For the next month, City Council members will continue to scrutinize what local government officials are calling the first "sustainable" budget in years.At an ongoing series of public meetings, local officials are hearing community feedback on the proposed $191.96 million spending plan.Last week, area leaders heard from several groups asking bigger pieces of what has become a very carefully sliced pie.
Dairy farmers Monday urged the state yet again to boost minimum prices they get from processors.Western United Dairymen, based in Modesto, and allied groups asked the California Department of Food and Agriculture to increase the price for milk that is made into cheese.
City officials looked to the City Council for direction Monday night as they continue to fine tune a plan to make about 10 miles of roads in south and central Merced more bike friendly.At a council meeting in April, several council members voiced concerns with the proposed use of "sharrows" on Childs Avenue because of the heavy traffic in the area.
The City Councilman unanimously backed an evolving plan hatched by Councilman Mike Murphy that would provide a roughly $1,000 incentive for new businesses that open downtown.
As UC Merced concludes its eighth academic year and prepares to award degrees to another outstanding class of graduates this weekend (today and Sunday), I am pleased to provide our neighbors and the greater Merced community with an update on our physical expansion plans in the face of rapidly growing student demand for admission.
Merced firefighters responded to several fires over the weekend and they say some may be the result of arson.
An investigation is continuing into the case of two men who showed up at Mercy Medical Center during the weekend with gunshot wounds, Merced police reported Monday.
The sound of a bagpiper playing "Amazing Grace" set a somber tone as members of law enforcement gathered to honor fallen officers at the 2013 Merced County Peace Officer Memorial ceremony. See the video below. Click here for a photo gallery.