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Local kids celebrate Halloween with Pumpkin Party at park

Local kids were happy to take part in the annual Halloween Pumpkin Party at Applegate Park Zoo in Merced There were two sessions on Oct. 21 with 40 children participating in each session. The event was organized by the City of Merced Parks and Recreation Department. Friends and family members wanting to enjoy the Fall and Halloween season…

Merced firefighters return home after wildfire nightmare

Nearly a month ago, Merced Fire Engineer Grant Parker and a few fellow firefighters were navigating a narrow mountain road in near pitch-black conditions, with fire flaring up at them from all sides. They got through that inferno unharmed with only some singed equipment, but Parker admits that 30-second experience was unsettling.…

Merced city leaders honor ‘Volunteers of the Year’

‘I feel like Santa Claus walking around town handing out masks. I always have some in my car. I literally hand out masks all day long.’ Robert Garcia, one of Merced's Volunteers of the Year for 2020 Merced City Council members on Tuesday night each selected a standout community volunteer to recognize and honor the work and effort they have…

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