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CASA volunteers receive big donation from El Capitan Hotel

Members of Merced County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) received an incredible gift from El Capitan Hotel just in time for the holidays. As a part of their efforts to invest in and help out the community, the El Capitan Hotel and its sister entertainment venue, The Mainzer, in downtown Merced have donated $30,000 to…

New fire station plan receives boost

The Merced City Fire Department has been the focus of public safety funding initiatives in recent days. State Assemblywoman Esmeralda Soria presented Fire Chief Derek Parker with a check for $4 million on Nov. 9 to support the construction of Fire Station 56 in north Merced. The support comes as the chief also seeks an approval at the City…

Amtrak San Joaquins to run special trains to Allensworth

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is holding a celebratory “re-dedication” event on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In partnership, Amtrak San Joaquins has scheduled a special stop at the park for multiple trains, bookable at a 50 percent discount rate to bring travelers to the historically significant Colonel…