The Downtown Neighborhood Association held an open gathering last week. Group members hope to revitalize the historic downtown area. They want to start with the “ABCs”: advocacy, beautification and community engagement.
The Merced Union High School District got a new board member Wednesday. Phillip Schiber received 61 percent of the votes to beat out two opponents. Frank Vierra of Livingston received 23 percent of the vote, and Rose Connolly of Atwater got 16 percent.