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Gustine library: Hours reduced; staffing change
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:15:02 -0700

GUSTINE – Long-time Gustine librarian Nola Ramirez closed up shop for the last time Saturday at the branch she has staffed for more than two decades.

‘Every 15 Minutes’ a sobering experience
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:14:56 -0700

GUSTINE – One bad decision can end or forever alter a young life in a moment’s time, shattering families and leaving loved ones to deal with the agonizing grief that accompanies senseless loss.

More water flowing to CCID growers
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:14:52 -0700

Growers in the Central California Irrigation District will have more water for their crops and orchards than anticipated earlier this year, but still face unprecedented limits on deliveries.

News Briefs – April 17
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:57 -0700

The Newman Fall Festival Committee will be kicking off plans for the 2014 celebration with a general information meeting Wednesday, April 30, at 6 p.m. in the community meeting room off Kern Street behind the Newman Police Department (formerly the City Council chambers).

Water crisis hangs over agriculture
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:30:04 -0700

Agriculture is an industry in crisis, facing an uncertain fate and the potential for economic disaster which would ripple from the fields and orchards through every community they surround.

Farmers rally for water
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:30:02 -0700

FIREBAUGH – Farmers, civic leaders and elected officials from throughout the San Joaquin Valley converged on Firebaugh Tuesday morning to fight for water…..the lifeblood of their crops and of jobs that support families and communities whose livelihood depends on agriculture.

Merced County Association of Governments votes to divert funds from Los Banos Bypass project
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:27:11 -0700

The Los Banos Bypass project will no longer have priority for future funding from regional transportation fees, the Merced County Association of Governments decided Thursday in a 8-3 vote.

Sun-Star Special Report: Adams stops bank seizures, taxes go uncollected, Pedrozo brokers special meeting; politics at ...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:37:12 -0700

A last-resort method of collecting unpaid taxes was discontinued by the Merced County treasurer-tax collector eight months ago, resulting in a potential loss of revenue to the county and a break to some businesses that owed hundreds of thousands of dollars. The issue raises questions about the Board of Supervisors’ involvement in the tax collection process.