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UC Merced needs funding to open a medical school. Here’s how it could happen

The dream of having medical school at UC Merced is coming closer to becoming a reality, according to politicians and school leaders who conducted a roundtable discussion with students at the university Friday afternoon.

“When we started this campus, we started with a clear sense that working on healthcare disparities is a huge part of our mission,” said Gregg Camfield, the executive vice chancellor and provost at UC Merced. “(But) it’s a difficult, complex, expensive endeavor.”

Pizza Villa named ‘Small Business of the Year’ in District 21

Anyone who eats at Merced’s Pizza Villa can tell you what makes the pies special. For some, it’s the fresh-made sauce; for others, the dough that puffs up golden brown. Many rave over the incredible array of toppings.

But the truly special ingredient in each Pizza Villa pie can be found in one word: Tradition.