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Taylor Riggs celebrates first year hosting ‘Big Money Show’

Native Mercedian Taylor Riggs is celebrating a personal milestone after a year of incredibly hard work, and a number of surprises, as one of the hosts of the popular FOX Business program “The Big Money Show.” Fortunately, Taylor was able to find some time out of her dense schedule to speak with the Times and reflect on 2023. For those who…

Fragoso says she can bring fresh approach to government

Annissa Fragoso is known as a community leader, a successful small business owner, and a champion for local causes — such as improving Merced’s downtown district or speaking out about preserving this region’s water supply. “I have dedicated a significant amount of my personal and professional life in supporting the betterment of our…

Brazil speaks frankly, says board needs transparency

Dennis Brazil has been watching meeting after meeting of the Merced County Board of Supervisors over the past few months, and he says they’ve been highlighted by “unhappy, frustrated, and sometimes angry, residents and employees” facing leaders who are oblivious and more concerned about cheerleading government efforts amongst themselves.…