Doug Barton started in the tile business in 1978 working in a warehouse.

He moved his way up to a branch manager in 1980.

In 1989 he moved on to working in installations with various contractors, learning the different techniques from each one, as each one had different techniques.

In 1990 he was hired at Merced Tile Supply to eventually take over the business as the then owners were looking at retirement.

Merced Tile Supply is a bit different I guess from your traditional tile stores as they deal with more of a quality of tile as opposed to a quantity of tile. That means they deal with quality tile and vendors as opposed to a lot of places dealing with what they can buy and sell cheap with no regard to quality.

Doug has been in the industry for 40 years and have seen a lot of changes, but one thing that will not change with Merced Tile Supply is their attention to quality.

With a showroom that is second to none, they show tile in a well-presented style as opposed to a come and see what’s on the shelf look.

And Doug says:

“As styles change, so does our showroom. We strive to stay on top of current trends in tile.

We have the tile to suit your style.”

You cannot go wrong with Merced Tile Supply


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Office: (209) 581-2985

Cell (209) 315-5898

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As you see above his name is Douglas Maner and he is an attorney with 35 years’ experience which included 22 years in the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.

He has taken over 100 jury trials to verdict, most of which were serious felonies, including 11 homicides, 10 attempted homicides, 16 gang crimes, 17 robberies and nine sex crimes. He is also experienced in juvenile law, domestic violence, sex crime defense as well as drug and theft cases.

As a senior deputy district attorney for over 20 years he has thorough knowledge of the inner workings of the District Attorney’s Office. That experience gives him insight and what it takes to take their cases apart.

The cases he takes run the full gamut from people accused of the above listed crimes down to simple misdemeanors, or DUI’s.

He also has experience in veteran’s treatment court representation, he is death penalty qualified and is currently on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys are appointed to the most serious murder cases by the Stanislaus County Superior Court, and has been the primary attorney in six death penalty cases to date.


Obviously more than qualified to help you out, but on a personal note I got to sit down and talk to Mr. Maner and I was impressed with the confidence that he exudes, and you can tell there’s a bulldog attitude behind that to get things done. And his insight to the District Attorney’s Office could be very valuable.

If you need help he is someone I think is more than qualified and who could help you take care of your situation.



Got a Rolex the other day from a couple lesbians I know

. Guess they misunderstood me when I told them

“I wanna watch.”

Enjoy your Saturday my friends.







A looser interpretation of Proposition 57 could allow earlier parole for

more than half of the 20,000 sex offenders now serving time, one expert said

California must consider earlier parole for potentially thousands of sex offenders, maybe even those convicted of pimping children, a state judge said Friday.

Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner preliminarily ordered prison officials to rewrite part of the regulations for Proposition 57. The 2016 ballot measure allows consideration of earlier parole for most state prison inmates, but Gov. Jerry Brown promised voters all sex offenders would be excluded.

That goes too far, Sumner said in rejecting Deputy Atty. Gen. Maria Chan’s argument that the ballot measure gave state officials broad discretion to exclude any class of offenders whose release might harm public safety.

“If the voters had intended to exclude all registered sex offenders from early parole consideration under Proposition 57, they presumably would have said so,” Sumner said.

He said the scope of exclusions should be narrowed to only those now serving time for a violent sex offense. And he said the Corrections Department must better define what falls into that category.

The judge said those who already served their time for a sex crime, even a violent one, and now are imprisoned for a different crime should be eligible for early release.

That could allow earlier parole for more than half of the 20,000 sex offenders now serving time, said Janice Bellucci, a Sacramento attorney and president of California Reform Sex Offender Laws. Her lawsuit on behalf of sex offenders argued that the rules conflict with the ballot measure’s language and voters’ intent in approving Proposition 57.

Bellucci argued the measure requires earlier parole consideration for any sex crime not on the state’s narrow list of 23 violent felonies, which includes murder, kidnapping and forcible rape.

That could allow earlier parole for those convicted of raping a drugged or unconscious victim, intimately touching someone who is unlawfully restrained, incest, pimping a minor, indecent exposure and possessing child pornography.

The judge said corrections officials can make the case for excluding those offenders as they rewrite the regulations, but Bellucci said she will sue again if officials go too far.

“Until they figure something else out, they have to consider anybody convicted of a nonviolent offense even if it was a sex offense,” Bellucci said outside the courtroom. “We believe we’ve won a battle, but the war continues.”

Opponents of Proposition 57 had argued the language was so broad it could include sex offenders among those eligible for early release. They used the example of Brock Turner as someone who could benefit from a loose interpretation of violent crimes.

The former Stanford swimmer was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a campus fraternity party. He was given a prison sentence of three months, which critics said was far too lenient.

Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, who imposed Turner’s sentence, is now facing a recall election in June over his handling of the case.

Corrections officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment or say whether they plan to appeal. They also did not provide an estimate of how many offenders might be affected.






The chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle has been charged with stealing immigrants’ identities.

Raphael A. Sanchez, who resigned from the agency effective Monday, faces one count of aggravated identity theft and another of wire fraud in a charging document filed Monday in U.S. District Court.

SEE DOCUMENT HERE: Raphael-Sanchez-Indictment

Prosecutors with the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section allege that Sanchez stole the identities of seven people “in various stages of immigration proceedings” to defraud credit card companies, including American Express, Bank of America and Capital One.

Neither Sanchez nor his lawyer, Cassandra Stamm, immediately returned emails seeking comment Tuesday.

According to court rules, the type of charging document filed in Sanchez’s case — called an information — can be filed only when a defendant has agreed to waive his or her right to be indicted by a grand jury; it’s typically an indication that a plea agreement is in the works. The court’s calendar showed that Sanchez is due to enter a plea Thursday.

The charging document contained few specifics about the allegations, but it did give one example: It said that in April 2016, Sanchez sent an email from his government account to his Yahoo account that included personal information pertaining to a Chinese national identified only as R.H.

The information Sanchez sent included an image of R.H.’s U.S. permanent resident card, the biographical page of R.H.’s Chinese passport and a utility bill in R.H.’s name.