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City, County clear way for development around the UC

Perhaps it was a foregone conclusion that Merced is going to annex UC Merced and at the same time initiate new university community developments next door to campus, but this week both the City and County governments sent clear signals that the process is going smoothly and swiftly. It started on Monday night with Merced City Council members…

Construction begins on jail expansion

It’s been a long time coming. Or as the chair of the Merced County Board of Supervisors, Scott Siveira, says: “It’s a shining example of what you can get done when you have a commitment to your sheriff, your Sheriff’s Department, and law enforcement.” Merced County leaders officially broke ground Tuesday on the long-awaited…

Big-hearted Mayor’s Ball overflows with elegance

Some 300 distinguished local residents — all dressed to the nines — attended the second annual Mayor’s Ball last Saturday at Vista Ranch. The charitable, black-tie event, hosted by the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, celebrated the community contributions of Mayor Matthew Serratto, as well as raised money for two local…