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Leaders Of Tomorrow

The Summer at City Hall youth program wrapped up for the season last Friday with students participating in a mock Merced City Council meeting, followed by a…

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…

Atwater passes 2019-20 budget, honors employees

The Atwater City Council meeting on Monday proved to be an eventful and efficient meeting for the city. Despite the quick speed of the proceedings, a great deal of important business was brought before city leaders and quickly taken care of. On the agenda for the night was the acknowledgment of a Police Department detective and gang expert who…

Barragan launches campaign for county supervisor

The mood was upbeat and everyone was excited at Trevino’s Restaurant in downtown Merced on June 19 when Angel Barragan announced the launch of his campaign for the District 2 seat on the Merced County Board of Supervisors. The event started with the National Anthem sung beautifully by Kayla Medina, a current UC Merced student, followed by…