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Sex trafficking: Is it happening in Merced?

A row of old motels and businesses line West 16th Street in Merced, calling little attention to the area during the daytime. But when the sun sets, the street comes alive with activity. Women wearing short skirts and ripped tights stand in the doorways of motel rooms. An open curtain in another room reveals a half-naked woman waiting inside.

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Merced woman quilts to make others’ lives better

Vicky Eisenhart finished 56 quilts last year.

Nineteen of the quilts will be used in a fundraiser to benefit victims of sexual and domestic violence.

One time, many of her quilts went to children removed from families by Child Protective Services.

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