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Merced Celebrates Lao New Year in the Streets

For the first time in about 30 years, residents and leaders came together for an open, public celebration in Downtown Merced to ring in the traditional Lao New Year last Saturday. The event, including a colorful parade, was meant to bring light to the unique Laotian American experience that started right here in the culturally diverse…

Local Stars, Rotary Supporters Show up for Shrimp Feed

A diverse crowd of Merced Sunrise Rotary supporters gathered for the club’s incredible 29th annual Bob Hobbs Memorial Shrimp Feed 2018 at the Pavilion building inside the Merced County Fairgrounds last Saturday. Mountains of shrimp, a dessert auction, and a live auction helped raise funds for Sunrise Rotary causes, including the fight to…

New Chamber Members YLI and We’Ced

Hundreds of people – youth and adults – gathered at Bob Hart Square Wednesday evening, Feb. 28 to welcome the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) to Merced and its new offices, shared with We’Ced Youth Media, at 470 W. Main Street Suite 15 (above Destino’s). The Open House and Ribbon Cutting marked the arrival of youth empowerment in Downtown…

Exhibit Explores Lumber Town History of Merced Falls

The Merced County Courthouse Museum will open “Yosemite Lumber Company at Merced Falls” exhibit on Thursday, March 8 at 5 p.m. At the exhibit opening, local historian Grey Roberts will give a PowerPoint presentation titled: “Merced Falls: Once the Industrial Center” at 6 p.m. In August 1910, the Yosemite Lumber Company (YLC) was…

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