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Exploring the towering neon heart of Merced

As you drive through Merced on the 99 Freeway, the most noticeable landmark is the 100-foot-tall tower of the Merced Theatre. With its bright neon orange block letters proclaiming MERCED, can be seen for miles. The Merced Theatre is significant for its role as a social and cultural center of Merced. The beautiful interior is a mix…

Comedy Night packs the house at Trevino’s downtown

Months ago, Alejandro Trevino Jr., the manager of Trevino’s Mexican Restaurant in downtown Merced, had an idea to give back to loyal customers who helped the popular eatery stay alive during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the help of friends and some contacts in the entertainment industry, he started an effort to bring some…

Kidnapper’s parole renews interest in dusty ag museum

Way out on Plainsburg Road, about a couple miles each way between Highway 99 and the town of Le Grand, there’s a huge metal building — a warehouse, if you will — that’s the exact size of a football field. It’s surrounded by rows and rows of almond trees, and the workshops of the old Bright’s Nursery operation established in 1945.…

Kids Day event helps prepare youngsters

As families ready themselves for the return of the school year, students across Merced County are making their way to local events that are helping youngsters start the next chapter of their academic career off on the right foot. With that goal in mind, the Tsunami Collaboration Inc. once again held its annual Kids Day event last…

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