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Arts panel gets to work on city plans

Merced’s first-ever Arts and Culture Advisory Commission reached its first major milestone during a special meeting at City Hall. While news from the meeting last Thursday is not earth-shattering, it does indicate the advisory body on public art projects is kicking into gear at the right time — just before budget talks, and at a time when…

Easter In Mexico

Editor’s Note: This column was first published on March 31, 2005. Although we have spent many years in Mexico, we had never been here during Easter vacation. We had been warned that all of Mexico takes to the road during this time of the year, and people pack the beaches from Cabo San Lucas to the border. Our little Mexican house is far…

Luck of the almost Irish

Members and supporters of the American Legion Post #83 were serving up great dinners of corned beef and cabbage for the entire community on St. Patrick’s Day last Sunday in Merced. Next Up: Post 83 is serving Menudo and Pozole this Sunday, March 24, 9 a.m. to noon. $9 for large bowl, $6 for small. All donation go to support  the Legions…

Hmong New Year Fills Fairgrounds With Friendship

Thousands of residents gathered at the Merced County fairgrounds to celebrate the Hmong New Year. Guests were greeted with the sounds of multiple live acts and activities ranging from volleyball and soccer games to the annual Miss and Mr. Hmong Central Valley Pageant. Those looking to find a special something for loved ones were able to peruse…

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