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Planada residents call for housing help

A group of Planada residents demonstrated at the foot of the County Administration Building on Tuesday morning, raising signs calling for a halt to evictions and demanding the attention of County leaders who they feel have been absent in the community since the floods swept through the agricultural town in early January. They…

County seeks grant to improve parks

The Merced County Board of Supervisors is working toward getting a grant from the State Department of Parks and Recreation to improve Winton Community Park. The grant could be used for such things as soccer or baseball fields, lighting, picnic areas, a splash pad, or restrooms. There is also a park in Planada eligible for a grant, Houlihan Park.…

’Tis the season to welcome new leadership

As shoppers make their last push to buy Christmas gifts, and groups and businesses hold their holiday parties and socials, local government officials are preparing to usher in new leaders, and say goodbye to others, with some notable ceremonies.  On Monday, Dec. 17, the City of Merced is planning a Transition Reception at City Hall…