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The People’s Fridge is coming to downtown Merced

The People’s Fridge — a free community fridge where people can take home fresh produce — will open soon at the 18th Street People’s Garden located at 936 W. 18th Street in Merced. “We feel it’s a good solution to fighting food insecurity and food waste,” said Erin Meyer, the coordinator of the Sustainable Food Programs at UC Merced. Food…

UC professor shares thoughts on economy

Dr. Greg Wright, an assistant professor in UC Merced’s Economics program, who earned both a Master’s degree and a Ph.D in Economics from UC Davis, shared with the Times his perspective on the coronavirus’ impact on the economy, based on the national unemployment rate. Dr. Wright told the Times, “Since March 2020, the effects of COVID-19 on…

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