The final two Payless ShoeSource locations in Merced County — one in Atwater and one in Merced — are set to close with the remaining stores in North America following the the company’s filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections.
Former Merced County, California sheriff’s deputy Johnny Mathis, killed Tuesday in Merced, had a history of accusations of using excessive force and domestic violence, costing the county more than $400,000.
Merced County District Attorney Kimberly Lewis’ office confirmed a Dos Palos, California, police officer was killed Tuesday in an officer-involved shooting. The officer’s name was Johnny Mathis, sources said.
Joaquin Antonio Sotelo, a Merced County, California, Navy veteran facing deportation by ICE agents, says attorney Dominic Falasco of Los Banos misled him on a felony conviction that led to his immigration issues.
Coalinga (CA) Police Chief Michael Salvador accepted the tentative offer, which must still be approved by Atwater City Council. He’s been chief in the Fresno County city of nearly 17,000 since October 2015.
The Merced Sun-Star has launched a community Facebook group, Tipping the Scale, dedicated to a discussion on childhood obesity in Merced County, which California and county data shows is a big problem.
Julianna O’Banion-Borboa, an 18-year-old Miss Merced County Teen USA 2018 and a Dos Palos High School graduate and, was one of more than 50 young women who competed for the top prize of Miss California Teen USA in a competition held in Arcadia, CA.
All six cities in Merced County were given an F, scoring few points on the 2019 American Lung Association report card, as were the cities in Madera County. Some Mariposa and Stanislaus areas did better.