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.
Mark de la Motte had his end of the year speech ready if needed. The Turlock High baseball coach could save it at least one more day as the Bulldogs rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to cap a wild 5-4 win over Buhach Colony in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 South playoffs on Monday at the University of the Pacific's Klein Family Field.
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.
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.
Amanda Alarcon Banks likes to spend her afternoons crawling on her stomach trying to avoid touching dangling wires carrying live electrical current.
Walk the aisles of any neighborhood grocery store today and you're as likely to find tomatoes picked in Sinaloa, Mexico, as Central California or oranges from São Paulo, Brazil, as Bradenton, Fla.
FBI Director Robert Mueller has praised two agents who died while training off the Virginia Beach coast for their "true and unerring valor."