The plan guiding a $2.6 million grant aimed at rejuvenating a park in south Merced was under review by city officials and residents during Monday's council meeting.
LIVINGSTON It was a bad day for hair, but a good day for kites on Sunday.Winds gusted above 30 mph as visitors from all over came to Livingston to fly kites during the second annual Livingston Kite Festival.This year's event was significantly bigger than last year's. Jacquie Benoit, Livingston's recreation superintendent, said more than 4,000 people attended the festival this year at Livingston Middle School.
ATWATER City officials are coming close to selling two pieces of land -- a move that could ease the tax burdens of some residents. Staff is moving forward with the sale of a 9-acre lot and a 20-acre lot near the intersection of North Buhach Road and East Juniper Avenue. The area is part of a Mello-Roos special taxing district in Atwater, and some city officials are hoping the sales of the properties will help alleviate those extra taxes.
ATWATER There's a hairy situation developing in Atwater. A dispute over looming utility rate increases has prompted one councilman to shave his head in protest of what he labels as an "unjust" burden to residents. During a meeting late last month, the City Council selected a new garbage rate model and voted to start the Proposition 218 process, which lays the groundwork for rate increases.
ATWATER Atwater Mayor Pro Tem Craig Mooneyham was arraigned Thursday morning on a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace -- an accusation that stems from a January argument over the price of a milkshake at an area fast-food restaurant. Although the councilman wasn't in court, his attorney, C. Logan McKechnie, appeared and put in a plea of "not guilty" on Mooneyham's behalf.
DOS PALOS Law enforcement is on the lookout in the Dos Palos area for a man suspected of murder and attempted murder in Oregon. Leland Thomas Nicholson Jr., who goes by the nickname Tom, is wanted by law enforcement in Klamath County, Ore., for killing Terry Entriken, 28, and attempting to kill Vanessa Alexander, 36, according to police.
MERCED A high rate of immigration and births has Merced County's population on the rise despite many residents leaving for other areas.Census data show Merced County's population grew to 262,305 in 2012 from 259,966 in 2011. That's a nearly 1 percent increase, and is the result of hundreds of people moving in from other countries and a birthrate that was nearly three times as high as the death rate from July 2011 to July 2012.
MERCED A suspected drunken driver was arrested Wednesday after police say he hit a bicyclist and fled from the scene.
LIVINGSTON As Livingston forges ahead with a new planner, its former head of planning is pushing forward with potential legal action against the city.
Some of the most commonly abused drugs happen to be the most accessible, and law enforcement is trying to curb that trend.
LIVINGSTON Many residents accustomed to driving as much as a half-hour for a workout now have a local alternative when they want to hit the gym.