Posted on: August 4, 2017

Proposition 8

Proposition 8

In 1978, California voters passed Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment to Article XIII A that allows a temporary reduction in assessed value when real property suffers a decline in value. A decline in value occurs when ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Eight Parents Arrested for Failing to Send Their Kids to School

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Eight parents were arrested last week and charged with failing to send their children to school, in the second countywide truancy sweep coordinated by the Merced County District Attorney’s office and the Merced County Office of Education, announ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Two Men Will Spend The Rest of Their Lives in Prison for a 2014 Hilmar Murder


William White, 38, of Antioch, and Victor Hernandez, 27, of Modesto, will spend the rest of their lives in prison after being sentenced yesterday for their roles in the death of Orlando Yepez, 21, of Modesto, announced Deputy District Attorney Walter Wall...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Atwater Real Estate Professionals Among Four Indicted

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FRESNO, Calif. — On October 12, 2017, a federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment against John Ballard, 55, and Judy (Calderon) Ballard, 54, of Atwater and Sherry Herbert, 54, and Andrea Todd, 53, of Fresno, charging them with conspiracy, wire fr...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Repeat Fraudster in Merced County Denied Parole

Parole Denied

A Merced man, sentenced to 11 years in prison earlier this year for multiple counts of grand theft and diversion of construction funds in amounts exceeding $100,000, but already eligible for parole following the 2016 passage of Proposition 57, will have t...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Property Tax Postponement For Senior, Blind, or Disabled Citizens

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The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program returned in 2016 after being suspended by the Legislature in 2009. The program allows homeowners who are seniors, blind or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes on their principal r...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Upcoming Board of Retirement Elections


On December 31, 2017, the terms for three MCERA Retirement Board seats will end. These seats include one of the Board’s Miscellaneous members, a Retired member and a Retired Alternate member. MCERA board member terms are for three years, except for the Co...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Please come to the Merced County Library for an exciting virtual reality experience.

Who :  For ages 13 & Up.

When : Tuesdays 11 am to 1 pm and Saturdays 3 to 5 pm.

Where : Stoddard Room, 3rd Floor

How To attend : Limited slot available, Sign up ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

General Mini-Grants Program Accepting Applications!

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The First 5 Merced County 2017/18 General Mini-Grants Program application materials are now available. 

This program provides one-time grants to support local projects, trainings and events benefiting children 0-5 years old and their families anyw...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

First 5 Merced County Awards Funding to Support Families

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The First 5 Merced County Commission awarded $801,802 to agencies in Merced County to support families with children 0-5 years old at its July 10, 2017 meeting.

The four programs all support families raising their children in safe, stable, and nurturing ho...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

2017-2018 Property Value Assessments

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California Government Code Section 6254.21 prohibits the display of home addresses or telephone numbers of any elected or appointed official on the Internet by any state or local agency without first obtaining the written permission of th...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Overnight Probation Sweep Leads to Arrests, Guns, Drugs

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The Merced County Probation Department, in partnership with other local agencies, conducted several compliance searches Thursday afternoon and into Friday morning that ended in seven arrests.

The compliance sweep, which started at 3 p.m. Thursday and ended...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Holiday Office Closure - Thanksgiving


All offices here at the Merced County Administration Building will be closed Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017 in recognition of Thanksgiving.

Regular business hours will resume for all offices on Monday, November 27, 2017. We thank...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Merced County Enters Into Agreement with Port of Los Angeles

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The Merced County Board of Supervisors struck an agreement at today’s meeting that opens the door to significant investment and development in the Mid-California International Trade District located at Castle Commerce Center and Castle Airport.

The Board o...

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Posted on: January 18, 2012

Delhi man arrested after Merced deputies find gun, drugs

A Delhi man was arrested Sunday after Merced County Sheriff's deputies found a handgun, cocaine and several containers of beer in his truck

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