Merced County Times Newspaper
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‘Old World craftsman’ back in business on Main Street

I am not trying to give unfair business advantage to one person, or say anything about anyone anywhere who repairs watches. I call him Mr. Ortega. That would be what I would call him even if I knew his first name. Ortega’s Watch Repair is located at 741 W. Main Street, in downtown Merced across from McAuley Motors (free plug).…

Scholarship Foundation welcomes new leaders

Leaders and supporters joined together — both in-person and through a live-streamed video — to celebrate the new leadership team for the Scholarship Foundation of the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce last Thursday. New officers and board members for the chamber’s Scholarship Foundation were sworn into service with the…

Local DJ follows passion to help others create lasting memories

James Lamont Walker has always been connected to the world of music, so it was only a matter of time until he would find himself building an entertainment-based business. Since it's inception, Walker's business — JLW Social Enterprises — has strived to help customers create memorable events with unique experiences, and preserve…

El Capitan Hotel receives world attention in Forbes

The El Capitan Hotel in downtown Merced —  a historic building that’s been under renovation and expansion by Hyatt’s Joie de Vivre brand — was featured in a recent Forbes Magazine’s article entitled, “New Year, New Hotels: 60 Exciting Hotel Openings Around the World this Winter.” The El Capitan was one of 60 hotels worldwide whose…

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