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Author, actress Karyn Parsons visits Bellevue School

Author and actress Karyn Parsons, best known for her role as Hilary Banks on the TV series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” visited Bellevue Elementary School in Atwater to share her passion for literature and encourage a love of reading for students. Her school day visit on Sept. 1 was attended by more than 800 students in three…

‘University Community Development’ dream is alive and well

The Virginia Smith Trust — which at one time controlled all the land that UC Merced is on, and the land south of the University on Old Lake Road — is still very active. There’s a plan that’s moving along to boost an already significant scholarship fund for high school students across the county through the development of a University Community…