Merced McNamara Park open after yearlong wait

Highlight Soccer pitches not used for more than a year while crews upgraded park City officials say fields will be used mostly by soccer clubs Hours for splash pad, which uses water, still need to be worked out Children run through the new Splash Pad following a dedication ceremony for the new artificial turf soccer…

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Rachelle Abril: Investing in our youth pay dividends for all

Merced Police Chief Norm Andrade (“Keeping kids busy keeps them out of trouble,” Page 8A, May 15) is right: We need to invest in youth. Merced’s youngest residents deserve more recreational opportunities, more services, more healthy activities and better parks because prevention is powerful. Many Merced residents, business leaders, community groups and volunteers already know…

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