Though over the last several years the number of homeless people living in Merced County continues to grow, advocates say the effort to house them is working. They said there are success stories in the effort to get people off the streets. They said there are success stories in the effort to get people off the streets. Take for example Ken Roark, a veteran who was once homeless but has been in his central Merced triplex home now for about a month.
The Merced Irrigation District officials on Tuesday said no water will be available from Lake McClure this year and some Merced County farmers may not receive any water at all from the district this year.
Developer Greg Hostetler pledged $1 million this week to the Merced Police Department to go toward a foundation for officers. The announcement was made during the public comment section of the Merced City Council meeting Monday to the surprise of just about everyone in the room.
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.
UC Merced entered into a memorandum of understanding with Kathmandu University during a ceremony in Nepal last week, laying the foundation for future collaborations between the two fast-growing institutions.
The Merced Police Officers Association posted a strongly worded open letter on its Facebook page on Tuesday as the calls for better compensation and more officers rise in the city. The letter takes aim at Merced City Manager John Bramble and the City Council because their “mismanagement has driven the department and city into the ground,” it states.