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County, city officials roll out new youth job program

As of Wednesday, Aug. 17, applications for the newly finalized youth employment program, Merced Youth Jobs, have become open to local young people ages 16 to 24. A special presentation on the jobs training program was delivered to the Merced City Council during a meeting earlier this month. Last year, Merced leaders voted to allocate…

New MCSD superintendent embraces start of school year

A bell signaling the beginning of class rings as young people across Merced prepare for their first week back at school. On the agenda: new teachers, classrooms, and as of July 1, a new superintendent to oversee the Merced City School District (MCSD). Her name is Diana Jiménez. “I tell people I’ve only been here two minutes,” she says…

Mercedians learn to guide, connect with their dogs

Have you ever wondered why your dogs react the way they do? Barking, pulling, and many other problems can confuse and frustrate many dog owners as they try to understand their furry companions. Ancestral Companions, a duo pet training team run by siblings Juan and Maria Luzuriaga, are here to help. They are the top-rated dog…

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