Merced County Times Newspaper
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Planada residents call for housing help

A group of Planada residents demonstrated at the foot of the County Administration Building on Tuesday morning, raising signs calling for a halt to evictions and demanding the attention of County leaders who they feel have been absent in the community since the floods swept through the agricultural town in early January. They…

A President and a Gentleman

Editor’s Note: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has entered home hospice care in Plains, Georgia “to spend his remaining time at home with his family,” it was…

City won’t reconsider letter to AG

The Merced City Council on Tuesday night voted down a motion to reconsider their controversial Jan. 3 decision to send a letter to the state Attorney General’s Office asking for an outside review of the city’s Police Department’s “patterns and practices.” The letter with the request has already been sent, and a friendly response from the AG’s…

City Leaders Review Goals and Areas Of Focus

City leaders met at the Civic Center on Feb. 11 to discuss goals and priorities as budget planning begins for the upcoming fiscal year. During the nearly four hour meeting, members of the Merced City Council raised a number of issues they would like to see city staff focus on in 2023. The discussion included topics of public…