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  • Community mourns loss of police standout, Councilman Joe Cortez
  • Lao New Year colors downtown Merced
  • New printmaking exhibit opens at Arts Center

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Downtown stakeholders discuss goals, unity

BY GWEN HAGAMAN
April 18, 2019

“When we talk about collaborating, it’s a lot like talking about marriage,” began Dawn Golik. “Getting married and staying married are two different things. We need to maintain and grow our relationships. Keeping them alive – that’s harder.”     MORE>

City reviews funding for long list of road repairs
Committee reveals ideas for downtown

BY JONATHAN WHITAKER
April 18, 2019

Concerning road repairs in Merced — one of the most consistent concerns brought up by residents in recent years — the city is expected to receive close to $1.4 million in state “SB1” funding for the upcoming fiscal year. On top of that, the city’s Public Works team is anticipating another $1.7 million and change in 2019-20 from the county’s Measure V funding.     MORE>

The Big Trip Across The Back Of Baja

By JOHN M. DERBY
Times Publisher
April 18, 2019

Editor’s Note: The following Legacy column by Publisher John Derby was first published 14 years ago, on April 14, 2005.

At some points, the width of the Baja California peninsula, in Mexico, is less than 100 miles from one coast to the other; however, there are no paved roads which will take you straight across. There are only dirt roads which will climb up and over the spine of mountains which go down the back of Baja, and to the other side.      MORE>

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