Sarah Lim: Museum Notes

Sarah Lim: Museum Notes

Looking in a photo for that particular clue

In 2009, the Courthouse Museum acquired a photo which is believed to be one of the earliest aerial views of modern-day Merced. Now, take a minute and study the photo and familiarize yourself with some of the landmarks. What will be your clue or clues in identifying when this photo was taken?

Sarah Lim: Museum Notes

Sarah Lim: James Garibaldi – powerful voice in the state

A recent article in the Sacramento Bee draws parallels between Assembly member Adam Gray, who chairs the Governmental Organization committee, to James D. Garibaldi, who, after serving two terms in the Assembly representing Merced in the 1930s, went on to become one of the most powerful lobbyists at the State Capitol. Described as the best and top negotiator, Garibaldi represented the interest of various clients from horse tracks to California Highway patrolmen in Sacramento for nearly five decades.

Sarah Lim: Museum Notes

Sarah Lim: Sun-Star celebrates a special milestone

The Merced Sun-Star turned 90 on Friday. Although it traces its roots to 1869, the first issue of the modern day Sun-Star was printed on May 1, 1925, after the Merced Evening Sun merged with the Merced Morning Star. The union of these two papers not only reduced the number of newspapers in the city, but also ended a half-century old-rivalry among several papers.

Sarah Lim: Museum Notes

Sarah Lim: Merced County invested in 1915 expo to bring growth

When the Panama-Pacific International Exposition closed its doors on Dec. 4, 1915, more than 18 million people had visited the 10-month-long world’s fair in San Francisco and many of these visitors viewed the Merced County display in the California State Building. In order to pay for the exhibit, the Merced County Board of Supervisors in 1911 became the first in the state to levy a special tax and appoint a local Exposition Committee to handle the money raised from the levy. Did Merced County’s investment at the PPIE pay off?

Videos

MC Receiver Nih-Jer Jackson On The Team's Scrimmage With MJC

Sophomore receiver Nih-Jer Jackson hauled in a 35-yard TD catch on the opening series against Modesto on Thursday night. He talks about the scrimmage and the coming season. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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MC Receiver Nih-Jer Jackson On The Team's Scrimmage With MJC 1:27

MC Receiver Nih-Jer Jackson On The Team's Scrimmage With MJC

Merced College vs. Modesto Scrimmage Highlights 3:13

Merced College vs. Modesto Scrimmage Highlights

Mobile dairy brings ag life to students 0:37

Mobile dairy brings ag life to students

California Gov. Brown scolds Fresno County sheriff in voicemail 1:04

California Gov. Brown scolds Fresno County sheriff in voicemail