Last year, legislation passed in California requiring schools to accommodate students who need to pump breast milk or breast feed. So far, it seems Merced schools deal with new mothers who are breastfeeding on a case-by-case basis, and some places are better than others.
My family farm has been growing tomatoes, almonds, corn, alfalfa, cotton and other crops for nearly 40 years in the Merced area. This diverse variety of crops not only helps buffer my business from the erratic nature of the weather and marketplace, but it is also a way for me to provide employees with steady, year-round work.
The city of Merced recently adopted a false-alarm ordinance and fee schedule, raising concerns for citizens outside the city limits on what the county’s permit requirements are and how sheriff’s deputies respond to alarm calls.
Merced residents express what types of businesses they’d like to see come to Merced, and the city is set for development with UC Merced’s 2020 Project cleared and a revenue-sharing deal with Merced County on its way.
Because of a 2011 change in district boundaries, Jack Mobley represents District 3 on the Merced County Planning Commission, yet he ran for the District 4 seat on the Merced County Board of Supervisors.
Four years of drought caused more than 100 trees to die in the city of Merced, and residents took particular note of the dead redwoods that were removed. The city plans to replant native trees in parks where trees were removed.