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A fiesta breaks out for Planada Community Day

A colorful fiesta danced down Sutter Street in Planada last Saturday as part of the town’s annual Community Day Celebration. Spanish music blasted as the parade made its way toward Houlihan Park where over 40 vendors and a park full of onlookers awaited the celebration. The small town, just east of Merced, has been celebrating…

Lao New Year comes to Downtown Merced

The Laotian community of Merced filled Main Street with color, cheer, and holiday fun as they celebrated Lao New Year with residents, community leaders, and government representatives on Saturday, April 13. Coming together in Downtown Merced, the celebration works to shed light on the rich culture of the Laotian community in Merced…