Merced County Times Newspaper
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Local Afghani returns after U.S. Army service

By MIKE BIDDISON Special to the Times Noor Zamani moved his family to California in 2005, but he hasn’t been able to spend all that time with them. Until just recently, Noor had been traveling around the Afghan countryside on assignment for the U.S. Army. The first thing you notice when approaching the front door of the Zamani…

Atwater resident embodies Veterans Day values

By THEODORE QUINTANA Navy Office of Community Outreach As Americans reflect on the service of military men and women this Veterans Day, some may not realize that they are fellow residents with those who serve in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Arocha, a resident of Atwater, California, supports and defends…

Blue Devils defense overwhelms falling Comets

By Sean Lynch Special to the Times Few would fault Jaylen Tregle if he shied away from all numbers 40 for a little while. The Contra Costa quarterback was hit early and often by Merced College’s Chris Munoz (number 47), Luke Jenkins (44) and Davon Johnson (45) on Saturday afternoon. The defensive trio supplied constant pressure from all…

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