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Entire state is heading to green new tier amid some sighs

All Californians appear closer to life before COVID-19 after Tuesday’s announcement by Gov. Gavin Newsom that the economy will open back up fully on June 15 — IF — the vaccine supply can cover every person in the state 16 or older who wants one, and if hospitalization rates remain stable and low. The so-called new “Green Tier” would essentially…

Local homeless personality reflects on Project Roomkey

Editor’s Note: The following profile is a preview of a special report series by the Merced County Times on the impact of COVID-19 on the Merced County population. ‘So it’s “Thank you Jesus,” but here you are suppose to have something that is going to make life easier, but it’s not. On the street, I knew what I had and what I…

Merced County Fair Canceled For A Second Year

Fair is proceeding with plans to hold a modified in-person livestock show and sale At its monthly meeting held on March 8, the Merced County Fair Board of Directors and fair CEO unanimously made the difficult decision to cancel its upcoming 2021 Merced County Fair, scheduled to be held June 9-13. The decision was made based upon…

City starts process to annex UC Merced

The Merced City Council on Tuesday night unanimously agreed to move forward with an annexation process that would make the entire UC Merced campus near Lake Yosemite part of the city proper. “Our futures are so intertwined going forward,” said Mayor Matthew Serratto before the decision. “UC Merced is going to be a major economic driver of this…

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