Though over the past several years the number of homeless people living in Merced County has continued to grow, advocates say efforts to house them are working. Last month, the coalition of advocates in the Merced County Continuum of Care reported that nearly 900 people are homeless in the county. Just this week, leaders from the Continuum said 232 people have been housed in the past six months.

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New Merced city attorney, fire chief sworn in

Though they have been on the job for weeks now, City Attorney Randolph Hom and Merced City Fire Chief Shawn Henry took their respective oaths of office during a Merced City Council ceremony Monday. The council also took time during its meeting to recognize Tamara Cobb, who has taken over as the head of the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee.

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