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City pursues 3 park sites, safe bike paths

Members of the Merced City Council agreed this week to pursue up to $8.5 million in state grant funding for three neighborhood park sites in north Merced. Leaders also adopted a vision plan to improve walking and biking activity in the city, and they announced an effort to seek community involvement  — including the local Southeast Asian…

City begins 4th of July safety push

This week, Merced city leaders and public safety officers are announcing their 2019 Celebrate Safe campaign to deter people from using, selling and possessing illegal fireworks. In the days to come, expect to see “a ton of public outreach,” according to Fire Chief Billy Alcorn, including signs on light poles, a big banner over G Street,…

City leaders approve site for junk transfer

In a 4-3 vote on Monday night, the Merced City Council approved a $1 million contract with Rolfe Construction Co. of Atwater to create a “temporary” transfer site for bulky junk items, as well as a station for Public Works vehicles. The site is located north of Yosemite Avenue and east of Highway 59, on city-owned land that was formerly used…