• Mercedians Call for More Public Water Stations

    January 31, 2023 /

    As heat waves become a regular occurrence in the summer months, there is more of a need for community water stations to serve the population of Merced.

  • Merced 2022 Winter Solstice

    January 31, 2023 /

    In December, Merced held its second Winter Solstice Ceremony.

  • Fue Xiong Wants to Build a Better Merced

    January 24, 2023 /

    Program Coordinator Daniel Garibay interviews new Merced City Councilmember Fue Xiong, who was recently elected to represent District 6.

  • How to Access YLI Merced’s LGBTQQIA2 Library

    December 20, 2022 /

    LGBTQQIA2-Libray Our team at YLI has built a resourceful library for LGBTQ+ youth and allies! The library is available for the community to come and check out at their own convenience. Check out is only done in person via filling up our form and folks are able to check out up to three books for three weeks. Read More

  • Beautification and Graffiti Abatement: Two Problems, One Potential Solution

    December 20, 2022 /

    When asked about the common imagery of cities, the word “graffiti” is never too far from the front of your mind. A staple in urban areas, graffiti comes in many different forms. From street artists painting murals to simply tagging your name, graffiti has a distinct style and an expansive history that started in 1960s Philadelphia. Read More

  • Me vs Roanoke

    December 19, 2022 /

    Youth reporter Malachi Sanchez reflects on his experiences between community and the lack of in Merced and in his new home of Roanoke, Virginia.