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The joint effort between the Merced County Sheriff’s Department and the county Human Services Agency has been an annual tradition for more than 10 years, but the campaign has been struggling to achieve its goal this year, according program co-coordinator C.J. Jones.
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The Merced County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously adopted the first "comprehensive" update to the county's general plan in 23 years, setting policy for guiding growth and development.
Scheduling conflicts on Monday delayed a jury trial for a former Merced County sheriff's deputy charged with leaving a crash scene last year and lying to police.
A hard freeze warning is still in effect for Merced County, but forecasters promise warmer weather just in time for the weekend.
Operation Holiday Toy Drive helps Merced County families in need during the Christmas season.
Teresa Ruano, spokeswoman for the California Administrative Office of the Courts, said the architectural design of the Los Banos courthouse has been placed on the state Public Works Board’s agenda for Friday.
The 2030 Merced County General Plan, which can be described as the “blueprint” for the county’s development, contains 11 elements including economic development, land use, agricultural, housing, transportation and circulation.
A male pedestrian in his 30s was killed around 5:50 p.m. Sunday after being struck by two vehicles on Santa Fe Drive, just east of Beachwood Drive, the California Highway Patrol reported.
A March trial date was set Friday for a Merced County man charged in shooting and robbing another man earlier this year.
The fate of Last Hope Cat Kingdom's permit will be decided at a hearing less than 10 days away, county officials confirmed this week.
The deadly chain of events began when the Escalon Police Department started pursuing a Suzuki, said Officer Dan Sepulveda of the California Highway Patrol.
Break out the sweaters and turn up the heater – the icy-cold temperatures will keep plummeting this week, possibly bringing some snowfall to the region by Friday, meteorologists said Wednesday.
The Merced County advisory board on alcohol and other drug problems will meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the county's mental health administration building, 1137 B St., Merced.