Merced hired a firm this week to help it draw up districts for local elections. Voters narrowly passed a measure on Election Day to go away from the city’s at-large voting system, which is an effort to comply with demands from a civil rights group.
Sometimes it takes a vehicle to make an inspirational message possible. The Merced County Office of Education has donated use of an automobile that will make it easier for UC Merced students to visit eighth-graders, urging them to stay in school and consider going to a college or university when they graduate.
The fuel, maintenance and operations contracts for Merced County’s bus system will be opened to a competitive bidding process, the Merced County Association of Governments decided in a majority vote earlier this month.
California citrus industry leaders, researchers and government officials met Friday with state Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, to provide an update on the ongoing battle against the citrus industry’s most feared pest: the Asian citrus psyllid.
One in five high school students reported using a tobacco product at least once within the past 30 days, and nearly half of them have tried a tobacco product at least once before, a new nationwide study revealed.
The Merced City School District’s 489 classified or non-teaching employees got a raise this week, courtesy of the Board of Education. Board members Tuesday night gave members of California School Employees Association Chapter 530 a 3 percent raise retroactive to July and a one-time stipend of 2 percent covering July through March, along with added contributions to their health insurance.
It's wise, before the snow flies (or as soon as possible if flakes have already flown), to take the time to prep your home and property for winter. We hear often about emergency service calls that could have been avoided if homeowners had taken time to winterize or to hire help to get it done.
Merced area building contractor-developer Greg Opinski has defeated incumbent Trustee Ida Johnson for the Area 1 seat on the Merced Union High School District Board in the Nov. 4 general election, the latest figures show.