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Higher Vaccination Rates Help Our Schools

By Steve Tietjen, Ed.D. & Salvador Sandoval, MD It has been more than a year since the COVID-19 health crisis disrupted our lives. While most schools are back in session, we have a long way to go before we can get back to a more normal school day. Our local school boards, teachers, administrators and support staff have all worked…

Elegant Bull restaurateur Frank Machado turns 90

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include details about Frank Machado's birthday party and to correct his military service information. By LYNDA BROMMAGE Frank Machado — a Hilmar High School grad from the Class of 1949 and supporter of HHS Football — celebrated his 90th birthday in style on…

MC alumnus found academic home on Los Banos campus

By LUCIANA CHAVEZ Special to Merced College This is the story about how Noel Felix came to feel at home on the Los Banos campus of Merced College, and how the support he found there changed his life. Understand that when Felix graduated from Los Banos High School in 2015, his mother had passed away a few years earlier, he had just turned…

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