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Fall excitement lives on despite pandemic

For everyone who loves the beautiful Fall Season and Halloween times, Vista Ranch at 7326 Highway 140 in Merced has opened its pumpkin patch for the 2020 season. To give the general public more things to do during the pandemic, the management also decided to extend Vista Nights this year to November or as long as the weather…

Washington School opens for TK – 6 students

A waiver program allowing kindergarten through sixth grade students in school districts that apply and are approved to return to on-campus instruction is underway in Merced County. Initially, waivers were approved for 10 elementary schools, and recently another three were added. Washington School in the Merced River School District was…

UC Merced enters ‘Top 100’ after 2020 Project completion

This week, UC Merced made the top 100 of U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the top national universities — placing 97th overall and 40th among public institutions in all of America. The good news is just the latest in a string of accomplishments that stand strong against this year’s ever-present and deadly pandemic that has shutdown…

The People’s Fridge is coming to downtown Merced

The People’s Fridge — a free community fridge where people can take home fresh produce — will open soon at the 18th Street People’s Garden located at 936 W. 18th Street in Merced. “We feel it’s a good solution to fighting food insecurity and food waste,” said Erin Meyer, the coordinator of the Sustainable Food Programs at UC Merced. Food…

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