These are some of the best and worst of my experiences during the decade-plus our family has lived in this ghost town – with a few of my favorite people/places/events from surrounding communities thrown in.
I have to admit, while sitting through the opening scene and listening to “Our state fair is a great state fair. Don’t miss it, don’t even be late …” I started wondering how I would write a decent review, with boring lyrics sung over and over again. Couldn’t Rodgers and Hammerstein do better than this?
Graduations are taking place; Father’s Day is this weekend; local swimming pools are open; and ice cream sales are up. Must be summertime! There’s much to do in the Sierra foothills, whether you’re looking for business or pleasure.
California’s Sierra Nevada range is 400 miles long and approximately 70 miles wide. Within those 28,000 square miles are many reasons to find a find a few acres (or more) and settle in. Why go on vacation when you already own a bit of paradise?
If you haven’t driven through the country lately, streams are gurgling and wildflowers are in bloom. Our foothills community calendars are bursting with springtime festivals and events you won’t want to miss.
California is sprouting new growth. The rivers and creeks are running, and everywhere we look, the landscape is lush and green and dotted with wildflowers. If you haven’t taken a drive through the country lately, what are you waiting for?
In a recent issue of Men’s Fitness magazine, an interesting article appeared called “Knight Fever.” Several pages were devoted to the fitness training and techniques of a new genre of athleticism: the medieval combat sport Battle of the Nations.
Once the fog clears and tiny buds appear on surrounding trees, not only is it a sign that spring is here – or just around the corner – it means events are filling calendars in our foothills communities.
Mark Wild, 26, of Santa Cruz and a University of California, Merced student, drives his car in Merced Calif., Friday, July 15, 2016. Wild says he is not comfortable riding his bike around Merced and relies on his car to get around the city. According to walkscore.com, Merced's Walk Score is listed at 41.
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City of Merced scores low on walkability
Puppy rescue by City of Merced Fire Department
Merced migrant students wrap up summer program
School Stories: Student, community collaboration on display in Merced