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‘He who plants a tree plants a hope.’
Local philanthropist donates thousands of trees to beautify local landscape

By JONATHAN WHITAKER
September 22, 2016

At a time when concern is growing about landscaping conditions in this drought-prone region, one Merced area man is offering up a treasure load of trees to help beautify or restore parks, roadways and sidewalks for all to enjoy.
Retired orthopedic surgeon and local philanthropist, Dr. Art Kamangar, has a lot of trees and shrubs to donate.
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Lor puts focus on safety, jobs positive growths

By DOANE YAWGER
Times Contributing Writer
September 22, 2016

Merced mayoral candidate Noah Lor says people he has talked to are concerned with making the community safer, helping keep children out of trouble, bring businesses and good jobs here and keeping the jobs we already have.     MORE>

Teacher, coach Martinez wants new investment to improve lives

By DOANE YAWGER
Times Contributing Writer
September 22, 2016

Merced City Council candidate Anthony Levi Martinez believes many people feel a sense of hopelessness when it comes to the city and not much is being done for them.
Martinez, 30, is one of four candidates for the District 1 seat on the council in the November election.  
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Deidre Kelsey Sums Up 25 Years As County Supervisor

By  John Derby
Times Publisher
September 22, 2016

No one wants to be slammed on the front page of the daily newspaper, and when Deidre Kelsey read the story in the Merced Sun Star about her missing board meetings or leaving some early, she was not surprised.      MORE>

Label Technology named ‘Green Business of the Year’

By  John Derby
Times Publisher
August 4, 2016

Sometimes it seems like all you have to do is start a business in your garage and it will turn into a big success.
John Bankson, founder of Label Technology, did just that with his first labeling machine — and now his company is one of the largest in Merced County.   
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