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For Niners faithful, it's a season of giving back

By Jonathan Whitaker
November 19, 2015

Maybe local 49er fans can inspire Merced residents.
"We have to be faithful to our team — no matter what — and take the good and the bad," says John Candelaria of Merced Niner Empire. "Right now, it's bad for us."
Candelaria is a leader in the local Niner Empire chapter that supports the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. Members meet every week to watch games, but lately there hasn't been much on the scoreboard to cheer about.

County receives $40 million for new jail facilities

By Beverly Barela
November 19, 2015

Merced County was awarded $40 million dollars in funding for renovation of the John Latorraca Correctional Center, officials confirmed this week.    MORE>

New Level Of Security Is Needed

By John Derby
Times Publisher
November 19, 2015

If the tragedy at UC Merced did not make it clear than the senseless killings in Paris should make it obvious: A new level of security is needed both locally and abroad.    MORE>

PHOTO GALLERY: Aftershock Rock Festival
The fourth annual Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK debuted a new venue in 2015, and shattered all previous attendance highs in the process. A sold-out crowd of 45,000 was in attendance for California’s biggest rock festival Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 at Gibson Ranch near Sacramento to experience the best hard rock, metal and alternative artists. The spectacular music lineup included Slipknot, Faith No More, Deftones, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Marilyn Manson, Coheed & Cambria, Stone Temple Pilots, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Bring Me The Horizon, All Time Low, Sleeping With Sirens, Eagles of Death Metal, Black Veil Brides, and more performing on four stages.

By Jonathan Whitaker

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