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Murphy: Merced is poised for progress

Times Contributing Writer
June 23, 2016

EDITOR'S NOTE: This following interview is part of an ongoing discussion about the candidates and issues in this year's elections in the city of Merced.

Merced mayoral candidate Mike Murphy's three campaign themes are safety, prosperity and accountability. The 36-year-old lifelong Mercedian plans to be here for a long time to come and has a vision on how the community can be improved.
As he competes against Necola Adams, Noah Lor and Josh Pedrozo in the Nov. 8 election, Murphy's attention is drawn to downtown Merced and the local business climate, public safety, UC Merced, homelessness and city parks.
"I am not blind to the challenges we have in the city," Murphy said. "But I am optimistic about the future in the short term and the long term.

Imedia West: A Family Affair

Times Contributing Writer
June 23, 2016

The father and son tandem of Marvin Hanneman and his son Ian Hanneman make up the front line of Imedia West — a graphic design and web services company centered locally in Merced.
As a highly decorated member of the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce, Imedia West has been servicing the region since 2006.
Specializing in website design and security services, Imedia West is the winning combination for those businesses that are looking to not only create and design a website, but also to effectively monitor and secure that site.

Train Travel Is Important For The Valley

By  John Derby
Times Publisher
June 23, 2016

Last Friday’s announcement that Amtrak will be increasing its train runs in the valley to seven times a day could not come at a better time. Train travel for the future of this valley is so important.      MORE>


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