Gov. Jerry Brown made a slew of appointments on Thursday including two new judges to the Merced County Superior Court. Commissioners Shelly Seymour and Steven Slocum, both of Merced, were appointed to the bench, according to a release from the governor’s office.
Ross Dress For Less, a national discount retail store, is holding a grand opening Saturday on the site of the old Los Banos K-Mart at 1400 S. Mercey Springs Road. City officials say attracting Ross was possible in part because of a retail strategist.
The US Small Business Administration has opened up applications for disaster assistance loans of up to $2 million for small businesses impacted by the Ferguson Fire. The application deadline is June 4, 2019.
A roundup of all the Atwater and Merced candidates for City Council and how much money they raised, and who their biggest contributors are. Money is rolling into local elections in Merced, but less so in Atwater.
Rapper, actor and activist Common will be in Merced next week to speak at an event about education and prison reform. The California Endowment and Building Healthy Communities in Merced are sponsoring the event at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St.
The City Council unanimously approved a three-year city attorney contract for Phaedra Norton, who spent about 10 years as Turlock’s city attorney. The 49-year-old will make $204,600 in base pay, according to the contract.
The city of Atwater released several text messages and emails on Friday that show the mayor and mayor pro tem openly violating rules and inappropriately sharing confidential information, according to elected officials.