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Downtown shops, artists unite to sell limited-edition T-shirts

Two businesses in downtown Merced — known for supporting the work of local artists — are selling limited-edition T-shirts online to make money while their doors are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Eli Torres of the store Strangers, and Travis Strang of Tigers and Daggers Records have reached out to local artists who they…

Merced High wins 12th straight countywide Academic Decathlon

For the 12 consecutive year, Merced High School took the top spot at the Merced County Academic Decathlon. The Bears did it again last Saturday at UC Merced as they faced off with students from 10 Merced County high schools in the 39th annual edition of the decathlon. Held in classrooms and lecture halls across the university, students…

Merced residents consider fate of historic Laura Fountain

Residents and local organizations joined together with city leaders recently to discuss the future of Laura Fountain in Applegate Park. As a longstanding symbol of Merced’s history, the fountain was built in the town’s formative years by city founder Charles Henry Huffman. Erected next to the El Capitan railroad depot, the fountain…

Atwater Police Department unveils new shield, logo

Police Chief Michael Salvador has unveiled a new look for the city’s department. Complete with a new shield and logo on all the officers’ uniforms, the change is part of a multi-faceted effort that aims to rebrand the force as a whole. During a special ceremony at Monday night’s Atwater City Council meeting, every member of the…

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