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A Day Of Hope, Unity In Downtown Merced

This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade was on time and perfect. Unlike last year’s delay due to heavy rains, the 2024 celebration lived up to expectations on the federal holiday of Monday, Jan. 15. Hundreds of happy people from across our community, including numerous notable dignitaries and community leaders, attended the…

Rescue Mission, volunteers share Thanksgiving with residents

The Merced County Rescue Mission staff members and nearly 200 community volunteers served traditional Thanksgiving Day meals to hundreds of local residents at the American Legion Hall during the holiday. The charitable event last Thursday was also combined with holiday meals to veterans and families and those in need at the Respite…

Latina Women’s Luncheon honors local standouts

As a way to acknowledge and recognize the many amazing contributions of Latina women throughout Merced County, as well as adding to the overall spirit of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held the 2023 Latina Women’s Luncheon at the Mainzer Theatre this past Friday. Attendees were able to enjoy…

Gunnay Bu Murrung performs at the MAC


Aboriginal culture came to Merced on Friday evening at the Multicultural Arts Center. A group of four performers from Australia called Gunnay Bu Murrung, visiting the United States for the first time, filled the MAC’s theater with traditional music and dance. They were welcomed by a ceremonial presentation of gifts from the Yokut…