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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…

Why your community should really embrace newcomers

By QUINT STUDER We all know we need people moving into our community to help keep it healthy. New residents fill job openings, pay taxes, populate schools, and spend money in the local economy. Plus, they bring in fresh ideas and new energy to keep things moving forward. For these reasons, communities spend a lot of time and energy attracting…

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