told Leland. “We have…

County reviews details of draft hemp ordinance

At Tuesday’s Merced County Board of Supervisors meeting, leaders were asked to provide guidance on a proposed hemp ordinance drafted over the past several months. A decision was made that the draft ordinance for industrial hemp cultivation would be forwarded to the Planning Commission for recommendations. As it stands now, the proposed…

MCAG seeking applications for committee appointment

Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) is seeking applicants for appointment to the Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC). The SSTAC is a nine-member council appointed by the MCAG Governing Board to solicit the input of persons who rely on public transit because of youth, advanced age, or mental or physical impairment.…