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Atwater voice actor nominated for ‘Promo Demo’ award

When Frank Alcazar hit the gas in pursuit of a voice acting career about a year ago, he knew it was something to be taken seriously, and there was no time to waste. At 56, Alcazar had the passion, the maturity and the professionalism, but he also knew his dream required persistence, consistency, and resilience “I almost feel like…

The Big Turkey Giveaway

The good people over at Catholic Charities of Merced were busy in recent days collecting turkeys and donations for the organization’s Thanksgiving Turkey & Meal Box Distribution at Sacred Heart Church in Merced. On Tuesday morning, they handed out more than 700 free turkeys to local residents in need. More than half of these…

New fire station plan receives boost

The Merced City Fire Department has been the focus of public safety funding initiatives in recent days. State Assemblywoman Esmeralda Soria presented Fire Chief Derek Parker with a check for $4 million on Nov. 9 to support the construction of Fire Station 56 in north Merced. The support comes as the chief also seeks an approval at the City…