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Removing Barriers & Changing Young Lives

For someone like Kelly Turner, a fulfilling life is being wide awake at 5:30 a.m. for the drive to Los Banos where a troubled young man is in need of a ride to court. It’s a 19-hour Saturday for a field trip to Folsom Prison where a group of teens experience a heartfelt and emotional intervention program and then a decompression dinner in…

Virus surge continues while vaccine roll out is slow

New cases of COVID-19 have continued to surge for the past month at a rate of 200 to 230 per day in Merced County (on Jan. 5, there were 372 more than the day before), and a further cause for concern is virus resistance among Tier 1A health care workers as well as a slower than anticipated vaccine roll out. “Many Phase 1A workers are…

Our Images Of 2020: The Never-ending Year

It was the year many of us would like to put in the rear view mirror. But even on New Year’s Eve — with all the hope and prayers for better days ahead — the events, actions and circumstances of 2020 are by no means fading away. The threat of the worldwide pandemic has not diminished despite news that vaccines are on the way. The…

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