Water conservation efforts in Merced have had some success as the city tries to reach the 20 percent reduction goal, and now leaders are bracing for what is predicted to be another dry year. Leaders said they believe it’s likely the state will call for more stringent conservation efforts from cities.
The Merced County Office of Education, with the help of other community sponsors, will host Merced’s second Parent Institute on Saturday at Golden Valley High School. The event is designed to equip parents and caregivers with tools to better assist their children.
Amid the dismal news of several business closures this week – two RadioShack stores and a Carrows Restaurant – the Merced County Department of Workforce Investment received a $950,000 grant this month from the state Employment Development Department to help laid-off employees find other opportunities.
A town hall meeting on Wednesday in Turlock gave business owners the tools and information to defend themselves against frivolous lawsuits based on minor violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.