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Can Merced prevent a repeat of last year’s winter flood?

By CHRISTIAN DE JESUS BETANCOURT CV Journalism Collaborative Nearly a year after record rains brought devastating floods to the region, Merced leaders say they’re prepared in the event another large winter storm drenches the city. Merced City Manager Scott McBride recently updated the City Council on what preparations have been made to…

A look back at the best classic car shows of 2023

Year 2023 was a good one for Merced area old car enthusiasts and I am confident that 2024 will be as good if not better. Vintage vehicle enthusiasts gathered at a number of local venues this year to show off their pride and joy and in many cases one or more charities benefitted from these events. They are relaxed settings that are…

The short life of Dickenson Ferry, Chester communitities

In the 1860s and ’70s many immigrant families were looking for locations to settle and make a good living. Stage roads were established and many small communities were started. Dickenson Ferry/Bridge/Chester were one of these communities. Dickenson Ferry had several names over time, once known as Cottonwood Ford and later called…