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A Call For Change In Merced

Mercedians from all walks of life made their way to Courthouse Park last Saturday to take part in a community gathering and forum at the steps of the Historical Courthouse Museum. The event was led by UC Merced Assistant Professor Dr. Whitney Pirtle, and it brought together a number of speakers who aimed to spark conversations…

Transformation of ‘MOAT’ means the show will go on

The Merced Open Air Theater, also known as the MOAT, inside Applegate Park was recently renovated, thanks to a generous donation of $25,000 by Monika and Michael Modest, along with matching funds from the City of Merced. Bret Briggs Construction was retained for the amount of $37,440.75, approved by the City Council on March 2. …

Be aware, get ready for the mother of all elections

The November election will be the biggest of its kind in the history of Merced County. More local residents are registered to vote than ever before — just over 106,000 as of last week — and considering the county’s population is around 270,000, there’s plenty of room to grow the number of potential voters. Also, county officials are expecting…

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