The City of Merced is located in the Central Valley of California. Merced is located approximately 110 miles southeast of San Francisco and 310 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The City has a population of about 80,542, and serves as the county seat. Read More
The city is located on Highway 33, along the Interstate 5 corridor, 280 miles north of Los Angeles, 92 miles south of Sacramento, 89 miles southeast of San Francisco and 45 miles southeast of Livermore. Read More
The City of Los Banos, population 37,017, is situated on the west side of Merced County and is the county's second largest city. The city is conveniently located in the center of California Read More
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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) announced today the signing of Assembly Bill 2048 by Governor Brown to attract and retain more doctors at health centers that serve the most impoverished and disadvantaged populations in the state.
The State Loan Repayment Program provides one million dollars in federal grant funds every year to physicians, dentists, and nurse practitioners in California who agree to practice medicine in health professional shortage areas. Gray’s bill makes federally qualified health centers, like Golden Valley Health Centers and Livingston Community Health, automatically eligible to participate in the program.
Assemblymembers Adam Gray (D-Merced) and Kristin Olsen (R-Riverbank) delivered 3,100 petitions to the State Water Resources Control Board this week, proclaiming their firm opposition to a recent proposal to allocate 40 percent of water along the Tuolumne River for the benefit of fish and wildlife in the Delta.
“The last report from the State Water Board proposed taking 35 percent of our water,” said Gray. “After a four year review process, during which the Board refused to engage with local stakeholders who live near and depend on these rivers, the number has now grown to 49 percent.
SACRAMENTO - Two lawmakers from the Modesto area urged a state board on Tuesday to rethink a plan for greatly increasing river flows.
The doubling of reservoir releases into the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers would devastate the region’s already wobbly economy, Assembly members Kristin Olsen and Adam Gray told the State Water Resources Control Board.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Adam C. Gray’s (D-Merced) and Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Riverbank) put the State Water Board on notice today by delivering over 3,100 petitions opposing the Board’s plan to divert at least 40% of the water flowing down the Stanislaus, Merced, and Tuolumne rivers. That water, which is currently put to use by Merced and Stanislaus County cities for drinking water and farms for irrigation, would instead flow into the Delta.
“The last report from the State Water Board proposed taking 35% of our water,” said Gray. After a four year review process, during which the Board refused to engage with local stakeholders who live near and depend on these rivers, the number has now grown to 40%. It is unfathomable how the Water Board could witness the harm caused by one of the worst droughts in California’s history and draw the conclusion that they need even more from us.”
Over the past three years, the State Water Resources Control Board has been updating its Bay-Delta Water Quality Management Plan, which was first presented in 2012.
The plan’s purpose is to find common ground and balance that helps restore declining fisheries while maintaining groundwater and drinking water quality for our communities and the health of our local economic drivers, including agriculture. By law, it must be a balanced approach.
California Assemblyman Adam Gray D-Merced, said he decided to “take the bull by the horns” in introducing legislation to fight workers’ compensation fraud in the state.
In a commentary in the Modesto Bee on Thursday, Gray said his Assembly Bill 1244 “will eliminate some of the biggest scams that cost honest businesses and honest injured workers” more than an estimated $1 billion every year. The bill, as amended in the Senate, was approved by the Assembly Insurance Committee on Thursday.
As gestures go, declaring striped bass a "native species" of California was a real laugher.
Fearing someone might develop a case of sanity around a fish that thrives by eating actual native species like salmon, smelt and trout, the outgoing president of California's Fish & Game Commission acted unilaterally on the bass's behalf. He made them all freshwater citizens of California.