Posts Tagged as "community"

How Would Your Renovate Stephen Leonard Park?

March 6, 2015 / By
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In late 2014, the City of Merced received an $828,775 grant from the State of California's Housing and Community Development Department to improve and renovate Stephen Leonard Park. The park, which occupies a square block deep in South Merced, has seen better days. The basketball court is riddled with cracks and the pool has been empty for years. Renovation plans include installing a skate park and replacing the pool with a splash pad, as well as adding security cameras. We’Ced reporters spent a chilly Saturday afternoon talking to visitors at Stephen Leonard Park about the new plans, and their memories of the place.

Community Reacts to Issues Raised At Merced Screening of US/Mexico Border Doc ‘Purgatorio’

February 11, 2015 / By
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by We’Ced reporters photos by Alyssa Castro and We’Ced reporters Ed Note: On January 31st, Merced resident and film maker Rodrigo Reyes screened Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border.

At Town Hall, Community Speaks on Public Safety

February 6, 2015 / By
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On Thursday January 29th, the City Council of Merced held one of it’s two annual Town Hall meetings in the cafeteria of Tenaya Middle School. Over 50 people gathered to discuss how to improve the city. Many attendees shared their thoughts on public safety in Merced with We’Ced reporters.

Why I Decided to Phone Bank for Prop. 47

October 30, 2014 / By
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I’ve seen people that have been to prison or have been in jail and they come out, turn their life around but they can’t find jobs. They can’t get financial aid for school because they have a felony, so they can’t get an education. I don’t think it’s fair, especially for minor things which is what Prop 47 will turn around.

Merced LGBT Health Forum: Youth Responses

August 29, 2013 / By
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                Photo: LGBT Health Forum by We’Ced Youth Editor’s Note: On August 8th, We’Ced Youth Media attended Merced’s first LGBT Health Forum held at the Italo-American Lodge on Main Street.