Merced County Times Newspaper
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How would you spend $27 million?

By Lee Pevsner How would you spend $27 million? Personally, I would buy a Bentley convertible, but I do not think that would meet the funding guidelines. The City of Merced is asking all residents how they would recommend spending this amount of money through a Federal assistance program named ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act). The funds are…

Dreadful Drought Can Show Us A Thing Or Two About Our Past



Does time travel exist? Probably not, but let’s take a shot. The California drought may give us a unique chance to go back to 1955. That’s when the Folsom Dam was built, during they heydays of dam building from the 1950s to the ’70s. California, along with the rest of the United States, experienced major population growth with the…

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