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Applegate Park Zoo opens Saturday, July 25!

The Applegate Park Zoo at 1045 W. 25th Street in Merced reopens on Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m. Its new hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Mondays, the zoo will be closed for additional cleaning. Admission is $2 for children ages 5 to 15, $3 for…

Transformation of ‘MOAT’ means the show will go on

The Merced Open Air Theater, also known as the MOAT, inside Applegate Park was recently renovated, thanks to a generous donation of $25,000 by Monika and Michael Modest, along with matching funds from the City of Merced. Bret Briggs Construction was retained for the amount of $37,440.75, approved by the City Council on March 2. …

Yosemite National Park to reopen this week

In accordance with guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities, Yosemite National Park will continue to incrementally increase recreational access. Beginning June 11, the park will open all the primary attractions to some extent and visitors will be able to…

Pop-Up People’s Pantry offers fresh, free produce

The Pop-Up People’s Pantry in Merced, which helps provide food during the pandemic, is not quite one month old, but already it’s catching on like wildfire. Located at the existing 18th Street People’s Garden, at 936 W. 18th Street in Merced, the pantry has a collection of fresh local produce which is available for people to take at no…

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