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Council candidates speak out at forum

The final stretch of Election 2022 is upon us, and local candidates are ramping up their public appearances in the attempt to garner the most possible votes in their respective races. On Tuesday night at City Hall, candidates for seats on the Merced City Council gathered to express their views during an election forum organized by…

UC Merced presents 14th Dalai Lama with Spendlove Prize

Several dozen special guests were honored with a chance to participate in a live virtual ceremony with his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on Sunday night as he received the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance from UC Merced. The once-in-a-lifetime event was streamed direct from India where the Dalai…

Livingston celebrates its 100th anniversary

Atwater has received a lot of attention in recent days for its centennial events; however, there’s another nearby city that is also celebrating a 100th anniversary. This year, Livingston turned 100, and last Sunday, hundreds of local residents gathered on Main Street in front of the Livingston Historical Museum to remember the…

Kidnapper’s parole renews interest in dusty ag museum

Way out on Plainsburg Road, about a couple miles each way between Highway 99 and the town of Le Grand, there’s a huge metal building — a warehouse, if you will — that’s the exact size of a football field. It’s surrounded by rows and rows of almond trees, and the workshops of the old Bright’s Nursery operation established in 1945.…

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