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Friends come to the rescue for small Planada business

As the Planada area continues to recover from the impacts of recent flooding, a number of residents and businesses are finding help and camaraderie as they work together to restore their town. Along the Broadway street corridor — one of the harder-hit areas during the flood — many residents are inspired with hope by the work they…

Turf war drags on between local VFW, American Legion

Members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars are once again asking Merced County leaders to intervene to help them find their own meeting space. They took their concerns to officials on Tuesday, claiming that they have been without a home since the Department of Public Works declared their former spot, called “the Hut,” unusable due to…

Resilient Planada Starts To Rebuild

By JOHN MILLER & JONATHAN WHITAKER After two weeks of rescue efforts, searching for shelter and relying on emergency supplies from the outside, stunned and shaken residents of Planada are working together to rebuild their homes, businesses, and schools. They want their lives and their town back after the…

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