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City / Sharks pact draws support — and criticism

Sounds like a great idea that luckily landed in Merced’s lap with little effort. A blacktop at Applegate Park will be transformed into a new “tealtop” street hockey court for kids as part of an initiative by the San Jose Sharks Foundation. The Sharks — a nationally known hockey team — and its foundation would also provide all the hockey…

City surveys being mailed over ‘recovery’ spending plan

If you’re a Merced resident, you might want to keep an eye out for a survey that should be arriving inside mailboxes in the coming days. This particular survey is designed to directly help city leaders on their decision-making with regard to a $27 million spending plan over the next four years that’s funded by the American Rescue Plan Act…

County schools launch ‘Ready To Return’ effort 

“Schools are the best and safest place for students to learn, succeed and thrive.” If this message wasn’t clear before, it should be in the coming days leading up to Wednesday, Aug. 11, when about 60,000 local students will be back in the classroom at K-12 schools throughout the county. The Merced County Office of Education just…

Weaver Middle School celebrates long-awaited expansion

It was eight years in the making, and then another year-long, pandemic-induced wait for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate it all. However, all was made right on Monday afternoon when leaders and supporters of Weaver Middle School applauded the completed $14.5 million Building Expansion project on campus at 3076 E. Childs…

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