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Mall updates growth plans; new anchor is Cinemark

“Will people go back to the movies, or will they stay home and subscribe to the many new streaming services?” That was the multimillion dollar question with local implications posed by Bill Kenney at the Merced City Council meeting on Monday night. Kenney represents Codding Enterprises, which owns the Merced Mall, and he was at the meeting to…

‘Pretty much everything is back to open’ for community

Merced County took the first step back into pre-COVID normalcy on Tuesday, June 15, as “Beyond the Blueprint” became California’s new reality. The county had made it to Orange Tier by the end of the tier system, having moved to Orange on May 25.  The criteria for that move was less than six cases per 100,000 residents per day and less than 4…

Redistricting talks begin, but where’s the interest?

It’s considered one of the more important issues facing county government this year, and local leaders are urging residents to get involved. They say everyday people can actually shape the discussion and make a difference in the results that are destined to have long-lasting impacts on how communities will be represented when critical decisions…

Pride Progress flag makes appearence in downtown Merced

Residents from across the local area came together at Bob Hart Square on Tuesday evening for a special ceremony that highlighted the start of Pride Month. Backed by a unanimous vote to support flying the flag by the Merced City Council, organizers were able to raise the Progress Pride flag up the flag poles located in downtown Merced.…

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