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Train Ride To Sacramento Becoming A Better Option

Amtrak San Joaquins is launching a “Morning Express Service” on Monday, May 7, that reconfigures its schedule in order to bring riders throughout the San Joaquin Valley north to the state capitol by 8 a.m.. On May 7, the daily Morning Express service will begin in Fresno, departing at 4:25 a.m., and will make stops in Madera at 4:50 a.m., Merced…

Leaders Rock Their Socks for Down Syndrome Day

Merced City Council member Kevin Blake wanted to honor and recognize his best friend’s daughter, Madi Ferreria, on World Down Syndrome Day, Wednesday, March 21. So before Monday’s meeting at City Hall, he asked his colleagues to wear some mismatched or crazy socks as part of the day’s national Rock Your Socks campaign to bring about…

The Islands Come To Merced

The Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete in Merced — of all places — is the longest existing, annually held, Tahitian dance and cultural festival outside of French Polynesia. This year, they are celebrating their 39th consecutive year! Come to the event on the weekend of March 23, 24 and 25 at Golden Valley High School to enjoy the sights, sounds, and…