Symposium will honor Southeast Asian culture, Vietnam War anniversary

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War and the contributions and culture of the Hmong people in the United States, UC Merced will host a symposium Friday entitled “Southeast Asian American Legacies” that will include speakers, a poetry reading and theater performances.

This week's circulars

The Salvation Army and the Merced Sun-Star are launching their annual Helping Hands campaign to raise money for local families. Coordinators hope to raise at least $55,000 during the drive this month. Donations may be made at the Merced Salvation Army office, at the Merced Sun-Star, by mail or online. (Dec. 1, 2015) (Thaddeus Miller/