1 hr ago
Former dentist pleads no contest to sexual battery of patients
Sang Hyuk Park, 45, avoided trial by pleading to four felony counts of sexual battery on patients under anesthesia before Judge Mark V. Bacciarini in Merced County Superior Court.
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14 hrs ago
Interim ag chief named for county
San Joaquin County's agricultural commissioner, a job charged with helping oversee the county's $2.8 billion a year farm industry, will be filled on an interim basis by Gary Caseri, who formerly held that same post for Stanislaus County.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Merced County's Most Wanted: Adolfo Peralta
Assault with intent to commit a sexual crime/Mayhem, false imprisonment, failure to secure payment of compensation, contracting without a license and advertising as a contractor without a license.
The "Stop the Violence, Feet Changing Lives" fundraiser is part of an effort to make Merced neighborhoods safer through participants' presence and prayers.
The Fresno Bee
Man tackled after running past Fresno airport security
A 22-year-old man from Merced County who tried to run past the security checkpoint of Fresno-Yosemite International Airport on Monday was quickly tackled and handcuffed.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Merced project aims to match homeless with housing
A new effort from the Continuum of Care, called Project Housed, will look for ways to find housing for the homeless in Merced County.
The Fresno Bee
Wrong-way sea lion pup found in Los Banos gets back on track
Confused, malnourished and underweight, a small sea lion was found in the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge last month after swimming up the San Joaquin River.
Merced County Mail Pouch barn freshened up
A piece of history is getting a fresh start in the North Valley. An artist is restoring the original sign on the old Mail Pouch barn on Worden Avenue near Highway 99 in Merced County.
The Atwater-Winton Lions Club will award two scholarships to qualified student applicants from Atwater and Buhach Colony High schools who plan to obtain a degree in such vocations as nursing, dental technician, auto mechanic, computer technician, cosmetologist, etc.
Supervisors OK Dos Palos solar project
The project will spread across two parcels on the east side of San Juan Road and about 550 feet north of Highway 152, according to county documents.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Nation's first Hmong-American judge to serve in county
Paul Lo will be sworn in to serve on the Merced County Superior Court bench, making him the first ever Hmong-American judge in American history.
The Merced County Area on Aging and Regenerations Wellness will host a "Keep Your Balance" Fall Prevention Health Fair from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at 851 23rd St. This free event will including a discussion of medication management, vision, home safety and more.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
The Fresno Bee
Election 2014: Five challenging Costa's bid for sixth congressional term
Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, on Monday announces his bid for re-election during a meeting at Courthouse Park in Merced.
Ordering a meal and more on tabletop tablets
Gloria Garcia and Carina Arteaga of Livingston , play a game on a tablet at the Applebee's at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.
Kites, dogs and volunteers enliven county during upbeat weekend
A circular kite tied to a bench catches some wind Sunday in Livingston. Thousands of people passed through the Livingston Middle School gates to fly kites of every color April 6. Merced County was hopping last weekend thanks to many kites and dogs, with lots of love for the city mixed in.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Search continues for suspects in 'road-rage' killing
The Merced man's identity was confirmed Friday by the Merced County Coroner's Office after the man's family was notified.
Los Banos Enterprise
Habitat holds homeowner workshop
Habitat for Humanity Westside Merced County is hosting a homeowner workshop, Habitat's Ashlee Williams announced at the Community Resource Council on Wednesday.
Son follows in his father's footsteps
Now, 21 years later, his son is following in his footsteps. Michael Minor, 47, is a firefighter for the city of Los Banos, and his son Nolan Minor, recently graduated from the Merced County Fire Academy.
E-waste collection at fairgrounds
The Merced County Fair will continue to collect unwanted electronic items this weekend as part of its hazardous electronic-waste recycling drive.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Marijuana education, rollout Saturday in Hilmar
It will be co-hosted by the Merced County Sheriff's Department and Hilmar Farm Watch.