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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…

Merced College Honors 61st Class of Graduates

Over this past week, more than 700 excited and hard-working Merced College students (out of nearly 1,200 eligible graduates) walked across the stage in front of friends and family members to receive their diplomas, signaling the end of this massive step in their journeys.  Notably, for the second year, the Westside campus in Los Banos…

Barnes & Noble in Merced to close soon

Barnes & Noble, the biggest bookstore in Merced, will be closing on May 12 — and it’s not because of some national corporate move to make the company more profitable. “Sadly, the landlord has chosen not to renew our lease and redevelop instead,” said Janine Flanigan, a senior director of Store Planning & Design for Barnes…