Supes reply to water report

Board of Supervisors belatedly agreed with several serious water problems highlighted by a grand jury report earlier this year. The board noted its efforts to better manage groundwater over-draft and agricultural land use. In its response, the board agrees on six of the grand jury’s 10 findings that groundwater overdraft holds a potentially disastrous future…

Clerk beaten, robbed in Livingston | The Merced Sun-Star

A store clerk in Livingston was beaten and robbed at gunpoint Saturday, the Police Department reported. Livingston police responded at 12:09 p.m. Saturday to the Amigos Market, 1441 Crowell St., where the clerk was found bleeding from his head, officers said in a news release. Police learned two people entered the store wearing dark clothing…

Merced man arrested on gang, gun allegations | The Merced Sun-Star

A 20-year-old alleged gang member was arrested Thursday after brandishing a firearm during some type of argument, the Merced Police Department reported. Abel Jimenez was booked into the Merced County jail on suspicion of assault with a firearm on a person, brandishing a firearm, criminal street gang participation, all felonies, and misdemeanor allegations of resisting…

Chowchilla hires interim city leader | The Merced Sun-Star

Chowchilla has hired an interim city administrator, who said she hopes to guide the city as it continues to see changes in its highest positions. The City Council voted last week to hire Carolyn Lehr as interim city administrator. According to the contract, she could serve through April 30 at $12,207 per month plus additional…