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Lions host world’s best Cioppino dinner for good cause

The Merced Breakfast Lions Club held its 43rd annual Cioppino Dinner last Saturday at the Atwater APC Hall, and the place was packed with enthusiasm. Known as the Grand Daddy of all Cioppino Dinners, the all-you-can-eat event features a Lions Club time-tested secret Cioppino recipe. Though the details are closely guarded, here’s…

Former city manager reflects on role in local government

When Greg Wellman showed up at City Hall meeting in Los Banos last summer, he was firmly convinced he wasn’t going to stay long. Members of the Los Banos City Council were stuck in a difficult situation. Three weeks prior, they had fired their city manager in a split 3-2 decision. Heated debate and animosity were in the air. At one point,…

Old School House Bakery opens in downtown neighborhood

Move over Main Street. There’s a new downtown hangout for breakfast and lunch that’s about ten blocks from the hustle and bustle — deep in the heart of Old Town Merced — and a stone’s throw away from Applegate Park and Laura’s Fountain. Jenny Nicole’s Old School House Bakery is a quaint, pleasant, and friendly neighborhood place…

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