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Exploring the towering neon heart of Merced

As you drive through Merced on the 99 Freeway, the most noticeable landmark is the 100-foot-tall tower of the Merced Theatre. With its bright neon orange block letters proclaiming MERCED, can be seen for miles. The Merced Theatre is significant for its role as a social and cultural center of Merced. The beautiful interior is a mix…

Arts Center shows off ‘Community Spirit’

The work of creative Mercedians is on full display in the “Community Spirit” exhibition at the Multicultural Arts Center (MAC) in downtown Merced. However, there’s only a few days left to see the show. It ends this Sunday, Sept. 11. Community Spirit features more than 200 artworks from dozens of artists throughout the area, giving…

1929 Photo Piques Interest 

Interest in a photograph of Merced’s Main Street back in 1929 has risen after a story by Sarah Lim — the director of the Merced County Courthouse Museum — made the news recently. Lim says the photo can be traced back to around the time of the infamous Wall Street Crash that led to the Great Depression. In her words, the photo depicts the…

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