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Valley tech hub announces plans to expand in Merced

Executives with Bitwise Industries — a valley tech hub based in Fresno — announced expansion plans for a technology campus in downtown Merced during a big reception at the Multicultural Arts Center on Tuesday night. Construction will begin on a roughly 8,000-square-foot facility at 1635 M St. — at the corner of M and Main…

Santa Day Toy Drive inspires gift of giving

When Jennifer Johnson worked as a Starbucks manager in Atwater she found a great way to give back to the community in the annual Santa Day Toy Drive event sponsored by the local division of the California Highway Patrol and friends. So when Johnson became the new manager of the Starbucks on 16th Street in Merced this year, the…

Merced Police Chief Goodwin announces retirement

BREAKING NEWS - (FROM CITY OF MERCED) After 23 years with the Merced Police Department, on Monday Merced Police Chief Christopher Goodwin announced his retirement. “I’ve been thinking about it for a long time now,” Goodwin said. “I want to spend more time with my family and enjoy the next phase of my life.” Goodwin, 50, will swear in five…

Barnes & Noble spreads holiday cheer with events

Barnes & Noble Book Sellers, located at 1720 W. Olive Avenue in Merced, held its first ever “Stuff the Bus” holiday toy drive for foster youth on Nov. 30. Rich Lopez, Assistant Store Manager, told the Times, “The first Stuff the Bus toy drive was a great success. There was a small Merced city transit bus parked between Barnes & Noble…

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