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Merced County sees spike in new homes

The number of housing starts in Merced County have jumped by 132 percent compared to last year, making it the county with the biggest increase in the central San Joaquin Valley, according to a Wednesday report from a building industry publisher.

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Gustine man reports imaginary killers, jailed for guns, drugs

A Gustine man hallucinating under the influence of methamphetamine landed in jail Monday after calling 911 saying several people were trying to kill him, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office reported. Those killers probably were imaginary. The guns and drugs deputies found in the man’s home, however, were real, Undersheriff Jason Goins said.

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Ash Wednesday Mass held at UC Merced

Ash Wednesday Mass held at University of California, Merced in Merced, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016.
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Ash Wednesday Mass held at UC Merced

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