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1 hr ago | Merced Sun-Star

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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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Merced, CA

14 hrs ago | RecordNET

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, San Joaquin County, CA, Stanislaus County, CA, Tuolumne County, CA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

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.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA

Merced Sun-Star

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The "Stop the Violence, Feet Changing Lives" fundraiser is part of an effort to make Merced neighborhoods safer through participants' presence and prayers.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, UC Merced, Livingston, CA

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.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

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.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Los Banos, CA

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.

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Related Topix: Los Banos, CA, Sausalito, CA

KFSN

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.

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Merced Sun-Star

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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.

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Related Topix: Atwater, CA, Life, Food, Pizza, Merced, CA, Events

Merced Sun-Star

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.

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Related Topix: Dos Palos, CA, Agriculture, Science, Alternative Energy, Energy

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

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.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Davis, CA, Los Angeles, CA

Merced Sun-Star

Around Town

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.

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Related Topix: Atwater, CA

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Jim Costa, Democrat, Fresno, CA, Merced, CA

SFGate

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.

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Related Topix: Fisherman's Wharf (San Francisco, CA), Livingston, CA, San Francisco, CA

Merced Sun-Star

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.

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Related Topix: Livingston, CA, Merced, CA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

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.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA

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.

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Merced Sun-Star

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.

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Related Topix: Los Banos, CA, Fire

Merced Sun-Star

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.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Speakers

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Marijuana education, rollout Saturday in Hilmar

It will be co-hosted by the Merced County Sheriff's Department and Hilmar Farm Watch.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Hilmar, CA

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