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Couple says cheers to Halloween fun

There are Merced residents who decorate their homes for Halloween. And then there is the Anderson Family — Ken and Harmony, along with their three children. Let’s just say they are on a whole different level unto themselves. “We went crazy and now it’s evolved into this,” says Harmony Anderson as she walks through…

It’s a ‘Starry Night’ in Applegate Park

Those who frequent Applegate Park will notice a new bright burst of color that has been added to the walls of the recently restored Merced Open Air Theater (MOAT) near the Bear Creek Bike Path. Over the past weekend, local artist Monika Modest worked alongside of Ed Contreras to install her most recent public art mosaic. It’s Modest’s…

Merced firefighters return home after wildfire nightmare

Nearly a month ago, Merced Fire Engineer Grant Parker and a few fellow firefighters were navigating a narrow mountain road in near pitch-black conditions, with fire flaring up at them from all sides. They got through that inferno unharmed with only some singed equipment, but Parker admits that 30-second experience was unsettling.…

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