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Medical marijuana gets the green light
Timeline for dispensaries subject to regulatory process

July 21, 2016

A system to start medical marijuana operations in the city of Merced is moving forward, however, it’s still unclear just when dispensaries will be given the go-ahead to apply for business licenses and start selling and distributing the highly debated product prepared from the cannabis plant.     MORE>

UC Solar, MID team up to teach kids about solar energy

July 21, 2016

Fifteen kids, ages 6 to 12, eager to learn about the sun’s energy and participate in an experiment, filed one by one into the Renewable Energy Classroom at the Youth Center at Stephen Leonard Park in Merced on a hot summer afternoon.     MORE>

Looking For A Getaway Far From Valley Heat

By  John Derby
Times Publisher
July 21, 2016

We thought we would look for a place to live that wasn’t so hot, so we piled into our old motorhome and headed north as far as we could go in these United States, ending in Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula.      MORE>


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