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Merced Police Department honors new Citizens Academy grads

A group of 15 local residents made their way through the recently revived Merced Police Department Citizens Academy, and received their honors as part of a graduation ceremony held in the Merced City Council Chambers last week. The Citizens Academy gives residents an up-close and personal look behind the curtain to see what local officers…

Leadership Merced class graduates with local honors

The Merced Multicultural Arts Center opened its doors to the graduates of Leadership Merced Class 34 last Friday evening as friends, family, mentors and guests gathered to celebrate their success. Organized by the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce, the Leadership Merced program gives each class of participants a 10-month, in-depth study…

Cougar Company inspires audience with ‘Les Miserables’

The Golden Valley Theatre Department's "Cougar Company" put on a colorful rendition of the classic musical "Les Miserables" for local residents over the weekend. In addition to the young actors and actresses taking to the stage, student musicians provided symphonic sounds for the melodies sung by the young actors. Each performance drew in…

Local celebrity chefs compete for area students

The scents of fresh made food filled the Merced Civic Center on Sunday as the 25th annual Concerned Men Cook for Education brought the community together for a culinary extravaganza. The food tasting festival brings together the area’s best chefs, both professional and those with a knack for cooking, to help provide scholarships and support…

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