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MLK Jr. image takes shape on new mural

A mural honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, and the powerful message of peaceful protest they shared is currently in the works on the Merced Food Center building at 1150 MLK Jr. Way. Meanwhile, a pizza fundraiser was held last Friday to raise funds for future murals throughout the city of Merced. The efforts…

The Christmas Parade Lives On!

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and strict Public Health safety-related crackdowns, hundreds of Mercedians made there way through Main Street in downtown Merced last Saturday to take part in the city's annual Hometown Christmas Parade. This year's event was labeled a “reverse parade” — with residents driving down a converted,…

Fire torches former Travis Credit Union site in Merced

Local firefighters from numerous departments converged on a structure fire near the corner of Collins Drive and M Street in Merced last Sunday afternoon, Nov. 29. The fire started inside a vacant two-story building that previously housed a Travis Credit Union branch located at 3180 M Street. The fire began before 1 p.m., with large…

‘Zpooky Nights’ thrill children visiting Applegate Park Zoo

Applegate Park Zoo in Merced was decked out for Halloween, and provided a fun and safe place for children during Zpooky Nights, a three-day event last weekend.  The spooky event, which was similar to the annual “Zoo Boo,” was affodable ( $3 per child), with the exception of those under age 2, who were admitted free. The kids wore Halloween…

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