Planning a trip out of the country? Be sure to apply for a U.S. Passport at the Merced County Elections Office! Applications are available in Room 14 (basement level) of the Merced County Administration Building at 2222 M St. in Merced.
Information regarding fees and other details are available at www.countyofmerced.com/elections. Please note: Effective April 2, 2018, passport execution fees will increase from $25 to $35. Other fees for passport application services will remain the same.
Worknet of Merced County has partnered with Advanced Career Institute and Werner Enterprises to offer a direct-hire commercial truck driver training program. On Friday, a graduation ceremony was held for the first four graduates of the program.
STATE ROUTE 99 AT CHILDS AVENUE IN MERCED
MERCED – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the on-ramp f...rom the Childs Avenue overcrossing to northbound State Route 99 (SR-99) in Merced for shoulder work.
The closure is scheduled beginning Wednesday, February 21, 2018, through Thursday,
February 22, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Motorists should expect 10 minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.
This work is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials and construction related issues.
For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Slow For the Cone Zone.
We love this great recap video our partner Merced County made of our flip-the-switch celebration event on Tuesday! Thank you to the entire Board of Supervisors,... especially Chairman Jerry O'Banion for his kind words, and PIO Mike North for his quick camera skills! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu5LUq6LIfo
Merced will save $19 million in energy costs as a result of our Energy Effective solar and energy efficiency program!
On Friday, February 9, 2018 Sebastian Sanchez, 20, of Los Banos was sentenced to 120 days in jail, three years of felony probation, 200 hours of community servi...ce and restitution fines by Merced County Superior Court Judge David Moranda.
Sanchez pled guilty that same day to four felony vandalism charges and two misdemeanor charges for causing around $2,200 of damage after he vandalized property of the City of Los Banos.
Sanchez vandalized street signs, barricades, restrooms and utility facilities from December 7, 2017 to January 17, 2018, when he was arrested by the Los Banos Police Department.
Here's a video of yesterday's "Flip the Switch" event, celebrating Merced County's comprehensive energy retrofit project.
Wanted Wednesdays: Our wanted bad guys for this week are Noe Diaz-Casaneda who was involved in the shooting of an adult hispanic male victim on November 12, 20...17 on West Comet and North Sun in Santa Nella. The victim was shot in the back and was transported to the hospital and recovered from his injuies. However, Diaz-Casaneda fled the area and believed to be in San Jose.
The second bad guy is Noe Roman wanted for the stabbing and attempted murder of a taxi cab driver in 2016. Roman called a taxi cab driver while in Stockton and requested the driver take him and a friend to Los Banos. Once in Los Banos Roman stabbed the driver several times robbing him of all his money. Additionally, Roman even tried to steal the drivers vehicle but, he was able to get away and was later treated and recovered from his injuies.
The Detectives Division encourages anyone with information on these crimes or the whereabouts of Noe Diaz-Castaneda or Noe Roman to contact the Merced County Sheriff’s Office at 209-385-7445.
On Tuesday, February 6th, the Merced County Superior Court Los Banos, Department 14, did not hold normal court. Instead it featured five teams of high school st...udents from throughout Merced and Mariposa Counties competing in Merced County’s Second Annual Mock Trial Competition.
These five teams are given the facts of a fictional criminal case, but something very close to real-life. Students role-play individuals involved in a fictional criminal trial: lawyers, witnesses, expert witnesses, etc. Each team competes twice, once playing the prosecution side of the trial, and once playing the defense side. They are judged upon how they present the evidence they are given, their questioning and cross-examining of witnesses, and opening and closing arguments.
The high schools competing this year are: Pacheco High School, Dos Palos High School, Atwater Valley Community School, Delhi High School, and Mariposa High School. Each team has a teacher-sponsor and attorney-coaches assigned to them to assist in their preparation for the competition.
This competition is being sponsored by the Merced District Attorney’s Office, Merced County Office of Education and the Merced County Bar Association.
We would like to invite you to come and watch the second day of the competition that will be held at the Merced County Superior Court Los Banos, Department 14, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The first trial will begin at 9:15 a.m. and the second trial will begin at 12:00 p.m. The winner of the competition will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Merced County Office of Education.
There are lots of great pets waiting to be adopted at the Merced County Animal Shelter.
Pet of the Week: Feb. 6, 2018 to Feb. 13, 2018
The Merced County Animal Shelter located at 2150 Shuttle Drive, in Atwater would like to introduce you to our new...est members of the “Pet of the Week”. We have another dog and cat we would like you to come check out and possibly take home as your new furry friend. Additionally, we many other loving pets that would love to go home with you, so please come to the shelter and fill out an adoption application. If you don’t see a pet of the week you like , there are lots of fabulous pets to choose from. If you are currently renting, bring a letter from your landlord stating that you can have a dog or a cat.
Pet of the week price runs from Monday through Saturday and is first come first serve
dogs are $35 and cats are $15...
A new pet of the week will be added each week.
Regular price for adoption is: dogs $110.00 and cats $65.00
All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, micro chipping, first vaccinations, rabies vaccination and free health check at any participating Veterinarian.
Please call the Merced County Animal Shelter for further information (209) 385-7436 and press option 2.