Fractions of a whole

Mixed race, multicultural, multigenerational communities make up the heart of the Central Valley. Writer Maya Vannini, 16, reflects on what it means to have the cultures of Pakistan, Belgium and Italy in her family. “Growing up in the diverse Central Valley. I’ve been surrounded by second-gen kids like me. Kids that tag -American on the […]

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Reality in fiction: interview with Merced filmmaker and cast

Filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes came home to Merced County to make a film inspired by his grandfather’s experience as a migrant farmworker. We’Ced reporter Hannah Esqueda interviewed Reyes and two local actors who star in the movie about the connections between their family histories and the characters they portray. “The movie highlights that emotional life of […]

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