In The District 9/27/2019

2019 Veteran of the Year

Peter “Scotty” Burns was recognized as the 2019 Veteran of the Year at Assemblymember Adam Gray’s Veteran Advisory Committee meeting. Scotty flew 448 missions over Vietnam as a B-52 tailgunner, logging 2,600 combat hours and more than 7,000 flight hours, and later trained pilots at Castle Air Force Base until the base was decommissioned in 1995. The lunch was held under the wings of a magnificent B-52 to honor Scotty.

Building Housing For Veterans

Great things are happening in our community with StanCounty and the Stanislaus Regional Housing Authority for the completion and opening of the Glendale Annex Phase 3. Their project will provide housing and other forms of assistance to local Veterans who are in need. After giving so much for our country, it is our responsibility to help give back.

Voting For 2020

UC Merced hosted a fantastic event featuring Secretary of State Alex Padilla and the Latino Community Foundation to highlight the importance of voter registration, representation, and #Census2020. You can always register to vote today!

54th Annual Greek Food Festival

A fantastic turnout for the 54th Annual Greek Food Festival in Modesto. Serving up authentic and homemade Greek food, dancing and music!

Annual Merced FEAST

Merced College, California Women for Agriculture, the Merced DNA – Downtown Neighborhood Association, Merced Main Street Association, “The Original” Merced County Certified Farmers’ Market and others sponsored of this year’s Merced FEAST. Each year, the event connects Merced County neighbors with our local farms and the businesses and families that fuel our regional economy.

Merced Doctors

In 2015, then-Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, -Senator Anthony Cannella, Senator Cathleen Galgiani, and Assemblymember Adam Gray fought to expand the number of slots in the San Joaquin Valley PRIME Program. Their thinking was that, if doctors from the community are trained in the community, they will stay in the community. Today, that vision is coming together, as UC Merced is playing a growing role in the program.

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