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News

Where in Merced can I get a passport?

In August, passport services at the Merced post office were discontinued, so you’ll have to go elsewhere to apply. If you must apply for a new passport, it’s better to do it as soon as possible.

News

Chowchilla employer Brake Parts to cut about 40 workers’ jobs

One of Chowchilla’s largest private employers said Tuesday that it will cut its workforce by about one-third to become more competitive. Brake Parts Inc.’s vice president of human resources says global pressures compelled it to save money by moving production to its plant in northern Mexico.

Crime

Deputies identify Chowchilla man killed in crash

A farm laborer killed this week when his vehicle struck a tree has been identified as a Chowchilla man, Madera County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday. Fredy Ramirez-Orellana, 32, of Chowchilla was killed between 8 and 9 a.m. Sunday when the John Deere Gator utility vehicle he was driving struck an almond tree in the 22000 block of Avenue 24 on Campos Bros. Farms property.

Chowchilla

Farmworker killed in motorcycle crash near Chowchilla

A farmworker riding a motorcycle was killed early Sunday when he struck a tree while on the job, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies received a report around 11:30 a.m. that a man riding a motorcycle crashed near Avenue 24 and Road 24, which is about 10 miles east of Chowchilla.

Chowchilla

Chowchilla hopes to stem Brake Parts layoffs

Chowchilla officials said Friday they have offered economic incentives they hope will persuade Brake Parts Inc., one of the city’s largest private employers, to reject its plan to lay off more than half of its local workforce by this spring.

Videos

Get a glimpse of the damage to Oroville Dam's main spillway after several days of running at 100,000 cubic feet per second

This video shows the progress crews have made to reinforce the emergency spillway.
California Department of Water Resources
Get a glimpse of the damage to Oroville Dam's main spillway after several days of running at 100,000 cubic feet per second 1:39

Get a glimpse of the damage to Oroville Dam's main spillway after several days of running at 100,000 cubic feet per second

Perfect attendance leads students down the red carpet 0:43

Perfect attendance leads students down the red carpet

Tuolumne River flowing on a quiet Sunday near La Grange 0:33

Tuolumne River flowing on a quiet Sunday near La Grange

Jasmine Xiong on Falcons' playoff win 2:04

Jasmine Xiong on Falcons' playoff win