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Planada toasts reopening of community gathering place

The Community Center at Houlihan Park in Planada was pretty much at the epicenter of the disastrous flooding last January. The well-used facility — situated under the trees of a recently renovated park — was suddenly inundated with water and mud inside. All the projects created by and for local senior citizens were damaged or…

Planada to honor town bakers

Life is finally returning to normal in Planada after floods swept through the small town earlier this year. This Saturday the town will be holding its annual Community Day, complete with parade, live music and a deep-pit barbeque. Every year the community chooses someone from the town to act as Grand Marshal for the occasion.…

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…