Merced County Times Newspaper
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Leaders, residents celebrate new-and-improved ‘Mainzer’

Residents are enjoying the offerings of the newly renovated Mainzer Theater following the official opening last Wednesday. With strong support from the Greater Merced County Chamber of Commerce, the Mainzer’s ribbon cutting was held virtually in lieu of a traditional in-person event due to an abundance of caution and COVID-19…

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…

Restored Mainzer Theater to celebrate grand opening

The historic Mainzer Theater — which has been undergoing a massive restoration project since the start of 2019 — is set for a grand opening next week. Interior dining and other activities are not going to happen just yet due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the Mainzer is opening its outdoor dining area and offering glimpses of…

UC professor shares thoughts on economy

Dr. Greg Wright, an assistant professor in UC Merced’s Economics program, who earned both a Master’s degree and a Ph.D in Economics from UC Davis, shared with the Times his perspective on the coronavirus’ impact on the economy, based on the national unemployment rate. Dr. Wright told the Times, “Since March 2020, the effects of COVID-19 on…

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