Merced County Times Newspaper
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Mayor Murphy praises Council decision on Charter changes

After the Merced City Council last week continued steps to put a number of Charter amendments on the March ballot, Mayor Mike Murphy praised the decision and urged the community to support the process. “I think they are all good changes that will move the city forward,” he told the Times in an interview. “We had a citizen commission that really…

Medals Come Home For Veteran At Age 99

A crowd burst into cheers and applause as Frank Paredes entered the banquet hall of the Merced Elks Club on Sunday afternoon. The 99-year-old World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor used a walker as he made his way slowly to the front of the room, amid hugs and kisses. The look on his face was one of awe, wonder and tearful happiness.…

UC students gather downtown for CatCrawl night

Downtown Merced was filled with Bobcats this past Friday night as UC Merced’s CatCrawl event took to Bob Hart Square and Main Street. Held just as the fall semester gets underway, the event helps introduce new students to local businesses throughout the downtown Merced, and bring returning students back into the fold. In total more than…

Merced seeing industry thrive

Most people have heard the great things happening in Merced’s retail world — the arrival of Dutch Brother’s Coffee, Rally’s/Checkers Burgers and Planet Fitness. The Merced Mall is also transforming to keep of with city growth and market trends. But there’s more taking place in Merced than expanded retail, and that’s an industrial sector that’s…

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