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.
A tip from San Joaquin County’s sheriff led Merced County investigators to crack down on animal abuses at the Portuguese bloodless bullfights in Stevinson. Now, like a boxing show, there needs to be a (bull)ringside doctor and someone to inspect the gear to make sure it can’t injure the bulls.