Ahora en Español: Candidates hold first Spanish forum

BY MONICA VELEZ | mvelez@mercedsunstar.com  Candidates seeking to represent the new City Council district that includes south Merced appeared before community members during a forum that organizers said was the first ever to be conducted in Spanish. For a change, Spanish-speaking residents weren’t the ones who needed to wear interpreter headsets, noted Tatiana Vizcaíno-Stewart, manager for…

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City leaders debate funding Merced Youth Council

Highlights Mayor, Building Healthy Communities want more money for the Youth Council City officials say the Youth Council is struggling to fill seats Issue discussed between City Council and residents during a budget study session BY BRIANNA CALIX | bcalix@mercedsunstar.com Leaders of the Merced Youth Council are pressing officials to dramatically increase their budget, but members…

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