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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

Selma beats Chowchilla for Valley title

Selma defeated Chowchilla 39-7 to win the Central Section Division IV title game. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Selma beats Chowchilla for Valley title 2:51

Selma beats Chowchilla for Valley title

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash 0:16

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash

Shawn & Sean Show: Alex Pittz on Chowchilla's title game 3:36

Shawn & Sean Show: Alex Pittz on Chowchilla's title game

Shawn & Sean Show: Valley Championship Preview 4:24

Shawn & Sean Show: Valley Championship Preview