A Dos Palos man says law enforcement officers have not explained why they came onto his property about a month ago, killed his dog and urinated on a fence. George Aguaristi filed a $1 million claim with Merced County for the loss of Samson.
Dairyman Scott Silveira said he's "confident" he has claimed the Merced County District 5 Supervisor race with more than 60 percent of the vote. He said he's "excited" about digging into the county's inner workings and figuring out how to "get out of the way" of Merced County business.
The race between county Superintendent Steve Tietjen and Merced River District Superintendent Richard Lopez seemed to be settled on Wednesday when Lopez took to Facebook and thanked his supporters while speaking about his campaign in the past tense.
Merced County's district attorney-elect said Wednesday she is "grateful" for the "decisive" victory at the polls on Election Day, and she looks forward to bringing "greater transparency" to the office.
The Election Day polls will see incumbent District Attorney Larry Morse II take on his first opponent in challenger Kimberly Helms Lewis since taking office in 2006. The two camps have lobbed accusations in the past few months.
Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II and challenger Kimberly Helms Lewis were asked pointedly about law enforcement use of force, immigration and number of issues surrounding people of color.
Several details were not immediately clear, including whether the driver was a man or woman, but the solo occupant of a black SUV went over the embankment just after 11 a.m. between Dinosaur Point and Rock Bridge.
The re-election team for Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II has called into question a "stunningly large" donation taken by his opponent that came from a company sued on behalf of Merced County and others in the Central California region.
A write-in candidate for the 12th State Senate district has threatened to sue Merced County saying elections office bureaucracy kept him off the ballot, but the registrar says he failed to meet clear deadlines.
A 22-year-old Dos Palos man tried to evade arrest on Monday while driving on a flat tire, according to police. The driver, who police identified as Bart Smith, led a pursuit through residential neighborhoods in town, officers said.
Dairyman and Los Banos City Councilmember Scott Silveira has pulled in more than $59,000 in cash and non-monetary contributions, according to records required by the Merced County Registrar of Voters Office.
Dos Palos resident George Aguaristi, who plans to file a lawsuit against Merced County, speaks about how officers killed his dog Samson in May, at his home in Dos Palos, Calif., on Thursday, June 21, 2018.