Merced County Times Newspaper
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How would you spend $27 million?

By Lee Pevsner How would you spend $27 million? Personally, I would buy a Bentley convertible, but I do not think that would meet the funding guidelines. The City of Merced is asking all residents how they would recommend spending this amount of money through a Federal assistance program named ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act). The funds are…

Some Friendly Exotic Pets In This Neck Of The Valley

By Lynda Brommage If you have been to a few annual community events — such as the Hilmar Dairy Festival or the Christmas Musical at the Christian Life Center — you surely noticed a few camels on display, and maybe wondered where they came from. Well, it’s quite likely they came from Lloyd Pareira’s ranch. Most local residents…

Coffee Bandits celebrates decade of service in downtown

By Mike Biddison August is National Coffee Month, and coffee purveyors all over the country will be touting the joys and benefits of the brew that Americans favor over all other beverages. Here in Merced, the independently owned Coffee Bandits will continue as usual this month making their customers happy with locally sourced fresh coffee.…

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