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.

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New Merced city attorney, fire chief sworn in

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.

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Merced police union calls out city leaders on social media

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.

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