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Local artists draw on concepts to beautify McNamara Park

McNamara Park is getting some much needed and much appreciated attention and care thanks to regional Heartland Arts Grant funding that has come into the community to assist local artists and local beautification efforts. Local artists, Joel Aguilar (aka Gamut), Earvin Mendoza, and Patricia Pratt (of Kreepy Kawaii studio) have been…

Atwater poised for citywide Fourth of July celebration

Atwater’s annual Fourth of July community blast — a longtime favorite of Merced County residents — will be returning for its 61st year with a full day of events all over town. The Run for Independence, hosted by the Merced Running Club, kicks off the day at 7:30 a.m., beginning and ending at Ralston Park. The run includes both…

Welcome signs finally becoming a reality for Merced

With little fanfare, and only a short discussion about locations, Merced City Council members unanimously approved a consent calendar item on May 6 regarding a construction contract for the “Gateway Monuments Project.” The action, however, actually set forth what appears to be a final pathway toward a city goal that’s been punted back…