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Merced County residents march to end domestic violence

A good turnout of supporters for the Valley Crisis Center took part in the 10th annual Peace for Families march and community gathering in downtown Merced. The march last Friday started out at Laura’s Fountain inside Applegate Park and ended with a fun celebration at the Civic Center. “There’s no excuse for domestic abuse!”…

Merced celebrates Mexico’s ‘El Grito’

Merced residents came out in droves to celebrate the 209th year of Mexico’s Independence last Sunday, Sept. 15 — the day when Mexicans and Mexican-Americans shout out “Viva Mexico!” The celebration was organized by Merced’s own Fernando Aguilera, the president of the Merced Soccer Academy, and was supported by local…

Merced Mall welcomes Strangers pop-up shop art show

An array of Sharpie artwork was on display at the Merced Mall this past weekend as part of Strangers 10th bimonthly art show, “The Sharpie Art Show.” Local artists submitted artwork prior to the opening of the Strangers pop-up shop that was open from Friday, Aug. 23 to Sunday, Aug. 25. This is the first time Eli…

Main Street hair stylist retires after 64 years

Faustino Ayala, the longtime owner of Tino’s Hair Styling, is putting down his clippers for a final goodbye after a 64-year career. Ayala, nicknamed “Tino,” has been serving the community of Merced from his shop, located at 455 W Main St., since the early 1960s. Now at age 88, the Merced native is ready for more golfing time…

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