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Soria says 16th District needs new perspective

By Mike Biddison To whom much is given, much is required. That’s the code Esmerelda Soria’s mother drilled into her as the girl grew up in Tulare County. Born in the City of Lindsay, a first generation U.S. citizen to her Mexican immigrant farmworker parents, Soria now sits on the Fresno City Council. For the past 6 months, though, she…

Lor feeling upbeat about progress made

Despite facing three challengers in the March 3 election, Merced County Supervisor Lee Lor is confident she will be re-elected for her second four-year term. The 37-year-old Lor faces Ricky Aguilera, Angel Barragan and Josh Pedrozo in the spring primary. If no one gets a majority vote then, the top two will face each other in a November…

O say can you sing? — Mayor seeks National Anthem talent

As the annual State of the City event draws near, Merced Mayor Mike Murphy, city officials, and other community leaders have been busy making preparations. Slated for Friday, Feb. 7, at the Merced Theatre, the event is free and open to the public, with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. As the program gets underway at 11 a.m.,…

Series of town halls to set stage for new guard

If you are interested in what’s ahead for the City of Merced and what residents are most concerned about, a series of town hall meetings and the Mayor’s State of the City speech will all be held in February. Mayor Mike Murphy will be first up with his address on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Merced Theatre. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Murphy is in…

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