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Car Wash All-Star Still Shines At 55

If there was a Car Wash Hall of Fame in this area, Craig Bledsoe would most certainly be a member. Actually, it’s probably safe to say, the 55-year-old Bledsoe is the All-Time Car Wash leader in Merced County. Bledsoe has been working non-stop at the Merced Mall Car Wash for the past 35 years. And “non-stop” really means…

Coffee Bandits celebrates decade of service in downtown

By Mike Biddison August is National Coffee Month, and coffee purveyors all over the country will be touting the joys and benefits of the brew that Americans favor over all other beverages. Here in Merced, the independently owned Coffee Bandits will continue as usual this month making their customers happy with locally sourced fresh coffee.…

Mother’s Day getaway was heavenly at El Capitan Hotel

I was fortunate enough to be invited, along with my daughter, Christina, and granddaughter, Daisy, to an overnight Mother’s Day getaway on May 8 and 9 to experience the El Capitan Hotel, which included a meet and greet with Chef Quentin Reece Garcia, who designs the menu and then creates the meals for the restaurants Native Son and…

Elegant Bull restaurateur Frank Machado turns 90

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include details about Frank Machado's birthday party and to correct his military service information. By LYNDA BROMMAGE Frank Machado — a Hilmar High School grad from the Class of 1949 and supporter of HHS Football — celebrated his 90th birthday in style on…

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