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Peterson students celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Allan Peterson Elementary School honored author Dr. Seuss’ birthday by inviting community role models to read his charming children’s books to students last Friday, March 1. The event was part of the National Education Association’s “Read Across America Day,” a nationwide reading celebration. Dozens of Community Readers included retired…

Competitive cyclists take over downtown for big race

The 32nd Annual Original Merced Criterium took to the streets of Downtown Merced last Sunday, displaying high-speed action, and racing thrills. As one of Merced’s longest running bike races, the Original Merced Criterium hosts a dynamic street course that comes in at just under a mile. Riders made their way down M Street to 18th Street,…

Christmas Home Fantasy helps save animals

Lucky guests on this year’s 26th annual Christmas Home Fantasy tour were able to take pleasure in the warm spirit of Christmas, and gather some decorating ideas as they visited four beautifully decorated homes on display in the Merced area last weekend. The event is hosted by New Beginnings For Merced County Animals, a non-profit rescue…

Local Students Enjoy Having Dinner with a Scientist

Middle school students from all around Merced County, and scientists from UC Merced and the community at large, joined together recently for an evening of food and conversation aimed at exploring education opportunities. Organized by the Merced County Office of Education and UC Merced, the annual “Dinner with a Scientist” was held inside of…

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