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Supervisor Pareira embraces second stint as board chair

As the newly appointed chairman of the Merced County Board of Supervisors, Snelling's Lloyd Pareira has some extra responsibilities running board meetings, making committee assignments and representing the county at special community functions. Pareira, 59, represents District 4, which includes Snelling, Winton, Ballico-Cressey, Delhi,…

Merced Mall barber still going strong after 50 years

For more than 50 years, Cel Pelayo of Merced has been cutting hair at a barber shop on the Merced Mall. The shop has been open seven days a week for much of that time, and Pelayo is no stranger to long hours. Still Pelayo, 77, has no regrets about following a tonsorial career and intends to keep going for quite a while but he's not…

For The Love Of Orphan Cars

Growing up more than 50 years ago, Robin Shepard has always liked unusual, no-longer-made American cars. He came by this zeal for "orphan" cars naturally as his father James loved Packards, Studebakers, and Henry J automobiles. "I like 'orphan' cars; I don't look for a Chevy or a Ford and I am really glad I did some research on them,"…

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