The Merced County Office of Education, with the help of other community sponsors, will host Merced’s second Parent Institute on Saturday at Golden Valley High School. The event is designed to equip parents and caregivers with tools to better assist their children.
A new safety report revealed a disturbing trend among American drivers: A surprising number admitting to routinely speeding, running red lights, and sending and reading text messages and emails, despite knowing the dangers associated with those habits.
Researchers at the University of Southern California’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and San Diego State University released new estimates that measure the levels of medical insurance coverage among undocumented immigrants in several California communities, including Merced County.
Covered California revealed new by-county enrollment numbers Friday morning. The new data reveal that in Merced County, more than 1,700 people have enrolled in a health plan through the exchange during the second open enrollment period.
Members of the Helping Hawks, a community service club on campus, have taken it upon themselves to prepare meals for the homeless community of the We Care Program, which provides transitional and emergency shelter in Turlock.
A park in Chowchilla will be renamed later this month in honor of Ed Ray, the unassuming bus driver who made national news when he helped free 26 kidnapped students. The new sign at the park will be unveiled at a ceremony Feb. 26, which would have been Ray’s 94th birthday.
The Merced County Sheriff’s Department on Monday presented a 33-year-old man with the office’s Lifesaving Medal, the first time the honor has been bestowed on a civilian in the county’s history, for pulling an injured pilot from a fiery wreck in July.
The Ferrari Ranch Project, a 3 million square-foot development that includes retail stores, restaurants, a movie theater, hotel and medical center, could be a game changer for Merced County – and especially for Atwater.
Atwater’s newest commissioner almost didn’t make it on the panel – it took a little bit of persuasion. “A lot of people came to me and said I would be a good voice on the commission,” said James Murphy III. “I’m a little bit nervous about it.”
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