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McCutchen seeks positive change in run for MCSD board

A southside native has joined the list of candidates throwing their hats in the ring for Merced City School Board. Beatrice McCutchen is running for the Area 5 open seat, which is currently being contested by only one other candidate, Abigail De Leon-Bacilio. McCutchen grew up in the south of Merced and went through the city school system…

Former Merced cop grows firm that offers crisis training

It happened this same week in late August back in 2006. Paul Llanez was an undercover cop in Merced when he was involved in a shootout with a suspect that left one officer injured. Afterward, Llanez realized a crucial truth about his job: In a high-stress situation, a person always defaults to their lowest level of training, which could mean…

Merced High teen wins gold with national marching band

Landen Brown had three days to make a decision. Travel across the country with one of the most prestigious marching bands in America and miss the first few days of school, or enjoy the remaining time of his summer break. It turned out to be an easy choice. Before he knew it, the 16-year-old senior at Merced High was off with the…

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