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County reviews details of draft hemp ordinance

At Tuesday’s Merced County Board of Supervisors meeting, leaders were asked to provide guidance on a proposed hemp ordinance drafted over the past several months. A decision was made that the draft ordinance for industrial hemp cultivation would be forwarded to the Planning Commission for recommendations. As it stands now, the proposed…

City pursues 3 park sites, safe bike paths

Members of the Merced City Council agreed this week to pursue up to $8.5 million in state grant funding for three neighborhood park sites in north Merced. Leaders also adopted a vision plan to improve walking and biking activity in the city, and they announced an effort to seek community involvement  — including the local Southeast Asian…

Gay Pride supporters celebrate in Merced

For the first time since its inception, “Merced Pride” was held in the heart of downtown Merced with the support of the local LGBT community and their allies. Kicking off last Friday, July 5, the 3-day event brought together Mercedians from every walk of life to celebrate love of every type. The first day of event kicked off at the Merced…