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Looking back with the mayor who raised the bar

Mayor Mike Murphy walks into the County Times office, looks around the place, smiles, and the first thing he says is: “Fall 2011.” The mayor — who is finishing up his final term at City Hall — is obviously feeling nostalgic about the first time he came through the door to introduce himself and sit down for an interview. It was…

Diversity wins in vote for new Merced leaders

If the latest election results hold true, a new Merced City Council in December will better reflect the town’s ethnically diverse population and socioeconomic perspectives. Women will also make gains in terms of increased representation. It’s looking like there will be three Latino members, three White members, and one African American…

Merced County Elections Update

(UPDATE FROM MERCED COUNTY ELECTIONS) The Elections Office again continued the canvass process of the Presidential General Election. Signature verification processes on Vote By Mail (VBM) envelopes received on election day was completed on thousands of ballot envelopes today. Voter turnout now looks to be at least 77%,…

‘Zpooky Nights’ thrill children visiting Applegate Park Zoo

Applegate Park Zoo in Merced was decked out for Halloween, and provided a fun and safe place for children during Zpooky Nights, a three-day event last weekend.  The spooky event, which was similar to the annual “Zoo Boo,” was affodable ( $3 per child), with the exception of those under age 2, who were admitted free. The kids wore Halloween…

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