Merced County Times Newspaper
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Merced is home to a population of 81,120 people. Our ethnic composition includes 40,876 Hispanic residents, more than 50 percent. The most common foreign language spoken is Spanish, with more than 30 percent or 25,085 speakers. It is very common to hear Spanish anywhere you travel in town.  But have you considered learning the language?  If…

Calling All Young Master Superhero Composers

With the clock ticking and time rapidly running out, young composers from Mariposa County can still save the day, but only if they act fast. The deadline for the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra and Mariposa County Arts Council's 2018 Young Master Composers Celebration is nearly here, with all entries due by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 30. The MSO is a…

Share the World Concert Comes to Merced

By day, Eric Stephen Bocks is a fifth generation farmer. His family has been farming in Le Grand since 1974. By night, Eric is a composer, singer and songwriter bringing original musicals to the Merced area for the last twenty years. Now, after raising his children, he is pursuing his music career. Last year he went to Nashville and recorded his…