Merced has its local elections map

A map of city council districts chosen for future elections keeps the downtown business community together but has disappointed south Merced residents who worry it dilutes the strength of their neighborhood’s core.

Safety awareness at top of the mind at Merced colleges

As college students in Merced followed news about the mass shooting at an Oregon community college this week, officials at UC Merced and Merced College said they are taking steps to secure their campuses through increased awareness and training and revised guidance on how to spot and report problems.

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In Depth

Mass shooting plot uncovered at Calif. high school

Four male juveniles arrested who later confessed in statements to investigators

Plot was in early stages but very detailed including list of victims and methods

The plan was to “shoot and kill as many people as possible on the campus’

Hartnell went to the air early and often to beat Merced College 42-35 on Saturday night. (Sean Lynch/

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