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For the curious: It’s ‘Tuesdays at the Mainzer’

Two new Downtown Merced collaborations are part of a new wave of efforts for improved community interaction and cultural development. “It’s change,” Kim Garner says. “It’s impactful change. Who doesn’t want that?” Garner is the director of Community Impact for the Mainzer Theater and the El Capitan Hotel. She’s been working on and…

Local writer pens best work yet in provocative series

Merced author ML Biddison continues to develop his Red Mist Girl Series with the release of the fourth book, Dell’s Leap — perhaps the best one so far. Part reflective, part imaginary, the Red Mist Girl Series is a whirlwind of action as the storyline follows the adventures of its main character Dell, the girl with no last name. All the books…

Merced welcomes San Jose Sharks, street hockey court

Applegate Park just received a major update thanks to the San Jose Sharks Foundation. A teal-top street hockey court now sits on top of what used to be two of the four basketball courts inside the gated recreational area at the park. The unveiling of the court took place last Wednesday, March 23. Shark Sports and Entertainment…

Summer is calling for Ada Givens Pool

The Merced City Council this week took up the issue of a community pool in Merced that has not been in use since 2011. The recreational pool at Ada Givens Park has been out of service for a little over a decade, but that can very much change thanks to a new city plan. On Monday night, city leaders voted unanimously to move forward with…

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