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UC Merced ‘2020 Project’ shifts into high gear

By GWEN HAGAMAN &
JONATHAN WHITAKER
August 18, 2016

In the coming months, along with the usually flurry of student activity going on at UC Merced, residents will notice new fencing going up on campus as construction crews gather to begin an “ambitious” and “aggressive” growth project to double the physical capacity of the university in four short years.     MORE>

County, city approve tax-sharing deal

By BEVERLY BARELA
& JONATHAN WHITAKER
August 18, 2016

It’s official — Merced County and the City of Merced have a deal on revenue sharing.
This week, both the Board of Supervisors and the City Council unanimously approved a tax-sharing agreement, and adopted a resolution to share property tax revenue in areas annexed to the City of Merced.  
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Frank Pietro: Atwater's savior decides to retire

By  John Derby
Times Publisher
August 18, 2016

No one can say that Frank Pietro, Atwater’s City Manager and former Police Chief, hasn’t served his time well.      MORE>

Label Technology named ‘Green Business of the Year’

By  John Derby
Times Publisher
August 4, 2016

Sometimes it seems like all you have to do is start a business in your garage and it will turn into a big success.
John Bankson, founder of Label Technology, did just that with his first labeling machine — and now his company is one of the largest in Merced County.   
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