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City pursues 3 park sites, safe bike paths

Members of the Merced City Council agreed this week to pursue up to $8.5 million in state grant funding for three neighborhood park sites in north Merced. Leaders also adopted a vision plan to improve walking and biking activity in the city, and they announced an effort to seek community involvement  — including the local Southeast Asian…

Gallery: The Texas Tenors perform at Merced Theatre

The Texas Tenors, of America’s Got Talent! fame, entertained an appreciative crowd gathered at the Merced Theatre on Saturday night.  These award-winning tenors have performed more than 1300 concerts around the world including headline shows in Las Vegas, China and a 24-city tour on the United Kingdom.   They are headed next to…

The Texas Tenors to perform at right place, right time

MERCED, CA — When the historic Merced Theatre reopened in 2012 after a major restoration, one of the goals was to provide a steady stream of world class entertainment for this emerging university town and the surrounding rural communities. There’s no doubt the venue has found success doing just that — from Kenny G to Kenny Rogers, and…

Kids celebrate opening of Applegate playground

With young children running and jumping about as a charming backdrop, and while youthful laughter filled the air, the renewed playground at Applegate Park in Merced was honored with a grand opening ceremony on Tuesday. Mayor Mike Murphy lauded the innovative features of the new play structure and equipment, and pointed out that the site…

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