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County leaders moving projects forward at Castle

The Merced County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday took preliminary steps toward bringing to life two economic development projects at the former Castle Air Force Base. One includes a market study on rail transport of goods between Merced County and the Port of Los Angeles, and the other features a multimillion-dollar grant to develop an…

Lopez Says it’s Time for an MCOE Game Changer

When Richard Lopez talks about his purpose in education, and his intent to become the new Merced County Superintendent of Schools, he likes to emphasize the word “ALL.” He says he’s a “champion for ALL students.” He says he wants to improve “ALL schools.” “Merced County needs a game changer,” Lopez says, “an innovator with a new set of…