Posts Tagged as "south merced"

Crushed Hopes and Empty Chairs: A Letter to Merced Law Enforcement Officials

October 27, 2016 / By
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I understand officials have lives of their own or may have pre-scheduled events, but notifying the community of your absence would be the respectful thing to do, especially when you claim to want to be transparent with the community.

Legal Forum Aids Undocumented Residents in Merced

February 6, 2016 / By
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The forum, held last Saturday, focused on two key pieces of legislation. The first, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive a renewable two-year work permit and temporary relief from deportation. The second, Prop. 47, reclassifies certain low level, non-violent felony convictions to misdemeanors.

Merced Youth Drum Corps Brings Music Back to South Merced

November 10, 2015 / By
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Both Trammel and Flores insist that one of the most important things about developing the Drum Corps was to ensure it came to fruition in South Merced, therefore giving youth a safe place away from all the violence plaguing the area. “Of course teaching kids indigenous and contemporary technologies is a major component of our program,” stated Trammell. “But another component was to create a harm free zone.” “Music can be the difference between getting in trouble or not,” added Flores.

Youth Group hosts Resource Fair in South Merced

July 24, 2015 / By
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The event, hosted by the Guadalupano Youth Society of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, was created to provide South Merced residents with information they may not access to otherwise.

Merced City Council Won’t #BackTheMac

June 10, 2015 / By
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Now youth advocates are pushing the City Council to invest $29,000 in the Mac’s operating budget to close some of the gaps and pay for a part-time staff member to ensure consistent programming. On May 27, supporters held a rally in front of the youth center, urging community members to #BackTheMac.