Two lists of candidates are being recommended for the committee charged with carving Merced into districts for local elections, and the Merced City Council will decide whether to approve the nominees during the regular meeting Monday.
More than 330 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from Merced County schools will demonstrate their knowledge and learning skills when they compete in the Academic Pentathlon on Saturday at Golden Valley High School in Merced.
A city police officer shot over the weekend in a gunfight with a suspected gang member has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home with his family, the Merced police chief said Sunday in a news conference.
Hospitals that treat California’s poorest patients are faring badly under the Affordable Care Act’s drive to improve quality. Under ACA authority, Medicare is imposing fines on safety-net hospitals at twice the rate paid by other hospitals, according to an analysis by the Center for Health Reporting.
The Employment Development Department projects that education, health care and other social services will generate about 2,000 jobs in Merced Count, according to a 10-year projection. That industry will provide the most new jobs of all 12 industries tracked, but three others will also see large growth.