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Cityscape artwork adorns future downtown game room

The Mainzer restaurant and entertainment center, located downtown at 655 W Main St, is gearing up to open a new game room. Huge wooden and magnetic wall games, skee ball machines, and a newly completed mural commissioned by local artist Patricia Pratt will be at the center of the new room that is set to enhance the dining…

Merced artist Ruben Sanchez to be focus of documentary

Ruben Sanchez has been an artist for his entire working life. And it shows.  From working in the fields to becoming a produce vendor, the depiction of agriculture and hard work is clearly seen in the colorful canvases that Sanchez creates as representations of his life and the experiences he has been through.  Born in Fresno and…

Local artists, art vendors set up new space downtown

The heat seemed to be no problem for local residents as groups gathered outside a pop-up shop event downtown that featured custom artworks, designs and eclectic merchandise. Local artist Patricia Pratt, known for Kreepy Kawaii Designs, and Sarah Macias of the Abracadabra retail store, celebrated a soft opening of their new…

Cannabis sales spike in Merced 

At any given time, six or more people can be seen lined up outside the doors of the Blue Fire Dispensary (six feet apart-of course) as they wait their turn to shop for cannabis products.    Since the stay-at-home order has been in place, a great increase in traffic and sales at Merced’s dispensaries has boosted the local cannabis…

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